Best Fishes with my Club Members

Earlier this week, I shared one of the projects I made with my local club – if you missed it, you can see that project here.  Today, is another project I made with them.  I LOVE the colors featured in this strip of GORGEOUS By the Shore Designer Series Paper, and the adorable fish makes me so happy.  Here’s my card:

Jar of Love, By the Shore Designer Series Paper, Everyday Jars Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Jar of Love.  The Jar of Love was an instant classic and a favorite for so many.  The bundle includes LOTS of versatile images and Framelits for almost every image in the set.  While the bundle stand on its own (it’s worth every penny of the bundle’s price), you are in for a world of excitement when you see how some of the sets in the Holiday Catalog are designed to pair with this awesome bundle – there are incredible Christmas and Halloween sets that will make you say, “Gee!  I wish I had that bundle!”  Here’s a look at this amazing bundle:

    Jar of Love Photopolymer Bundle, Stampin' Up!

    Jar of Love Photopolymer Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

  • The Color Controversy.  As soon as I passed around the pieces of this card during my club last week, I knew that someone would think I’d made a mistake when cutting the components of the card.  I love when my predictions are right.  Sure enough, I heard, “Oops!  This piece is Whisper White, but the rest of the card is Very Vanilla.”  Yes, I made the unlikely and not predictable decision to feature a white jar on a vanilla base.  I just couldn’t see the jar as vanilla – and I wanted to pop it up without having to double-layer it (thanks again, Stampin’ Up!, for the Thick Whisper White cardstock!).  The white and vanilla elements don’t overlap because of the Calypso Coral circle around the jar, so I think we’re good here.
  • Crisp Colors.  While this gorgeous strip of By the Shore Designer Series Paper also includes Mint Macaron, I’ve pulled Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim and Soft Sky into the other elements of this card.  If you like this combination of colors as much as I do, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim, Soft Sky

Stamp Sets:  Jar of Love  Papers:  By the Shore Designer Series Paper, Dapper Denim, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, Thick Whisper White  Inks:  Calypso Coral, Archival Basic Gray, Dapper Denim, Soft Sky  Accessories:  Everyday Jars Framelits Dies, Layering Circles Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals

BONUS PICTURES!  Here are my wonderful and excited club members with their Best Fishes cards:

Jar of Love, By the Shore Designer Series Paper, Everyday Jars Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingI wanted in on the fun, too!

Jar of Love, By the Shore Designer Series Paper, Everyday Jars Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingThanks for stopping by today!


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Thoughtful Branches.  For a limited time (August 2 – August 31), customers can now order the AMAZING Thoughtful Branches bundle – if you don’t have it yet, you definitely want it.  To read more about this incredible, new bundle, CLICK HERE.

Thoughtful Branches samples

2016 World Card Making Day Event – November 4 (Friday before On Stage in Atlanta).  For the fourth year in a row, Pam Morris and I are hosting a World Card Making Day in Atlanta for our demonstrator friends.  This year, we are hosting the amazing event on November 4 (a month after World Card Making Day) to coordinate with the Stampin’ Up!-sponsored event that will be there the following day.  We’d love for you to join us!  To read more about the event and register, CLICK HERE.


  1. Darling card. The crowning touch was seeing everyone proudly sharing their work!

  2. I loved seeing your friends showing off their work…and rightly so, Brian! Your sweet little fish in that jar rocks {love the diagonal layers, too}.

  3. That is one cute card, Brian. I love the color combo and the diagonal strip of DSP, plus jar fish bowl. Your club members look very pleased with their work.

  4. Hi Brian:

    You are 100% absolutely right about this bundle. The stamps are great for any occasion and having the dies to go with it is the frosting on the cake. I have it and believe me, it was worth every penny and more. I also do love that lots of stuff in the Holiday catty fits right in with it. You did your usual fabulous card for us today and your stamping group looks like a ton of fun. Love seeing the photos!

  5. Just love your BEST FISHES card!! So adorable!

  6. Fun card. Love the fun stripe too!

  7. Love seeing all those happy faces!

    At first glance of this set, I thought I have a retired set of jars…soooooo happy with the decision to get the new one. It’s so versatile, I just love it, and this small one is just too cute! The accessories in the set coordinate perfectly. Brian your choice of colors is so FUN!

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