Thursday, April 11, 2013

CASE Study Week 2


Hi guys!  It's week 2 of my month with CASE Study and this week Chupa has chosen one of my favorite cards!  I first blogged about this card in this post...


I took inspiration from the colorful cardstock and the puzzle-like design and created this card...


When this card is closed, it looks like a simple reverse cut design, but it actually opens up like this...



The card was assembled from 5 different pieces cardstock.  The white base measures 5"X5" and the colored pieces measure 5" X 5-1/4".  The extra 1/2" is used as a tab to adhere the flap to the white base.  Starting from the outermost flap, I cut the largest square.  I used that die cut to center the next layer and so on until all 4 layers were cut.   



Here you can see the 4 layers cut out and ready to be attached to the white card base.  Each folded tab is adhered to the white base using narrow scoretape onto the 4 sides of the card base.  


The last step is to stamp the sentiment onto a vellum strip and attach it to the inside of the yellow layer.  This card is so much fun and now I'm thinking what other nesting dies I could try:)

Thanks so much to everyone for playing along!  It's been a blast checking out everyone's cards!  

Mahalo and Aloha,
jj

Supplies:
Paper ~ Avery Elle Ultra Smooth Pure White/Aquamarine/Lemongrass/Mimosa, PTI Berry Sorbet
Stamps ~ Hero Arts
Dies ~ Spellbinders Squares
Ink ~ Versafine Onyx

23 comments:

  1. This card is so pretty--but when you open it up--yowza--the coolest ever. How am I ever going to case this one?

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  2. Blow. Me. Away.
    There is seriously no doubt that you are the QUEEN of die cutting :)

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  3. You are amazing! Your new card is so cool!

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  4. What a cool card! Totally amazing. I wonder how many tries it will take me to CASE your card.

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  5. holy smokes. you're amazing.

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  6. Such an amazingly clever card JJ - how on Earth do you come up with these things?! Love the idea and such great execution too!! I have to confess the original is still my favourite though. :-)

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  7. I fell in love with your chevron card when you first made it, and still find it to be one of the most amazing cards EVER. Your 'redo' is just as fabulous. Seriously fun. Bev

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  8. Yipee!!! I love all of that colorful cardstock! Fabulous design!

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  9. wow, I love this card, especially the way it opens up!

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  10. This is so cool! LOVE how it explodes!

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  11. AH! MATH! This is FABULOUS, JJ!! Love how it explodes - and how awesome is YIPPEE for this card? Too cool!

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  12. Awesome, amazing, genius! You are just so amazingly creative!

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  13. Ummm, you are amazing! Aside from the obvious really cool stuff, I LOVE how the "yipee" is floating in the center on vellum!

    PS, the inspiration card is still one of my all time favorites. I remember the first time I saw it ... I was new to the blog world and thought "holy cow, I had no idea people are making things like this!" So blown away.

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  14. An amazing card. Thanks for sharing - bet the person who received it loved it!

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  15. Oh my, JJ, this is so very clever with beautiful results. Must admit though, your chevron "thinking of you" card above is still my very favorite…but take no offense.

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  16. Oh I just lurve your fold out card - how clever and what stunning colours!

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  17. OMG JJ!! Are you serious?!! Probably makes perfect sense to that scientific mind of yours - crazy good!

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  18. Gorgeous card JJ, and a fantastic tutorial! So signature you!

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  19. Oh wow... what an amazing card and tutorial.

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