A Paisley Thanksgiving for the Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for August 2016.  We are thankful you stopped by.  This month we are featuring projects using our favorite Stampin’ Up! cutting tools. There are so many wonderful punches, framelits and edgelits available that help make papercrafting more detailed and fun!

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.

A Paisley Thanksgiving

I’m thrilled with Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Holiday Catalog – what an amazing selection of products that are sure to make you smile.  Since this blog hop is focusing on cutting tools, I created a project that showcases a gorgeous new Thinlits Die (from the Paisley Framelits Dies) – multiple cutouts are set around a Layering Ovals Framelits Dies in beautiful, Fall colors.  Here’s my project:

Paisleys & Posies, Paisley Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Paisleys & Posies Bundle.  You are going to LOVE the new Paisleys & Posies Bundle.  While the die I used to create this border around the sentiment is not, in fact, a paisley print, it pairs perfectly with the gorgeous paisley prints and sweet sentiments in the set.  Think of all the ways you can use these images in different color combinations to create cards for any occasion!  Check out all the amazing products available in this incredible bundle:
    Paisleys & Posies Bundle, Stampin' Up!

    Paisleys & Posies Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

    Paisleys & Posies, Stampin' Up!

    Paisleys & Posies, Stampin’ Up!

    Paisley Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!

    Paisley Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Up!

  • Assembling the cutouts.  All eight of these cropped leaves extend from behind the large oval with the beautiful sentiment.  It would be difficult to line up all those leaves behind the focal oval – so I didn’t attach them to that oval at all.  Instead, I cropped a smaller oval and glue the leaves to that oval.  I glued that to the card front and then popped up the larger, sentiment oval with Stampin’ Dimensionals:Paisleys & Posies, Paisley Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Color Combination for Fall.  These three colors scream “Fall” to me – it’s a soft scream and not a loud one (who needs that kind of noise?).  It softly screams “Fall”.  If you like these colors, too, feel free to save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede

Stamp Sets:  Paisleys & Posies  Papers:  Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, Whisper White  Inks:  Whisper White Craft Ink  Accessories:  White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Layering Ovals Framelits, Paisley Framelits Dies, 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. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  4. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  5. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  6. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  7. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  10. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  11. Brian King at Stamp with Brian   <——-YOU ARE HERE
  12. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  13. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  14. Jackie Diediker at Stampin Jackie
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  19. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  21. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  22. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  23. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  24. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine



  1. What a modern and cool color combination and I love that little die cut leaf (woo hoo for new products) creating a “wreath” behind the sentiment.

  2. Just so beautiful, Brian. Thanks for sharing how you layered the leaves too–wouldn’t have thought that at all :0) The colors are super and work so well together too.

  3. Great card, Brian. Love those dies.

  4. Really nice card, Brian. Way to go!

  5. I’m a little upset with you…now I HAVE to have that bundle. I love everything about this from the color combo to the wreath effect.

  6. Great card! I love the tip about adding the leaves on an oval first. Thanks!!!

  7. Love the leaves and the color combo….so awesome! (Like you!)

  8. Love how you framed your sentiment with the leaves and alternated the leaf color! Great card!

  9. What an “out of the park” beautiful card Brian. AND the color combination is one I never, ever would have considered until today when I saw it on your blog. I can’t tell you enough times how amazingly talented and artistic you are. I so appreciate all your efforts on our behalf. Thank you.

  10. Great card and love the tip for using a smaller oval underneath……I’ll be using that idea for multiple shapes!

  11. Oh my Gosh! You continue to amaze me with your cards! Love , love, love how you used the dies! Such a clean and classic card! Thanks for sharing your talent!

  12. OMG I totally gasped out loud when I saw this card! I love it, it’s just perfect. Colors, layout, cool trick, it has it all.

  13. Everything about this card is gorgeous! Love that you gave us a behind the scenes peek at the assembly…had an “ahhhhhhhh” moment!

  14. You’ve gone and done it again, my friend. You’ve given me an excuse to get yet another bundle. Hmm. Love it!

  15. Stunning! I thumbed through the new holiday catty twice and didn’t notice the beautiful framelit you used. Wow, another bundle for the wish list.

  16. WAIT, WHAT? Did a double take on the cropped leaves… just WOW!

  17. WOW!! Brian, this is gorgeous, from the colors you used to the layout, just a lovely, elegant card.
    The sentiment is amazing, so perfect for the quick approaching Holiday Season.
    Thank you for sharing.

  18. Thankful, grateful, blessed – and inspired. You always this out of the box Brian and never fail and executing gorgeousness. Love this. xo

  19. *think
    P.S – I’m hopeless.
    P.P.S – I love it

  20. Such a clever way to use that gorgeous leaf, Brian!! Spectacular!

  21. Love how you created the wreath with the leaf die, Brian! Great color combination, too!

  22. You’re always so innovative Brian, love this set-up and color combo.

  23. Simply stunning… a very handsome card!

  24. Love how you used the die cut to frame your sentiment. Colors do have a nice soft shout out for Fall… which cannot come soon enough for me!!

  25. Love your card and color combo. I will be casing you for sure. My bundle will be here on Tuesday. Can’t wait. Thanks!

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