Grateful for You

Here we are at the end of another month.  Can you believe June will be here tomorrow?!  I’ve been having a lot of fun with the new 2015-2017 In Colors, and I can’t wait for you to get your hands on these gems.  Inspired by this week’s MOJO Monday sketch, today’s project combines Mint Macaron (can you say, “love?”) with the classic Crumb Cake.  Here’s my 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ card:

Merry Everything, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, MOJO399And here’s Julee Tilman’s challenge banner that inspired my tall and skinny card:

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Not Going Away.  This year’s Annual Catalog includes quite a few carryovers from last year’s Annual Catalog and this year’s Occasions Catalog.  There are also some great carryovers from the 2014 Holiday Catalog that I’m excited about.  One of those stamp sets is Merry Everything – a tag set that coordinates with the Note Tag punch (also carried over).  I just love this “grateful for you” sentiment that can be used year-round.  Through the end of June 2, you can still buy this stamp set AND Note Tag punch in a bundle (#137635 for wood, #137636 for clear) – both items continue to be available on June 3, but the bundle goes bye-bye.Merry Everything
  • Something New.  While there are many great carryovers in the catalog, I’m always excited by the new products being offered.  This year, Stampin’ Up! is introducing 12″ x 12″ sheets of lightweight paper that’s perfect for making envelopes.  The papers are available in a collection of Neutrals and a collection of 2015-2017 In Colors.  Not only are the patterns perfect for making an envelope (one side is solid, while the other has fun, coordinating patterns), but the papers can easily be used in projects like the one I’m sharing today.  The large banner is created with the Mint Macaron envelope paper – as is the envelope itself.
  • Color Combination.  I know, I know.  You want to pair Mint Macaron with Tip Top Taupe, another new In Color.  I get it – they are beautiful together, and they are both so new.  I just love the combined softness and graininess (how do those make sense together?) that Crumb Cake offers.  I think they worked perfectly together.  If you like this combination, too, feel free to save this:  Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Whisper White

Stamp Sets:  Merry Everything  Papers:  Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Whisper White, 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper (Mint Macaron) Accessories:  White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, 2-1/2 Circle punch, Hexagon punch (for small banner tips), Stampin’ Dimensionals

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I hope you’ll pop over to the Mojo Monday site to see the other cards for this week’s challenge.

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New Catalog.  Stampin’ Up!’s 2015-2016 Annual Catalog makes its online debut this week!  With all the excitement around the catalog, I’ll be here tomorrow and Tuesday to point you in the right direction and get you off on the right foot.  Yippee!

Swatch Books and Product Shares.  This is the last weekend to sign up for the first round of my Annual Catalog Product Shares.  As if you haven’t already been reminded about it enough…please don’t forget about my 2015-2016 Annual Catalog Product Shares and Designer Series Paper Swatch Books.  What a great way to pick up a little bit of everything at a fraction of the cost!  I don’t want you to miss out!  Click on the photo below to see my post about Shares and Swatch Books:

Designer Series Paper Swatch Books, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

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  1. Very good card for a lot of events if you change the sentiment . I like your color combo ! I think the new colors are going to be fun to mix and match . I like the new Envelope Paper too ….such fun to try all the new stuff !

  2. Hi Brian:

    I really like the tall and skinny card style as an alternative to the A2 and/or square cards once in a while. Your rectangle, square, circle combination on this card is just perfect, especially with the banner cut on the vertical rectangle of DSP. You always manage to get perfect placement. I just love it!

  3. I love it when you make cards with a graphic nature, this one is really awesome, clean and simple too. It’s so wonderful how you take the design on a piece of paper and tweak it just so, to create something fabulous.
    Thank you for sharing and have a great Sunday. 🙂

  4. You always have a way of making me want something I didn’t want when I saw it in the catalog! With just one post you’ve talked me into a stamp set and paper. …and I need more paper… Great card and the color combo is simple yet elegant, and neither feminine nor masculine, but by changing just your stripes layer it could become either very easily. I really like this and plan to use it. Thank you for another wonderful post!

  5. Chris R. from Iowa

    Oh Brian, this is a great card. I am sorry for my lack of comments on your blog – trust me I swoon with envy over your talent! I just realized I have this set and oh do I want to CASE this when I get my hands on the new mint macaron papers. I used the set at Christmas time and put it away totally forgetting the other stamps. Note to Susan Itell, yes, I actually put it away but in the Christmas bin! Sorry, Brian – it is a long ongoing struggle with organization problems. I truly love your projects and blog posts!

  6. Kristine Vencel

    Wonderful card design! Just curious as to the dimensions…….?

    • Thanks, Kristine. Since this is such a different shape, I intended to add that. I’ve added it to the opening paragraph now. The card is 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (tall and skinny). Thanks.

  7. Great card Brian. The MintMacaron works really well with the Crumb Cake

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