Celebrate with Cake for FMS169

Today’s card, inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge, includes two great items that can be earned during Sale-a-Bration this year when you spend $50.  I love the simplicity of the sketch – this super-cute stamp set is beautifully complemented by this patterned paper.  Who doesn’t love that they can get both for free?!?  Here’s my card:

Big Day, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS169 And here’s Jen Timko’s sketch that inspired my creation:

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Celebrate in Style.  This sentiment banner on this card is part of Big Day, one of the great stamp sets you can earn during Sale-a-Bration.  I love it!  I stamped the sentiment with Early Espresso ink on Coastal Cabana cardstock.  With a couple of simple snips, you’ve got a great sentiment that stands on its own.  I love that the sketch inspired me to play around with images until I found a sentiment that worked for me.  Big Day, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Unexpected Color Combination.  The color combination for this card is inspired by the Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper.  While I might naturally pair Soft Suede and Crushed Curry, I would have never (and I mean NEVER) paired these two with Coastal Cabana.  Who’da thunk?  Well, I guess someone very smart at Stampin’ Up! woulda’ thunk.  If you like this combination, too, feel free to save this off: Color Inspiration, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Good News!  I know how much you love the Envelope Framelit Dies – I mean, how awesome are they?  I also know that you like to hang on to your Designer Series Paper as long as possible.  Well, since this Designer Series Paper is FREE, you can earn lots of it during Sale-a-Bration buy buying lots.  🙂  You won’t feel so badly about using it since it didn’t cost you a thing, right?  I used the rest of this sheet to make a gorgeous, coordinated envelope to accompany this card.Big Day, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS169

Stamp Sets:  Big Day  Papers:  Coastal Cabana, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand, Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper  Inks:  Early Espresso  Accessories:  2-1/2″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. Nice! After a too long of a hiatus, I am ready to stamp stamp stamp!!!!!

  2. very nice, like the colors.

  3. Love it Brian as usual. Have a great Sun. Hugs!!! GBO

  4. I like the little banner a lot . The colors are surprising to me also …..they do look good together . That thin Crushed Curry layer just made it ! A larger edge of that combined with the center circle would have been too over powering for that cute little cake . Well done !
    Happy Sunday !

  5. Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty………………………can you tell I love this card and the color combination Brian???????? LOL 🙂

  6. Nice job with an interesting color combo! It works!

  7. so clever to snip out the banner, you always come out with different ways of using portions of the stamp, very pretty card!

  8. This is so clean and fresh and absolutely fabulous. Love it, Brian! Thanks for joining us again this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  9. Wonderful card, Brian! Love the paper you chose and that adorable little cake is perfect at center stage. As always, glad to see you this week at FMS!

  10. Surprising color combo, but yes very nice! Love the offset banner. 🙂

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