You Make Me Proud for CTS323

On Thursday I shared my “baby feet card” for this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge – if you missed it, you can see it here. The pattern of baby feet were a sweet nod to this fun sketch, but I decided to keep playing and find a more literal interpretation of the argyle-like pattern in Leigh’s sketch. Here is the card I came up with:

Friendly Expressions, Hot Air Balloon punch, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

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  • Above the Clouds Bundle. This is the second time this week I’ve showcased products from the Above the Clouds Bundle, new in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog. If you missed my first showcase of this bundle, you can see it here. To recreate this argyle pattern along the side of my card, I punched a bunch of colorful triangles with the Hot Air Balloon Punch and then pieced them together in a fun pattern. Here’s a closer look: Friendly Expressions, Hot Air Balloon punch, Stampin' Up!, Brian King And here’s a look at the Above the Clouds Bundle (that perfect blend of a photopolymer stamp set and punch):Above the Clouds Bundle, Stampin' Up! 151135Want to see more? Here’s a fun video from Stampin’ Up! that walks you through the elements in the Above the Clouds stamp set and Hot Air Balloon Punch:Above the Clounds Bundle Video
  • You Make Me Proud. There are so many reasons to celebrate the people we love – and they are the ones who are receiving our handmade cards, right? When friends or family do something amazing, why not shower them with bright, bold colors and a sentiment that says it all. I love this sweet “You make me proud” sentiment from Friendly Expressions, a stamp set in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog that will be retired on June 3 (or when the product runs out). Here’s a look at the great sentiments in this set:Friendly Expressions, Stampin' Up!, 146673
  • A Beautiful Rainbow. Stampin’ Up!’s colors lend themselves nicely to a beautiful rainbow. Whether you showcase ROYGBIV in bright, soft or regal colors, there are lots of great combinations you can make. Since so many new colors were introduced in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog, I thought it would be fun to update my rainbow colors. What do you think of this combination?:Rainbow of Stampin' Up! Colors, Brian KingLast Spring, I shared several rainbow combinations with different colors and some rainbow cards I’ve made – if you’d like to see that post, CLICK HERE.

Stamp Sets: Friendly Expressions  Papers: Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Basic Black, Whisper White  Inks: Basic Black  Accessories: Hot Air Balloon Punch, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, 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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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,


Don’t Miss These Retiring Products. Stampin’ Up! announced the products that will retire on June 3 (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. Love the rainbow pattern you set up with the diamonds. Just proves that “literal” can certainly still equal very creative, as long as the designer is named Brian King.
    Have a great day!

  2. Your kites/parallelograms are the perfect touch! And won’t we miss that lovely sentiment set, Friendly Expressions?

  3. I do love the colors you chose for the rainbow. I might use them. Thanks for sharing.

  4. What a HAPPY and FUN kind of card. I especially like your take on the argyle-like pattern……BRILLIANT to use the Hot Air Balloon Punch.

  5. Adorable idea for the triangle from the punch. Sweet and colorful little kites!

  6. I love those colorful diamonds! They add sparkle to your card for sure!

  7. Great take on the sketch. Love the colors. Thanks for the rainbow color chart. Have a great day!

  8. Oh Brian – yesterday’s card used soft and sweet colors while today’s card uses bright and cheerful colors. I love that you made such different cards using the same sketch. What a great way to show the versatility of any sketch. I need to start saving sketches, especially the clean and simple ones to remind me that you can create many looks with one sketch. I love today’s card just as much as yesterdays. Thanks so much for sharing your talents.

  9. Very smart looking card with all the brightness of color! Love the interpretation too! You have a great creative style!

  10. Very all the colors!

  11. I like it ! For some crazy reason I heard Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles come into my head with a slight lyric change …..Look at all the LOVELY COLORS …….I may have to case this ….!

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