Floral Phrases & Detailed Floral Thinlits

I’ve been in love with the Floral Phrases bundle since the day I saw it in Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Annual Catalog – you may remember that it was on my list of Favorite Things from this amazing book.  For a look back at the other items I picked as my favorites, CLICK HERE.  For this month’s local club meeting, I created an under-stated and elegant card with the Detailed Floral Thinlits.  Here’s the card we made:

Floral Phrases, Detailed Floral Thinlits, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Restrained Simplicity.  The Thinlits in the Detailed Floral Thinlits dies are AMAZING!  One large, and the other is small.  Both coordinated with the Edgelit die that come with the dies.  While there are so many gorgeous cards that feature both dies, I wanted to create a simple die cut with a restrained simplicity.  I simply placed the Thinlits die on a piece of 4″ x 5-1/4″ Pool Party cardstock and cropped it with a Precision Base Plate.  I left enough room at the base of the card for the gorgeous Floral Phrases sentiment.  Here’s a look at this amazing bundle:
    Floral Phrases Bundle, Stampin' Up!

    Floral Phrases Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

    And here’s a Stampin ‘Up! video that walks you through all the amazing aspects of this bundle:

  • Beautiful on the Inside, Too.  Since the sentiment on this card is at the base, I added the coordinating sentiment at the base of the inside of the card, too.  I inked up the beautiful floral image in Pool Party and stamped the sentiment in Archival Basic Black.  Some of my club members also added the flower to the envelope – this floral image is a perfect accent for the back flap of your envelope.Floral Phrases, Detailed Floral Thinlits, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Club.  My club members “adopted” me when their Stampin’ Up! demonstrator stopped being a demonstrator (she’s also a member of this club).   I don’t hold a lot of workshops or clubs, so I love working with this incredible group – they are a 20-minute drive for me, and I love to hang out with them and share with them.  I also love to share them with you when I have a chance.  Here they are working on the projects I’ve shared with you today:  Floral Phrases, Detailed Floral Thinlits, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Tucker GroupThey were [rightfully] proud of their finished cards:Floral Phrases, Detailed Floral Thinlits, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Tucker Group

Stamp Sets:  Floral Phrases  Papers:  Basic Black, Pool Party, Whisper White  Inks:  Archival Basic Black, Pool Party  Accessories:  Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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2016 World Card Making Day Event – November 4 (Friday before On Stage in Atlanta).  For the fourth year in a row, Pam Morris and I are hosting a World Card Making Day in Atlanta for our demonstrator friends.  This year, we are hosting the amazing event on November 4 (a month after World Card Making Day) to coordinate with the Stampin’ Up!-sponsored event that will be there the following day.  We’d love for you to join us!  To read more about the event and register, CLICK HERE.

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  1. That is one gorgeous card Brian!!

  2. Love it Brian esp the simplicity!!! Lets the die-cut truly stand out. Also loved seeing all those ladies smiling faces :0)

  3. WOW! What more is there to day! I’ll bet your class loved that card! Easy and elegant.

  4. That was supposed to be “say’ not “day”. Sorry.

  5. So striking to layer this over black, BK!

  6. This card is so AMAZING!!! I absolutely love it! I wish I lived close enough to be a part of your group.

  7. Eek…I just got these in, Brian! Now I can’t wait to CAS you, dear sir. I LOVE your card…inside & out!! Love the colours, too!

  8. I really like the simpler image you have made. Sometimes you just don`t want your finished card to be over whelming !
    Great choice inside too !
    Looks like a fun group ! Thanks for he pictures .

  9. Beautiful card Brian, very understated and elegant.

  10. It’s so pretty that I feel faint!

  11. So simple, but so beautiful! Love it!!

  12. Beautiful!! I’m definitely going to case this!!! Looks like a wonderful time with crafty friends

  13. I’m not sure there is anything left to say about this amazing card. Elegant, understated, beautiful, clean and simple, gorgeous color on black – I mean really, there are not enough positive words in the English language to describe this one. One of the time I wish I had learned French. Love it!

  14. Gor-geous!!!! I also see a flat note card, instead of a full card with the top of the pool party being the place to write a note. TFS

  15. Stunning In both design and color. The inside design is just perfect.

  16. Almost all the samples I’ve seen with this use both dies or just the large one. It’s so nice to see it with the small one. Fabulous and striking!

  17. Now I know why I’ve been procrastinating on my card swaps that are due in four days! Thanks for the AMAZING idea!

  18. Beautiful! I love all the cards I see made with these thinlits. Thank you for sharing yours!

  19. Love this card, Brian. Like you, this bundle has was my favorite from the first time I saw it. It is so elegant by simple as your card certainly shows. It’s beautiful on the front and inside as well.

  20. So in love with this card! You’ve inspired me to break mine out. ♥

  21. Stunning , Brian. I really like this the full die appears to be too much for me. This is a much more calming (yet gorgeous) card. Inside is fantastic.

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