2013-2014 Catalog Kickoff: June Pals Blog Hop


Thank you for joining us for the June Pals Blog Hop and our kickoff to the brand new annual catalog! Are you ready to see wonderful creations featuring new products from the 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog? Get ready to update your wish list!

You should have just left stop number 17 on the Pals Hop – Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn. If so, you are in the right spot. If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

Thank You So Much

Sometimes I go a little overboard when presented with a challenge.  The blog hop challenge was to present a project with a new product from the new catalog.  I knew I wanted to showcase the new Deco Labels Collection Framelits (just LOVE the design).  By the end of my creative process, I had piled lots of new things in the project – getting more excited as I went.  Here’s my project:Lots of Thanks, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

And here’s a quick rundown of the products I used:

  • Lots of Thanks – Stampin’ Up! got it right with the sentiment sets this year – lots and lots of great “thank you” sentiments in this set.  I really love the textured look of these simple words here. 
  • Deco Label Framelits – a modern shape with rounded edges, these shapes layer wonderfully for any sentiment, bold or soft
  • Soho Subway Designer Series Paper – the DSP in this catalog is gor-geous!  SoHo Subway is city chic, perfect for masculine or feminine cards, earthy or romantic.  This paper has it all.
  • Early Espresso Core’dinations – this textured paper can be embossed and sanded for a nice, weathered look or left alone for a gorgeous textured background.  All colors are available in Core’dinations cardstock groups this year.  Yippee!
  • 2013-2015 In Colors – I’ve shared my thoughts of the new In Colors (see it here), but this is the first time I’ve featured Crisp Cantaloupe – a perfect pairing with Early Espresso
  • 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim – this year’s In Colors are presented in this ruffly stretch ribbon.  I was nervous it would be too frilly, but on this card, it’s perfection.

Stamp Sets:  Lots of Thanks  Papers:  Early Espresso, Crisp Cantaloupe, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso Core’dinations, Soho Subway Designer Series Paper  Inks:  Early Espresso  Accessories:  Deco Label Collection Framelits, 1-1/4″ Circle punch, 1-3/8″ Circle punch, 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

The next stop is Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter, stop number 19 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!


Blog Hop Line Up List:

  1. Penny Nichols at Sierra Stampin!
  2. Linda Callahan at Stampin’ Seasons
  3. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  4. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  5. Lynn Hoyt at cattaildesigns
  6. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  7. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  8. Angie Blake at Angie’s Musings
  9. Shannon Jaramillo at ezpeasycards.com
  10. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  11. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  12. Amy L. Lazzell at Just a Thought…Cards by Amy
  13. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  14. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stampin
  15. Patti Macleith at Papercrafts by Patti
  16. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  17. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  18. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  19. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  20. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  21. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  23. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  24. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards.com
  25. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
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  1. Maria Rodriguez

    What a lovely card, Brian. I absolutely love this new color, Crisp Cantaloupe!! it’s so soft, like a pastel peach. I also like those Deco Label dies, you are correct, I have to update my wish list now.

  2. Oh so pretty…. like Maria I guess I will have to get the Deco Labels also . I just ordered Crisp Canteloupe and the dsp is headed my way in the Shares selection ….sheer bliss!!

  3. Very posh, Brian! I love the textures and layers.

  4. Beautiful card, Brian! I will be adding it to my pins. At the rate I am going, I will need a separate category just for you… 🙂

  5. Crisp Cantaloupe, I love it, particularly paired with the Early Espresso. That trim is perfect with the DSP too. Beautiful card, Brian!

  6. Gorgeous and elegant! Your project let’s the paper shine!

  7. Beautiful card Brian as always! Love the sanded effect you did and the ruffled ribbon.

  8. Ohhhh Crisp Cantaloupe with a party dress on! Pretty!

  9. Fabulous, Brian! Colors, layers (not too many!) style, everything!

  10. Tres magnifique, Brian!! Bravo, bravo! ;D

  11. Thanks a LOT. I hadn’t noticed those framelits! More investing in SU.

  12. Great card, Brian!

  13. Well Brian, I went through the entire blog list, there are some lovely projects, BUT yours absolutely is the most fabulous and loveliest of them all!!!

  14. Yup…the deco labels are awesome. Fabulous color combination. Great job! I love it. Thank you for sharing.

  15. Gorgeous Brian! The color combo is fantastic!

  16. Ginger Toivonen

    Delicious color combo Brian. It is what I call a “stately card”.

  17. Beautiful and elegant. Sophisticated, too. Nicely played!

  18. really pretty colors together. love the distressed look of the sentiment.
    hugs, m

  19. Janice Ormiston

    Love the colors and this label

  20. Like all your cards so pulled together and polished looking. Seeing all the new products being used makes me want to go shopping…AGAIN! Pretty card.

  21. Tres elegant. I love this color combination and the DSP ooh la la? Thanks for sharing!

  22. Wow!! What a fabulous card!! Stunning!!! Love the color combination!! Thank you for sharing!!!

  23. Brian, such a beautiful combination. I love your sentiment medallion and the use of the ruffled ribbon. So pretty!

  24. Wow so pretty. One of my favorites in the hop.

  25. Quite frequently your cards absolutely knock me out of my chair. This is one such card. Love everything about it. And the color combo is so rich and elegant. And now, thanks to you and a couple other Pals, I’ll HAVE to have the Deco labels framelits….thought I could pass on these, but apparently not…. Perfect card, Brian! –Terri O

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