Stampin’ Up!’s You Brighten My Day to Brighten Your Day

You Brighten My Day is one of the amazing stamp sets included in this year’s Sale-a-Bration, Stampin’ Up!’s annual sales event.  You can’t buy this stamp set, but you can earn it (along with other great products) when you place a $50 order.  Woo hoo!  Here’s my card:

You Brighten My Day, Kinda Eclectic, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • You Brighten My Day.  I’ve used this stamp set quite a bit, but this is the first time I’m sharing a project with this little house, the focal point of this much-larger square card.  What a fun image!  And what a great way to say “yay” to a new homeowner or to show your excitement to someone who’s returning home after an extended time away.  The starburst helps to support the importance of the house to the overall card.  I made the house Lost Lagoon (the color used in the card’s base) to further support its importance on the card.  The simple “yay” banner, off to the side, adds a sentiment without taking away from the focal image.
  • Kinda Eclectic.  I’ve loved this starburst from the moment Kinda Eclectic made its first appearance in the Annual Catalog.  You haven’t seen it much here because I’m so intimidated by it – if I’m going to use it, I want to make sure I’ve used it right.  Floating in a sky of clouds, I love the boldness of the jet black starburst here.  It’s such a contrast to the rest of the image and creates a super-fun energy in the center of the card front.  OH!  And how incredible is this Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper?!  I mean, come on!
  • Colors.  If you are ever struggling with a color combination, look to the colors used in our Designer Series Papers or reference the Color Coach.  Both offer great inspiration.  Another solution?  Pick one color and pair it with Basic Black and Whisper White.  It’ll work every time.  If you are as jazzed as I am about this pairing with Lost Lagoon, feel free to save this off for future reference:Color Inspiration, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Stamp Sets:  You Brighten My Day, Kinda Eclectic  Papers:  Lost Lagoon, Basic Black, Whisper White, Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper  Inks:  Lost Lagoon, Jet Black StazOn  Accessories:  White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, What’s Up punch, Banner punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. Brian, cute card. You know what would really be helpful, when you show your cards, is the measurements for each paper size. You do such great work, but sometimes it’s hard to figure out paper sizes. Just a thought.

  2. A very cute card! I love this little house but I have not so much ideas to stamp it so cutely… excuse my english, I m french (understand when I m listening or reading but making many mistakes when I write…) xoxo from Paris!

  3. I have been playing around unsuccessfully with designing a New Home card. Thank you for coming to my rescue. Would greatly appreciate measurements for this card (and future cards as well.)

    Many many thanks.

  4. AWESOME card Brian!

  5. Oh Brian – I didn’t think a person could actually fall in love with a card but……….I fell in love with this one! The Kinda Eclectic and You Brighten My Day are two of my favorite all time stamp sets and I never, ever thought of combining them! I need to get better at mixing up images from sets, especially if they can result in amazing cards like this one. Oh Yeah! Love it! Thank you!:)

  6. .
    Thank you for reminding me to use that sunburst ! I have both of these sets and I like how you used them . That SAB set was my first one to get because of it`s versatility .
    You made a very cute card with combining both sets .
    Now I will add that sunburst to this card I am building !

  7. OOOH boy , you just inspired me , I love to see what’s next BRIAN, are you sure you sleep my friend , you know at least 7 hr, is the rule !! Lol!!!
    Just love it Brian,
    Tfs every day , my friend !!!!
    Hugs Frenchie,

  8. wowsers! You inspire me!

  9. Another wonderful card, Brian! You will not believe how many times lately I have seen that little house stamp used with its matching What’s Up punch. I bought the punch mainly to snip into the end of a banner!

  10. Great card, Brian! And I love that color tip of Whisper White and Black with a color!
    So simple and perfect. Thanks!

  11. Fab card! It’s perfect in color and design…love it!!!

  12. Brian, you are a master of thinking outside the box. I have Kinda Eclectic, but I’ve only seen that sunburst used…as a sun! I just love what you did here. What a great card for a new home owner, or like you say, someone coming home from college, or even better, a serviceman/woman after a tour of duty. You always inspire me! Thank you so much!

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