Thursday, October 8, 2009

Sherlock Kemper and the Case of the Case

I try very hard to be original for you gals.  If I am inspired by someone's work, I try to let things "sit" for awhile so I am not totally influenced by the original project.  I like to come up with a new spin on the stuff I case.  But I found a "new to me" blog and I had to do some immediate casing.  Patti Lee has a fabulous blog and I HAD to copy her card fold.  I copied it the day I saw it - no waiting around.  There is a lot of inspiration on her blog and Sherlock Kemper is on the case!

Now mine looks pretty normal on the outside - Sahara Sand, Taken with Teal and some of the new Holiday Lounge Designer Series Paper.

Snowflake punch and Simple Snowflake Stamp (only $7.95)
Frost White Shimmer Paint (from the mini catalog)

but then you open it and KAZAAM
Look at those cute flaps - you could go wild decorating them!

Since I had such BRIGHT paper, I kept it pretty simple  - I used the sentiment Ready Set Snow from the Best Wishes and More set and of course the snowflake punch and circle punches!    

Thanks go to my ever generous upline, Jenifer Lange, for sharing her paper and letting me use her snowflake stamp. My order should be delivered SOON - I'm on Brown Truck Alert!

And here is a top down view so you can see the fold.

Yes, I know you want see Patti's blog and you want to see HER card and her directions for this fold - Here it is:  Creations by Patti  Go check it out!

And after you check out Patti's blog, you need to check out Margaret Raburn's blog  She took my acorn from the ornament punch idea and took it to another level.  She punched it from designer series paper AND she created her own embossed background from die cuts.  Check it out!  SO COOL.  Margaret gave me permission to share her card here. 

I just love all these stampers who are so willing to share.  Sharing  makes us all better at our craft!


Creations by Patti said...

OMG - I ansolutely LOOOOVE your version of this card!!!! Cute - cute - cute!!!! Fun - fun - fun!!! I may have to CASE it back - so funny!!! Great job!!!! Thanks for sharing this. I used Mr. Bones agian for my tote today! hugs, Patti

Anonymous said...

I love your card! I can't hardly wait to try it out today!

Loni said...

darn you, I'm going to have to order the snowflake punch and the ornament punch..... soon my punch collection will rival yours! Luv u!!!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

you are such and enabler. Even Loni is succumbing to your temptation. Love the card, I saw this on Patti's blog, and saved it, too. It is absolutely awesome. Love the colors, I wouldn't have put these together. The snowman is so cute, love the way he flips and flops when the card opens,

Dina Lanzendorf said...

I love your creations Ellen! Keep up the great work! I've added you to my favorites and am looking forward to what all you have to show us!