You’ve Got Me in Stitches, Valentine

I’m so excited about this week’s kickoff of Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration! That’s right – both kick off on January 3 – that’s this week! Yay! To celebrate, I am sharing a Valentine’s Day card with fun, simple layers with new products from both new catalogs. You’ll be in stitches over this sweet card. Here’s my card:

Part of My Story, Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies, Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Valentine's DayTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • In Stitches. My card features two stitched dies from Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions Catalog. Here’s what I love about both of these sets of dies – there are so many interesting and fun ways to layer the dies with stitches on the inside and outside of the cropped shape. The heart is cropped by layering two of the Be Mind Stitched Framelits Dies:Be MIne Stitched Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, 148527The Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies are sold as part of the Meant to Be Bundle or sold separately. Two of the layers on my card are cropped with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies – the Blushing Bride Designer Series Paper layer and the Thick Whisper White rectangle. While this doesn’t show here, the dies crop stitching on the inside and outside of the cropped rectangles. Here’s a look at the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies:Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, 148551The Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies are sold as part of the Amazing Life Bundle or sold separately.
  • Part of My Story. During Sale-a-Bration (January 3 – March 31), you can earn exclusive products with every $50 or $100 you spend. One of the great $50 level products is a stamp set called Part of My Story, created with sentiments suggested by Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Here’s a look at this fun set: Part of My Story, Stampin' Up!, 2019 Sale-a-Bration 149719Here’s a closer look at how this sentiment, cropped with an oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies: Part of My Story, Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies, Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Valentine's Day
  • Sweet Colors for My Sweet. My card combines two pinks – Blushing Bride and Berry Burst. To tone down the pinks a bit, I added a big panel of white and pops of gray. If you like this combination of Gray Granite, Blushing Bride and Berry Burst, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Gray Granite, Blushing Bride, Berry Burst

Bundles: Meant to Be, Amazing Life  Stamp Sets: Part of My Story  Papers: Berry Burst, Gray Granite, Thick Whisper White, Subtles 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (Blushing Bride)  Inks: Basic Black  Accessories: Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies, Rectangles Stitched Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals


I hope you like this sweet-and-simple card. I think it’s a perfect way to let someone know you care – don’t you agree?

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Product Shares & Designer Series Paper Swatch Books

On Thursday, I shared the options for the 2019 Occasions Catalog Product Shares and Designer Series Paper Swatch Books. Options include samples of the Designer Series Papers, Ribbons, Embellishments and Designer Series Paper Swatch Books from the new book. If you would like to learn more (or if you are ready to sign up), please CLICK HERE.

Designer Series Paper Swatch Books, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Clearance Rack Update

Stampin’ Up! loaded up some goodies in the Clearance Rack this week – and lots of them have already sold out. If you haven’t already taken a look, please do so! Lots of items you love at a wee, bitty price. Click below to see what’s on sale:

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack Updated

Year-End Closeout & Other Information

Stampin’ Up! kicked off the Year-End Closeout last week! Many retiring items are being sold on a while-supplies-last basis. If you want to read more about the sale and retiring items, please CLICK HERE. If you are ready to peruse the list of retiring items (these items will only be available while supplies last), the click on the link below to see the items in my online store:

Year-End Closeout - Link

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  1. WOW!! Brian, what a stunning card!!! The colors look amazing and elegant together, love the delicate stitched heart with the white and DSP panels behind it, this die set is just so gorgeous and a must have for Valentine’s Day.
    Thank you for sharing this lovely card Brian, happy Sunday 🙂

    • Thanks so much, my friend! So happy you like the card – the simple layers allow the stitched shapes and sweet heart to shine. So happy you like it. Hope your day is wonderful! ♥

  2. Love the layers and the stitched hearts which I have not played with yet!

  3. Brian- I think this is a great card that can be used for Valentine’s Day or anytime you want to acknowledge someone kind.

  4. WOW! I adore the heart frame. Gray Granite is the perfect neutral with the pinks.

  5. I love your color palette for this card and the Be Mine heart die set is very tempting … who doesn’t love hearts!?! Thank you, Brian.

    • Thanks so much, Suzie! I couldn’t agree with you more about the dies – hearts are good to have throughout the year. Anniversaries, sympathy, baby, birthdays, thinking of you. Thanks for your comments, Suzie! ♥

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