Stamping Sunday March 2024 – CASE the Team – Inspired Creations

Stamping Sunday March 2024 – CASE the Team – Inspired Creations

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Simply Zinnia – a new Online Exclusive stamp set and die bundle released this month, part of the amazing Flowering Zinnia suite of products, has been used for my CASE of a Stamping Sunday team member for March 2024 hop.

Stamping Sunday is a group of demonstrators from around the world who get together on the third Sunday of every month to share creativity. I am so thrilled to be included in this very talented group of stampers, so much inspiration! I want to thank them all for including me.

Our theme for this month of March is “CASE a Team member – Inspired Creations”. How fun that we get to use any of our team members as inspiration for our project today. This is one of my favourite themes. But boy, it certainly was a tough choice choosing whose project or style to case.

I ended up CASe’ing not one, but three of my talented team members. Mikaela Titheridge, Tami Hewlett and Vicki Boucher … three ladies who have been inspiring me for a long time … and here are their projects I CASe’d. Click on the photos to see these projects and how they are created in more detail on the girl’s blogs.

I chose recent projects in floral designs (as they are my fave) … and took elements from all three to create my project.

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Mikaela Titheridge – The Crafty Oink Pen, UK
Mikaela is one of my fave designers … I quite simply love everything that she produces and just when I think I can’t be wow’d any more, another project will have me ooooh’ing and aaaah’ing.
I loved Mikaela’s card using the Simply Zinnia bundle … I love how she shaded her die cut Zinnia petals and how she grouped them in such a lovely bouquet using all the different Zinnia elements from the die set. So I did the same … thank you Mikaela!!

Tami Hewlett – Swimming in Stamps, USA
Tami has been such an inspiration to me on my creative journey … I eagerly await seeing her new creations! She has an amazing eye for colour and composition, and her cards always seem to have a delightful pop of individuality which make them a unique “Tami card”. I did use the pink colour scheme from Tami’s card including the Petal Pink dots DSP from Flowering Zinnia in the background, however my use of Petal Pink for the Zinnia’s made the pink tones look quite different. I did however take that lovely pop of black/white Gingham ribbon from Tami’s card to create a pop of difference. My bow doesn’t even come close to Tami’s, but hey … it still has the desired effect!

Vicki Boucher – Australia
Vicki is a designer I have come to know through a couple of different design teams we work together on as well as her time as an Artisan Design Team Member. Vicki’s projects are as vibrant and fun as she is in person and I had the great pleasure in catching up with Vicki at Onstage in Melbourne just recently. Her projects feature great techniques with lots of tips and tricks, and I used Vicki’s lovely torn paper background along side an embossed panel for the background for my Zinnias.

Zinnia 3D Embossing Folder …

Simply Zinnia Bundle

Vicki’s card inspired my background pieces. I wanted that gorgeous vintage feel, shabby chic type look that Vicki has achieved in her card. I used the Zinnia 3D embossing folder in my background, along with the two patterns in from the Flowering Zinnia Designer Series Paper.

I used Basic White card with the embossing folder … and apply Petal Pink ink to the embossed piece with a blending brush.

Simply Zinnia Bundle - adding Petal Pink to the embossing folder


This was a “work in progress” and I wanted to give the background a more “shabby chic” look as in Vicki’s card, so I decided to use my Stampin’ Brayer and apply some white craft ink onto the embossed piece. So in hindsight, I could have just used Petal Pink card in the embossing folder .. :), but the blending does give a softer feel. PS … make sure you either dry the craft ink with a heat tool or set aside to dry as it stays wet for a little while.

Simply Zinnia Bundle - Brayer with White Ink


Next up I tore the embossed piece across longways to create a torn edge (as per Vicki’s card). Keep the smaller piece to use inside the card.

Simply Zinnia Bundle - Tear embossed piece

After tearing the two contrasting pieces of Flowering Zinnia paper, I also brayered white craft ink across the torn Petal Pink dotty Designer Series paper, just to continue on that muted Shabby Chic look.

Zimply Zinnia Bundle - Brayer DSP

These elements then made up the background pieces on my card. I did elect to use the black and white gingham ribbon aka Tami’s card for that “Tami Pop” … I decided to colour my ribbon with Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend to try and keep my muted Shabby Chic look. Hahaha … when you apply stampin’ blend to this ribbon, it goes stiff as a board! So I don’t have the gorgeous loopy look Tami achieved, but oh well … it still gives the card a really nice contrast focal point.

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I also split the embossed sentiment as per Tami’s card. Love this look.

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And then it was time to add those die cut Zinnias … I chose colours from Tami’s colour palette, but they did end up looking a little different because I used Petal Pink as a base. My large zinnias are die cut from Petal Pink for the larger flowers with Pumpkin Pie and Lemon Lolly centres. I added shading to the petals as per Mikaela’s card with a little bit of Calypso Coral ink. The leaves are Granny Apple Green shaded with Old Olive, and the smaller buds are Melon Mambo card, shaded in the same ink colour. The scattering of small flowers are Calypso Coral card.

I used the same elements for my card as Mikaela, and arranged them in a similar manner … love the exuberance of this layout!

Simply Zinnia Bundle

Flowering Zinnia Suite …

Next stop on the “CASE the Team” blog hop …

Keep on hopping around the entire blog hop list … click on the “next blog” link below and to the right to move on to the next blog in the hop, and so on until you get all the way back to here again. I am off to check out all the amazing designer’s projects now … don’t forget to leave comments as you go. We love comments so we know you are out there and looking at our creations.

Until next time,
xxx Cheryll

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  • Cheryll, I feel so honored that I was one of the team members you picked to CASE!!! I love your card and how you used elements from each card. Very clever! Those flowers turned out so pretty!!!