SNEAK PEEK – At Home with You for FMS288

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Today’s card showcases an amazing, new bundle from Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Annual Catalog – At Home with You.  There’s a big and beautiful door with all the fixin’s for any occasion.  As you dress this door up for every holiday, it takes on a life of its own.  Such a great bundle.  Here’s a card I made for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge:

At Home with You, At Home Framelits, Mixed Borders, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS288

And here’s the banner for Jen Mitchell’s Freshly Made Sketches sketch that inspired my card:


Here’s a fun video that Stampin’ Up! produced to showcase this amazing bundle:

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  • At Home with You Bundle.  I stamped the door on Wood Textures Designer Series Paper with Early Espresso ink – what an easy way to create a beautiful texture on this door!  This paper stack is really amazing!Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingI then cropped the door outline with the door Framelits from the At Home with You Framelits – there’s a die to also crop the opened door, but I didn’t do that on this card.  I also cropped the windows with a Thinlit included in the bundle.  I cropped the door outline again on Thick Whisper White and then glued the door to the white cardstock.  Easy!  just look at all the options with these Framelits and stamps:

    At Home with You Bundle, Stampin' Up!

    At Home with You Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

  • I Simply Adore You, Mixed Borders.  Did you catch the “big funny” in my card?  Yes, it’s a door.  Yes, it says “I simply adore you.”  Say that slowly, you’ll begin to laugh uncontrollably, saying, “Oh, Brian!  What a hoot!  You are such a creative and funny and wonderful guy…and handsome.”  I adore Mixed Borders and thought I’d enjoy playing with the long, thin borders that are designed to showcase these sentiments.  Instead, I’ve mostly used these beautiful, fun sentiments.  This set is retiring – and there’s only a short amount of time left to pick it up:

    Mixed Borders, Stampin' Up!

    Mixed Borders, Stampin’ Up!

  • Warm Colors.  A warm, welcoming door deserves a warm, welcoming backdrop.  I chose Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso to showcase this door.  No matter what time of year, this is a winning combination.  If you agree, please save this for future inspiration:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso

Stamp Sets:  At Home with You, Mixed Borders  Papers:  Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Thick Whisper White, Whisper White  Inks:  Early Espresso  Accessories:  At Home Framelits Dies, 1-1/4″ Circle punch, 1-3/8″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

At Home with You, At Home Framelits, Mixed Borders, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FMS288

I hope you’ll pop over to the Freshly Made Sketches 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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The shares are coming!  The shares are coming!  I’ll be announcing my 2017 Annual Catalog Products Shares next week.  What a wonderful way to get a little bit of a lot of the amazing, new products!  The shares will be announced here and in an email to those who want to participate.  If you’d like to be included in that email, please email me at

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

NOW AVAILABLE!  Stampin’ Up! is giving some great products an early release!  Until May 31, customers can now order select items from the Eastern Palace Suite!  There are two bundles being offered – and they are both AMAZING.  I can’t see why you’d pass up the Premier Bundle with the Eastern Medallion Dies – they are incredible!  To read more about this suite, CLICK HERE.


  1. You are such a hoot! And I Adore your card!

  2. Wonderful idea and I love the door stamped on the wood DSP! Brilliant!

  3. Great card, Brian. I love the colors.

  4. Robbye Hamilton

    I absolutely LOVE this bundle ! I have a sneaking suspicion that it is going to be the centerpiece of my holiday cards this year. But enough about me and on to your card. I LOVE it ! While I hate to give cards a gender, so to speak, this one says masculine to me. Great job Brian

  5. Brian, you are such a card! Love your card!!!

  6. Brian you never cease to amaze me…a-door-able!

  7. I love all your cards! I’m really excited to see cards using
    new products. I have a 4-page wish list. Yikes!

  8. This is such a fun card! That door looks fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  9. You clever person, you! I was chuckling even before you pointed out the joke, then I was laughing all over again. Thanks for the smile!

  10. Thanks for pointing out the joke, thought the sentiment was random until you explained – so funny ???

    Love the colour combo, been looking for inspiration for Cajun Craze – don’t think I’ve ever open up the stamp pad!!

  11. Hi Brian…just hoping that everything is ok with you. Its not like you to not post for so long. Miss you. Maybe you’re on vacation and enjoying a break from your blog ! Take care !

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