Tuesday, December 01, 2015

CASEplorations December

Who turned up the speed on the calendar? Is it really already December? My Dad has always said, the older you get, the faster time flies. Yep. We've officially turned the page on December. Welcome to the December edition of CASEplorations. Visions of sugar plums dancing in your head yet?

You cannot have missed how coffee and everything coffee-related is currently ruling the cardmaking world? Maybe you remember this card from a guest designer at STAMPlorations a year ago?

Image Source: Amy T.
It's from the energizer bunny herself, none other than the fabulous Amy Tsuruta of Tsuruta Designs! I'm pretty sure she runs on caffeine, not batteries, but that gal is all over the place with her cheerful creations. She works wonders with patterned papers over at Reverse Confetti. And she wields a wicked stamp too, over at Neat and Tangled and most recently, Hero Arts. Always creating a simple and striking design. Like in her CASE of herself below.

I'm so happy Amy found time in her busy schedule to join us. Speaking of schedules, if you're a coffee fan, mark your calendar for Dec 11th. That's when the next Coffee Lovers Blog Hop will be taking place. "~amy~" is such a sweetie about leaving comments on blogs. Please be sure to stop by Amy's blog and leave her some love. I hear there's some caffeine to be had ;)

Ready to check out what the DT created, inspired by Amy's coffee-themed card?

So happy to welcome our teamie Cornelia back to the lineup after her manadatory respite from the computer...



Coffee, blue/kraft, repetitive patterns. You can recognize Amy's elements in all the DT cards, yet they are all different. Isn't it fun to see the different approaches to CASEing? Have we inspired you to try CASEing?  You can CASE any of today's cards or any of the DT Inspiration Projects coming up during December. The linky is open until December 31st. Sure hope you have a chance to join us.

If you hook up your creations in the Inspiration CASE Playground, you might win two ARTplorations stencils or a $15 gift certificate for the STAMPlorations store. Or be highlighted as one of our favorites. And watch for some changes to CASEplorations come January... We hope to get even more of you to try your hand at a CASE.


  1. Thank you so much for inviting me this month! I LOVE seeing how everyone was inspired♥

  2. Wonderful cards by Amy and the team! What a beautiful card to CASE - I like the coffee theme! I know my new Caffeinated Christmas stamps will be arriving soon and I can't wait to use them - thank you for the fabulous inspiration here!

  3. Oh yeah... Amy is run by caffeine! LOL! Love her cards and team CASE cards!

  4. BRILLIANT love Amy's card and need the stamp set now.......x
     { aNNie}

  5. Wow...I loved Amy's creation! And all of you have interpreted so well...thanks for the inspiration! :)
    Suchi xx

  6. All beautiful projects... working on mine now! Great inspiration here....

  7. these are all so cool, love how one card can inspire such different cards, and love Amy and the Coffee blog hops!

  8. A lot of inspiration from Design Team and entrants...I am a first time submitter to this challenge...and I will be back.


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