Hoppy New Year!

If you are reading this post, then you’ve made it to 2019! Woo hoo! I hope your celebration of the new year was fun and that the year brings you everything you could ever dream of.

One thing that 2019 brings is Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Sale-a-Bration event. During Sale-a-Bration, you can earn free products when you buy the things you already want. You can also benefit greatly by joining Stampin’ Up!. Yay! To celebrate the new year and the kickoff of Sale-a-Bration, I made this card that features one of the new sets you can earn during Sale-a-Bration::

So Hoppy Together, Warm Hearted, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, New Year cardTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • So Hoppy Together. During Sale-a-Bration, your purchases earn you free product. One of the items you can select is the So Hoppy Together stamp set. Happy frogs and bug-eyed bugs make this set so fun! My card features the sitting frog, the unicycle frog (I masked the image to remove the unicycle) and the fun dragonfly. Here’s a look at the sentiments and images in the So Hoppy Together stamp set:So Hoppy Together, Stampin' Up! 149725I also masked “Hoppy” from the set to replace “cheers to the” in the Warm Hearted sentiment. I cut out my images with my Brother Cut-n-Scan since there are no Framelits for this set. The Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce backdrop for my card is pulled from the pages of Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog. Here’s a look at the color and patterns in this awesome pack of papers:Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 146916
  • Stitched Rectangles. The So Hoppy Together stamp set isn’t the only thing to get excited about…while you were adoring the frogs, did you notice the stitched frame for the sentiment on the card? Here’s a closer look:So Hoppy Together, Warm Hearted, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, New Year cardI’ve been using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies since they first arrived – and you are going to want to get your hands on them, too! Here’s a look at the variety of sizes:Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, 148551These dies are sold individually or as part of the Amazing Life Bundle. Such fun!
  • Vibrant Color Combination. I’m so happy with this vibrant collection of colors. I knew my frogs would be Granny Apple Green, and I knew my focal square would be Pool Party (to symbolize the sky). The Shaded Spruce pattern came with the Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper and worked perfectly. Just what I wanted. If you like this combination of Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce and Pool Party, please save this: Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Pool Party

Stamp Sets: So Hoppy Together, Warm Hearted Papers: Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Blends (Granny Apple Green, Pineapple Punch, Crumb Cake, Color Lifter)  Accessories: Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you like my card, and I hope your day is filled with everything you want in the new year. Thanks for stopping by today!


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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 stampwithbrian.com

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. Suzie Patt Cullen

    Happy New Year ???Brian!
    I love the Tropical Escape DSP! I can hardly wait to order some … pinks and greens!

    • Hey Suzie! So glad you like the card, my friend! This paper is from the Annual Catalog, so it’s been around for a while – the mix of pinks and greens is, in fact, amazing! Happy New Year! ♥

  2. Glad you kept it cute with the frogs! Yes, LOVE those Framelits. Happy new year!

  3. And a hoppy New Year to you too Brian! Such a cute and clever card. I have to smile every time I see these frogs with the memories from On Stage! 🙂

  4. Adorable and perfect DSP background! Hoppy New Year my friend!

    • Thanks so much, Windy! I was looking for a different pattern in this pack when I came across this pattern. Loved it! Glad you like it, too! Happy New Year!

  5. “Hoppy” New Year to you, too, O King of the Puns. (And I’m glad to know those frogs were cut with a Scan and Cut and not by hand. That would be murderous fussy cutting!) Love the combination of sets for the sentiment, too. Maybe THAT’S what you should be crowned KING of; you never fail to find the perfect match.
    May the new year bring nothing but happiness to you and yours. Cheers!

    • Thanks so much, Linda! You are right – I DO like to find that perfect combination of sentiment and image. Glad you like it, too! Happy New Year!

  6. Awwwww, HAPPY NEW YEARS TO YOU AND YOURS , oh my friend you have a scan and cut , meeeee tooo, I love it , I love love your frogs , , I think that’s my next order , ?
    Have a beautiful day my friend , love to Mom ♥️

  7. Brilliant! I love it when you combine sentiments like this – and the DSP makes for a perfect pondy background! Thanks for the inspiration – and do have a Hoppy New Year!!???

  8. Love how you tucked in “hoppy!” Charming little froggie-licious dudes and you made them dance on this card!

  9. What a fun card to start the new year with Brian. It brought a huge smile to my face this morning. Good to be back home however, severe computer problems on this end. Will be shopping for a new computer on Wednesday. Hopefully this one won’t give up before I get my order in from the new catty. Happy 2019 to you and your entire family.

  10. 2 of my favorites, the frogs and stitched Framelits, you can’t go wrong! The ideas are endless. Thanks for a great sample.

  11. Oh goodness me that’s adorable! That’s thinking outside the box! Have a great new year!

  12. Love your card! I didn’t think I would be able to order or use this card without a certain image running through my head, I have now ordered it. I like the way your frogs are darker than others I’ve seen. Happy New Year!

  13. Cute card !! I like yours better than a couple I have seen (not to copy Sue`s comment ) but they are cuter !!
    Happy New Year !!

    • Thanks, Sonny! I always have an immediate vision for how I want to showcase a stamp set – and I’m always happy when my idea doesn’t show up out there. 🙂 These guys are such fun. Happy New Year! ♥

  14. Brilliant masking and combining sentiments!!!

  15. Oh my this is delightfully adorable…..who says it’s not easy being green? These frogs are having a great time! Hoppy 2019!

  16. I like this froggy stamp set. What I WOULD like is to have some of that frog paper that was out for Halloween.

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