Basket Bunch for GDP080

The CASE the Designer challenges at Global Design Project are my favorites.  We have selected a past project from a designer and then create a project that CASE’s (Copy and Share Everything) their work.  Inspiration can be pulled from the layout, the colors, the theme, the images, the sentiments – must I go on?  I’m happy to be CASE’ing my Australian bestie, Louise Sharp.  Here’s my card that features the Basket Bunch bundle – just in time for Easter:

Basket Bunch, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP080, Easter cardAnd here’s the banner for the challenge (with Louise’s adorable card) that inspired my card:

GDP080I was inspired by the layout of Louise’s card – what a sweet way to showcase this small barrow of flowers!  I was also inspired by the small tag sentiment and her soft colors – particularly the soft blue backdrop.

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Did you see that Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper has been added to the list of items we can earn with a purchase of $50 during Sale-a-Bration?!  What great news!  I love this Pool Party paper with the white grids.  It’s so fresh and fun!  While the grids run straight up and down on the paper, I cut into a panel of paper to force them to be at a diagonal – it’s a lot easier to center a panel of diagonal squares.  🙂  The pale blue adds a lovely backdrop for this fun Easter card.  While I featured the Pool Party and Whisper White page, here’s a look at all the other pages of this paper and the colors represented in the pack of papers:   Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper Stack, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Basket Bunch.  If you are excited to make adorable, fun projects for Easter, then the Basket Bunch is for you!  What an adorable mix of sweet bunnies, bitty chicks and beautiful flowers.  There are peeps and chocolate bunnies and many, many eggs.  These Basket Builder Framelits Dies are perfectly paired with the stamps, and there are some great Thinlits in there, too.  The patch of grass has so many great uses, and the three eggs can be used for beautiful and sophisticated projects.  This set is super-flexible for either cute or beautiful projects.

    Basket Bunch Bundle, Stampin' Up!

    Basket Bunch Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

  • Perfect Layering.  The bundle of Framelits and Thinlits include a beautifully detailed basket base and three super-sweet eggs.  There’s a Thinlit die and a Framelit die for each shape.  So that the items would layer perfectly in the basket without appearing in the background of the other shapes, I cropped the Thinlits with colored cardstock and the Framelits with Whisper White.  Because the outside shapes are exactly the same, it was really easy to glue the colored pieces on top of the white.

Stamp Sets:  Basket Bunch  Papers:  Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper, Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Whisper White  Inks:  Archival Basic Black  Accessories:  Basket Builder Framelits Dies, Classic Label Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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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NO LONGER AVAILABLE.  Sale-a-Bration items have always been offered on a “while supplies last” basis.  You waited…and that’s OK…but two of the Sale-a-Bration items are no longer available.  🙁

  • The Card Tin SOLD OUT on March 7, 2017.
  • The 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack SOLD OUT on March 19, 2017
  • The Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder SOLD OUT on March 23, 2017.
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  1. Such a sweet card Brian, love your color combo.

  2. I love how you kept the look clean. The touch of grass from behind is a wonderful idea!

  3. So super sweet!!!

  4. Brian I really love your card. What do you call it when you case a case, case squared? Whatever you call it I’m going to be doing that. Great job

  5. This is just the sweetest card Brian. I love the soft colors but best of all that you used the grass die for the band. You are such a clever cutie my friend. My little great niece would go ga ga over this card. Thanks for always sharing your talents with us.

  6. Hi Brian
    I love your card and the color combination. Just wondering if the grass is really Mint Macaron and not Pear Pizzaz. Thanks, Dawn

    • You are right, Dawn. I intended to use Pear Pizzazz and apparently reached for Mint Macaron. Thanks for pointing that out.

      • Hi Brian
        I just love everything about your card and I want to case it for Easter! Thanks for reassuring me that my eyes were not playing tricks!
        Thanks, Dawn

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