A World of Thanks for CYCI#93 and PP269

With today’s project, I’m playing along with two Fall-themed challenges: a Fall-Themed Designer’s Choice challenge at Can You Case It? and a Fall Thank You Cards challenge at The Paper Players.  Now that I’ve got you on the edge of your seat, waiting for the most leaf-caressed and twig-distressed project, I must confess that my card doesn’t showcase any Fall-themed products.  Instead the colors I used, along with the rustic sentiment, make this card feel very Fall-appropriate.  I hope you agree.  Here’s my card:

A World of Thanks, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CYCI93, PP269

And here are the banners for the theme challenges that inspired me to create this card:



Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • A World of Thanks.  Do you recognize this sentiment?  If the title of this post or the title of this section didn’t already tip you off, you’ll be happy to know I isolated one of the many “thank you” sentiments in the background stamp A World of Thanks to arrive at this gorgeous sentiment.  I taped off the area surrounding the words, inked the stamp with Early Espresso, removed the tape and stamped the image down on Very Vanilla.  It gave me exactly what I was looking for – and I lined up my Very Vanilla Thick Bakers Twine to perfectly accent the “thank you.”  If you missed my video about isolating images on a stamp set, you can check it out here.  Look how many distinct “thank you” sentiments you could get with this stamp (which looks gorgeous in the background, by the way):

    A World of Thanks Background stamp, Stampin' Up!

    A World of Thanks Background stamp, Stampin’ Up!

  • Leaf vs. Star.  My original idea for this card included a small leaf from the Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies.  It looked great!  As usual, though, I let my project sit there for a bit before switching gears.  I was cleaning up my Something to Say stamp set (I used it for a project I’ll be sharing later this week), when I saw this star.  Because it has the same sketched feel as the sentiment, I thought it would be a perfect accent for this sentiment.  I think it filled the space above the sentiment perfectly.
  • Fall Color Combination.  As I mentioned earlier, this color combination really informs the Fall feel of this card.  I used browns and yellow to create a masculine feel that’s certainly appropriate for this wonderful time of year.  If you like this combination, too, feel free to save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Early Espresso, Delightful Dijon, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla

Stamp Sets:  A World of Thanks, Something to Say  Papers:  Bohemian Designer Series Paper, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla  Inks:  Early Espresso, Delightful Dijon  Accessories:  2-1/2″ Circle punch, Circles Collection Framelits, Very Vanilla Thick Bakers Twine, Itty Bitty Accents punch pack, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to Can You Case It’s design blog and The Paper Player’s design blog 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. Leaf versus star – what a great choice Brian! It just goes to show that ‘clean and simple/layered’ is no less devoid of thought and consideration. Clever masking of the sentiment too! I love how all the elements of your card are so carefully chosen to fulfil the brief – this would make a great masculine thank you card. Thank you for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

  2. Very “fallish” Brian! That’s exactly what Maine looks like right now…brown and yellow. 🙂

  3. Very “fall appropriate” and such gorgeous colors together!

  4. I like your card, especially where you paired the rustic thank you with the star. Great idea and I agree with others about it being a perfect masculine thank you card. I needed one this week and this design would have been perfect.

  5. Needless to say Brian, your genius shines through no matter what season we are in. Your versatile design would work great for Thanksgiving, birthday or even Christmas cards with just a change of color. I’d like to get into that genius portion of your brain just to see how you come up with your designs. LOL Have yourself a wonderful Wednesday.

  6. Awwwwww, Brian, so simple but yet so beautiful!!
    Tfs my friend
    Hugs frenchie,

  7. Wow!! Fall colors are my favorite! You continue to amaze me… Will be borrowing this for SURE…I never would have thought to use the thank you stamp like that….so simple but soooo beautiful!

  8. Great card ! I Also like a really up close look at all of those languages !
    I might just have to get this stamp ! Thank you for always giving us a better or closer look at some of the products . There are so many things to see that I miss some of them shuffling through the catty pages !

  9. Clean, crisp and classy! A perfectly fresh take on the fall theme…great card, Brian. So glad you played along with us!

  10. Brian, let me think… ah FANTASTIC! Love it! Thanks for joining CYCI 🙂 Eva

  11. Brian, this is perfect! Clean and crisp and certainly “Fall” appropriate! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  12. Brian what a wonderful CAS card ~ love it! ~ Thanks for joining us at CYCI~Wynne

  13. Love it! Nice and clean and simple!! Easy to demo and case! Thanks for joining us @ CYCI!

  14. Awesome card Brian! Love the colors that you used, perfect for fall! Great CAS card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players, hope to see you again soon!

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