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Here we are – it’s the last day of 2018. While it’s been a rough year on many counts, there have also been many wonderful things about the year. I look forward to seeing what 2019 has to offer and hope (regardless of how good or bad 2018 was) that it’s a much better year for everyone. Here’s my card for the last day of 2018:

Needle & Thread, Neeldepoint Nook Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingWhile FabFriday’s sketch challenge went live on the 21st, the challenge is still open, so I’m playing along. And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

FabFri153Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Needlepoint Nook. If you know your way around a embroidery hoop, then the products in Stampin’ Up!’s Needlepoint Nook Suite are certainly going to be on your wish list from Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions Catalog. Even if you aren’t a sewer, quilter or cross-stitcher, it’s probably going to be on your list. The sentiment on this card is from Needle & Thread, a stamp set that’s included, along with the Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies, in the Needle & Thread Bundle. Here’s a look at the bundle:  Needle & Thread Bundle, Stampin' Up! 150626The large circle of flowers and the Old Olive stitched print are from the Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this pack of papers: Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 148807
  • Layering the Focal Point. Three elements are combined to make the focal point of this card – a circle of flowers, a cropped sentiment and a tiny heart. I cropped this piece of Needlepoint Nook Designer Series with a large circle from the Layering Circles Framelits Dies. I cropped a piece of Thick Whisper White to support the paper so I could pop it up. The sentiment is stamped with Berry Burst ink on Thick Whisper White and cropped with the Pretty Label Punch. I added a Berry Burst heart from the Stitched Labels Framelits Dies to bridge the patterned paper with the punched shape.Needle & Thread, Neeldepoint Nook Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Fresh Colors. As I often do, I pulled the colors for my card straight from the two pieces of Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper. I love the balance of the soft blue, bright pink and regal green – they really play well together. If you like this combination of Balmy Blue, Berry Burst and Old Olive as much as I do, please save this: Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Balmy Blue, Berry Burst, Old Olive

Stamp Sets: Needle & Thread  Papers: Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper, Balmy Blue, Berry Burst, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Berry Burst  Accessories: Pretty Label Punch, Stitched Labels Framelits Dies, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the FabFriday site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

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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. Gorgeous use of this paper and clever “translation” of the sketch!

  2. Brian, I love this pretty and bright card. The color combo and all the different layers with this colorful DSP and sweet sentiment make a card any recipient would be thrilled to receive. Happy New Year’s Eve!! Enjoy!

    • Thanks so much, Hilda! I was so happy to work with these colors (thanks to inspiration from the paper), and I’m happy you like it. Happy New Year to you, my friend!

  3. Brian, have you ever done a photo tour of the Fungeon? I’d love to see all your stuff. Happy New Year!

  4. Sweet card Brian, the tiny white matte pulls it all together!

    • Thanks, Dawn! I had an additional layer of cardstock behind that but decided it was too much – can you imagine having too many layers of cardstock?! Thanks! ♥

  5. I love the pop of these bright colors together! Striking!

  6. Fun, Brian – I love this take on the sketch, and I think I’ll be adding this suite to my wishlist now, sigh… Lol.

  7. Margaret Ann Hammond

    Beautiful card.

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