SNEAK PEEK – Crafting Forever (Day Two)

Yesterday, I shared the first of a handful of posts I’m sharing with Stampin’ Up!’s brand new Crafting Forever stamp set.  I was thrilled to reveal projects I made with this stamp set at Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage event in Savannah, and I’m excited to share them with you, too.  If you missed yesterday’s “Just a Note” project, you can see it here.  Here’s my card:

Crafting Forever, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Housework Whenever.  I just adore this sentiment that houses the namesake of this stamp set – “Crafting Forever!  Housework Whenever.”  How brilliant is that?!  I split this sentiment between the background panel of the card and the Smoky Slate band of cardstock – note that the fun sentiment is on pale blue, while the not-fun sentiment is on gray.  Intentional?  Maybe.  this stamp set is filled with little gems – I included the images of the stamp, twine and scissors in the background of the card as a fun reference.

    Crafting Forever stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

    Crafting Forever stamp set, Stampin’ Up!, Brian King

  • No DSP?!?  If you want to see Brian King sweat a little bit, ask him to showcase some new product on stage and then refuse to give him some new Designer Series Paper to play with.  I was encouraged to use only products that were carrying forward into the new catalog (none of the DSP), so I only had inks and cardstock to work with.  What to do?  I just created my own designs with cardstock.  Not only did I create a pattern in the background by stamping the images in Pool Party ink on Pool Party cardstock, but I created a band of stripes across the card front with Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White.
  • Crisp Color Combo.  I love a challenge.  How can I use Pumpkin Pie and keep is FAR AWAY from a Halloween card?  Pool Party is not a Halloween shade, so I started there.  Bright orange paired so well with pale blue.  I added pale gray to tone down those shades a bit and love the combination.  If you like this combination, too, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Smoky Slate

Stamp Sets:  Crafting Forever  Papers:  Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Thick Whisper White  Inks:  Pool Party  Accessories:  Archival Basic Black, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I can’t wait for you to have this set – don’t you think it’s awesome?!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Shop Now button

Retiring List.  Stampin’ Up!’s retiring list was announced this past week – you can see all the items that will soon go away here:

IN WITH THE OLD & IN WITH THE NEW.  In conjunction with the Retiring List, I’m excited to share my very own promotion from now until the middle of May.  When you spend at least $50 with me and add your order to the current Hostess Code (TF2V6MNU), I’ll happily send you:

  • A printed copy of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog (I send them to all of my current customers) AND
  • A Free Product from the Upcoming Annual Catalog.  I’ll send you an incredible, new accessory from the upcoming catalog when it’s released in June.  While I can’t yet tell you what it is, I’ll tell you it’s valued at $5, and you’ll love it!

If your order is over $150, I hope you’ll use all of the Host Rewards you’ve earned.  Otherwise, I’d love for you to add your order to the current Hostess Code (TF2V6MNU).




  1. Margaret Dougherty

    If we don’t ink up the “whe” in “whenever,” we create “housework never.” Just sayin’.

  2. Simple design . . . the best sentiment ever!

  3. This card is awesome. You rocked the color combination. I will save that.

  4. Jennifer Spiller

    Such a fun card!!!

  5. Great card! I love the color combo and the background – the sentiment is spot on?

  6. I think this is probably going to be one of the most popular stamp sets ever – kind of like Lovely As A Tree. It’s going to be a ton of fun to play with and I wish I had paid more attention to that saying when I was younger. LOL Thanks for sharing Brian, you have no idea how much your genius is appreciated!

  7. Chris R. from Iowa

    I bet your deodorant while on stage worked just fine. Your heart might have skipped a beat but boy you pulled it together just fine and dandy with your own background DSP! Who knows you may be their next designer. Great story and card!

  8. I really like your background creation !! Color combo is good too !
    It is going to be fun playing with this set !

  9. Love this card! Cindy Brophy just left from 3 days of card making!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *