Happy 150th with Two New Bundles

Today, we are kicking off the 150th week of Global Design Project challenges with a super-fun sketch. For this sketch challenge, I’m sharing a sneak peek at two new bundles in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Holiday Catalog – these were at the top of my list (and we received both as pillow gifts during our Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip to Alaska. What fun! Here’s my card:

Dashing Deer, Merry Christmas to All, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP150

And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card (this challenge goes live on the GDP site at 7am EST):

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  • Holiday Catalog Sneak Peeks. I was so excited to receive Dashing Deer and Merry Christmas to All as pillow gifts on the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. Not only are they two of my favorite bundles in the new catalog, but they are also the first two bundles in the new catalog. The three shapes in the background of the card are stamped with the Merry Christmas to All stamp set and cropped with the coordinating Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies – a great collection of sentiments for your holiday cards. The “peace & love” is also from this stamp set. Here’s a look at the Merry Christmas to All bundle: Merry Christmas to All Bundle, Stampin' Up!, 149952The gorgeous deer (which looks dashing as he dashes across this card) is cropped from the Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies that accompany the Dashing Deer stamp set. Here’s a look at the Dashing Deer bundle: Dashing Deer Bundle, Stampin' Up! 149935
  • A Tranquil Backdrop. While the dashing deer panel would look quite lovely against a background of Christmas plaid (and there are lots of great papers to choose from in both the Annual Catalog and Holiday Catalog), I decided to stick with a Crumb Cake background from this piece of Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper. This bokeh-esque panel keeps with a monotone color scheme and adds a lovely texture to the project. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper:Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, 146331
  • Monochrome Color Palette. I love to play with colors, but I also appreciate a toned-down, monochromatic color scheme, too. My card only showcases three colors – Crumb Cake, Basic Black and Whisper White. Here’s a closer view of how these three colors play together on my card: Dashing Deer, Merry Christmas to All, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP150If you find this color combination of Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Basic Black appealing, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Basic Black

Bundles: Merry Christmas to All, Dashing Deer  Stamp Sets: Merry Christmas to All, Dashing Deer  Papers: Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Thick Very Vanilla  Inks: Basic Black  Accessories: Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies, Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini 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. This challenge goes live at 7am EST.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. I love this elegant card, Brian. Great take on the sketch. Congrats on the 150th sketch. Enjoy your day!

  2. Truly stunning Card Brian… showcases the deer perfectly! Think the deer are going to be very popular!

  3. That is spectacular. Kraft & Black is one of my fave combos!

  4. I can’t stop saying wow…wow…wow..wow..wow! see

  5. Absolutely a masterpiece with this stamp set. I adore the background!

  6. Stunning card! Love the Dashing Deer! Well done, my friend.

  7. WOW Brian! That is a “knock-Your-Socks-Off” card if there ever was one. I could not ever imagine seeing a Christmas card done in brown and black that I would think was gorgeous! Just goes to prove one should never, ever say never ,ever. LOL Absolutely fabulous.

  8. Wow, totally two thumbs up!

  9. A striking card today Brian. Great color rather subdued, but smart looking. Loved the interpretation with clever background. Well done!

  10. I need this stamp set now, Brian. Thank you for enabling me! LOL Gorgeous card, too!

  11. Cindy Lee Brumbaugh

    So awesome, Brian! Really…just stunning! TFS:)

  12. What a stunner! I think the monochrome look for this is perfection 🙂 I also found my eye drawn to the thin piece of black behind your sentiment banner- just the right touch. Love!

  13. Oh so elegant! Beautifully done!

  14. Kraft and black…..who knew??? WOW!! As always, your layers are impeccable Brian, this card is absolutely gorgeous and elegant, I’m pinning it to my Masculine Pinterest board.
    Thank you for sharing.

  15. Love this deer ,dear ! Also this dsp is stocked up in my craft room!!
    I call this card ….dashing !! (smile)

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