SNEAK PEEK: Super Duper for GDP068

The Global Design Project team is CASE’ing a card by the super-talented Jess Williams, and we’re inviting all of you to play along.  Jess has given us a great project to inspire us – and I had a lot of fun using new products to make my card.  Sweet and simple, it’s a perfect way to say “Happy Birthday!”.  Here’s my card that features Super Duper, a new stamp set from the upcoming Occasions Catalog and the Balloon Pop-up Thinlits.  Here’s my card:

Super Duper, Ballon Pop-Up Thinlits, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP068And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

GDP068Jess’ card is a beautiful combination of kraft, Night of Navy and Watermelon Wonder.  The unique layout is a standout, too.  Not only did I CASE (Copy and Share Everything) the primary colors Jess used, but I was inspired by the balloon theme and, in a round about way, the layout.  What fun!

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

    • Super Duper.  The new Super Duper stamp set is such a fun set.  I adore this huge, modern birthday sentiment I used on this card.  It doesn’t just say “happy birthday” – this one says “HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!”  I love the modern lines that adorn the big sentiment.  I can’t think of a lot of reasons to use the Super Duper sentiment, but I love it and can’t wait to make a pretty card with it.  🙂  Check out the other images and sentiments in this fun, new set:
      Super Duper, Stampin' Up!

      Super Duper, Stampin’ Up!

      I mean, really!  How adorable is this set?!  It’s totally super duper.  🙂

    • Building the Balloon.  This fun, polka-dot balloon and the coordinating string were cropped with the new Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies and the Balloon Bouquet Punch.  Before I tell you how I built this fun balloon, I want you to take a look at this amazing Stampin’ Up! video that shows the many, many uses of the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits:

      Here’s how I built this festive balloon:

      • Punched the large balloon from the Balloon Bouquet punch with Whisper White card stock.
      • Cropped the polka-dot balloon from the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits with Night of Navy cardstock.
      • I glued the Night of Navy (dotted) Balloon on top of the Whisper White (solid) balloon.
      • I cropped the polka-dot balloon from the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits with Watermelon Wonder cardstock.
      • I glued a couple of the polka-dots into the Night of Navy balloon.Super Duper, Ballon Pop-Up Thinlits, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP068
    • Celebratory Color Combo.  I love the colors in Jess’ card, the inspiration for my project.  I love the combination of the dark, rich Night of Navy with the bright joy of Watermelon Wonder.  Together, they are perfectly grounded by the grit of the Kraft cardstock.  I adore the combination and used a fun, retro page of Carried Away Designer Series Paper – one of the items you can earn with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration.  If you like this combination, too, feel free to save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Watermelon Wonder, Night of Navy, Kraft

Stamp Sets:  Super Duper  Papers:  Carried Away Designer Series Paper, Kraft, Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White  Inks:  Night of Navy  Accessories:  Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

The Occasions Catalog and the three-month-long Sale-a-Bration event start this week.  Can’t wait!

I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. I’m loving the Super Duper stamp set. Your card is very fun but CAS as well. I love the sentiment and that DSP. It all makes a really cute card. Have a great day.

  2. Super, duper card for sure! The colors are wonderful together. Love the layout.

  3. love the card, and thanks for explaining how you did the balloon

  4. This card is nice. I love the balloon. Thanks for sharing.

  5. What an adorable card, Brian! Great CAS-ing and loving this set…enabler! LOL!

  6. Hi Brian:

    Been missing you terribly the past week. Love this card – I think it’s perfectly masculine and I have such a hard time making a masculine card! The Happy Birthday message is one of the best I have ever seen. Once I catch up from our trip I need to sit down and take a good look at the Occasions catalog so I don’t miss out on all the great stuff.

  7. Jennifer Spiller

    Super cute!!!

  8. Very fun! Love the inlaid balloon idea and your red background paper.

  9. Chris R. from Iowa

    Bright and happy card! I really like that Happy Birthday stamp. I totally missed it when looking at the catalog. This card is perfect for male or female and any age. Talk about starting the new year off right!

  10. Great colors ! Like your balloon with it`s layers .That balloon string is a great addition of the Kraft color !! This would be a cute card layout to make in different colors .
    Wowie on that sentiment ! I really like it and just did not notice it in the catty . !

  11. Party on! You really know how to make that birthday stamp and balloons sing!

  12. Well your card is Super Duper! Love your spotty balloon coming up from above the sentiment. xo

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