Monday, August 5, 2013

The "CASE-ing" of Maki Jones!

Hi Blog Friends!
I have been told that the title of my posts for "The CASE-ing of..." sounds like a MYSTERY...., but there is no mystery here! Just a SPECIAL FOCUS on a talented lady from Flourishes!

Today, I have a pretty little card for you that I "CASE-d" from over at Flourishes; Maki Jones is the Designer that is being focused on this week & I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to "CASE" one of her cards! Maki is a designer that just does things that you might not think of, in making her card/s! You just get a little surprise with each beautiful creation!
Here is Maki's card that I am "CASE-ing":
Isn't it BEAUTIFUL???

Well of course, I don't have the same paper crafting goodies that Maki has, but I came pretty close!
AND I have to say, I also changed things up just a bit. I want to send this card to the wife of a man my husband is friends with.

Here's my card:
How'd I do???
You'll notice the card doesn't have the sentiment that comes with this set- Flourishes Clematis & Butterflies; Instead I used a sentiment from Flourishes Sentimental Favorites. Like I said, I wanted to send this card to the wife of my husband's friend; she was recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer & had a mastectomy & is currently at home recuperating. I thought this might brighten her spirits, to know someone is thinking of her & praying for her!

You can see the dimension of this card from the two pictures above. I popped the front panel up on dimensionals, along with the sentiment I used, & I fussy cut a couple butterflies & attached them with glue dots.

For the bottom half I used MS- French Scroll Punch & layered them for that lacy look Maki had.
I created a Master Board, or my own Designer Papers & cut them to fit my card. The bottom layer I used Dick Blick Colored Pencils & the top layer I used Copic Markers & Colored Pencils. I am not as talented as Maki with those Copic Markers, nor do I have a large selection! (MAYBE I'll have to try to find a Copic class when the kiddos go off to college this fall? Mom needs some educating too!)

Here is the Inside:
 Space enough to write a little something or stamp a special Get Well sentiment... Notice the extended leaves on the bottom & up the side? You can do that with this set, as it has some extra leaves to add to your image if you like!

So how'd I do with my "CASE-ing?"
Leave me a comment? I ALWAYS enjoy hearing from you friends! Yep, as a lady I know says,
"You keep me creating!"

Say a prayer for Lois as she recovers from her surgery?
(Thanks Maki for the Inspiration!)

Additional Supplies not mentioned above:
SU- Apothecary Accents Die
Becca Bow Maker
Kaiser Craft Pearls


  1. Your card is gorgeous, Becky! You always use the prettiest ribbons! They shine so beautifully! Have a wonderful week! :o)

  2. Becky, this is a simply gorgeous take on Maki's card!!! Hugs ~S~

  3. Gorgeous card, Becky! Great CASE!!
    And thanks for the sweet comments you left on my blog and on Paulina's blog about me.. I'm so glad we met at camp! ;)

  4. This is gorgeous, Becky! The card you cased is one of my favorites cards I've made and I love your take and the things you changed with your style. Thank you for playing along.


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