Humming Along for GDP164

It’s time for another CASE the Designer Challenge with the Global Design Project. There are so many places to find inspiration for the projects we make – I love the opportunity to create a project that’s inspired by the art of my fellow team members on GDP. Always a joy! This week we are CASEing one of our founding team members and my bestie from the Down Under, Louise Sharp. What fun!

Here’s a fun photo of Louise and me – we celebrated Stampin’ Up!’s 30th Anniversary in Orlando, Florida together this past weekend:

Brian King and Louise Sharp, Stampin' Up!How cute are we?! My card features two AMAZING sneak peeks at products from Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions Catalog. We left Orlando with many new products – and I couldn’t wait to play. I will balance new with current over the next two months. Here’s my card for this week’s GDP challenge:

Humming Along, Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, get well cardAnd here’s the banner for the challenge to CASE Louise that inspired my card:GDP164When we CASE (Copy and Share Everything or Copy and Selectively Edit), we find inspiration in a project – theme, color combinations, layout, products used – and create our own project by making changes to make it our own.  When CASEing, it’s important to give credit to the original designer – it doesn’t take away from your project at all.

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Humming Along Bundle. During one of our general sessions at this past week’s OnStage event, all demonstrators in attendance received the Humming Along Stamp set, which coordinates with a set of dies we didn’t receive. If you love hummingbirds or pretty flowers or gorgeous sentiments, then you are going to wan this set! Here’s a look:Humming Along, Stampin' Up!, 148758There are so many ways to add color and dimension to these images – if you like to watercolor or apply color with Stampin’ Blends, this set is going to make you very happy. There’s a cross-hatch die in this bundle that is a must-have, so I’m happy I’m half-way to collecting this bundle.
  • Monochromatic Peek-a-Boo. My card is entirely created with white, black and Grapefruit Grove. Like Louie’s beauty, I kept a low profile on bold colors. While I DO like coloring, I decided to leave this flower white – it really pops against the Grapefruit Grove backdrop. The sentiment, also from Humming Along, is cropped with a 1-3/4″ Circle punch. I wedged the circle into the cropped flower by gluing the petals over the circle and the stem under. Humming Along, Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, get well cardSince I know you’re going to ask – I can’t yet get my hands on the coordinating dies for this set, so I cropped the flower with my Brother Scan-n-Cut. I much prefer the dies over the electronic cutter, but a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do in the meantime.
  • Gingham Gala. There’s an entire suite in the upcoming Occasions Catalog dedicated to butterflies and gingham prints. It’s amazing! The Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (#148554) comes in a mix of small (like above) and larger patterns. The papers are offered in five Spring colors that are sure to be on your wish list – Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather and Lemon Lime Twist. You are going to have so much fun with these papers. Here’s a look at the five colors in this incredible pack of papers:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist

Bundles: Humming Along  Stamp Sets: Humming Along  Papers: Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Grapefruit Grove, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Basic Black  Accessories: 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Supply List

I will have so many more projects and pictures to share with you throughout the week. My trip to Orlando was wonderful and exciting. I hope you’ll come to see more.

I also 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.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Adorable. I on the other hand got home from Orlando and was a couch potatoe for the rest of the day. So impressed you put this beautiful card together so quickly.

  2. Love that gorgeous Grapefruit Grove gingham. What a lovely sneak peek and tribute to Louise’s sketch!

  3. All I can do is laugh about Dale presenting this stamp set…unforgettable! 🙂 I love that you used both the paper and a stamp set that we received in Orlando. And last but not least, I was so happy to meet you at convention Brian…hopefully we’ll meet again some day!!! <3

  4. Gorgeous card, Brian! I love how you left the flower blank. Had a wonderful time at OnStage. I loved the unfrogetatable presentation along with Dale’s!

  5. As if I didn’t already love this stamp set enough! Perfect matchup with the DP and hummingbird. Great seeing you last week.

  6. Love how you used the new products..I can’t wait to play with the gingham too!

  7. Omg, my friend, I haven’t even unpacked, and you already made a beautiful CARD , IM INPRESSED AND INSPIRED , I LOVE IT ,shame on me ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
    Hugs Frenchie ♥️

  8. Love the card and new products, but I’m glad you led with that happy picture of 2 friends! Fabulous!

  9. I can’t wait to get my hands on some of that Gingham paper and I love the way you showcased it. We used to use Gingham fabric to make a craft called Chicken Scratch by sewing into each check which created an all over floral design. Wish I could explain it better. I’m already thinking about how to create it with card stock. Love your card for today and am excited to hear all about your 30th anniversary “gathering”. SU treats it’s demonstrators that attend amazingly well.

  10. Brian your card is lovely, for sure on my list! So glad you had a fabulous time, especially meeting new friends and team members.

  11. That photo *is* adorable! I can’t tell you how excited I am about Gingham Gala. This card is super cute xo

  12. Oh my gosh. I love the stamp set and the papers. Can’t wait. Cute card by the way.

  13. Love the great pics! What a fun time! Love the new products, especially the gingham paper. It will be first on my list. Beautiful card today. Enjoy your day!

  14. Love this beautiful sneak peek of this pretty Hibiscus flower and the beautiful colors of the new Gingham papers, what a lovely collection.
    This trip is something that you guys will forever remember, thank you for sharing the pictures.

  15. Beautiful card! One of your best!!!!

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