Made with Love for PPA257

I sometimes get brain-freeze when I try to fit objects into a sketch challenge.  Once I just playing around with my paper and inks and stamps and punches, the finished project always seems to work itself out.  I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with this week’s PPA sketch, but I’m really happy with this sweet baby card that showcases a wonderful, new stamp set from the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog.  Here’s my card:

Made with Love, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA257

And here’s Nicole Watt’s sketch that inspired my card:


Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Made with Love.  One of the first stamp sets that jumped out at me from the Annual Catalog was Made with Love, another baby set that coordinates beautifully with the Baby’s First Framelits.  It wasn’t the Framelits that sold me on this set, though – it was the adorable bunny, dear and cat that told me to buy this photopolymer set.  I mean, really – could these little animals be any more adorable?

    Made with Love stamp set, Stampin' Up!

    Made with Love stamp set, Stampin’ Up!

  • Trip. Punch. Crop. Snip.  This simple image has the makings of a wonderful first-timer’s workshop.  Not only is the sentiment punched with a Large Oval punch, but the onesie is cropped with the Baby’s First framelits, and the ends of the banner (which is cut from a polka-dotted piece of Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper) are hand snipped.  When you add the layers beneath it, we have covered four fun ways to cut paper!
  • Alternative Baby Card Colors.  I love when unexpected colors make a card complete.  I knew I was going to use Pool Party on this baby card, but Sahara Sand was my unexpected friend for this project.  If you like this combination, too, feel free to save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Whisper White

Stamp Sets:  Made with Love  Papers:  Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper  Inks:  Tuxedo Black Memento  Accessories:  Baby’s First Framelits, Large Oval punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to The Pals Paper Arts to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

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  1. Adorable!!!!

  2. Shannon Hokanson

    The color choice on this card is perfect. The bunny is too cute. Wonderful baby card that would absolutely thrill the recipient.

  3. Awwwwww, the sweetest card I’ve ever seen Brian!!!
    Just love it!!!
    Hugs Frenchie,

  4. Love that bunny! The color combo is perfect. This is a great representation of the sketch.

  5. Robbye Hamilton

    Absolutely adorable and so stinkin’cute. Great job Brian

  6. I think all of your cards are made with love!

  7. Couldn’t get any sweeter!

  8. So cute and love the colors . This stamp set has the cutest little critters .
    I like this card a bunch !

  9. PRECIOUS!!!!

  10. Cindie McDuffee

    Love it!

  11. AWE! This card is just so sweet and adorable and yes, that is a fabulous stamp set and I love it because it’s photopolymer so you don’t have to use the stamp-a-ma-jig. I totally agree with Katrina that it couldn’t get any sweeter. Don’t know how you come up with these cards Brian but I am in envy of your artistic abilities. Love it!

  12. Sooo sweet and loving the great soft color combo!

  13. Perfect card for a sweet baby! Love the color combo.

  14. Such a sweet card! Great job with the colors too.

  15. Aww, so sweet! Now I need that stamp set just for the bunny!

  16. Total sweetness overload!!!!! Simply adorable.

  17. You’ve heard it so many times: ADORABLE! Baby cards always look so cute no matter how simple or complex, but I always want mine to be super-special and this one is in that catagory! Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas and many talents.

  18. Very cute card! Love the adorable bunny!:-)

  19. Great Job Brian, I love it!!!!

  20. The cutest card for a new baby. The color combo plus the sweet bunny makes it so adorable!

  21. Love the colors, love the bunny, but I especially love the layering!

  22. I love your color inspiration logo! Cute card, too!

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