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Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - USA | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

CAS(e)D some old favorites!

I'm in this awesome Facebook RAK Group where I send cards out to a random number of group members and over the course of a year (YES, I can't believe that it's been a year already).  I have developed some special ties with several members that will occasionally get a card from me "just because"...  so that makes it even more fun!  Well, to celebrate the end of 2017, the Group had two very special events dear to my heart - we got to use RETIRED products instead of CURRENT products!!!  With the hustle and bustle of Christmas, I made it to the post office just in the knick of time for cards to be postmarked on the last mail day of the year.

You have to understand...  I had a stack of about ten retired stamp sets that I wanted to use (I had been busy creating cards in my head)... but wasn't able to even think about creating RAK cards until after all the holiday hustle and bustle.  I couldn't just let these two events go bye-bye without sending something out.  So what did I do?!  At the last minute, I decided to CAS(e) my first two Christmas cards that I made back in 2007 which I copied directly from page 40 of the Stampin' Up! Fall-Winter Collection 2007 catalog - at the back of the catalog on page 199, you will find the supplies used to create the cards.  I also cased a RAK card that I had received in May (click here to see that blog post). 

Our 2007 Christmas cards with the family photo and
hand stamped stationary for handwritten notes!
Stamped images © Stampin' Up!
2017 CAS(e) of my 2007 card!
Stamped images © Stampin' Up!
Happy Mail personalized stamp ©
Card Recipe
Stamps:  Frosty (retired)
Inks:  Night of Navy, Basic Black Archival, Real Red, Garden Green, VersaMark
Papers:  Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Basic Black and Whisper White cardstocks
Other:  White Embossing Powder; Aqua Painter; Snail Adhesive; Tear & Tape Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals; Night of Navy 1/2" Gingham Ribbon; 5/8" Burlap Ribbon; Linen Thread; Crop-a-Dile; Paper Snips; Corner Rounder Punch (retired); Corner Punch (retired)

My 2nd first Christmas card along with the 2017 cards
Stamped images © Stampin' Up!
Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Peaceful Wishes (retired), Expressive Flexible Phrases (retired), Burlap
Inks:  Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig
Papers:  Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig and Whisper White cardstocks
Other:  Fresh Fig Stampin' Write Marker; Tranquil Tide Stampin' Write Marker; Snail Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals; Mini Stampin' Dimensionals; 5/8" Burlap Ribbon; Linen Thread; Basic Pearls; Paper Snips; Stampin' Trimmer; Paper Piercing Pad, Paper Piercing Template, Paper Piercing Tool

The lovely card that I received from Penny Baker
along with my December cased versions.
Stamped images © Stampin' Up!
Happy Mail personalized stamp ©
Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Friends Never Fade (retired), Background Bits
Inks:  Soft Sky, Tip Top Taupe, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst
Papers:  Tip Top Taupe, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Soft Sky and Whisper White cardstocks
Other:  Snail Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals; Stampin' Trimmer

I hope these cards have helped you with some creative ruts that you may be in!  So remember, when you're in a time crunch to create your own original handmade cards - do not hesitate to CASE (copy and selectively edit) another card.  Your mind will appreciate it!  Have a wonderful time creating some hugs to share!

God bless and have a great day!


  1. Angie, it's a pleasure to see so many lovely cards in one place. But I agree with you that being able to use/see retired stamps gives me a lot of happiness! Bringing new life to them with current supplies is something I love to do. Thank you for showing us what you did.

  2. My pleasure, Kathy! Thanks for sharing the love. 🙂


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