Friday, April 24, 2015

C.A.S.E. A Card Blog Hop

Welcome to the CASE a Card Blog Hop!

CASE a Card Blog Hop

I'm so excited to be a part of a blog hop today!  What makes it even more fun is that this is a CASE a Card Blog Hop.

Remember the old kids game, Telephone? You know the one where a secret is told to the first person in line and then they tell what they think they heard to the next person and they tell the next person and so on and so on.  At the end of the line, the person says what they heard and the first person tells what they originally said and laughter erupts because the two things are nothing alike.

Well today's hop plays that game, but with card making instead of secrets.

This hop is un-like any you've probably ever been too.

We took one card created by Theresa from ScrapsByGracie and sent it to the next blogger who then C.A.S.E.d the card (copy and steal everything) and sent her card on to the next blogger who C.A.S.E.d it and sent her card to the next blogger.  You get the idea.

When you are done hopping you'll see how different or maybe how similar the last card is to the first.

So let's get hopping.

If you are just coming across my blog and and you'd like to start from the beginning to see the progression, please visit Scraps by Gracie, where the blog kicks off. 

If you've arrived here from Marine Wife's Scrappin' Life, you are in the right place.  Here is Ashley's card, which I set out to CASE for the hop.  Can I just say that the flowers on the fence are absolutely amazing!  I knew there was no way I was touching that beautiful scene. 

It is amazing that when you have similar tools to work with, your card just takes on a life of it's own.  Ashley, inspired me with a few different things on her card.  First was the fence (although I knew that my fence die was considerably smaller so that flower scene was not going to happen for me).  Second was that right hand border on the card - which I loved!  Third was the critters with the puns . . . bees with a "buzzing" sentiment!  I knew I needed to have some sort of critter with a pun.  And finally, she was creative on the inside of her card too . . .

I cut my fence.  I cut my right border.  Then I made coffee and pondered my stash of stamps and dies to figure out what critters were small enough in comparison with my picket fence die. Here is where I landed . . .

Now I will tell you that I also was inspired by her dry embossed background, which I attempted, for I needed something that would really make my bunnies pop and ended up going with pattern paper.  I also ended up flipping my card horizontally because I needed the ground space. 

I used my Copic markers to color the dresses, flowers, and wagon.  I then went in with a Signo Uniball white pen to enhance the buttons, pockets and collars of the dresses as well as the centers on all of the flowers.  Not noticeable in the photo is some Wink of Stella on the flowers. 

And of course . . . I followed suit and decorated the inside of my card too. Thanks for inspiring me, Ashley!

Don't forget to follow and comment on each of the blogs to be entered into the prize drawing.  Theresa is giving away a great goodie box filled with crafting supplies.

Winner will be posted on Theresa's blog on Wednesday and the winner will have 7 days to claim their prize.

And now you are off to see the next creation, which is Jessica of Stampin and Craftin

Here is the full line up in case you get lost along the way:

Theresa Knopf
Sandy Bell Hentzel
Anna Lentz Carpenter
Ashley Walker
Debbie Bonczek
Jessica Douglas Wilson
Alicia O'Bryant
Silvia Haynes

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you found inspiration in seeing the progression of CASE'd cards.

Supplies Used - CASE Blog Hop
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up and Neenah
Pattern Paper:  DCWV
Stamps:  Somebunny Stamp Set from My Favorite Things
Dies:  Somebunny Die-namics from My Favorite Things, Stitched Borders I, Stitched Labels I, and Picket Fence Dies from Pretty Pink Posh
Ink:  Memento Gray Flannel, Copic Markers and Signo Uniball White Pen
Ribbon:  Twine from The Stamps of Life



  1. adorable! love the bunnies and how you CASE'd the fence!

  2. Super cute!!! LOVE the bunnies!!!

  3. I love your card, Debbie! The bunnies are adorable! I looked at all of the blog hop cards and was surprised at the end. Now I'm working my way through to leaving comments on them all. :)

  4. Your card is so adorable! Love it!!

  5. Adorable card. Those bunnies are so cute.

  6. Stinkin' cute card Debbie! Love how you were inspired by fence.
    Thanks for hopping with me.

  7. Cute but simple stamps - doesn't over power with the busy backgrounds and fence and I love that you thought about proportions in your design!

  8. I love how you explained each change you made. The card is cute as are the bunnies!

  9. Such a cute card and I love how the original is developing. What a fun blog hop!

  10. Thank you for your kind words about my card, Debbie! Yours turned out BEAUTIFULLY!!! I love the colors, and the scene on the front is just precious! Enjoyed being in the hop with you!

  11. Love your card. And the way to described how you interpreted and changed the design to make it your own was really interesting.

    Love your pup, too.


  12. Fun card, looks like everyone is having fun, great colors. It is really interesting to see the changes as the card moves through the pipeline.


  13. I LOVE your card!! I love BUNNY'S!! It is so sweet and they look like they could hop right off the card. Love the colors tool!!!

  14. I love the bunnies and the sentiment. ♡

  15. This was a BUNNIFUL, C A S E D card that I was so hoppy to see!

  16. First, the picture of the pup at the top of your blog is adorable.
    I am so loving this hop. You did a fab job of casing. Your thought process was very creative and the result is a really fun card. TFS Debi.

  17. This is such a CUTE card!

    Jean Dery

  18. SUPER CUTE CARD!!!! I loved it when I got it to CASE!!! Those bunnies are adorable!!!!