Special Occasion for PPA205

When I saw that the “Dude, You’re Welcome” Kit is included in the upcoming catalog, I cheered with joy.   While I don’t particularly love the “manliness” of the kit, I do see lots of potential with the stamps included in the kit.  When you add some color and add some whimsy, these stamps really come to life.  I used the “Special Occasion” stamp to create a colorful, fun card with this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch:

Dude You're Welcome Kit, Remembering Your Birthday, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA205And here’s Nicole Watt’s sketch that inspired my card:PPA205Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Snippy McSnips-a-Lot.  You already know I like to snip away at tiny pieces of paper.  It’s kinda’ become my trademark, right?  This “Special Occasion” emblem precedes the Starburst Framelits, so the framelits don’t really match up with its jagged edges.  I went to snipping around the edge of the shape – and then around the inside edges of the center piece.  Combine them together, and you have a big, fun, colorful accent for any kind of celebration.Dude You're Welcome Kit, Remembering Your Birthday, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA205
  • Birthday in Three Panels.  How would I break up a sentiment along these three panels?  I thought I’d have an exhaustive search ahead of me, but I went straight to the whimsical font from Remembering Your Birthday.  Although “fun and presents too!  Happy Birthday” is all included on one stamp, they were super-easy to break up.  I simply added a piece of tape to the part of the sentiment I didn’t want to use, inked up the stamp and then removed the tape before stamping on the white paper.
  • Color Scheme.  Birthdays should be bright and cheery, right?  When done right, a cheery birthday greeting can be appropriate for a boy or a girl.  Even though this card has a bunch of pink, it has just enough blue to make it friendly for either gender.  Would you agree?

Stamp sets:  Dude You’re Welcome Kit, Remembering Your Birthday  Inks:  Pacific Point, Melon Mambo  Papers:  Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper  Accessories:   Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (sneak peek), Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over the Pals Paper Arts challenge to see the other inspiration cards from the other talented designers.

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  1. I looked at the others card at PPA and your ‘s really stick out with these bright funny great colours ! I would not give it to a boy , for most boys there is to much pink 🙂 . I really like how you broke this sentence apart and it seems that is this way it ment to be on a card, it just look right ! Greetings Anita

  2. Good Morning Brian. Great card, very colorful, love the layout and your snipping is just razor sharp! 😉

  3. What a colourful, fun card Mr Snippy McSnipsalot! I love it!

  4. Such a bright and cheery card, Brian! As usual, your snipping looks so perfect, one would think you used a Framelit die 😉

  5. I love the greeting on the three strips!

  6. Love your color choices. I would gift it to a boy, all colors are for all people, in my opinion! (I gave one of my sons a doll and doll carriage for his 3rd Christmas…that summer he was playing outside and came up to the door with the carriage full of dirt! Now he owns a landscaping company and two dump trucks!!) : )

    • I love this story, Dawn. People make such an effort to say “boys like this” and “girls like that” at an early age – it’s decided for them. I never played with dolls, but my mom was very good about exposing us to different things (crafts, sports, reading, singing, church) so that each of us could develop our own thoughts and likes. My favorite toy growing up? A cash register. I am an accountant. 🙂

  7. Really cute card ! A lot of work went into it . I think the design and colors are very versatile . And Dawn`s story made me laugh ! We had a little fella next door years ago who had a Betsy Wetsy and that poor doll was tortured with boy antics . He was only 3 or 4 also . Happy Thursday !

  8. Brian, great card as always. You are a crazed fussy cutter!
    Good you had that note about breaking up the stamp. Just a piece of advice, the part about removing the tape before you stamp should be in bold and italics. Can you imagine why I think someone might forget that step?!

  9. Such a bright and fun card! Just love it. Will have to remember this sketch and how you divided the sentiment between the panels. Perfectly done!

  10. Such a great card Brian! I love how you stamped the sentiment over three separate panels, a really awesome way to rock the sketch. Happy Stampin’!

  11. What a fun, colorful, and cheery card!! Awesomely done Brian! 🙂

  12. Maria Rodriguez

    Well Brian, you are indeed the King when it comes to paper snipping, what a wonderful job you did with this card, what patience and precision went into the beautiful snipped blue and pink greeting. This fantastic card will surely cheer and sing Happy Birthday, loud and clear, to the lucky recipient.
    A winner take on the PPA sketch!!!!!

  13. Brilliant use of Dude You’re Welcome! And your mad snipping skills continue to amaze me! Sorry though – the pink for a guy is a no go. Dawn, your story cracked me (and my husband) up – too cute! Talk about repurposing! Great card Brian! Love it!

  14. Robbye Hamilton

    Brian, this is such a fun card. The color combination is beautiful and the DSP adds depth. Great job

  15. Love your color choices, Brian!! Very bright and would make a great summer related card too. My favorite things as a child, books = teacher. Interesting!

  16. Awesome card… love how the sentiments are split

  17. Love the whimsical feel of it and “Snippy Mcsnips -A-Lot” made me laugh out loud. You are too funny!

  18. Great card Brian. FYI, the Dude, You’re Welcome kit is going up in price in the new catalog. So if anyone wants it, there’s no time like the present.

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