Follow Your Dream for CTS321

It’s graduation time – that means you need to start thinking about the best ways to honor your favorite graduates. Whether your loved ones are celebrating their completion of college, high school or kindergarten, it’s fun to make a card tailored to their style and celebration. The card I’m sharing today features a gorgeous panel of NEW Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper (new in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog) and a sentiment that’s soon to retire from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog. Here’s my card:

Follow Your Dreams Bundle, Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, graduation cardThis card is designed in the image of a sketch I created for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge. Here’s the banner with my design for the challenge that inspired my card (this challenge goes live at 10:00 am EST):CTS321Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Follow Your Dreams Bundle. I’ve had the Follow Your Dreams Bundle for several months, but this is the first time I’ve used it on a card I’ve shared on my blog. I love the sentiments, and the feathers have grown on me a bit – yet I’ve always been distracted by other new products. Here’s a look at the Follow Your Dreams Bundle:Follow Your Dreams Bundle, Stampin' Up! 148370This bundle is one of the products that’s being retired by Stampin’ Up! on June 2 (or when products sell out). Neither the stamp set nor the dies will be offered in the new catalog. If you’d like to read more about the items that are retiring, click on the image below:Retiring List
  • Dreamy Backdrop. The dreamy backdrop for this card is a gorgeous panel from the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper, a new set of papers in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog. How gorgeous is this background?Follow Your Dreams Bundle, Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, graduation cardI added three pearls in two sizes just above the sentiment to add a little movement and to pull the sentiment into this gorgeous backdrop. I often shy away from adding embellishments, but this card called out for them.
  • Colors. The colors on my card were pulled directly from this gorgeous Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper. If you like this combination of Whisper White, Petal Pink and Blackberry Bliss, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Whisper White, Petal Pink, Blackberry Bliss

Bundles: Follow Your Dreams  Stamp Sets: Follow Your Dreams  Papers: Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper, Blackberry Bliss, Petal Pink, Thick Whisper White  Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black Accessories: Chase Your Dreams Dies, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch 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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Everything is Rosy. I want to remind you about the Everything is Rosy Product Medley – a gorgeous collection of products that’s only being offered for a limited time in May. This medley is expected to sell out soon, so please don’t delay.

  • To read all about this Everything is Rosy Product Medley, CLICK HERE.
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Sign up Today for the Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin. I devoted an entire post last week with information about the Paper Pumpkin kit designed by Stampin’ Up!’s co-founder, Shelli Gardner. Click on the link below for more information and to sign up today (sign up by May 10):

Don’t Miss These Retiring Products. Stampin’ Up! announced the products that will retire on June 2 (or when products sell out). Please click on the picture below to read more about what’s retiring and why you have a limited time to grab up these items:Retiring ListA couple of weeks ago, I shared parades of prior cards with select retiring items. If you missed those posts, you can see them here:

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  1. Oh, what a gorgeous card, the pattern paper is so beautiful, I love how you used it on the challenge sketch.
    And I’ve said it many times before, your layers are always perfectly done to guide your eyes to your main images.
    Thank you for sharing.

  2. I gasped. Such beautiful paper and I love it with a very simple sentiment.

  3. Dreamy is such a great way to describe that gorgeous paper. Your card is fabulous!

  4. I love how you placed the die cut and sentiment. It really is an exquisite design and colors.

  5. This color combination is GORGEOUS. Think I might have to CASE this card for my grandson. Thanks for sharing my friend.

  6. Beautiful DSP, color combo, matting and sentiment. Brian, you hit this one out of the park. Love everything about it. Have a great day!

  7. That Perennial Essence DSP is gorgeous!!!!

  8. Awesome that paper!

  9. This new DSP is gorgeous- the first thing I noticed was the appearance of texture! It will be so fun to work with. ?

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