Guest Designer: Mary King (aka Mom)

Friday was an amazing day! 160 of my favorite people joined me for my Stamp-Along event (I’ll share more about that event on Tuesday). My favorite attendee at the event is Mary King, sometimes known as Mom. I am so happy she is able to join us for these events – she loves to meet my stamping friends and to enjoy the excitement of the events.

For the swap, Mom made a gorgeous card that’s perfect for Spring. Her card could be used for any occasion – baby, birthday or thank you. I’m excited to share her card with you  today! Here’s Mom’s card:

Beautiful Day, Perennial Birthday, Stampin' Up!, by Mary King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Beautiful Day. The focal point of Mom’s card is the big, bold butterfly from Beautiful Day, a stamp set from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Occasions Catalog. Prior to this weekend, Stampin’ Up! gave us a heads-up on some stamp sets that are carrying forward into the 2018 Annual Catalog – and Beautiful Day is one of them. Yay! If you don’t have this set yet, please check it out! I’ve shared several projects with this set over the past several months and have enjoyed playing with these images and sentiments. Here’s a look at Beautiful Day:Beautiful Day, Stampin' Up! 145915
  • Build-a-Butterfly. Mom stamped the butterfly on four colors of 3″ x 3″ cardstock (Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky and So Saffron), using the Stamparatus to make sure the butterfly is placed in the exact same place on all four colors. Once her butterflies were in place, she cut the 3″ x 3″ panels into 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ squares. Pulling one small square from each color, she reassembled her butterfly and glued them to a 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ panel of Basic Black. How fun is that?! She mounted that on a piece of Crumb Cake and stamped the bold, fun sentiment from Perennial Birthday.
  • Infinity Shot. It wouldn’t be a swap card without an infinity shot, right? When Mom was done with her swaps, we lined them all up to grab a quick photo before she packed them up for the event. Here’s a fun infinity shot of Mom’s swaps: Beautiful Day, Perennial Birthday, Stampin' Up!, by Mary KingHow great do these look, lined up next to one another?

Stamp Sets: Beautiful Day, Perennial Birthday  Papers: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron  Inks: Archival Basic Black  Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals

Do you like Mom’s card? I hope you’ll leave her a comment to let her know. πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by today!


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Spring One-for-One Card Swap, hosted by Brian KingSPRING ONE-FOR-ONE CARD SWAP. I want to see your Spring-themed cards! That’s why I’m hosting a Spring one-for-one card swap. I need to receive your cards by Friday, April 13, so please don’t wait! You can learn more here.


  1. What a beautiful card! I took a close up of this on the display boards, I just thought it was so neat! Great job, Ms Mary πŸ™‚

  2. Finally! Now we know where your creativity came from

  3. Mary: great card! Definitely want to CASE it.
    So much fun to sit next to you at Brian’s event! Take care. Cindy

  4. Wow, this is awesome! Love the soft blocks with the bold butterfly.

  5. Love this card! So many wonderful occasions it could be used for. Thank you, Brian, for sharing your mother’s talent with us.

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