Friday, April 1, 2022

April Case Files - First Reveal | Deadline: May 4, 2022

Happy April! We're excited to start a new month of fun and inspiring challenges and lots of beautiful inspiration. 

For this first reveal, we'll be sharing inspiration from the design team and guest designers for our first Case File. On the 15th, we'll be sharing inspiration for our second Case File. 


This year, in addition to having sponsors donate prizes, CSI will be giving away a $20 (U.S. dollars) gift certificate to your favorite online craft store (must take Paypal) to one lucky player each month.

We'll also be inviting some players whose work catches our eye to serve as Guest Detectives.

We're excited to have CUT to YOU continue as a prime sponsor this year!
At CUT to YOU you’ll find unique digital cut files for all kinds of paper lovers. Our goal is to provide unique and versatile designs that inspire a world of makers and ignite their joy of creating. For use on all sorts of paper projects, including scrapbook pages, travellers notebooks, cards and more, with over 300 designs to choose from, we really do have a cut file for everyone.

CUT to YOU is all about helping you document your family in a fun and creative way. We create unique designs that do not overwhelm the page, that allow the photos to shine, AND that paper crafters of all levels can use, not just the Scrapbook elite. We believe that cut files should be accessible to everyone so all of our designs are available as Digital downloads as well as physical cut outs called Custom Cuts which can be shipped to you worldwide. In store, you will also find digital scrapbooking kits (KIT to YOU) which feature exclusive cut file designs and all the information you need to recreate the kit in the comfort of your own home, using supplies you already have.

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Visit our blog for loads of inspiration from our International design team.

CUT to YOU is donating a generous selection of digital cut files to our winners to the value of $25. The prize packs will be carefully selected and themed around the CSI challenge. As the prize will be sent via email digitally, it is available to be shipped Internationally.

Here is a sample of CUT to YOU's beautiful products:


April showers...that's what we're celebrating with our first Case File, and get your Easter pictures ready for oru second Case File. As always, you don't have to scrap these topics. Draw your own inspiration from The Scene on the Case File, or you can use the traditional clues, which can be found at the bottom of this blog post.

Image credit: HSD Backdrops

The traditional CSI clues can be found on our Facebook page in the first entry under the album. Just click on the Case File images above. They are also posted at the bottom of this reveal.

To submit your layouts, click on the Case Files in our sidebar, which will bring you to the individual albums in our Facebook group.


Cynthia Baldwin

Hi, I'm Cynthia Baldwin. I live in Cypress, Texas (northwest Houston) with my husband of over 25 years, John. I have two kids, Nick and Aly, plus our fur baby Lucy. Both kids have flown the coop - at least during the school year. Since we’re now empty-nesters, Lucy has become the subject of many layouts, although my kids are good about sending selfies every so often.

I've been scrapbooking since before my kids were born (and have the stash of supplies to prove it!).

Thanks to Debbi and the CSI design team for providing me some much-needed inspiration for my memory-keeping.

**Cynthia made a layout for our second April Case File, so be sure to check back at our mid-month reveal.

Hi! I am a 53 year old engineer with 3 almost grown up children ( 15, 20 and 23). I live on an island on the west coast of Norway with my husband and my youngest .I love scrapbooking, reading, knitting and hiking, and also spending time at our cabin.

Evidence: mixed media background, texture paste, something shiny, enamel dots and clouds.

Testimony: Inspiration Word : New and I have also documented something weather related

We go hiking all year, in all kind of weather, and I really like a new view exploring our sorroundings. We live on an island on the west coast of Norway, and it is a lot of «bad» weather, so when we can feel the sun.. it is just wonderful

Sharon Bishop

Hi! My name is Shazza, I live in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia!
I have three older children and one Granddaughter’Skyla’ who is the subject of a lot of my scrap pages. I have been scrapping for about fifteen years and I love challenges! My own style has developed over time as I love adding stitching, paper piecing or stitched fabric items to my pages. I am grateful to have the opportunity to be a Guest Designer this month.

I took my inspiration from the colour palette, rain boots, clouds, raindrops and mixed media background. I paper pieced some rain boots in two colours and stitched around them for texture!
My granddaughter’Skyla’ had an accident whilst out fishing with her mum. Her mother forgot to pack a change of clothes. So, she ended up bare bum fishing! Lol


And now, are you ready for some serious inspiration? Here's what our design team and Guest Detectives created with this month's first Case File. We will share creations for our other Case File on the 15th of the month.

The CSI design team masterfully cracked the Case. We'll share how we solved the Case on Facebook and Instagram.


Choose as many or as few as you are inspired to use! You don't have to use all of the categories of clues. use what inspires you, or challenge yourself to use as many clues as you can. Or just use the image to inspire you as you wish!

Testimony Links: One Little Word and Haiku

Testimony Link: 4 Lines of Poetry

We trust we've provided enough clues for you to solve the Cases! You have until May 4, 2022, to solve both cases. We can't wait to see what you'll create! Upload your creations in our Facebook Group (album links in sidebar).


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