You Plus Me = Fun Sneak Peek

I’m all twitterpated to share today’s project – a fun sneak peek at a new bundle in the upcoming Occassions Catalog (starts January 6) and a design created for this week’s PPA sketch challenge.  My project incorporates these products and sketch to create a fresh, clean look for Valentine’s Day.  Here’s my card:

You Plus Me, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PP232 And here’s the challenge banner that inspired my creation:12-18Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Sentiment.  You already know how much I love fonts – and this one couldn’t be ignored.  Twitterpated: to be excited or overcome with romantic feelings; smitten.  This term was first used in the movie “Bambi,” and the stamp, itself, makes me feel happy and all ooey-gooey inside.  The font comes with a little heart at its base – I covered it with a small heart I cropped from the Confetti Hearts Border punch (also new!) and the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack used on the rest of the card.
  • The Bundle.  The You Plus Me stamp set and Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack are bundled together with a  15% savings in the catalog – and why wouldn’t you want both?  The paper is filled with gorgeous black-and-white designs on one side and fun, flirty pink and red designs on the other.  I love the papers in this collection, but I’m particularly fond of the thatched look of the papers I used here.  Here’s a peak at this perfect bundle:You Plus Me Bundle, Stampin' Up!
  • Hold it Down.  I love me some borders around my images – you already know that.  As I sat with this collections of images and papers (not yet ready to glue everything down), I realized I was missing a small border between the two Designer Series Paper patterns.  I added a thin, Real Red strip down the middle and allowed it to hang over the edges.  Just what I needed!  This grounded the large panel and gave me the balance of red I needed.  Yippee!

Stamp Sets:  You Plus Me  Papers:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Real Red, Whisper White, Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack  Accessories:  White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Confetti Hearts Border punch, Hearts Collection Framelits, Brights Candy Dots (Real Red), Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (heart), Stampin’ Dimensionals, Hexagon Punch (for banner tips)

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  1. Love this paper. Another great card. Thanks, Brian.

  2. Cute card Brian. I love that paper stack. Lots of variety.

  3. Love this sentiment and the design.

  4. Ooo, Brian, that’s so LOVELY!!!!
    Love the DSP, love the whole thing !!!!!!
    Hugs Frenchie
    Have a Merry Christmas,friend,

  5. Brian, you’ve just added to the love floating around our household on this snowy white Maine morning! Beautiful!

  6. Cute ! I like that you did a close up of the new dsp paper stack ! Wish SU would show good close ups like that ! Now I think I want this cute assortment of prints !
    Thank you !
    P. S. I am a lover of fonts too !

  7. Great showcase of lots of fun new product, Brian! Love how you stamped on the heart die. I’m with you on that font, it’s gorgeous! Thanks for joking Team 1this week!

  8. Are you joking with Team 1 this week? Lololol……I always have fun when I visit here! Well I am atwitter over your card…..adorable!

  9. I love your cards. I have been a stamper since 1990…when we used markers and …well, it was a different stamping world. LOL.
    I want to challenge you: can you do a card that is not so perfect and completely neat? You know….turn a piece of card stock on an angle, etc. Try it….it is fun!

  10. Be “twitterpated” no longer Brian, it’s a cute Valentine’s card.
    Have a good new day

  11. The sneak peeks have me counting down days and gnawing, not biting, my nails. I can not wait for the new catalog. Now that my minor freak out is over, I think this card is great. The DSP is gorgeous. I love the little heart and the candy dots. Great job

  12. Oh my goodness, just a perfect Valentine’s Day card. Can’t wait to see all the new goodies!

  13. This paper stack is so fun. It’s one of the things I preordered. Your card is flirty and fun. I like how you could use this for anytime you want to surprise your loved one.

  14. Darn you Brian, you did it again! I see your work and now I have to have that set.

  15. The great cards just keep coming and coming, Brian. I love the design the PPA group is using this time, but your choice of color and elements really make this card “sing”. Another winner in my book! Thanks for the inspiration.

  16. Your card is perfection. I just love the colors and all your details are just amazing. I’m shaking my head at how talented you are 🙂 Hugs!!

  17. Love your creativity and explanations! The way you spread the paper out and used the stamp set made me revisit this bundle and wonder why I skipped over it in the first place. Many thanks for taking the time to share.

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