A Little Wild for CTS227

Before I share today’s card for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge, I want to give a big, hearty thank you to the design team over there.  I was over-the-top with excitement to see that my Sorry for Everything card from last week was named the winner.  What a thrill!  CLICK HERE to see the other selections.  CLICK HERE to see my writeup for that card.  I’m glad for the opportunity to play along with the inspirtaion, but it’s always sweet to be selected by that team.  Thanks, CAS(E) This Sketch team!

The moment I saw this week’s clean-and-simple, I knew the little bear from A Little Wild would be hanging out on the edge of my card.  What a fun sketch, and what a fun bundle!  Here’s my card:

A Little Wild, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CTS227

And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:


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  • A Little Wild Bundle.  Tell me this little bear is not adorable – you can’t because it is.  I think these little tags are so inventive!  What a fun new product – a super-cute tag for any gift.  While the images show the front and back of each of the three animals, you can showcase EITHER side on the front of a card and pair it with a fun sentiment.  The options are endless.  That’s why the A Little Wild Bundle was named one of my favorite bundles from Stampin’ Up!’s new catalog (you can see my other choices HERE and HERE).  Here’s a look a this new bundle:
    A Little Wild Bundle, Stampin' Up!

    A Little Wild Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

    I cropped the bear with the two-lion dies but snipped a wee bit of the top of his head and earn to make him one.  Here’s a fun video from Stampin’ Up! that showcases this new product:

  • Layers.  With such a small, adorable bear and bees (both were cropped out with coordinating dies), I knew I needed to keep a smaller-than-usual panel for the center of my card.  The center panel is 1-1/14″ shorter in length and width than the base of the card, measuring 3″ x 4-1/4″ with a Basic Black border that’s just 1/8″ longer and wider than the panel.  So sweet!  The bees helped me to fill the panel upward and the sentiment (tucked in the lower, left corner) helped me to balance the card a bit.  A Little Wild, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CTS227
  • Colors.  I don’t often reach for Very Vanilla – I love it, but I mostly go for the crisp Whisper White.  With a Crumb Cake bear and tiny So Saffron bees, though, I knew I wanted to continue the parade of warm colors with a big panel of Very Vanilla.  If you like this color combination, too, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Very Vanilla

Stamp Sets:  A Little Wild  Papers:  Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Basic Black  Inks:  Archival Basic Black  Accessories:  Little Loves Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

A Little Wild, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CTS227

With such a simple card, how adorable is this set?!  I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch 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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  1. Adorable card! I like the very vanilla choice for this.

  2. Very sweet ?

  3. Oh my goodness, this is so sweet I can hardly stand it! Love that precious bear and the bees!

  4. So cute! Love, love, love it!

  5. Cutest card EVER.

  6. Robbye Hamilton

    What an adorable card and what a versatile stamp set this is turning out to be. I knew it would be awesome for tags and really never thought about it in any other way. Thanks for enlightening me Brian.

  7. Cute cute !!!!! My friend
    Hugs Frenchie

  8. This card will put a smile on the recipient’s face for sure. Great job!

  9. Jennifer Spiller

    I just want to hug this card!!! The sweetness is like honey dripping everywhere…love the perfect design…

  10. Oh. My. Heck.!!! This is as cute as my little great-nephew!

  11. Ohhh – the cutest!! I refrained from getting this set and scratching my head why! It’ll be on my next order for sure!

  12. Aw, Brian this is just as sweet as can be! Just might have to case this darling card!

  13. A honey of a card! Love the bear and simple design!

  14. Oh so sweet ! I love those cute bees ! I have this set on my July order list . I think I might try making magnet book marks that you slide over the top of the page since it is a two sided image . Might be too heavy ….but I will give it a try because these “critters ” are the cutest !
    I agree with Mary ….it is a HONEY of a card !!!

  15. Super-cute … love those colors

  16. MargaretAnn Hammond

    This is a cute card. I will be placing an order for this bundle.

  17. Your cards are amazing! I want everything I see that you use to make these amazing creations.

  18. Super cute take on the sketch!

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