Good Things

I love when good things happen.  I also love a quick-and-easy card that uplifts the recipient.  I’m thinking about you.  I’m proud of you.  Good things are going to happen.  What great reasons to send a card to someone you care about!  Today’s project is a simple, straightforward card with an uplifting message.  What’s not to love about that?  Here’s my card:

You've Got This, Lots of Labels Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Brian King


I’m adding my card to the great cards on Paper, Ink and Stamps challenge site – a new challenge created by my buddy Justin Krieger.  Here’s the challenge banner:

SIP Any Challenge 1

It’s fitting because I’m in love with the You’ve Got This stamp set, the Lots of Labels Framelits and the Thick Whisper White card stock.  In love.

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  • Good Things.  This sentiment is from You’ve Got This – a beautiful stamp set that’s packed full of supportive and friendly sayings.  I love them all – and it doesn’t hurt that the font is just beautiful, does it?  I stamped it on Thick Whisper White card stock (LOVE) and punched it with a 1-3/4″ Circle punch.  I didn’t layer any card stock behind it – why?  Because I didn’t have to.  🙂 
  • Lots of Labels.  I adore these new Lots of Labels Framelits – a great tool for showcasing a standard sentiment – or “hanging” a banner over the edge of a card front.  I cut the Watermelon Wonder card stock and Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack with the framelits, glued them on top of each other and then cropped the end off.  I wrapped some new Bermuda Bay Thick Baker’s Twice around the banner and under the sentiment for an added “wow.”
  • Tone-on-Tone.  I normally love to add layer upon layer to a card front.  For this card, though, the central banner needed to be the focal point.  As such, I decided to let the Bermuda Bay piece of Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper fade into the base of this card.  No borders to steal focus.  The tone-on-tone effect helps to make my focal point pop.Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack, Stampin' Up!

Stamp Sets:  You’ve Got This  Papers:  Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack, Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder, Thick Whisper White  Inks:  Watermelon Wonder  Accessories:  Lots of Labels Framelits, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, Bermuda Bay Thick Baker’s Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to Stamps, Ink and Paper to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

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  1. This card is adorable. I love the balance of it. The way you have the Thick Bakers Twine going out in different directions really draws in the eye. It reminds me of cat’s whiskers! Anyone would love receiving this uplifting card.

  2. Love this card, Brian! Baker’s twine draws your eye to the message! Smiling!

  3. Carol Christopher

    Such a pretty card, Brian! The colors just brightened my morning!

  4. The colors of this card alone would make anyone smile but the beautiful layout and the texture you added with the Baker’s Twine just takes it over the top Brian. This sentiment would surely make anyone smile from ear to ear, like me right now, look>>>>> 🙂

  5. Great card Brian – I agree it is a very encouraging sentiment. Those Lots of Labels are awesome! Great to hear about the new challenge – will have to give that a try.

  6. Love the colors and I agree with everyone that the Bakers Twine is the scene stealer . Also like the Label overhang !
    Again …thank you for the Bullet Points in your descriptions !
    Happy Friday !

  7. Great card, Brian. I love all the elements on this card. I got my Cherry on Top Stack yesterday. Yay!! Can’t wait to CASE this CAS card

  8. Great card, Brian. I love all the elements on this card. I got my Cherry on Top Stack yesterday. Yay!! Can’t wait to CASE this CAS card.

  9. Great card! I love how you used the label dies! Thanks so much for joining us at SIP for our very first challenge!

  10. Beautiful card Brian, I love the calming color. The baker’s twine adds texture and dimension. Great job

  11. Love your card this AM. Can’t wait to receive my Framelits.

  12. I love this card and I would have never thought of using these dies to do the top of the banner. I really like the Scallop Tag Topper die, but it is rather expensive and I don’t know how much I would use it. I am thinking these dies could be used for the same purpose. What do you think? Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

    • Thanks for the comment. I love the scalloped tag topper – so easy to use – BUT it also includes a hole punch near the tip of the scallop (for ribbon or twine). These Framelits are a great way to get a similar look but without the hole punch.

  13. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous card Brian! I love that DSP. The print on it is a staple when it comes to quilting fabric and that Bermuda Bay color is so, so gorgeous! Fabulous card (as always).

  14. This is a gorgeous card! Love the use of the Framelits. I need to get my hands on those.

  15. Love CAS cards…you rocked this one….have been thinking about these framelits, now I need them….great design Brian!

  16. I need this card today. I work with some rude individuals – one who just hung up on me in mid conversation. I have a stressful job and coming home to a card like this would absolutely make my day. another hit Brian!

  17. I’m here all by myself and blurted out loud “OOOOOHHH! That is just gorgeous.

  18. Wonderful card, Brian! Fab design and color combo! And, great use of the twine!

  19. Brian, this is a fantastic card! I love everything about it. From the colors, to the label framelit, to the baker’s twine and the sentiment. Couldn’t be more perfect! 🙂 You rock!

  20. Very uplifting Brian, great sentiment combined with pretty papers. That would certainly make the recipient smile. Thanks for joining our first challenge at Stamp Ink Paper. Carolyn xx

  21. I love the layout, colors and simple style! A definite CASE when I get the dies 🙂 thanks for joini us for our first SIP Challenge Brian! Were honored to have you!

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