Best Route for GDP142

My first Stampin’ Up! order from the 2018 Annual Catalog arrived this past week. There were so many great products to play with – I was really excited to play with the papers, stamps and embellishments in the Best Route Suite – a colorful, happy, travel-themed suite. This week’s Global Design Project sketch gave me a fun layout for a fun card. Here’s my project for this week’s GDP challenge:

En Route, Notes of Kindness Card Kit, Best Route Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, thank you cardAnd here’s the banner for this week’s GDP sketch that inspired my card:

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  • Best Route Suite. My card uses three products from the Best Route Suite found on pages 52 and 53 of Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog. If you want to see all of the fun products in this suite, click on the picture below: Best Route Suite 11004I used three products from this suite on my card today. Can you name all three? If you studied the items above, then you are prepared. πŸ™‚ Here are the tree items I showcased on today’s card (links to all of these products are shown below):
    • Best Route Designer Series Paper
    • En Route stamp set
    • Best Route Enamel Shapes
  • It’s a Sign! I love the travel-themed images in the En Route stamp set. I rebuilt the sign that’s featured in this stamp set using a die from the Bottles & Bubbles and Framelits Dies to create the sign post – the straw is a perfect shape for this thin post. I topped the post with a Gray Granite circle from the Best Route Enamel Shapes.   En Route, Notes of Kindness Card Kit, Best Route Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, thank you card
  • A Gorgeous Color Combo. I pulled the colors for this card straight from the Best Route Designer Series Paper – a gorgeous mix of blue, orange, yellow and gray. I love it! Here’s a look at the patterns and colors in the Best Route Designer Series Paper: Best Route Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 146897I shared all of the colors and images for the current Designer Series Papers this past weekend – you can see them all here. If you love this combination of Mango Melody, Blueberry Bushel and Gray Granite, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Mango Melody, Blueberry Bushel, Gray Granite

Stamp Sets: En Route, Notes of Kindness Card Kit  Papers: Best Route Designer Series Paper, Blueberry Bushel, Gray Granite, Mango Melody  Inks: Blueberry Bushel, Memento Tuxedo Black Accessories: 2-1/4″ Circle punch, Best Route Enamel Shapes, Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

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  1. This is so adorable! It is perfect in every detail! I wish I had your creativity.

  2. Boy that’s cute with the angled layers and crisp style!

  3. Awesome job with this suite and tiny snipping! Love your card!

  4. Great take on the sketch with these pretty papers. Since my friends and I travel quite a bit, it will be perfect for their cards. I like the bright colors and the sign post. Enjoy your day!

  5. What an absolutely awesome card Brian! The DSP is perfect to use for my nephew that’s a pilot and the combination of Blueberry Bushel and Mango Melody is such fun. Great job as always!

  6. I love seeing how you create things like the sign post, using bits and pieces from different sets. So clever!

  7. I love this card! And it is pretty darn clever!

    • Thanks, Susan! <3 I try to put something clever in each card - the sign was the last thing I made for this card, and I needed it to be clever. πŸ™‚

  8. Love your card Brian, great work!

  9. Love, Love, Love the colors!

  10. Well now this card….and you….are pretty great! The bold bright colors aRe fabulous!

  11. Beautiful card Brian. I love the dsp, so unique.

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