You’re Off to Great Places with the Above the Clouds Bundle

“Life is a beautiful ride – you’re off to great places!” What a wonderful sentiment (found in the upcoming Above the Clouds Bundle). Perfect for a lift me up – but also perfect to celebrate a graduation or life event. I was excited to play around with this new bundle (Demonstrators can purchase select items from the 2019 Annual Catalog before it’s release). Here’s my card for this week’s Global Design Project challenge:

Above the Clouds Bundle, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

GDP190Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Above the Clouds Bundle. Not only is the Above the Clouds Bundle filled with fun images and great sentiments but it’s the best kind of bundle Stampin’ Up! offers – photopolymer AND punch combination. Yay! That makes it easy-to-use and super-affordable. Here’s a look at this great, new bundle: Above the Clouds Bundle, Stampin' Up! 151135Go ahead – add it to your wish list so you are ready on June 4. ♥
  • Other elements. Not only does this card feature two balloons and sentiments from this new bundle, but the card showcases some other elements I want to point out. Here’s a closer look at the card:Above the Clouds Bundle, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingStampin’ introduces new 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Papers for all of the color families in the 2019 Annual Catalog. This pattern of stitched diamonds is from the 2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. This year’s patterns are great! Here’s a look at the 2019-2021 In Colors:Stampin' Up!'s 2019-2021 In Colors - Purple Posy, Seaside Spray, Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty PeacockIf you’d like to see my introduction of the new colors, CLICK HERE. The scalloped edge along the Whisper White panel on this card is from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper. Not only does the paper offer some great backdrops for cards, but there are some great borders. I simply colored over the panel with my Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Write Marker. Here’s a look at the Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper:Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, Stampin' Up!, 146907
  • Sunshiny Color Combination. I just love the clash of this bright yellow with this soft blue. Pineapple Punch (one of Stampin’ Up!’s 2018-2020 In Colors) really pops against the backdrop of Seaside Spray (one of Stampin’ Up!’s 2019-2021 In Colors). Flirty Flamingo is the perfect color to help pull them together. If you like this combination of Seaside Spray, Flirty Flamingo and Pineapple Punch, save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Seaside Spray, Flirty Flamingo, Pineapple Punch

Bundles: Above the Clouds  Stamp Sets: Above the Clouds  Papers: 2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake, Pineapple Punch, Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Seaside Spray, Flirty Flamingo, Pineapple Punch, Stampin’ Write Marker (Pineapple Punch)  Basic Black  Accessories: Hot Air Balloon Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project 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

I posted my 2019 Annual Catalog Product Shares this weekend – and I’d love for you to check them out. What a great way to “kick the tires” on all the wonderful, new papers, ribbons and embellishments in the new catalog! Designer Series Paper Swatch Books, Stampin' Up! 2019 Annual Catalog, Brian King, www.stampwithbrian.comCLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND SIGN UP

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.
  • To purchase the medley right now (you’re smart!), CLICK HERE.

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. Great card, Brian. I love the color combination and the sentiments for graduation. The punch certainly makes it easy to get the balloons in different colors. Enjoy your day!

    • Thanks so much, Hilda! It’s a really fun set – so glad you like what I made with it. You are so sweet to always swing by to leave a comment.

  2. What a wonderful card! The color combination is terrific and I’m itching to try my hand at the sketch. Thanks for the inspiration, Brian.

  3. Love the colors and the use of DSP for the background….but the sentiments used together and perfectly placed are the bomb!!! Awesome card!

  4. Simply ADORABLE my friend. The color combination is so relaxing.

  5. This card is a beautiful ride! Love the colors, cute clouds and pop of yellow.

  6. Brian your colors are so bright and cheerful, just in time for June graduations! I love the patterns on the new DSP incolors.

    • Thanks so much, Katrina! I was so excited about this yellow – really pops. Couldn’t agree with you more about the new patterns. I was concerned when I heard they had changed, but I’m so happy with these. ♥

  7. Linda Callahan

    Love this! Oh that Seaside Spray is already one of my favorites! Beautiful with the yellow! And the sentiments are perfect!

  8. What a great card, Brian! And thanks for telling me how you did the scalloped edge… couldn’t figure that one out!

  9. This is a gorgeous card!! The colors on it are so pretty, and every detail is done impeccably. It’s very stunning!

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