Nature's INKspirations

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

Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - July 2023 | CAS(e) a Team Member Tag

CAS(e)ing AWOW Team Member Cheryll Miller (sneak peek) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

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Hello and welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop!  We are glad you have joined us and look forward to spending time with you as we share inspiration with you as we play a little CASE(e) a Team Member Tag.  So sit back and enjoy your favorite cuppa as you enjoy your trip Around the World on Wednesday!

Today's Project

This month I collaborated with the lovely Jan Clothier from New Zealand to CAS(e) a team member that neither one of us have previously CAS(e)d.  Jan and I decided to CAS(e) the talented Cheryll Miller from South Australia!  This is Cheryll's amazing project that she created for Global Design Project #213 and was selected as the winner.  **SWOON**  

Cheryll Miller's card that Jan Clothier and I decided to CAS(e)!  She won the #GDP213 color challenge with this amazing card.  | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

With CAS(e)ing this hands down favorite of ours, Jan and I decided to use Soft Sea Foam as our common color to pull our two projects together.   

So this is what I created!

Textured Florals CAS(e) of Cheryll Miller's Beautiful Friendship card | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

I had the pleasure of meeting Cheryll at OnStage-Orlando the year that I became a demonstrator.  Cheryl and Jenny Hall were the first two demonstrators that I saw as I was on my way to registration and seeing them brought tears to my eyes as I admired them both plus we were members of an exclusive tutorial bundle group.  So thankful my upline Chris Smith took this picture of us! 

Tears of happiness when I saw two dear friends, Jenny Hall and Cheryll Miller, at OnStage-Orlando in November 2018.

Long story, short story.... I was thrilled that Jan and I both wanted to CAS(e) Cheryll.  So now to the details of the card that I created.

Cheryll's card was filled with techniques and if you have ever seen one of her Facebook Lives then you know she loves techniques and the more the better.  So I opted to follow her lead...

Textured Florals CAS(e) - a close-up | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The Timber 3D Embossing Folder was inked with Smoky Slate on the raised side of the folder to emboss the Soft Sea Foam cardstock layer.  The embossed layer was scored at every 1" after a starting point was determined to create the faux planks.  A sponge dauber was used to apply Whisper White ink to create the whitewashed look.  (TIP:  I pressed an acrylic on my ink pad to use for picking up the ink.)

The 3" wide strip of Basic White cardstock was created with images from the Textured Florals Stamp Set using Flirty Flamingo, Highland Heather, Lost Lagoon and Soft Sea Foam ink.  The largest floral and leaves were masked to create the layered look. 

Color samples I did to determine the color palette I chose.  | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Having a hard time choosing which shade of pink I wanted, it was much easier after stamping my sampling of colors.  And like Cheryll, I learned from first attempt what not to do when stamping the masked background (ie, I definitely wanted the stamped off version of Soft Sea Foam for the background;  and the stamped off versions of the Highland Heather florals needed to be done on scraps not directly on the background after stamping over the masked floral image.)

Textured Florals CAS(e) - upright view | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Basic White Baker's Twine was double wrapped around both front layers and tied off with a bow prior to adhering the sentiment panel adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals with a touch of Multipurpose Liquid Glue to align the panel along the edge.  A fussy cut floral was added for depth and overlap to the stamped panel.  A few Festive Pearls were added as a finishing touch.

Textured Florals CAS(e) - inside | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside was stamped and layered to compliment the card front leaving plenty of room to correspond to a dear friend.  The Basic White Medium envelope front and flap were stamped to complete the ensemble.

Jan and I decided to share our projects with each other before the blog hop and I had a few hours to spare yesterday afternoon to CAS(e) Jan's card!

Cheerful Daisies Organic CAS(e) - front | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Our next door neighbor died unexpectedly last Thursday and I've been needing to make a sympathy card for his family.  I had a feeling Jan was going to use daisies and when I saw her fern background I knew I had to case it with a masculine twist.  The addition of Daffodil Delight on the daisies, Lost Lagoon leaves and sentiment with Linen Thread and a Crumb Cake layer gave Jan's design an organic look perfect for the occasion I needed.  The Nature's Print fern was the off-stamped image used for background.  I chose to fussy cut the Charming Sentiments sentiment though there are coordinating dies for it. 

Cheerful Daisies Organic CAS(e) - inside | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside was layered and stamped to compliment the front.  The sentiments from Hope You Know and Charming Sentiments were stamped with Lost Lagoon ink while the Nature's Print fern image was off-stamped with Soft Sea Foam.  The Basic White Medium Envelope flap was embossed and inked identically to the the card front.

Cheerful Daisies Organic CAS(e) - envelope | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

This has indeed a fun-filled and much need collaboration with new friend from across the waters.  Thanks so much for the creative time, Jan, and thank you, dear Cheryll for the amazing card that we both so enjoyed CAS(e)ing!



This is Us - Around the World on Wednesday Team Members | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

We are such a diverse and fun group of stampers from all over the world!  Eighteen (18) of my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator friends are joining me today in this worldwide hug that stretches all the way from New Zealand to Hawaii across twelve different time zones.  We love sharing sunshine with you through projects from our individual parts of the world on these second Wednesdays of the month.  I hope that you are being filled with lots of inspiration. 

More Inspiration

I hope these projects have inspired you to CAS(e) someone else's card to make it your own.  Now, hop along with me, Angie McKenzie, to see more Wednesday inspirations from my amazing friends Around the World.  Just click the daisy below to go to my friend, Wendy, as she shares her CAS(e) project, or scroll down the name list to follow along because you sure don't want to miss any. 

Jan Clothier - AU

Tatiana Tobin - AU

Leonie Stuart - AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Melissa Gifford - AU

Danielle Kassing - NL

Ximena Morales - DE

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Mikaela Titheridge - UK

Annette Ball - CA

Angie McKenzie - US

Wendy Lee - US

Shel Anderson - CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert - US

Chris Smith - US

Tricia Butts - US

Teri West - US

Cheryl Hamilton - US


Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!
CAS(e)ing Cheryll Miller | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

You Can Make These Cards!

Here's What You'll Need to Get Started...


  • Acrylic Blocks; Sponge Daubers; Grid Paper; Stampin' Piercing Mat; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Heat Tool; Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips; Multipurpose Liquid Glue; Mini Glue Dots; Stampin' Dimensionals; Bone Folder; Stampin' Mist; Stampin' Scrub


  • Textured Floral Photopolymer Stamp Set (Bundled Savings are available with the Coordinating Dies); Hope You Know Cling Stamp Set; Charming Sentiments Photopolymer Stamp Set


  • Flirty Flamingo, Highland Heather, Lost Lagoon, Soft Sea Foam, Smoky Slate and Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pads; Uninked Stampin' Pad and Whisper White Ink Refill; VersaMark Pad


  • Soft Sea Foam, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Lost Lagoon and Basic White Cardstocks; Masking Paper; Basic White Medium Envelopes


  • Timber 3D Embossing Folder; Textured Floral Dies; Baker's Twine Essentials Pack; Basics Embossing Powders; Festive Pearls; Fern 3D Embossing Folder; Cheerful Daisies Dies; Linen Thread

You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you live in the USA and do not already have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.

Time to Use Your Paper Trimmer!

        PAPER CUTS (Textured Floral)

  • Basic White - 3-7/8" x 3"; 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"; scraps for stamping and fussy-cutting 
  • Smoky Slate - 4" x 5-1/4" (x2)  
  • Soft Sea Foam - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" (card base); 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"; 3-1/8" x 3-7/8"; scraps for stamping and die-cutting

        PAPER CUTS (Organic Daisies)

  • Basic White - 3" x 3-7/8"; 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" (x3); 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (x2 -for die-cutting)
  • Lost Lagoon - Scraps for die-cutting and heat embossing
  • Crumb Cake - 4" x 5-1/4" (x3)
  • Soft Sea Foam - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" (card base); 3-3/16" x 3-7/8"; 1-3/4" strips for die-cutting

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  1. Oh Angie ... I am so thrilled that you and Jan decided to case my card. This is an oldie, but one of my favourites. And I love what you and Jan have created. And aren't you a clever bunny to case Jan's card as well!! :) So funny ... Chris and I decided to case you. ;-) Thank you so much! You have made my night.

  2. SO beautiful! Love that you used Soft Sea Foam. It is a color I do not use very often and to see it used so beautifully is so inspiring! Thanks again for the fun challenge!

    1. Thanks so much, Sharon! Soft Sea Foam is definitely a favorite of mine... hope you can use it sometime with your beautiful creations. You are so welcome about the fun challenge, my friend. xx

  3. So pretty. Love how this turned out. Great case.

  4. So soft and pretty.....I dont have this set have got me thinking- LOL... FAB card!

    1. LOL - hope you get it soon!!! Thanks for your lovely comments. x

  5. Beautiful!! This was such a fun month!! Thank you for all the time you put into making this hop fun for the whole year!! Big Hugs!!

    1. Thanks, Annette! You are so welcome! (((HUGS))) across the border xx

  6. I didn't know you were on Chris (S) Smith's team! We had met online just before Orlando and I was SO thankful for the chance to meet her there. As always, you've done a wonderful job organizing all of us and this has been such a fun month! Both of your cards are gorgeous too. Your attention to detail is amazing and shows in everything you do.

    1. Thanks so much for your thoughtful and kind comments, Chris. I'm definitely a creative that creates from my heart. xx

      Sorry I didn't get to run into you with Chris! I would have loved seeing the two Chris's together! :)

  7. Beautiful cards, Angie! I just love both the backgrounds and want to try out the technique of inking up my Embossing Folder!

    1. Thanks so much, Cheryl! It's definitely a fun, messy technique that's well worth the mess! x

  8. Beautiful cards Angie! Cheryl has so many beautiful projects it would have been so hard to pick one!

    1. Thanks, Tania! It was, but this one was definitely the hands down favorite of ours on her blog. xx

  9. Well Angie, I just don't know where to start. It was an absolute pleasure to chat with you and to collaborate with you on this CASe of Cheryll! That you then turned around and found time to CASe my CASe?!! That was going above and beyond but thank you! I hadn't taken on board when I first saw your card that you'd added in faux plank lines - I thought you'd dug out the old Hardwood Planks folder... what a lift that gives to the look of the Timber folder!

    1. This has been such a wonderful past two months getting to know you, Jan! Absolutely loved collaborating with you... you are such a joy! So glad you found another way to love the Timber embossing folder!!! My maiden name is Plank so my heart was heartbroken like yours when the Hardwood Planks folder retired! (((HUGS))) across the waters xx

  10. these two projects are fantastic...
    There is always so much feeling in what you create and why you create it and I am always so moved by your posts (even allowing for the rough machine translation)
    Your cards are superb and the idea of mixing the Slate ink with the embossing folder and adding even more craft...
    It's really wonderful. Thank you for this unique moment Angie!

  11. How clever are you, not only a fab card but to then case Jan’s case! How fun is that?

    1. Thanks, Melissa, it was definitely a fun twist on my part for a much needed card.

  12. Wonderful CASE Angie! Love it so much!


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