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This week’s Global Design Project challenge gives us three colors to play with – Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green and Night of Navy. With a brilliant combination like that, how could I NOT feature the adorable pineapple from the Time for Tags Host set in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog?! Here’s the simple card I made:

Time for Tags, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

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

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green, Night of NavyTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Time for Tags Host Set. With purchases greater than $150, customers earn Stampin’ Rewards that can be used to purchase ANY current items in the current catalogs (you don’t have to host a party to earn the rewards). One of the perks of earning Stampin’ Rewards is that you can use them to purchase specially-priced Host Sets. The stamp set I used on today’s card is one of the new Host Sets from Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog – here’s a look at Time for Tags:Time for Tags Host Set, Stampin' Up! 149423If you haven’t checked out these sets, please do – they are pretty spectacular!  To see all of these Host Sets, CLICK HERE. The set coordinates with a new punch, too – how fun! Here’s a look at the Timeless Label Punch:Timeless Label Punch, Stampin' Up! 149516
  • Blending. Sometimes I can make sense of the darkest mysteries in life. It just made sense to me that I would color my pineapple with Pineapple Punch ink – I don’t know why I thought of that color for my pineapple, but I just knew it would work. I stamped the image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored it with Pineapple Punch and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. How easy was that?!  Time for Tags, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingI added texture to the 1-1/4″ band of Granny Apple Green cardstock with my Subtle 3D embossing folder.
  • Measurements. I played around with the layers on this card over-and-over until I found the balance that worked for me. Here are the measurements of the layers on this card, starting with the notecard-sized base and working my way up:
    • Night of Navy – 3-1/5″ x 10″ (scored at 5″)
    • Thick Whisper White – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″
    • Night of Navy – 2-1/2″ x 4″
    • Pineapple Punch – 2-3/8″ x 3-7/8″
    • Granny Apple Green – 2-3/8″ x 1-1/4″
    • Thick Whisper White – Timeless Label Punch

Stamp Sets: Time for Tags Host Set Papers: Night of Navy, Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green, Thick Whisper White Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento, Stampin’ Blends (Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green) Accessories: Timeless Label Punch, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, 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.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Love your layers, especially using Pineapple Punch with the pineapple tag. It makes really bright, fun and welcoming card. Enjoy your day!

  2. Great color combo and a great card!

  3. LOVE this color challenge……And the pineapple image is PERFECT.

  4. I collect pinepapples and want the set just for this stamp. Thanks for the inspiration! Great card!

  5. You’re a genius! Who would have thought, Pineapple Punch for a pineapple! Thanks for taking the guess work out of that decision for me. This is such a cute cheery card. Thanks for sharing.. 🙂

  6. The Pineapple Punch as the background is a bold choice and your layering makes it work perfect!

  7. Rats-a-roni! I never even looked at the hostess sets when I sent in my order. Now I guess I’ll have to send in another order to get this set – oh me, oh my! HOORAY FOR ME! Oops, don’t tell the hubs I said that. LOL Great card Brian!

  8. Simply amazing how you came up with Pineapple Punch for this charming card. This is my favorite little host set, especially with the coordinating punch.

  9. Such a fun color combination and love what you did with them. Somehow that set got by me. I’ll have to check it out, looks like something I’d use a lot!

  10. I love Pineapple Punch! And this card packs a punch…..love it!

  11. Bright and sweet, just like the real delicious fruit.
    Love the colors, so happy and cheerful.
    Yummy too.

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