Just Copy and Share Everything

Did you know that famous artists CASEd the work of other artists? It’s true. For instance, Claude Monet worked as a caricaturist until he met Eugène-Louis Boudin—who taught him landscape and oil painting techniques on the beaches of France.

Boudin inspired Monet’s work, and Monet inspired countless other artists throughout time. So if you feel guilty about looking at other papercrafting artists’ projects for inspiration—don’t! We all look to one another for ideas, and we build on one another’s successes and strengths. It’s a good thing.

One of our concept artists has herself been busily CASEing to create today’s lovely samples. For example, the You Are Strong card features a color combo she saw in the annual catalog. She admired the Pale Papaya/Crushed Curry/Smoky Slate/Basic White vibe—and just switched up the emphasis for a unique look. (Do you love how the Square Vellum Doily peaks out from the Designer Series Paper layer?)

In other CASEing examples, our artist’s Happy Birthday card duplicated the use of paper strips to build depth and create an eye-catching background, while the You Make the Ordinary Extraordinary card was inspired by the embossed vellum technique.

Have fun looking for inspiration for your next project, and remember our very important, non-written rule of papercrafting: Sharing and CASEing makes the papercrafting world go around.