In the scrapbook world, taking the design ideas from one layout and using them to create another layout is called scraplifting. While some people may do an exact scraplift (with the same papers, embellishments, title, etc), that is rare. More often, scrappers scraplift elements of a layout rather than the whole thing. Scraplifting is perfectly acceptable (and a great way for beginners to learn and find their own style), but giving credit to the original designer is always a must.
In the cardmaking world, taking the design ideas from one card and using them to create another is called CASE-ing. This stands for Copy and Share Everything. It is much more common for people to copy a card exactly than to copy a layout exactly, but just as important to always give credit to the original designer.
Today, I'm CASE-ing my own card, which in turn was inspired by a postage stamp. It's amazing to me how two cards that are virtually identical in design can look so different when you change the colors.
To make this card, I punched circles from cardstock scraps using my Fiskars 1" Circle Punch, EK Success 0.5" Circle Punch, and Fiskars 0.25" Circle Punch (affiliate links here and throughout the post). I used my Memory Makers Shimmer Stickers to spell HAPPY on the largest circles. I glued them onto a piece of white cardstock, cut just smaller than my white card base. I glued on the 0.5" circles and filled in with 0.25" circles. I punched the border with the Bubbles punch by Fiskars.
I can see this becoming a go-to design for me.
P.S. Happy birthday wishes to my godson, Teagan, who is seven today!
Cindy deRosier has a masters in Education and taught 4th and 5th grade for 11 years. She uses that experience to blog about crafts and family-friendly educational travel. She spent many years as the Editor of Fun Family Crafts, a website with over 12,000 kid-friendly craft tutorials. Cindy is the co-author of "What Would Jesus Patent?", does freelance writing and designing, loves jigsaw puzzles, is an avid scrapbooker, and has been to all 50 states.