Picture Perfect Party for FMS319

This week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge gave me a perfect opportunity to showcase the fun balloons in Stampin’ Up!’s Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper. Thanks, Rita Wright! I love this paper and had fun showcasing it for this sweet-and-simple card. Who doesn’t love beautiful colors and bright balloons on their birthday? Here’s my card:

Birthday Wit, Picture Perfect Party Designer Sereis Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, birthday card, FMS319And here’s the banner for Rita’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge that inspired my card:

FMS319Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Picture Perfect Party. I hope you are not tired of hearing how much I love the Picture Perfect Party Suite in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Occasions Catalog – because I still have so much more to share with it. Today’s card for Freshly Made Sketches features a large panel of birthday balloons – such a great image for a fun card! I cut the panel to balance the Berry Burst and Peekaboo Peach colors on the front of the card. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this 6″ x 6″ stack of papers: Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingIf you haven’t already, you should take a peek at all of the coordinating products in this super-fun suite of products – every item is truly wonderful. Please click on the picture below to see these items in my online store:Picture Perfect Party Suite, Stampin' Up!, Brian King 101023
  • Birthday Wit. Yesterday, I shared a fun card with the new Birthday Wit stamp set – if you missed it, you can see it here. Today’s card features a “happy birthday” sentiment from the same stamp set. I stamped this image with Berry Burst ink on Thick Whisper White and then snipped it out. There’s more to this image, but I only wanted the bold greeting (without all the rolling-on-the-floor humor) – here’s a look at the sentiments in this fun set:

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    Birthday Wit, Stampin’ Up!

  • Panel Sizes. I really enjoyed this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches – it gave me inspiration to make a simple card with products I love. Although the inspiration is clearly there, I played with the panels just a little bit. Not only did I add an extra layer of printed paper, but I pulled in the elements of the card from the edges. Here are the measurements for the layers on this card (starting with the base and working my way up):
    • Peekaboo Peach cardstock – 4-1/4″ x 11″ (scored at 5-1/2″)
    • Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 5-1/4″
    • Berry Burst cardstock – 3-1/2″ x 5-1/4″
    • Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper – 3-3/8″ x 5-1/4″

Stamp Sets: Birthday Wit  Papers: Picture Perfect Party 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Peekaboo Peach, Berry Burst, Thick Whisper White Inks: Berry Burst  Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals

Birthday Wit, Picture Perfect Party Designer Sereis Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, birthday card, FMS319

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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Join Me for a Spring Event in Atlanta!

In April, Stampin’ Up! is hosting OnStage Local events for demonstrators all over the world. One of the local events will be local to me – here in Atlanta, Georgia! Along with some of my amazing team members, I’ll be hosting a Spring stamping event the day before OnStage. This event – still unnamed and not-yet-fully-planned – will be Friday, April 7 at Cobb Galleria Centre. I’d love for you to join us!

Registration for the Spring Event will be open to a limited number of demonstrators – and the day will be FILLED with fun. I can promise some inspiring presentations, super-fun games, a high-quality swap and make-and-takes like nothing you’ve ever seen. The event will mirror the World Card Making Day events we’ve hosted the last five years.

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  1. This DSP is exceptional, it makes the perfect focal point on every card!
    Thanks for your measurements.

  2. Beautiful interpretation of the sketch. The balloons add so much pizzazz!

  3. It is a perfect party card! Great job with the layout!

  4. Love this paper pack for fun birthday cards. Great color combo, Brian. Enjoy your day!

  5. Love, love , love this DSP! Cute card for the sketch.

  6. Love this one too! Looking forward to all of your shares from this suite!

  7. So cute and funny. It reminds me of birthdays and New Year’s parties with balloons falling from overhead. Also makes me think that you were feeling Peek a Boo Peachy this week, lol. Great job Brian

  8. Showing off that fabulous paper is a perfect use of the sketch! I love how you found the sentiment as part of a bigger sentiment. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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