Patriotic Gratitude with a SNEAK PEEK of the Chevron Border Punch

We are just starting to breathe in after the amazing launch of Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog.  Well, take another deep breath because the Holiday Catalog is just around the corner.  Today, I’ve got a sneak peek of possibly the most exciting item in the Holiday Catalog – the Chevron Builder Punch.  Yipee!  Before the holidays, though, we’ve got July 4th, so today’s card is a celebration of all the men and women who serve our country every day:Chevron Builder Punch, Chalk Talk, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Chevron Builder Punch.  I can’t yet show you a picture of the Chevron Builder Punch, but believe me when I say this ain’t your grandma’s dainty builder punch.  This thing is huge.  Just look at those punched chevron pieces!  My mind is still running a hundred miles a minute with ideas for how to use this punch. 
  • Color Building.  While this card features red, white and blue, the stars of this show are red and white – blue only serves as a frame for the red and white artwork.  The card base is Midnight Muse, but all the excitement is found in the red and white chevrons.  When your eyes move toward the sentiment, the blue serves as a nice base for the red and white sentiment.  I played around with stamping my sentiment in Midnight Muse, but it wasn’t working – that’s when I came to terms with the fact that Midnight Muse was just the supporting actor here.
  • Shape Building.  You know I love to play around with interesting shapes on my sentiments – punches, crops, snips – I love them all.  The Midnight Muse border around the sentiment is from Chalk Talk (the top, left image below) – as is the Whisper White shape around the sentiment (bottom, right image below).  Because the original shape is long with a pointed end, I cropped it once with the flat side along the top of the sentiment.  I ran the sentiment back through the Big Shot, lining up the flat end of the sentiment along the bottom – creating my own shape to fit nicely inside the Midnight Muse frame.

Stamp Sets: Chalk Talk Inks: Real Red Papers: Real Red, Midnight Muse, Whisper White Accessories: Chevron Border Punch, Chalk Talk Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Designer Series Paper – Buy Three, Get One FREEThere couldn’t be a promotion closer to my heart.  You already know how much I love the Designer Series Paper in this year’s Annual Catalog.  You’ve been trying to figure out which papers you want to purchase – well, Stampin’ Up! is making it easier for you to narrow down the list.  Pick four – and pay for three.  Pick eight – and pay for six.  Do you see how this works?  Look on pages 151,153 and 154 of the Annual Catalog and start picking your papers!  *Specialty DSP and Paper Stacks are not included in this promotion.  This offer runs through July 31.  Don’t miss out!

New Photopolymer Stamp Set

Just in time for summer, Stampin’ Up! has released an adorable Photopolymer set called Settin’ Sail.  Lots of great images in this set.  Check it out below:

July Best Of… Shelli

You’ve seen all the Best Of…sets.  The images for July’s Best Of…set were hand-selected by Shelli Gardner, Co-Founder and CEO of Stampin’ Up!  While Shelli defines her style as vintage, she has selected a good variety of images for this Best of…set.



  1. Oooooh Brian! Now I have to have the chevron punch!

  2. Love the Red White & Blue!

  3. Laurie Burns Gachewicz

    Very patriotic!! The Chevron punch is clearly a must-have!! Midnight Muse is one If my favorite colors and its support to red & white here makes the card stand out in the best possible way!! Now that you created a new shape Brian, you can name it so we know what you are referring to if you use it in future card designs!! 🙂

  4. A beautiful “WOW” factor card, Brian! You know, I bet I could make some “Sergeant’s” stripes with that thing! You are truly an inspiration to us all!

  5. Maria Rodriguez

    Very beautiful card and that punch is looking super fabulous!! Another thing to look forward to in the Holiday Mini.

  6. Your blog is like a mini catalog today ! Lots of new toys to choose . And I am excited about the new punch ! I like your 4th of July card with the Chevron border . I liked your card that you did last year with the fireworks . That was my first visit to your blog and I was so impressed with your talent that I started coming everyday . It`s been a fun year !!

  7. Very fitting for our country’s celebration! Can’t wait to order the chevron (monster) punch. Now what are you going to do with all the punched out cheverons? Something intriguing I bet.

  8. The Chevron Punch sounds like a fun new tool. The designer paper promo is something to think about as well.

  9. Brian, you did it again, another awesome card!!!! I love the graphic feel and of course covet the chevron (which thankfully as a demo is on its way to me yippee). Thanks for the tip on making the sentiment base work better with a few modifications.

  10. Janie Owens (Rabun Gap, GA)

    I just ordered the chevron punch today…and after seeing your card I am even more excited!! LOVE your card.

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