It’s Your Birthday for FabFri64

This week’s FabFriday sketch gave me the perfect opportunity to pair two things from the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog that make me very happy – this pattern of paper from Flashback Designer Series Paper and this fun sentiment from Big News.  One will continue into the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog, while the other will soon be voted off the island.  Here’s my card:

Big News, Stampin' Up!, Flashback Designer Series Paper, Brian King, FabFri64And here’s the challenge banner that inspired my project:


Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Big News.  I just love this stamp set – and I’m excited it’s carrying over to the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog.  Big sentiments are on-trend, and these big sentiments give you a variety of great ones – birthday, baby, congratulations, wedding and admiration.  They are all there.  If you don’t have this set, you should definitely take another look – you won’t regret it.  🙂
  • No Flower.  You see that flower on Mindy’s sketch?  The flower serves as a suggestion for an object to be included – doesn’t have to be a flower.  Since this was a birthday card with an (otherwise) masculine appeal, I decided to not add a flower.  Instead, the Woo Hoo! banner from the Big News set works perfectly.  It adds the needed element AND contributes to the joy in the sentiment.  If only there were a sentiment that said, “Yippee Doodle Dee!”  🙂
  • Color Combination.  It’s no secret that I love this piece of Flashback Designer Series Paper – I’ve hoarded this page and make a big deal of it every time I use it.  Not only do I love the interlocking patterns in this paper, but I also love the colors.  If you like these colors, too, feel free to save this off:Color Inspiration, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Stamp Sets:  Big News  Papers:  Flashback Designer Series, Smoky Slate, Real Red, Whisper White  Inks:  Real Red  Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the Fab Friday site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Cute and colorful ! Thank you for reminding me that I have this dsp also . I will pull it out today for a card I plan to put together .
    Happy Friday !

  2. I love a neutral card base and the Smoky Slate is the perfect foil to this DSP. Great job Brian.

  3. I wasn’t a fan of this DPS and it’s designs. However, never fear you have pulled together a great looking card. Very nice.

  4. I wasn’t a fan of this DSP and it’s designs. However, one again you have pulled together another great card. Very nice

  5. I love this card and I’m thrilled that Big News is staying around. I’ve been wanting it FOR.EVER.

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