Sending Love for the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop

It’s time for another Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop – if you aren’t starting the hop here, then you probably just arrived from Australia where you visited with my amazingly talented friend, Louise Sharp at She’s amazing!  The Be Inspired Design Team is a newly formed group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the world who are excited to share our projects with you.  I’m honored to be a part of this group of talented stampers.

Sending Love Suite, Stampin' Up!Today’s Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop features projects from Stampin’ Up!’s Sending Love Suite of Products.  While the papers and stamps and embellishments and ribbons have a Valentine’s Day appeal, they can be used throughout the  year for almost any occasion.  To see all of these items in my online store, click here. For my blog hop project, I chose to showcase the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack, the Sending Love Glassine Sheets and a couple of other great items from Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Occasions Catalog and 2017 Sale-a-Bration brochure. Here’s my card:

Suite Sentiments, Tasty Trucks, Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Papers. I love patterned papers, but I really love working with Designer Series Paper Stacks.  Not only are the 6″ x 6″ pages easy to work with, but you get more patterns to work with – and more patterns of each.  This pack of paper is unique – there are 6 sheets of 8 double-sided designs – and each design features Real Red and Whisper White.  While many pages feature hearts, they can certainly be used throughout the year. Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingI also featured the Sending Love Glassine Sheets on my card today. Not only did I frame the top layer of the card with a panel of the sweet glassine sheets, but I added two sweet banners with the translucent paper.

    Sending Love Glassine Sheets, Stampin' Up!

    Sending Love Glassine Sheets, Stampin’ Up!

  • Suite Sentiments. I can’t say it enough (and I’ve said it many times) – Suite Sentiments is an amazing stamp set.  It’s my favorite set in the entire catalog – I really like the variety of sentiments, but I love how perfectly they pair with the other suites in the Occasions Catalog (did you notice that each suite is represented?), so they will work with sets I already have!  I love the combination of fonts in this “hoping your day is perfect” sentiment – modern, fresh and fun.

    Suite Sentiments, Stampin' Up!

    Suite Sentiments, Stampin’ Up!

  • Something Sweet.  OK, so I love this sentiment, and I love this bright, cheery paper and these soft, translucent glassine sheets.  While my card felt happy and cherry, it needed something else to pull everything together.  The addition of a teeny-tiny cupcake from the Tasty Trucks stamp set (a Sale-a-Bration offering) gave me just what I needed!  I stamped it with Archival Basic Black and used a Blender Pen to colored the cupcake with Real Red and Crumb Cake ink.  Sometime, the little touches can be REALLY little.  🙂Suite Sentiments, Tasty Trucks, Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

I’m so glad you stopped by and hope you like my fun card. I also hope you’ll continue the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop to see more projects that I’m sure you’ll love. The next stop is my super-fun Canadian friend, Allison Okamitsu at Nice People Stamp. Click on the banner below to continue through the hop:

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In case you get off-track at any point during the hop, here’s a listing of all the participants in this hop:

Suite Sentiments, Tasty Trucks, Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingStamp Sets: Suite Sentiments, Tasty Trucks Papers: Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack, Crumb Cake, Sending Love Glassine Sheets, Whisper White  Inks: Archival Basic Black, Real Red, Crumb Cake Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

It’s Sale-a-Bration time! Between January 4 and March 31, you can earn exclusive Sale-a-Bration products with every $50 you spend on the products you already want. Does it get any better than that?!

To learn more about Sale-a-Bration and other ways you can win big during Sale-a-Bration, click here.

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  1. This is wonderful Brian! What a great way to use the glassine sheets. Clever.

  2. Love your card, Brian. It’s Perfect!

  3. Been looking for a way to use glassine sheets. Thanks for the inspiration. Great card.

  4. Fabulous card! Love the crumb cake and glassine with the real red polka dots. Genius!!!!

  5. What a great way to use the glassine sheets…very clever! Really like your card. TFS

  6. Love that baby cupcake !!! Thank you for perking me up to those teenie tiny cute things in that stamp set . Yes, I am impressed with the use of the glassine sheet because that`s clever BUT that cupcake did it for me !!
    Like this card !

  7. Classic and the wee cupcake is the perfect touch!

  8. Chris R. from Iowa

    Cute and just perfect for my birthday card except the red polka dotted part needs to be green for St. Patrick’s Day! Just kidding, well, no really my birthday is 3/17! I love the little cupcake and it would look so cute on the envelope as well.

  9. The cupcake and the way you put several sets together is great! Good idea for the glassine sheets.

  10. Great card Brian and, needless to say, the perfect touch is the little cupcake. Love it.

  11. Perfect example of using this paper for non Valentine cards. The Suite Sentiments stamp set will change most theme DSP from its original intent. It has such a great variety of stamps!

  12. Very nice card, Brian! Beautiful as always! 🙂
    And the little Cupcake makes the ball round (as we say in Germany) ♡

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