Miss You Already for FabFri63

This week’s FabFriday Color Challenge pays homage to the 2013-2015 In Colors – all of these gorgeous colors are retiring and won’t be available in the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog.

papersI’m always excited for the reveal of the new In Colors.  While I’m sad to see these five colors disappear (it feels like they just showed up on my doorstep), my joy for the new colors outweighs my sadness at the loss of the old.  Yay for new colors!!!  Doh!  This is supposed to be an homage to the retiring In Colors – maybe I should turn my focus back to them…

Here’s my card:

Really Good Greetings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FabFri63, 2013-2015 In Colors

And here’s the Fab Friday challenge banner that inspired my project:

FabFri63 - May1Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Band of Twine.  I might have lost my mind a bit when I set out to create a thick band of Thick Baker’s Twine on this card.  Turns out, though, I enjoyed every moment of the process!  I taped a piece of twine on the back of this card front (Whisper White layered on Strawberry Slush for added thickness), wrapped it around a few times and then taped it down again.  Super easy!  I varied the number of bands, reducing as I made my way from the center.  The pattern was fun to create – and I do love the Thick Baker’s Twine.bakers twine
  • Really Good Greetings.  I love this sentiment – “I Miss You Already” from Really Good Greetings.  It wasn’t the one I was originally reaching for, but it really makes a lot of sense here.  Not only will I miss the 2013-2015 In Colors, but I will miss this stamp set when it retires at the end of this month.
  • Shiny Heart.  The “I Miss You Already” sentiment comes with a tiny heart (how appropriate) built in to the “O”.  I upped the ante on that one by adding a shiny heart (although you can’t see its shininess in this photo) from the 2013-2015 In Color Sequins Assortment.  What fun!sequins

Stamp Sets:  Really Good Greetings  Papers:  Baked Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White  Inks:  Strawberry Slush  Accessories:  Ovals Collection Framelits, 2013-2015 In Color Thick Baker’s Twine, 2013-2015 In Color Sequins Assortment, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the Fab Friday Challenge see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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Spring Card SwapSpring One-for-One Swap.  I have announced my Spring One-for-One Swap.  If you haven’t participated in one of these, NOW is the time.  It’s a great way to share your work with others and receive a beautiful card in return.  I’ll even share the projects on my blog – you don’t want to miss out on this!  There’s not a lot of time to mail your card to me, so start preparing your beauty.  🙂  For more information about this swap, please check out this post.

in with the old & in with the newIN WITH THE OLD & OUT WITH THE NEW.  In conjunction with the Retiring Items List, I’m sharing my very own promotion from now until the middle of May.

When you spend at least $50 with me, I’ll send you:

  • FREE PRODUCT FROM THE UPCOMING ANNUAL CATALOG*.  I’ll send you my favorite new accessory from the soon-to-be-released catalog when it’s released in June.  While I haven’t seen the new catalog and can’t tell you what that item will be, I can tell you it’ll be something I love valued at $4-$6.
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  1. Love this! Love these colors too

  2. Really, REALLY nice! Love everything about it; the colors are subtle yet pop out. That twine idea is great! Thank you for another wonderful idea/technique.

  3. Really does look like you had fun with the twine! Love the colors, looks very yummy.

  4. What a cute card!

  5. Oh my goodness! I love this! It’s a great way to use up retiring twine. I love the pattern you made. This is just the coolest card ever!

  6. Great card Brian. So creative.

  7. Texture, texture, texture! A WOW card!

  8. So simple, so nice!!! I agree, loved these 5 in colors. Anxious to see the new ones in person and not just on line. Have a blessed wk-end

  9. Tricia Dissmore

    Love, love, love this!

  10. Love, love, love, your card today…beautiful tribute to colors that will be missed!!!

  11. Brian, how ingenious! What a unique way to use the thick Baker’s Twine. I’m a real fan of neutrals, so use a neutral card base and I’m all in. Great job Brian

  12. This is why I can’t wait to visit you each and every morning! I’m always amazed with your talent to create the most amazing CAS cards!! You just never cease to amaze us all with your creations! Oh did I mention I love your card? 🙂

  13. Good Morning Brian!

    Every strand of that twine is lined up so super perfectly! Nothing loose, colors in fabulous order (1,3,3,5,5,5,3,3,1), just a fantastic CAS card with a ton of pizzazz! I absolutely love it.

  14. You must get tired of hearing this….love it Brian….twine is so easy to add….without fear of a “perfect” bow

  15. Fabulous idea Brian! I love the texture from the twine.

  16. To bad this colors are leaving, they are so pretty and soft, my favorite is Crisp Cantaloupe.
    Your card has a lot of texture, I love the way you wrapped the twine around and the pattern you created with it, very pretty Brian. The sentiment fits perfectly as you say goodbye to this lovely shades 🙁 Thank you for sharing.

  17. Brian, Aren’t you the cleverest guy EVER! Wonderful card!

  18. I love this card! I’m going to try one myself!

  19. Fun, fun, fun card! Very clever of you. Looking at our “in colors” that are soon to be “out” is sad they are so fresh and sweet. I’m sure we will enjoy the new colors too. Can’t wait!

  20. Cindie McDuffee

    I love this thick and chunky tribute to the colors! You certainly are sending them out with style! And the sequin heart…….

  21. Oh my goodness! Stunning! So clever!

  22. You did it again and again etc. Brilliant idea and so very pretty!

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