SNEAK PEEK at Wonderful Year

I adore beautiful fonts and bold paper patterns – you know that about me.  It was just a matter of time before this GORGEOUS sentiment from Wonderful Year would meet the GORGEOUS page from Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper.  Together, they are perfection.  Here’s my card:Wonderful Year, Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

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  • Wonderful Year and Candy Cane Lane.  How perfect are these new products together?  The sentiments in Wonderful Year and beautifully bold and grand.  I just love the “graffiti” style of this sentiment.  While the set also includes great accents and coordinating sentiments, I left this bold greeting to fend for itself.  It holds its own beautifully, don’t you think?
    Wonderful Year, Stampin' Up!

    Wonderful Year, Stampin’ Up!

    Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!

    Candy Cane Lane, Stampin’ Up!

  • Stamping the Band.  The sentiment is stamped straight up and down on a long strip of Whisper White cardstock.  After I stamped the sentiment, I glued it (at an angle) to a rectangle panel of candy cane striped paper.  I then snipped the Whisper White paper along the edge of the striped paper.  So easy!  After that, I layered that panel with Real Red and glued it down to a Crumb Cake card base to finish an easy project that might look a bit complicated.
  • Color Combination.  I adore the colors in the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper – Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Real Red and Whisper White.  Does it get more beautiful than that?  This page of paper informed the colors I used on the rest of the card – thank you, Stampin’ Up! for the inspiration.  If you also like this combination of colors, feel free to save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White

Stamp Sets:  Wonderful Year  Papers:  Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White  Inks:  Real Red

Wonderful Year, Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

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  1. Love this simple yet elegant card Brian! Thanks for the inspiration ?

  2. Love it on the diagonal, BK. Fabulous font!

  3. This is one of my favorite stamp sets! I love this card ! ?

  4. I love the diagonal cut of the card and you’re right about this DSP having a perfect color combo . The great font of the sentiment just makes this card pop. Thanks for the tips on how you put it together.

  5. Love how you used the Candy Cane Lane DSP. Card is terrific!

  6. Wow!! So simple to make, but it really packs a punch!! I love it!!

  7. I like candy canes and this is a perfect candy cane card ! Such fun !
    I agree on the font and the sentiment is great ! The Crumb Cake makes it more modern .
    This is a good mass production card !

  8. Great card that looks more complicated, but thanks to your directions it would be easy to reproduce. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Lova lova lova Brian! Perfection all the way around!

  10. Oh Brian, Brian, Brian – You’ve done it yet again! This would be a fabulous design for those who make tons of Christmas cards for friends and family. Simple yet it carries a huge impact. Just a beautiful example of less is more. I love it.

  11. Love this card design! You’re just the coolest! I’m pretty much “in love” with your lovely card, thanks so much for being the world’s best card designer! Happy weekend to you!

  12. Ooooo, my friend love your card , your just to good ,
    Tfs, I have 15 Christmas cards I have to make for a friend , and your ideas are wonderful and inspiring,
    Hugs Frenchie

  13. Chris R. from Iowa

    Sweet card! I, too, love the colors in this suite. That is sort of funny since I adore green. Who else has a dark Hunter green house, 2 dark green Camry’s and a dark green Silverado truck? When we moved in the neighbors asked if we always matched our vehicles to the house. Honestly, we had not even really realized all was dark green. Anyway, sweet card and I love how you did the sentiment!

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