Wishes Your Way

I keep my 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Papers in large, plastic folders – one folder per Designer Series Paper.  The scraps are all neatly tucked in the front of the 12″ x 12″ folder assigned to that paper).  As I was flipping through my scraps this weekend, looking for a reason to use my new In Color Thick Bakers Twine, I sighed as I came across the hexagon printed piece from Confetti Celebration.  I just love everything about it – the colors, the random patterns and the way the page pairs perfectly with other papers in that pack.

Here’s the card I made with the paper, new twine and February’s photopolymer stamp set, Lovely Amazing You:

Lovely Amazing You, Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Changing Theories on Grounding Objects.  I’ve often times thought that objects floating in the middle of a card need to be grounded somehow – whether by ribbon or a panel, something needs to hold that object in place to keep peace with the world.  I’m changing my theory a bit, though.  I find that perfectly centered panels (like the one with the hexagons) don’t need to be anchored down because they are perfectly centered.  The oval, however, needs to be grounded by the twine because it’s off-center on this panel.  I know there’s not a rulebook on cardmaking (is there?), but I make it up as I go, depending on what looks right to my eye.  What do you think?
  • Color Combination.  I think this paper appeals to me so much because of the unique combination of colors – I would have never, never, ever paired these colors together without the assistance of Confetti Celebration (and the amazing artist who thought to pair them together in the paper).  If you like this unexpected combination of colors, too, feel free to save this:Color Inspiration, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Well-Rounded.  Every once in a while, I love to round the corners on my cards.  For this one, I rounded each of the panels, including the base of the card.  With no sharp edges on this card, it helps to evoke the “thinking of you” sentiment, don’t you think?  The rounded corners also work well with the oval that’s cropped and popped up in the center – the oval isn’t fighting for attention.  It’s happy and fits right in with the other elements of the card.  🙂

Stamp Sets:  Lovely Amazing You  Papers:  Basic Gray, Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper  Accessories:  Project Life Corner Rounder, Extra-Large Oval punch, In Color Accessory Pack, Stampin’ Dimensionals


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  1. This Hexagon pattern snags you like the small tile print in Retro Fresh does me ! This is a good basic card to keep a couple on hand . I said it yesterday that the accessory pack freebie in SAB is a winner ! It is headed my way with two sets of matching card bases and I am good to go !! Yay for everything matches !

  2. Brian, love your projects. Can you please share with me where you get the 12×12 clear plastic folders to store your DSP.

    • Karen, I have some that I picked up at a craft store and some from Stampin’ Up! supplies. I’ll be sharing those soon. I’ve been going through a sloooowww renovation of the Fungeon and will share some pics soon. 🙂

  3. It’s great to see nice bright cards…getting cabin fever up here in Maine! 🙂

  4. Oooooh, love all the rounded edges. Nicely done!

  5. Hi Brian:

    I still use my corner rounder a lot, especially on female birthday cards. I love the soft touch it adds. For some reason this cards reminds me of fabric from the 1920’s thru the 1940’s. Orange polka dots were very in during that period. I can remember seeing some of my Mom’s aprons that had the oranges and greens brightly mixed. Thanks for the memories. I’m with Dawn – we need some sunshine up here in the north country! LOL

  6. Brian, this card is so bright and happy. On a cloudy dismal day like today it was just what I needed. Super job Brian.

  7. Happy card for a cloudy day, Brian! Never would have thought of those colors either but like it very much. Your thought on anchoring or not sound great to me, thanks for sharing. Brian, is the project life corner rounder any different than the old S U punch? Thanks loads!

    • Thanks, Di! It works the same way as the old Corner Punch, but I think the angle or depth of the cut is slightly different and designed to mimic the corners on Project Life cards that you find outside of Stampin’ Up!. I hope that helps.

  8. Love the card, Brian! There is a lot of pattern, but the Basic Grey sorts it out. The combination of color is bright and fresh. A well done project! Thanks for the idea.

  9. Oh yes love that card, BRIAN, it all goes so well !!
    Brian where do you get 12×12 folder and are they plastic,
    I buy mine from M…… , but I do the same and then I put a tag with the name of the DSP
    But maybe your way is better ,
    Hugs Frenchie,

  10. this is a Lydia F squeal worthy card, Brian! miss you!

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