You Light Up My Life for FMS170

I received the stamp set One Tag Fits All during Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Catalog preview in December.  While I really like some of the cute images and love some of the sentiments in the set, I placed it on my shelf and haven’t used it since receiving it.  Today, that neglect ends.  Yippee doodle dee!  Here’s my super-simple card that features One Tag Fits all for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge:

One Tag Fits All, You Brighten My Day, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS170

And here’s Jen Mitchell’s sketch that inspired my creation:

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • A Band or a Gap?  When I first saw this week’s sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, I assumed the band across the middle would be a string of ribbon or a thin strip of paper.  Maybe a strand of washi tape would give me the desired look.  As I stared at the sketch, though, the band changed its form.  I decided to create the same look by, instead, creating two panels of paper.  I switched up the papers, too, for a little added intrigue.  Oh, how intriguing I am!
  • Light it up!  I remember playing Debby Boone’s classic hit single on my record player as a child.  I’d mumble through all the words until it got to “…now you’ve come along…” and then watch out – by that point I was primed and ready to belt out “AND YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE…”  Although One Tag Fits All comes with a great string of little, round lights lights to accompany the sentiment “You light up my life,” I really wanted a solid light bulb, so I reached for my Sale-a-Bration set You Brighten My Day.  The combination of the two was perfect for the look I wanted to achieve.
  • Layering the Tag.  We’ve grown accustomed to having stamped images that perfectly line up with the images in our stamps – we’re spoiled that way.  One Tag Fits all threw us a bit of an unexpected curveball with the large tag in the set, but I kinda like the changeup.  The Note Tag punch doesn’t perfectly crop out the tag – instead, it perfectly fits inside the tag image.  To create this look, I stamped the tag in Bermuda Bay on Very Vanilla cardstock and hand-snipped it.  I then embossed my lightbulb from You Brighten My Day in Crushed Curry on Very Vanilla cardstock and cropped it out with the Note Tag punch.  I really like that I can layer with an overlap if I choose – and I choose.  Want to see tips for embossing without a curled-up end result?  Check out my video about Heat Embossing Techniques video here.

Stamp Sets:  One Tag Fits All, You Brighten My Day  Papers:  Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla,  Flashback Designer Series Paper  Inks:  Bermuda Bay  Accessories:  Note Tag Punch, Crushed Curry Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Brights Candy Dots (Bermuda Bay), Hexagon Punch (for banner tips), Stampin’ Dimensionals

One Tag Fits All, You Brighten My Day, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS170

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you’ll stop over at Freshly Made Sketches to join in this week’s sketch challenge.


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  1. Hi Brian, This is a super card. I pictured it for Valentine’s Day too. You have definitely made me look at the One Tag Fits All stamp set.
    Have a great week with lots of laughs no sleep. Looking forward to lots of pictures.

  2. Love that song! we should do a duet 😀 Love the card too.

  3. Thanks, now that song will be stuck in my head all day!

  4. What a cheerful, fun card! It will definitely brighten someone’s day. Thanks for sharing!

  5. So you have to hand snip out the tag image with stripes and use the punch on the word part….correct. That’s good to know. I think that would be easier than having to snip the top of the image without a line to follow. Cute card and I like the use of the separate pieces of paper to make the line in the middle. Thanks for sharing.

  6. BRIAN, I love that song, now it won’t leave my BRAIN !!!!!!! Lol,
    But your card is so cute , you did a great job!
    Are you getting ready for your Flordia drip !! I’m getting sad and more sad 🙁 ,
    Yes I’m in driving distance, but the price of convention and hotel and plus eating out for my hubby, it all adds up , but any ways my heart will be there with all of you !!!! Have fun, take pics, and WIN that price patrol !!!!!
    GOOOO PALS !!!!!!
    Love and hugs Frenchie, think of me !!! Lol,

  7. Love, love, love this card Brian! The colors are fabulous and the little Candy Dots balance this design PERFECTLY! Gee, why am I not surprised? LOL You are simply amazing my friend! Enjoy your trip to Florida, I know you’ll have a great time for sure. Hugs!

  8. Thank you so much! I just received the Flashback DSP, have the tag set and I’m ready to CASE this. No light bulb but that’s OK 🙂 You are simply wonderful! I’ve ordered a lot less ribbon since following you. So many other options to make an impact.

  9. I received this stamp set at the catalog event, too, and gave it away. I didn’t like anything about it. Now, however, I’m thinking I made a mistake–this card is really clever and colorful. Leave it to Brian to come up with a winner! And thanks for the reminder about this song–it reminds me of a sweetheart I had at the time the song was popular, and I gave him a little yellow duck candle. Sigh.

  10. Wow I recently punch this tag with the tag punch and never thought about cutting one and punching one, to create this fun mat.

  11. I love this card Brian. The colors work so well together and candy dots are always a great accent.

  12. What an awesome card! It just added some bright and happy to a drab and dull day here! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards!

  13. Thanks for the tips on the tag and punch! I haven’t played with them yet either. Might have to let my butterfly Thinlits sleep for a few hours and play with a new toy!
    Happy Sunday !

  14. I remember that Debbie Boone song also. Every time it came on the radio, my dog howled! Love the card and great ideas. See you on Orlando.

  15. Love it, beautiful card! Enjoy your blog!!

  16. What a fun and cheerful card, love this little light bulb and the color combination. It will brighten anybody’s day, no matter how cloudy and cold it might be.
    Thank you for sharing.

  17. Such a cute and fun card! The colors look wonderful together and that tag is too cute! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  18. Nice take on that sketch! I have that punch, uh-oh I NEED that stamp set! 😀

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