Welcome Words for the April Pals Blog Hop

2016badge-blackberryWelcome to the Pals Blog Hop for April 2016.  We are thankful you stopped by!  This month we are featuring projects that are all about our families. This is a great time of year to think about what to make for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or upcoming graduations. And, family vacations are just around the corner… how would you want to remember those special family moments? We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Congratulations on Your New Home

What a special moment it is to move into your first home to create or build a family!  Families share wonderful experiences and amazing transitions together, but moving and settling into a new home can be stressful (is that an understatement?).  For today’s family-themed blog hop, I thought a lovely, handmade card would be a great way to celebrate a family’s transition into their new home.  Here’s the card I made:

Bravo, Welcome Words, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Housewarming Card

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Welcome Words and Bravo.  I just love these three little houses from Welcome Words – there are only three, but I stamped them three times to create a beautiful row of homes.  By coloring them with different, non-traditional colors, these homes are whimsical and inviting.  All nine of these little homes line up perfectly on top of this “congratulations” from the Bravo photopolymer stamps set.  You should have seen the smile on my face when I realized how perfectly these two stamp sets came together.  🙂  Here’s a peek at these two photopolymer stamp sets:
    Welcome Words, Stampin' Up!

    Welcome Words, Stampin’ Up!

    Bravo, Stampin' Up!

    Bravo, Stampin’ Up!

  • Sweet Color Combination.  When you want soft and sweet, there’s nothing like the combination of Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky and Pink Pirouette.  Add in a touch of bright Daffodil Delight, and you’ve got a perfectly sweet color combination.  These houses are perfect in these wonderful colors, and they all look wonderful against the backdrop of hearts on Wisteria Wonder.  If you like this combination, too, feel free to save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette
  • Don’t forget the Envelope!  When you create your very own card, it’s super-easy to coordinate the envelope with the card.  I stamped the same three houses on the front corner of the envelope and left them uncolored.  The image gives the recipient a hint at what’s inside the envelope without giving away too much.  Such an easy way to add a special touch!Bravo, Welcome Words, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Housewarming Card

Stamp Sets:  Welcome Words, Bravo  Papers:  Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, Basic Black, Have a Cuppa Designer Series paper Stack, Whisper White  Inks:  Archival Basic Black, Stampin’ Write Markers (Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky) Accessories:  Banner punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thanks for visiting. 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! 


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  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  3. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  4. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  5. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  6. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  7. Brian King at Stamp with Brian  <—-YOU ARE HERE!
  8. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin
  10. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  11. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  12. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  13. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  14. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  15. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  16. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  19. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  20. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  21. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  22. Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com
  23. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  24. Karen Zaring Browning at Karen Zaring Browning
  25. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  26. Debbie Crowley at Expressivley Deb

Spring One-for-One Card Swap, hosted by Brian King


  1. Brain, What a beautiful color combination , great!!

  2. Love this card – the houses are terrific.

  3. The houses are darling and making me think I need that stamp set


  4. “It’s takes a village” to show off all these sweet pastels!

  5. OMG! Love everything about this Brian!

  6. Love the stamped envelope. Always one of my favorite things to do. Great card. I always struggle with new home cards.

  7. Nancy Iverson in Colorado

    Brian, your creative eye never ceases to amaze me. You have taken a stamp set that I have passed by so many times and you have seen great uses for it. You are a real talent! You are tke King! Love this card!

    Nancy in Colorado

  8. Great card… and timely, too. I have a Welcome to the Neighborhood card to make but I totally missed this stamp set with the houses in it. Love the chimney smoke!

  9. Brian Love the card. You strike again with the over looked.

  10. Oh Brian – this card is outstanding! The color combo is fantastic but what you did with it is just plain gorgeous! Again, you used a stamp set I glossed over and had to go back and look at once I saw this card. Anyone would be grateful to receive it and getting a card when you move into a new place, whether a house or an apartment, gives you a moment of joy among the craziness of settling into a new place. I love it!

  11. Fantastic card Brian! I love this idea. Great colours too.

  12. Brian…I thought, what set is that….absolutely love, love, love this card and the colors are perfect!

  13. I really do want to grow up to be you!!! Beautiful color combo and card 🙂

  14. What is NOT to love about this card? Those colors!! Those little banners!! Thanks for sharing your talent, Brian!

  15. What a delightful card, Brian! Those colorful houses remind me homes I saw on the shores of Aruba. Their homes are all lined up, close together, and so colorful! Many yellows, blues, greens and yes, even lavenders. I love the Wisteria Wonder base and paper too! Wonderful!

  16. Love the purple..hoping for more DSP with purples in new catty…great coloring, too!

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  18. Love Love this card Brian!

  19. Great colors, perfect card to celebrate a new home

  20. Brian, great card and interpretation of the families theme. After all, the home is the heart of the family. Speaking of hearts, I love the heart coming from the fireplaces. Super sweet detail. I, too, have overlooked this stamp set like so many others.

  21. I adore that sweet line of little houses and the pastel colors look so beautiful. You used one of my favorite shades of purple for this fabulous card.

  22. Adorable card Brian. It makes me happy.

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