My Favorite Designer Series Paper for Be Inspired Blog Hop

It’s time for another Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop – what fun!  The Be Inspired Design Team is a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the world who are excited to share our themed projects with you.  I’m honored to be a part of this group of talented stampers.

The theme for today’s Be Inspired Hop is “My Favorite Designer Series Paper.” What fun!  I am in love with so many of the new papers, but I decided to go with Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper – it’s fun and sweet but can also be dressed up.  I went with “fun and sweet” for today’s project.  If you aren’t starting the hop here, then you probably just popped over from a visit with my Aussie friend (and super-talent) Louise Sharp at  She never disappoints!

Here’s my fun card for this hop:

Colorful Seasons, Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Favorite Designer Series Paper.  By now, it must seem like you are listening to broken record (there will soon come a day where the word “record” will make no sense to people) when I say how much I love Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.  The variety of colors and patterns in Pick a Pattern are so fun – I’ve been showcasing it consistently since we were able to pre-order the paper back in April.  It’s definitely been my go-to paper.  I showcased the fun cameras and bold stripes on today’s project.  How fun are they!?  Here’s a look at all of the pages in this pack:Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!
  • On the Flap.   Not only did I feature two patterns from Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper on this card, but I included a third pattern on the flap of my envelope.  To tie the flap to the inside of the card, I used Stampin’ Write Markers to colors select circle in the pattern.  What fun!  See how perfectly they coordinate?Colorful Seasons, Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Did You See it?  While you were busy “oohing” and “aahing” at this whimsical card, did you notice how many times I played with the camera theme?  Not only are cameras featured in this square pattern, but I used the “smile” sentiment from the Colorful Seasons stamp set to complement the cameras.  Oh, but it didn’t end there!  I also shaped my focal piece like a Polaroid picture (another word that will soon make no sense to people).  It’s not “in your face” but it’s there.

Stamp Sets:  Colorful Seasons  Papers:  Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper, Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Whisper White, Crushed Curry  Inks:  Archival Basic Black, Stampin’ Write Markers (Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Sahara Sand)  Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

I’m so glad you stopped by and hope you like my project. 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 over-the-top-amazing Canadian friend, Allison Okamitsu at Nice People Stamp. Click on the banner below to continue through the hop:
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  1. Love, love – LOVE….You did it again…..HOMERUN…..(I bet you made this for me) ha-ha!

  2. Love the design Brian. This is a great DSP line. So many opportunities with it.

  3. Great card! I love everything about it! A man at my church is so good about photographing various groups/events and special guests – I think I need to send him a little thank you? Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Love your card and camera theme. You really paid attention to even the smallest detail.

  5. Robbye Hamilton

    Super cute card Brian. I’ve fallen in love with this dsp after seeing several really cute cards using it. It will definitely be part of my July order. The jury’s still out on its coordinating stamp set however.

  6. CUTE ! Loved your comments on “words” that disappear w/ time.
    I am so impressed with the DSP selections in the new catty . I am SO SO GLAD that I got the “DSP SHARES” because it is so much easier to see ALL of them !
    I have to go HOP now …….. BYE !

  7. Great card! And I love all your camera themed “Easter eggs!”

  8. Love this card and all the ways you pulled in the camera theme!

  9. I give up Brian! I will never find another card designer as clever as you! Love this card and yes, you did make me smile!

  10. Clever, clever, clever…one for each time you connected the camera theme. Love the Polaroid look!

  11. YOU make me smile with such clean and simple designs!

  12. Jennifer Spiller

    This is so very pretty! Love this?

  13. Your card is amazing Brian ;o)

  14. Really love your card.
    Hugs Tanja
    PS: See you in 2 weeks

  15. Oh wow Brian! You just made me totally want to CASE this at my next workshop! I have all of the supplies you used today except the DSP! Good thing I have an order going in this week! Colouring the DSP on the envelope flap to coordinate is pretty much the best idea E-V-E-R! Thank you yet again! ?

  16. this DSP is on my list! love what you have created here Brian xoxo

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