CASE the Catalog - Merry Moose

Hello and welcome to this weeks Case the Catalog post; this week I picked a card featuring one of my favorite stamp set bundles.  I picked a card that can be found on page 27 of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  In case you don't have a catalog and you missed the title I am Casing one of the Merry Moose cards on that page.  If you are not sure what I mean about CASE; it stands for Copy and Share Everything or Copy and Selectively Edit.  Here's a look at my card.
Here's a look at the card created by the concept artists at Stampin' Up! that inspired my card today.  This card can be found on page 27 of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  
Image copyright by Stampin' Up! 
You can see from both photos I did Copy and Selectively Edit my version of this card.  I went with a Very Vanilla card base (4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2 to make a top folding card) and layered a full size Balmy Blue layer on top (4 1/4 x 5 1/2).  There's was created with a side folding Balmy Blue cardbase.  Both versions are just as nice.  This is one thing about casing a card is you can take the idea and change it to your style.  I happen to prefer to make top folding cards.  
I went with the Very Vanilla card base so that I didn't have to add additional cardstock to the inside of the card.  This allows me to write my greeting with enough room.  I could have just added an additional layer but with that comes additional bulk to the card.
I stamped the solid image of the moose across the card front with matching Balmy Blue ink just as the catalog sample.  I also did the Moose outline on a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock with matching ink and punched it out with the matching punch.  I added the Real Red Curly Ribbon as a scarf and tied it around his little neck to secure it.  I then popped the moose punch out up on a few dimensionals.  I did change the width of the Call Me Clover sentiment banner and decided not to fish tail the ends as seen in the inspiration image.  This was also popped up on dimensionals. 
There are a few great things about CASEing that I hope you are learning from this bi-weekly series!  One, that you can find great ideas from the catalogs, they are more than just a shopping source.  The catalogs have a countless number of ideas for card making and paper crafting to copy and learn from.  And, two you can improve your skills by casing.  When you do this you not only have to figure out what was used but the sizes used, color combinations, and different techniques.  All of these things helps you to improve and build your card and paper crafting skills and makes you a better crafter.  Thanks for dropping by this week for this part of the CASEing bi-weekly series.  My hope is that you are learning a lot about the importance of doing this and that you are giving it a try each week.  I will see you again tomorrow.

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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