Paper-Piecing with Beautiful You for GDP069

I’ve reached for Suite Sayings so many times over the past year (it first debuted in Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Occasions Catalog).  I love these beautiful sentiment and the fonts used to create them.  A while back, I shared that “Success looks good on you” was the only sentiment I hadn’t used, and I set a goal to finally ink it up.  Today’s the day!  The gold-silver combination at Global Design Project (the gold is really Delightful Dijon) screams “success!” to me, so the sentiment was a perfect fit.  Here’s my card:

Beautiful You, Suite Sayings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP069

And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

GDP069Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Paper-Piecing with Beautiful You.  Paper-piecing is an easy way to use scraps of paper to give scraps of paper a starring role on a projects.  How does paper-piercing work?  It’s simple.  I stamped this stylish woman from Beautiful You on a piece of Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack and again on this panel of Whisper White.  I snipped her image from the Delightful Dijon piece of Serene Scenery and then glued it on top of the one in Whisper White.  How easy is that?  Paper-piecing is best with images that are designed with chunky lines or sketchy lines because those stamped images are easiest to snip.Beautiful You, Suite Sayings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP069
  • Did you Know?  The silver panel in the background of this card comes from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack.  Because the Neutral Color Family is two colors shy of the other color families (because of Whisper White and Very Vanilla).  To make it up to us, Stampin’ Up! added pages of Silver and Gold.  They aren’t foil pages, but they have a shimmer to them.  What a great bonus for a stack of papers that are already an essential in your crafting arsenal.

    Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack, Stampin' Up!

    Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack, Stampin’ Up!

  • Gold, Blue, Silver.  At some point over the past several months, I began a crazy love affair with Delightful Dijon.  The Holiday Catalog introduced me to my passion for this deep, rich yellow that contains a lot of gold and a touch of brown.  The gold side of Delightful Dijon comes in handy for this week’s Global Design Project color challenge because it’s paired with Silver and a Free Choice color.  While there are so many great options for a rich, regal project, I couldn’t be happier than with how well Island Indigo plays with the other two.  If you like this combination, too, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Delightful Dijon, Island Indigo, Silver

Stamp Sets:  Beautiful You, Suite Sayings  Papers:  Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack, Island Indigo, Delightful Dijon, Neutrals Designer Series Paper, Whisper White  Inks:  Whisper White Craft Ink, Archival Basic Black  Accessories:  White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, Stampin’ DimensionalsBeautiful You, Suite Sayings, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP069

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. Very clever paper piecing and so well done. Great card!

  2. Island Indigo looks fantastic with these colours Brian! Very clever.

  3. I have to admit this color combo is outside my comfort zone, but this card looks great. You know just how to put them together to make them look perfect.

  4. Do you have a machine that does your fussy cutting Brian or do you do it by hand?! Lol You’re the snipping Master, I keep forgetting it’s all in the squint! Love this card, you’re so clever! xo

  5. Love the polka dot dress and snipping. Reminds me of Pretty Woman!

  6. As always, impressed by your many layers!

  7. Amazing fussy cutting Brian, perfect layers, you are the master, my dear.
    Thank you for the color combination charts, I would never have thought of this one.
    Beautiful card!!

  8. Beautiful!!!

  9. Brian this sentiment is perfect for you, from where I sit, your stampin up business is a big success and it looks great on you!

  10. Love, love, love this one Brian! I would not have known you paper pieced it if you hadn’t told me. I thought it was the stamp itself. Just fabulous.

  11. Neat card ! Love the polka dots !! Your liking of DD is interesting . I have pulled it out more lately also !! Being a bit of a Conspiracy Theory person …..Have you noticed how much YELLOW is in commercials lately ???? You said GREEN is the latest ….but I wonder ???????

  12. Very nice card Brian, love the paper-piercing !

  13. Brian – this is my new favorite card. So very polished and perfect!

  14. Fabulous Card Brian and it goes so well with that sentiment

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