Thanks Sunshine

I usually keep great track of my stamps – I know which sets I have and the images that are found in each.  As I took a quick pass through Pinterest last week, I saw a “thanks” sentiment that I loved!  I was certain it wasn’t a Stampin’ Up! set, but I still investigated further.  Lo and behold!  The “thanks” is from the Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit – and I have it!  Yippee Doodle Dee!  To celebrate the lovely weather we’ve been having lately, I made this card:Crazy About You, Hip Hip Hooray Kit, Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Stamp Order.  Sometimes I like to point out the obvious – but just because it’s obvious to me doesn’t mean it’s obvious to everyone, so…my Hip Hip Hooray stamp is a red rubber clear mount stamp, and my Crazy About You stamp is a photopolymer.  To make it easy to line everything up, I stamped the red rubber stamp first (it didn’t matter if it was crooked because I’d eventually punch it out).  The photopolymer sentiment could be lined up easily without a Stamp-a-ma-Jig.
  • Oval vs. Circle.  The patterns on this page of Sweet Dreams Designer Series Papers are all circles.  To match the circular suns, I could have cropped the sentiment with circle punches, but I opted to use the Extra-Large Oval punch.  Why?  I wanted to mix-up the images a bit.  The sentiment is still cropped with a rounded punch, but it adds a bit of diversity to the card front.  Because I didn’t want to add a matting around the sentiment, I stamped the words on a Whisper White Note Card.  The Note Cards are sturdier and firm enough to position on a cardfront without bending.
  • Sweet, Sweet Paper.  While Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper is presented in the Occasions Catalog as a baby-themed paper, there’s nothing particularly “baby” about it.  The images are perfect for almost any occasion.  I mostly love the suns (shown above) and the gorgeous page with clouds (see it here).  So soft, so cheery!Crazy About You, Hip Hip Hooray Kit, Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Stamp Sets:  Crazy About You, Hip Hop Hooray Card Kit  Papers:  Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Whisper White Note Card, Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper  Inks:  Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey  Accessories:  In Color Accessory Pack (Lost Lagoon Thick Bakers Twine), Extra-Large Oval punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. Brian I love this card and it made my day! Thanks for always shining your brightness on me. 🙂

  2. Brian, this card truly brings the sunshine to my day, it’s been so gray and dreary and cold up here that seeing your beautiful creation really lifts my spirits. I love reading your thought process of making this card, you pay attention to the littlest details, like the wonderful texture of the Lost Lagoon Baker’s Twine.
    Thank you so much for sharing.

  3. Love, love, love these two colors together. You do have an eye for picking that DSP out of baby paper to make this great card.
    Have a great weekend.

  4. You know that I LOVE this card… ‘nuf said. You’re welcome!

  5. Send some of that lovely weather north, please! Our city came in #3 in the nation for snowfall! Cute card. 🙂

  6. Hey, I recognize that card. It is even cuter in person. Love it Brian, and the note that came with it. So glad I’m a part of your team.


  7. LOL…Brian! When I saw the title of your blog, I thought you were talking to me…my nickname is Sunshine. I adore your sweet card and love that you used an oval for the sentiment…this works perfectly. And I love the Lost Lagoon with Hello Honey…great colors together!

  8. Such a happy card! Love it!

  9. Great card…love the envelope…how do you make the liner for the envelope???

  10. Love your colors today. Bright and cheery! Nice touch of twine too.

  11. Great card Brian, the colors definitely put me in a sunny day mood. Great job

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