A Country Home on Country Lane

With all the Christmas cards I’ve shared lately, I wanted to take a step back and make a soft, sweet card that’s perfect for the season of gratitude. My card features two amazing products from the Country Lane Suite of products in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Holiday Catalog – the Country Home stamp set and Country Lane Designer Series Paper. While they are great to be used all year, they are particularly special for Thanksgiving. Here’s my card:

Country Home, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Country Home and Country Lane. I love the rustic, on-trend image in Country Home, a photopolymer stamp set in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Holiday Catalog. The jug and pitcher with coordinating floral arrangements are super-sweet, and the sentiments are out-of-this-world. For today’s card, I stamped the jug and one of the arrangements with Whisper White Craft Ink and heated with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Such a gorgeous look against the Sahara Sand backdrop. Here’s a look at the Country Home stamp set:Country Home, Stampin' Up! 147678The focal panel is backed by a GORGEOUS panel of Country Lane Designer Series Paper. The pattern of cotton mimics the images from the stamp. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Country Lane Designer Series Paper:Country Lane Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 147804
  • Itty Bitty Gratitude. I love all of the big, bold sentiments in the Country Home stamp set, but I wanted a small sentiment so as to not distract from the gorgeous jug of flowers. As I ran my finger over the variety of sentiments in Itty Bitty Greetings, I found my winner! Country Home, Stampin' Up!, Brian King“With gratitude” says exactly what I wanted it to say. I positioned it to the side of the jug to balance everything out on the card. Here’s a look at the sentiments in the MUST-HAVE Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set:Itty Bitty Greetings, Stampin' Up!, 146667
  • Sweet (Literally) Colors. I pulled Mint Macaron and Early Espresso right from the Country Lane Designer Series Paper – and added Sahara Sand for a soft neutral. This combination of Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand and Early Espresso is truly sweet – doesn’t it remind you of mint chocolate chip ice cream? Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron, Early Espresso

Stamp Sets: Country Home, Itty Bitty Greetings  Papers: Country Lane Designer Series Paper, Mint Macaron, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Whisper White  Inks: Basic Black, Whisper White Craft  Accessories: 1-1/4″ Circle punch, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Don’t you love this section of products in our Holiday Catalog? So chic! If you’d like to check out the other items in this suite of products, click below:

Country Lane Suite, Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog, 11020Thanks for stopping by today!


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Going, Going, Almost Gone

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, there are several products in the Holiday Catalog that have almost reached the ends of their lives. Be sure you grab them up before they are gone! To see the list of items that are in danger of running out (if they haven’t already run out), CLICK HERE.

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  1. A sweet card with a beautiful color combo. The white heat embossing looks very “cottony” and as always, love all the layers! Have a great weekend Brian!

    • Thanks so much, Dawn! I never thought about the cottony appeal of the white embossing, but I wish I had. Glad you like it and hope your weekend is wonderful, too! <3

  2. I love the clean look of the white embossed image. Very pretty card.

  3. Love this pretty card, Brian. This is a favorite stamp set of mine. Great look with the white embossing that shows all the details of the arrangement in the can. Love it! Enjoy your weekend.

  4. Wonderful color combination. Yes, it does remind me of mint chocolate chip ice cream. Of course, I also loved the heat embossing, one of my favorite things to do on a cold fall night! Great card altogether!

  5. So beautiful, Brian! I love the embossed can!

  6. Luscious layers topped off with a scoop of mint chip ice cream. You made me smile when I was just thinking that the cool colors reminded of such and then you made reference to it too. The off set panel is another great touch with the sentiment to the side of the milk can. The white embossing is a stunner. What else can I say other than I am grateful for your card and another I need to CASE.

    • Thanks so much, Chris! I had fun with this card – some standard things for me (like layers and white embossing) but some different (like the offset panel). Glad you like it. CASE away! <3

  7. I need to try White craft ink and White embossing powder. Looks marvelous!

  8. Stunning, as ever. You always manage to create something unique with the same materials we all have; your take is inspiring. You must be one of the most-CASED artists in the Stampin Up Pantheon! Love this card big time.

  9. Such a beautiful card Brian and one that will indeed be needed after the holidays to thank folks who either hosted or attended a holiday event. I truly love sending thank you notes as these days full of texting and twitter and facebook, etc. everyone in surprised and oh so pleased to receive an actual thank you note in the mail. Your use of the Country Home stamp set couldn’t be more fitting and beautiful. I love this card!

  10. Love the white on the crumb cake with the splash of color from the dsp!!

  11. This is fabulous with the white outlined image and that DSP!

  12. Lovely card with such beautiful colors!

  13. Wow, the paper and the image are perfect together..genius!

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