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I’m thrilled with this week’s Pals Paper Arts Challenge colors – Mint Macaron, Pool Party and Tip Top Taupe.  If you say “Pool Party Tip Top Taupe” five times in a row really fast, the Universe owes you a big gift.  I’ll wait while you do that.  Here’s my card that uses these three colors:

Happy Happenings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA262And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:PPA262

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Designer Series Papers.  This backdrop of pale aquas was created using patterns from two distinctly different Designer Series Papers.  The Mint Macaron speckled paper is from Home for Christmas from the upcoming Holiday Catalog – while it pairs perfectly with the Santa Clause paper I shared here, it also provides a sweet backdrop for this baby card.  The Pool Party cloud patterns are found in Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper – bonus: there’s also a pool party piece with Very Vanilla clouds in the same set of papers.  Yippee!
  • Matching Envelope.  It’s easy to forget how impressive a matching envelope liner can be.  Stampin’ Up!’s Envelope Liners Framelits give us the three sizes of inserts you need to work with the envelopes we sell: medium, notecard and square.  The repetition of these sweet clouds only makes the card more special, don’t you think? Happy Happenings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, PPA262
  • Tags & Labels Framelits.  I love the layering options available in the Tags & Labels Framelits Dies – there six sizes of this label shape and six sizes of the tag shape.  Although the layers I cropped from the labels are mimicked by the base layers of this card, I wanted a soft and rounded look for the central sentiment.  The large oval punch is a perfect offset to the other straight edges of this card.

    Tags & Labels Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!

    Tags & Labels Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Up!

Stamp Sets:  Happy Happenings  Papers:  Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper, Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper, Tip Top Taupe, Very Vanilla  Inks:  Tip Top Taupe  Accessories:  Tags & Labels Framelits Dies, Large Oval punch, Envelope Liners Framelits Dies, 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.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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HOLIDAY CATALOG PRODUCT SHARES.  I’ve already started to receive emails asking if I will be hosting Product Shares and making Designer Series Paper Swatch Books from the upcoming Holiday Catalog.  Absolutely!  It’s the best way to get a little bit of everything from this wonderful book.  The catalog officially launches September 1, so I’ll be rolling out my Product Shares in the last week of August.  If you have recently purchased shares or books from me, be on the lookout for an email.  Otherwise, the shares will be announced here.  🙂  Thanks!



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  1. What a sweet card. I love how you have layered the sentiment with the oval and the labels framelits. The paper is cute as. Where do I claim my gift from the universe?

  2. Maybe our gift from the universe is a good laugh! 🙂

  3. So cute. It all. Worse so nicely together

  4. Awwwwwwww, Brian, what a sweet card , perfect !!!!!
    You all ways make the best CARDS, I MEAN IT !!!! Tfs ,
    Hugs Frenchie !!!!!

  5. Gorgeous card!! Just love the Tags and Labels framelits. So very classey

  6. Great design, Brian!

  7. Ooohh and aaahh! Just beautiful. You got me so hooked on envelope liners, I get as tickled when I make one as I do the card!

  8. Gorgeous card! So sophisticated:-) Beautiful colors! You are truly the Lord of Layers!!

  9. Great card, the liner adds that special pop! (like the cherry on top)

  10. Oh Brian, you better be careful. One of these days someone is going to receive one of your cute baby cards that is cuter than their new baby and boy, you are going to get an ear full! LOL Today’s card is as soft as a new baby’s skin and boy, that cloud DSP is just so very beautiful. Needless to say, I love the card.

  11. The color combo is fabulous and a change of sentiment makes this a very pretty and versatile card….love it!

  12. Well, stunning, as always!

  13. Sweet ! Love these baby clouds ….and the colors are dreamy.

  14. So cute, Brian…the perfect way to welcome a new baby!

  15. This is a very classy and beautiful card, the soft colors are perfect for a new baby, love the tags and labels dies, they are awesome.

  16. I just found your site and love your CAS cards. Thank you

  17. I love this card!

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