Thursday, 14 March 2013

CASE Study Challenge #132, plus a GD announcement!

It's CASE Study time!! Which happens to equal "let's CASE Julie Ebersole time" too! Judging by the number of submissions to our inaugural March challenge, you're all more than up for it, and this in turn makes me squeal with delight. Let's see if we can beat that with this week's inspiration card:

Um, negative die cutting. How I love thee. Add a little dimension and the card suddenly goes from good to terrific. We don't even need to be die cutting queens like JJ Bolton or Laura Bassen, one simple but effective shape can do it all at once, if given center stage.
Now, I don't claim that I did just this, but negative die cutting there is none the less, and seriously... who can resist these bunnies?? Ermagherd! Cuteness abounds...

I started with the idea for the card to the left, with the two bunnies (Silhouette cut files) cut out of the cream panel and backed with patterned papers. I didn't pop the panel up on foam tape like Julie did, though.
The balloons are die cut shapes from Studio Calico, and I tucked them in the bunneh's paw using button twine. The sentiment comes from a WPlus9 set called Easter Greetings.

Then I decided to use the positive die cuts on another card, just 'cause they were sitting on my desk looking equally adorable. I cut an oval window in lavender cardstock, using my Nestabilities, and stamped the patterns on each of the critters, with the aid of Off Beat Backgrounds stamps from Waltzingmouse. The patterned paper in the background is Bo Bunny's. Funnily enough.

Both cards utilize some yummy purple washi tape and buttons, I've also got a banner sticker from Melissa Frances, with the sentiment that seemed very appropriate for the occasion. Btw, there's only two weeks till Easter, people!! Can't wait for some egg-decorating fun with my Chuplet :)

The window card was inspired by Therese Calvird's inspiration card in the Muse Challenge #8 (below), and both were also created with The Emphasize the Negative challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

Click on the links below for more inspiration, and don't forget to visit CASE Study!!

Julie Ebersole - March Muse
Amy Wanford
Andrea Ewen
Christina MacLaren
Clare Buswell
Debby Hughes
Jean Martin
Jeanne Jachna
Maureen Plut
Teneale Williams
Brandi Hall - March Guest Designer

Before I leave you to it, I'd also like to announce that I've got a pleasure to be a Featured Designer at Paper Crafters' Library today!
I'm sharing a couple of Pinterest-inspired cards and I'd love you to go check them out! How 'bout some teasers...

See you there :)


  1. *squeal* Such adorable little bunnies!! These cards are just darling, I never would have expect these from the CASE but wow!! Cuteness overload!! Love the colours too!!

    Ooh and congrats on your Guest Spot!! I've never heard of this company before, cam wait to see your creations for them!!

  2. Adorable Iwona. I love those cute little bunnies in the oval window.

  3. As always your cards are amazing Chupa. Love love love those die cut bunnies! Congrats on being a Featured Designer at Paper Crafter's Library.

  4. So cute! Love the bunnies! Congrats on the Guest Design gig!

  5. I LOVE those little bunnies peeking out of the circular window!!! That is just too cute! Fabulous cards!!! :)


  6. You just had me with those bunnies Chupa - saw them over on the CASE blog and my chin hit the floor - love the bright colors (as always) you have such a good eye for mixing and matching - bunnies with balloons! Who woulda thunk it? Looks so fun and fabulous!

  7. Oh. those bunnies are to die so cute, and love the balloons, too! I love how you placed those bunnies with the ear over the very clever and so very cute!

  8. Gorgeous!! Congratulations on being featured too, at PCL - beautiful cards :)

  9. How could you not love those bunnies? They are totally fab and your cards are just perfect!

  10. Had to come see where those adorable/natural bunny shapes were from. Alas, I'm not a silhouette owner. They are wonderful. Enjoy the Easter season.

  11. You have such a gift for combining papers and colors that I would have never thought of in a million years. Your work always has so much ENERGY. Love it!!

  12. Hi from papercrafterslibrary. Love how you created each of these cards! Just gorgeous!

  13. OMG, loooove your cute bunny cards... Can you help me? Is this a die cut???? Which company is this????? Love it so much! xoxo

  14. Wonderful Easter cards--I better get to work on mine!

  15. Hey Chupa! Thanks for linking this up to the Emphasize the Negative Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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