Happy Scenes – Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek

I’m excited to share today’s project for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.  Not only is Jen Brum hosting a super-fun sketch this week, but the challenge provides a perfect platform for me to showcase some new and wonderful products I picked up at Stampin’ Up!’s Convention last week.  Here’s my card:

Happy Scenes, Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS197

And here’s the banner for Jen’s sketch challenge that inspired my card:FMS197

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Happy Scenes Sneak Peek.  While many Stampin’ Up! demonstrators walked away from this past week’s Convention in Salt Lake City with amazing, all-attendee giveaways and pre-order items, I am one of a few who received Happy Scenes as a Prize Patrol gift.  Most demonstrators won’t be able to order this set until next week, but I can show it to you now.  Yay!  Here’s a look at the other images and sentiments in this incredible and versatile photopolymer stamp set:

    Happy Scenes Stamp Set, Stampin' Up!

    Happy Scenes Stamp Set, Stampin’ Up!

  • Window to the World.  This super-fun set coordinates with an incredible Thinlits Die in the Holiday Catalog.  The Thinlits Die makes a huge window – so fun for any cardfront and so versatile for any holiday.  It’s really a lovely die!  Since I don’t yet have the window die (although I will be ordering it as soon as I can next week), I made my very own window with a 1″ square punch.  I’ll be sharing more tips and tricks for creating this window – along with a closer look at this amazing Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper in tomorrow’s post – so please come back.
  • Halloween Colors.  Black and orange make for a wonderful Halloween color combination.  I added Crumb Cake to neutralize these strong colors a bit, and I really like how they work together.  If you like this combination, too, feel free to save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration:  Basic Black, Tangelo Twist, Crumb Cake

Stamp Sets:  Happy Scenes  Papers:  Happy Hauntings Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake, Tangelo Twist, Very Vanilla  Inks:  Tuxedo Black Memento  Accessories:  1″ Square punch, Banner punch, Banner Triple punch, Tangelo Twist 5/8″ Striped Cotton Ribbon, Handheld Stapler, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to Freshly Made Sketches to 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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Stampin' Up! Convention 2015, Brian KingGet Your Own Copy of Stampin’ Up!’s 2015 Holiday Catalog.

This Holiday Catalog, unveiled during Stampin’ Up!’s Convention last week in Salt Lake City, is really amazing!  There are so many wonderful, new products to choose from for the holidays.

I am mailing out Holiday Catalogs to all my current, active customers.  If you want to make sure you are on that list, please email me.  If you don’t currently work with a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and want to be my customer, I’m happy to mail you a copy of this awesome catalog.  Please email me at [email protected].





  1. That’s a really cute Halloween card! I think my grandson would love one like that…need another new set! Thanks for the inspiration! From a hobby demonstrator!
    Diane Gil

  2. Adorable! I like the way you used the new striped ribbon. Have a great weekend!

  3. So happy you won this set. Very versatile. Love the window cut out. Looking forward to tomorrow’s hints.

  4. Suzie Patt Cullen

    How adorable, Brian! Window cards are such fun … they give such depth to the design.

  5. This is an absolutely adorable card!! Can’t wait to get my hands on these new products and CASE away!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  6. Love that card. Can’t wait to order from the holiday catalog!

  7. I so love this card!

  8. Love this window scene, that spider web on the window with that little spider hanging from it really screams HALLOWEEN to me, which will be here in two short months.
    Love how you made your window, I will be here tomorrow to learn how in the world you did it.
    Thank you for sharing and THANK YOU!! for your awesome help!!!
    Hugs across the miles.

  9. LOVE this stamp set. So versatile, covers lots of holidays and seasons. We must have been the same Prize Patrol color. I’m making things with the same set but not as inspired as yours. Adorable!

  10. You lucky duck ! That is the set I have been eyeing because it is so cute and has lots of stamps plus love love the window ! This rates high on my order list of “wants”…. love your little Boo in the window as an extra touch . Cute !

  11. Silly me, I thought I wasn’t going to buy another holiday set….Looks like this this one will be top on my list when the holiday catalog come out, along with that starry night paper you used….A new DPS??

  12. OH Brian – you naughty boy! I still have a full order to submit from the regular catalog and, from the previews, I can tell there will be a second one waiting to be submitted. I better get off the computer and start looking for a part time job! LOL

  13. I really like what you did with this set. This may be one of my favorite cards that you’ve made!

  14. Jennifer Spiller

    Another Wow! Of a card

  15. I can’t wait to get my hands on this bundle. I have wanted a window Framelit for so long.

    Love your card!

  16. You absolutely Rock! Your card is fabulous….love every window pane with so many easy to decorate with stamps! Fabulously!

  17. This is one of my fave BK cards ever! Really love the way you used the DSP here….and now I really can’t wait to get my hands on that new stuff. Love the addition of the Crumb Cake here, too. Superb!

  18. another winner Brian!!! hmmm… do you ever make a bad card???
    I think not! you should see my throw-aways! lol

  19. Oh I love that card Brian, I want pre order !! Now :))))
    Happy stampin,
    Hugs Frenchie

  20. Brian, You look so happy with SU! new holiday catalogue, almost as happy as I was getting a copy myself. I love your cards and have started following you, you’re awesome with allllllllllllll your cards.

  21. Love the card! Your photo with the catalog is priceless. Thanks for the smile today!

  22. Fantastic Card, Brian! Totally love how you did the window! Can’t wait to order this set myself!

  23. Super card! And your video I had a sneak peek of made me laugh. 🙂

  24. Awesome card, Brian! Love the window with spider and the striped ribbon!

  25. Super cute!

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  27. Oh my gosh, Brian! I love what you’ve done with this set! This is such a fabulous card and I can’t wait to order my new stuff after seeing this. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  29. I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to have the holiday catalogue this early!!!!!! Any way to get it mailed to me?????? Thanks!

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