Pals Blog Hop: So Thankful

pals blog hopWelcome to the Pals November Blog Hop.  We’re so thankful you stopped by!  This month we are showcasing projects that feature Stampin’ Up! Thanksgiving or “thank you” products.  We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or you may have come from the previous blog on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you can enjoy each and every beautiful project.

Modern Vintage Leaves

Today is the second of two modern, clean cards I made this past weekend with Vintage Leaves – I shared the first one yesterday (you can see it here).  Today’s card is a thank you card that uses the same set but offers another modern twist.  Here’s my clean and modern project for today’s Pals Blog Hop:

Vintage Leaves, One Big Meaning, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Just Snip It.  You might think I cropped this leaf with the Leaflets Framelits and glued it to the white panel, but no.  That would be too easy.  I stamped the leaf on a piece of Thick Whisper White.  I lined up the leaf in the plastic cutting arm of my Stampin’ Trimmer, I cut a straight line to the top, center of the leaf, picked up the cutting blade and the cut straight down from the tip of the leaf stem.  I fussy cut the leaf out of the side panel I had cut so that it’s one, solid panel.  What fun!Vintage Leaves, One Big Meaning, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Thank You, Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Vintage Leaves is a photopolymer stamp set, so it’s super-easy to stamp it exactly where I want it.  The sentiment, however, is a red rubber stamp and required the assistance of my handy Stamp-a-ma-jig.  The modern font sentiment is from One Big Meaning.  In the stamp set, “thank” and “you” are positioned next to each other, but I used Scotch tape to isolate the images and my Stamp-a-ma-jig to get them right where I wanted them.  If you want more information about isolating images on a stamp, you can see my video here.

    One Big Meaning stamp set, Stampin' Up!

    One Big Meaning stamp set, Stampin’ Up!

  • Color Combination.  A couple of months ago, I featured Thanksgiving card with a deep red/bright orange color combination (you can see it here).  For today’s project, I paired Cherry Cobbler with Tangelo Twist and added a touch of Crushed Curry.  The colors work so well together and speak to the bright side of Autumn.  If you like these colors, too, feel free to save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Cherry Cobbler, Tangelo Twist, Crushed Curry, Whisper White

Stamp Sets:  Vintage Leaves, One Big Meaning  Papers:  Cherry Cobbler, Thick Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango  Inks:  Cherry Cobbler, Tangerine Tango  Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!


To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!


  1. Jennifer Michalski at Stampin’ Serenity
  2. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  3. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  4. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  5. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  6. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  7. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  8. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  9. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  10. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  11. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  12. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  13. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  14. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  15. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  17. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  18. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  19. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian  <—- YOU ARE HERE
  21. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  22. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  23. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  24. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs










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  1. Love this Brian! The colours – the clean and layered look, everything about it! TFS

  2. Love this! The color blocked effect is wonderful.

  3. Another great card. Love how you cut out the leaf, you are the clever one!

  4. I can’t wait to see what you do with the negative image left behind from the leaf

  5. You are the “king” of color blocking, always finding new ways to manipulate color and shape! Love it.

  6. Brilliant – and again your fussy cutting is SO. WELL. DONE!! Love it!

  7. Brian, what a fantastic twist to fussy cutting. Love the card and am thankful you shared something new for me… 🙂

  8. Love this card! Great job Brian. The white layer just balances the other colors so beautifully.

  9. Hi Brian:
    This card is bright, beautiful and happy and boy I needed happy today. I have a sore throat, chills, headache and slight fever but when I saw your card it cheered me right up. See, your cards are medicine as well as useful and practical. I just love this one!

  10. What a fun technique to try and the color and layering are so balanced.

  11. Great colors and I love your bold leaf placement . Both stamp sets are keepers and you put them to good use !

  12. Stunning…color-blocking is always such a statement and again, the KING is in the house – you ROCK my friend!

  13. Your cool ideas always fascinate me, Brian. Fussy cutting half the leaf is such a “Wow!” The layering and clean lines – perfection!

  14. Another masterpiece…Also, this was by far my favorite Blog Hop…so much talent in this group!

  15. Brian, you are the “King” of layers and bold images that just grab your attention! Great card!

  16. You’re right, Brian, clean and modern. I love the trim job you gave the leaf. What a stunning way to showcase it!

  17. Great card once again, Brian. I love the bold color-blocking and the large maple leaf that make up this graphic card. Just perfect.

  18. Hi Brian! What a bold card – I was struck immediately! When I first saw this – I didn’t even realize that you had fussy cut any of that leaf! Which is why it always pays to read the blog! Thank you for your kind comments!

  19. In love with this card! High on my list of faves. xoxo

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