This is for you!

I’m not ready to move away from Christmas cards (there are still plenty to share), but I jumped into February with today’s card for the Global Design Project sketch challenge. Using the Takeout Treats Bundle from the Halloween section of Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Holiday Catalog, I created a card that’s filled to the brim with love – perfect for Valentine’s Day (or any day when you want to show your love to someone else). Here’s my card:

Takeout Treats, Letters for You, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

And here’s the sketch for the challenge that inspired my card (this challenge will go live later this morning):

GDP162Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Takeout Treats Bundle. I’ve fallen head-over-heals with the Takeout Treats Bundle that debuts in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Holiday Catalog. I’ve used the dies to make a Christmas box (you can see it here) and a Halloween box (you can see it here), but I used the same dies today to make a card. Here’s a look at the variety of shapes and sentiments in the Takeout Treats Bundle:Takeout Treats Bundle, Stampin' Up! 149990I love the shapes and sentiments in this bundle – I love these XO hearts (the inspiration for the background I created on the card), and I love the “frankness” of this “This is for you!” sentiment. Such fun, right?! I punched a little hole in this tag and tied a twine bow to make it feel more like a tag on a gift. Here’s a closer look at the collage of elements on the focal tag of this card:Takeout Treats, Letters for You, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Letters for You. The Large Letters Framelits became a MUST-HAVE product last year when the Eclipse Technique became super-popular. The technique is still red hot – and rightfully so. If you missed the technique, click here. Well, here’s the bad news – you decided to get the dies, but you also need the Letters for You stamps that go with the dies. Trust me – you need them. Here’s a look at Letters for You photopolymer stamp set:Letters for You, Stampin' Up!, 141968While these stamps coordinate perfectly with the Large Letters Framelits Dies (they add a lovely texture to the die-cut letters), they can also be used without the dies. I used the “X” and the “O” to create a fun background pattern on my card by stamping them repeatedly over the Melon Mambo background. How fun!Takeout Treats, Letters for You, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Mix of Colors. Light blue always looks great with bright pink – the two balance each other well. While this card features a big span of Melon Mambo, the gray and blue spaces provide a great counterbalance. The layers of my “tag” include elements with all three of these colors, mimicking the balance of these colors on the rest of the card. If you like this combination of Gray Granite, Pool Party and Melon Mambo, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Gray Granite, Pool Party, Melon Mambo

Bundles: Takeout Treats  Stamp Sets: Takeout Treats, Letters for You  Papers: Gray Granite, Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Basic Black  Accessories: 2″ Circle Punch, Starburst Punch, Takeout Thinlits Dies, Support Ribbon Framelits Dies, Banner Triple Punch, White Baker’s Twine, 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 later this morning.

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  1. My friend, nooooooooooo, why , why? Valentines,,…….. lol
    It’s pretty , I love it … but I’m not ready yet , I just bout my first Christmas set , 😜😜😜,
    Hugs Frenchie β™₯️

    • I know it’s too early for Valentine’s Day, but I really, really, really wanted to showcase these hearts. I’ll be sure to check with you before I post Easter cards next week. <3 πŸ™‚ <3

  2. I love this sweet card, Brian. That color combo really makes it pop. Anyone who receives it will be thrilled! Have a wonderful day!

  3. Gorgeous card Brian, and it doesn’t necessarily need to be a Valentine, it could be a sweet birthday card too.
    Love the colors and your always amazing layering, the little hearts peeking behind the sentiment are just the sweetest detail.
    Thank you so much for sharing.

    • Thanks, Maria! I didn’t design it for Valentine’s Day (and am not using it for Valentine’s Day), but it definitely has that feeling. Glad you like it!

  4. This card meets all the fabulous-ness check marks: color combo, check, layout, check, general cuteness, check! (Only problem, if it were my card, I might lose it before Valentine’s Day!)

    • πŸ™‚ Thanks, Dianne! I worked on this one for two days (off-and-on, obviously). The collage elements are a bit out of my comfort zone – so glad you like it.

  5. Fun background you created and love the collage of hearts, too!

  6. Sweet as can be…..and full of heart….like you 😊

  7. More Mellon Ma’am Bo, please! Beautiful card and I adore the bold letters on the background

  8. Love the color combo, your collage elements and the background letters. This card really makes a statement!

  9. Great job Brian, I think it’s oozing with LOVE!

  10. Well Brian – if you ask me the Melon Mambo is a gorgeous pink and your fabulous card is perfect for October which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I think I may CASE this card for my “thanks for your support” cards for everyone that contributed to our team to allow us to raise over $6,000 during the Walk for the Cure.

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