So Proud of You!

Are you looking for a modern, fresh and fun way to say “I’m so proud of you!” to someone you love? Boy, have I got a fun card for you – it’s a fun card and oh-so-simple! 🙂 This card packs a punch with a bold color combination, a fun mix of shapes a patterns that will make you smile. Here’s my card:

Marquee Messages, Celebrate You Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Sentiment Building. When I’m trying to pair sentiments for a card, I run my index finger back-and-forth over the stamp cases on the shelves in my Fungeon (that’s where I stamp). I was looking for a perfect sentiment to go with “YOU” from the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies – one of the “Level 2” options you can earn with a $100 purchase during Sale-a-Bration. Here’s a look at these amazing dies:
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    Celebrate You Thinlits Dies, Stampin’ Up!

    What a versatile set! So…there I was, running my index finger of the stamp sets, looking for a sentiment. You should have seen the excitement that ran across my face when I stopped on Marquee Messages – a fun set from Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Annual Catalog. I simply masked the “you” in this sentiment for a perfect stamp to pair with my die! Here’s a look at this stamp set that’s filled with great sentiments:

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    Marquee Messages, Stampin’ Up!

  • Playing with Shapes. I love playing with layers of colors and patterns. When cutting into Designer Series Paper patterns, I usually cut the piece a little bigger than I think I’ll want – and I don’t cut until I’ve decided. That wiggle room leaves me trimming down panels until the right size presents itself to me. 🙂 I trimmed away at this black-and-white striped panel to leave black stripes on the top and bottom, and I trimmed away so that the width would work well with my circle. I decided to not frame the entire panel with Real Red cardstock – instead, I cropped the cardstock to frame the sides of the panel. Oh, the fun of playing with paper!
  • Color Combination. I love these patterns and colors from the Tutti-Frutti 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. The bold strips pair perfectly with the tiny grids. Love! Here’s a look at colors and patterns in the the Tutti-Frutti 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper:Tutti-frutti Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingIf you like this fresh and modern combination of Lemon Lime Twist, Real Red and Basic Black (pulled right from this stack of papers), please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Lemon Lime Twist, Real Red, Basic Black

Stamp Sets: Marquee Messages  Papers: Tutti-Frutti 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Real Red, Whisper White  Inks: Real Red  Accessories: Celebrate You Thinlits Dies, 2-1/4″ Circle punch, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Marquee Messages, Celebrate You Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

What do you think? Aren’t these colors fun together? What sentiments will you pair with the “YOU” in Celebrate You Thinlits Dies?

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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! I’m hosting a Spring stamping event the day before OnStage – and I’m calling it Brian’s Spring Stamp-Along. This event will be Friday, April 6 at Cobb Galleria Centre. I’d love for you to join us!

Registration for the Spring Event will open today 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. Modern with cool stripes and colors. I love how you made sure to have a black stripe at the top and bottom.

  2. Impeccably layered, as always Brian, love the bright colors that frame the black stripes panel, they just make it POP!!
    The sentiment makes a statement on it’s own.

  3. You – Awesome! How’s that for a combination of Thinlet and stamp from Marquee Messages!

  4. These colors together screem excitement, the recipient will feel how excited you are. So FUN!

  5. Bold and bright! And I always love when you “mix your messages!”

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