Every Occasion for GDP046

When I first saw the sketch for this week’s Global Design Project challenge, I instinctively knew I’d be putting something petite and cute in the top, left corner of my card.  I didn’t know it would be an adorable onesie from Stampin’ Up!’s Every Occasion stamp set, but it seemed to make sense.  Here’s my card for this week’s GDP challenge:

Every Occasion, Happy Happenings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP046

And here’s the banner for the sketch challenge that inspired my card:GDP046Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Every Occasion.  When I said this onesie was petite and adorable, my statement was no exaggeration.  What an adorable image for this card!  This set is very reminiscent of Every Little Thing, a set I loved from a couple years ago – lots of tiny images for all occasions.  With twenty (20) petite images and no sentiment, this set is super-fun for tags or cards.  Even a super-clean card with one image and a paired sentiment would be adorable.  TIP:  Consider buying this set in wood mount.  I find the smallest and largest stamps work best in wood mount.  For my taste, the images are too small for clear mount.

    Every Occasion, Stampin' Up!

    Every Occasion, Stampin’ Up!

  • Little Tag.  The tag that appears in the top, left corner of this card is cropped with the Tags & Labels Thinlits.  I tried so many different ways to add a blue and yellow tag or yellow tag with a blue border, but I couldn’t get it the way I wanted.  Turned out the So Saffron tag – all by itself – was perfect.  It adds a little color to this side of the card and serves as a perfect base for this tiny onesie.  These tags are far more useful than I ever anticipated they would be.
  • Color Combination.  We typically turn to pastels for baby cards.  While So Saffron is definitely a soft, pastel yellow, Dapper Denim in a much deeper blue that what you’d expect to see on a baby card, right?  Because the blue is relatively limited on this card, it seems to work for me.  If you like this combination of blue, yellow and white, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Dapper Denim, So Saffron, Whisper White

Stamp Sets:  Every Occasion, Happy Happenings  Papers:  Dapper Denim, So Saffron, Whisper White, Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack (So Saffron)  Inks:  Dapper Denim  Accessories:  Tags & Labels Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Every Occasion, Happy Happenings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP046

I hope you’ll pop over to The Global Design Project 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. So completely utterly adorable!

  2. Suzie Patt Cullen

    Simply adorable, Brian!

  3. Carla Schechner

    Oh this one made me smile immediately!!! Way too sweet–adore how you can make a card POP with so few elements!!!!!

  4. That darling Dapper Denim onesie warms my heart. Perfect for a handsome little dude!

  5. Oh Brian – just when I think you’ve made the most perfect card ever you come up with a card that is equal to or better than the one I thought was the best! This means that my list of the best 50 BK cards evah (not misspelled, I just live in Maine LOL) is changing all the time. The hubs says that I should make the list “my favorite 100 BK cards” so that I’m not so sad when one moves off the list. This card is absolutely fabulous!

  6. Great card Brian. I love the way the Dapper Denim and So Saffron play against each other.

  7. Great color combinations again today. Love your interpretation of the sketch too!

  8. Stinkin’ Cute! AND very simple…has an elegance to it! Thanks for sharing!

  9. I’ve not needed a baby card in alotta years…this one sure makes me want to make it. Absolutely adorable.

  10. Oh goodness… I LOVE YOUR CARD!!!!

  11. How totally sweet!! I love the size of that onesie. Your card made me go “awwwww!”

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