For You – My Simple Card from Founder’s Circle

As I shared earlier this week, we received quite a few giveaways during our stay at Founder’s Circle – we won papers and ribbons and fun embellishments.  We were also given a stamp set from the Occasions Catalog (Birthday Blooms) and an upcoming pack of Designer Series Paper (Birthday Bouquet).  Even with limited supplies to play with (only the giveaway items and the products that were set aside for our Founders Circle make-and-takes), I wanted to create new projects.  So, that’s what I did.  Here’s a card I made:

Birthday Blooms, Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Sneak Peek.  We received these two sneak peek items at Founder’s Circle – while I love to create something fun with these new items, you won’t see too much of them anytime soon.  I will pull them back out as we get closer to the release of that catalog.  There’s still so much awesome in the Holiday Catalog and Annual Catalog that I’ll never get through – so I want to stay focused on that.  Here’s a peak at the beautiful images and sentiments in this set and this paper (I snagged this photo from Linda Heller):

    Birthday Blooms, Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!

    Birthday Blooms, Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up!

  • Simple Layout.  Because I was limited by supply choices, I kept the design of this project pretty simple, too.  I built the card front on a base of Mint Macaron, using a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Thick Whisper White.  I cropped a piece of Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper at 2-1/2″ x 4-7/8″ and glued it down on the left side of the Thick Whisper White, leaving a consistent band of white around the top, bottom and left side.  I covered the right edge of the Designer Series Paper with a 1/4″ strip of Mint Macaroon and topped that with three wraps of Whisper White Baker’s Twine.   A quick squint test shows me that the whole card is balance.  Yay!
  • Angled Tag.  To add a little extra interest to this project, I decided to crop out my tags from the Tags & Labels Framelits at an angle.  I stamped “for you” from Birthday Blooms and then lined up the framelits to crop at an angle.   I snipped the balloon from another piece of this paper (and the bow is from a different balloon in the paper).  I positioned the tag on the cardfront such that the words were straight with the card base – they aren’t angled with the tag.  This alignment added a peacefulness to the slanted tag.

Stamp Sets:  Birthday Blooms (sneak peek from 2016 Occasions Catalog) Papers:  Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper (sneak peek from 2016 Occasions Catalog), Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Mint Macaron  Inks:  Mint Macaron  Accessories:  Tags & Labels Framelits, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. Great card, Brian. I love the simplicity of the card, but it conveys your message in a very nice way. I love the angled tag with the fussy cut balloon. This DSP pack may have to go on my next order.

  2. Swoon…these DSP papers are totes adorbs!! Another beauty you’ve created highlighting the DSP. Great idea wih the tags. xo

  3. I love the angled tag as well … it is so sassy! And the Mint Macaron is just such a yummy, soft color.

  4. Colors are beautiful and love layout, and especially angled tag

  5. New trend – angled tags! Love it!

  6. It was so fun to witness how your great mind works while you created this. 🙂 Hugs!

  7. Hi Brian:

    This DSP looks absolutely yummy to me! Look at those ice cream cones and the balloons and the flowers and the stripes and the – well, you get my drift! I can see this pack is going to be on the “must have” list. The card is just perfect and again I am amazed at how you perfectly line up your twine. Thanks for sharing and have a Fantastic Friday!

  8. love the card, really love that DSP. Is that a stella pen I see on the right side of your picture??? Please say yes. would love it if SU offered those.


  9. Oh how I LOVE a sneak peek of Stampin’ Up! products. Thanks for sharing this sweet and simple card with us!

  10. Omg , I can’t wait for that new DSP ,love you sneaky peck my friend ,
    Hugs , Frenchie
    Did I say I love your card ?? Well I do !! Lol

  11. Great idea with the angled tag!

  12. Lovely card, Brian. I can hardly wait to get my hands on this new paper.

  13. LOVE IT!!! You always do the cutest cards!

  14. What a classy looking card Brian! The colors are perfectly subtle. Did I spy Wink of Stella in the sneak peek photo? Love Wink of Stella, but it is a glitter product. . .

  15. Beautiful card and I love this DSP. It’s a “gotta have”.

  16. Sweet card and such sweet DSP. Looks like there is more fun to come.

  17. So cute and love the color. It is a different touch to use such a soft color on a BD card ….I like it !

  18. This card is gorgeous! The mint macaroon is a definite winner here. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiring work!

  19. Pretty card. Love mint macaron.

  20. Wondering what the silver item is off to the right?

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