Sneak Peek: Cup of Cheer Dies for GDP200

It’s time for another CASE the Designer Challenge with the Global Design Project. There are so many places to find inspiration for the projects we make – I love the opportunity to create a project that’s inspired by the art of my fellow team members on GDP. Always a joy! This week we are CASEing one of our talented team members, Janneke de Jong, from the Netherlands. What fun!

My card for this fun challenge features three sneak peeks from Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Holiday Catalog – I received each of these products on my Incentive Trip to Greece earlier this month. Demonstrators are able to purchase these items starting Wednesday, and customers can purchase them starting on September 4. Yay! Here’s my card:

Cup of Cheer Dies, Itty Bitty Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Christmas card

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

GDP200When we CASE (Copy and Share Everything or Copy and Selectively Edit), we find inspiration in a project – theme, color combinations, layout, products used – and create our own project by making changes to make it our own.  When CASEing, it’s important to give credit to the original designer – it doesn’t take away from your project at all.

It might not be immediately easy to see I pulled inspiration from Janneke’s project – but it’s there. Like Janneke, I allowed the panel of white (I used vanilla) to serve as a simple backdrop for a trio of sweet images. I flipped the layout of her sketch, reduced the size of the focal panel to allow the Designer Series Paper to shine and added my sweet trio of images. My card doesn’t immediately look like Janneke’s but the inspiration is there!

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Sneak Peeks. My card features three great, new products from Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Holiday Catalog: the Cup of Cheer Dies, Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper and Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set. While the dies work beautifully with a new stamp set (and are sold separately or as part of a bundle), I was able to easily pull together a trio of images without the stamp set. Here’s a closer look: Cup of Cheer Dies, Itty Bitty Christmas, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Christmas cardAnd here’s a look at the dies in this Cup of Cheers Dies:Cup of Cheer Dies, Stampin' Up!Here’s a look at the new Itty Bitty Christmas, jam-packed with perfectly-sized sentiments for the Holidays:Itty Bitty Christmas, Stampin' Up!And here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper:Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!Each page has the same design on each side – Real Red on one side and Garden Green on the other. There are two sheets of each design for a total of twelve 12″ x 12″ pages.
  • Color Combination. Back in the day (like more than a year ago), Real Red and Old Olive were part of the Brights color family, and Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green were part of the Regals color family. When choosing reds and greens for a Christmas card, we could choose bright-and-cheery (Brights) or sophisticated-and-classic (Regals). Now that all four of these colors are part of the Regals color family, the Regals is a likely choice for traditional Christmas colors. If you like this combination of Very Vanilla, Real Red and Garden Green, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Very Vanilla, Real Red, Garden Green
  • More Inspiration. While I can’t share the inside pages of the catalog with you just yet, Stampin’ Up! has released some images from the catalog that I can share with you. These images give some great inspiration for using the Cup of Christmas stamp set and Cup of Cheer Dies:Cup of Christmas Bundle, Stampin' Up!, 2019 Holiday Catalog Cup of Christmas Bundle, Stampin' Up!, 2019 Holiday CatalogHow cool are those samples? While I don’t have this stamp set yet, I know it’s going to be on your wish list – it’s the first “reversible” stamp in Stampin’ Up!’s offering – there are two mug patterns on the stamp – one on each side of the stamp. How fun!

Stamp Sets: Itty Bitty Christmas Papers: Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper, Garden Green, Real Red, Thick Very Vanilla  Inks: Real Red  Accessories: Cup of Cheer Dies, 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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  1. In love with this card!

  2. So many things to love about this adorable card! Cheers to you!

  3. Totally LOVE this card and bundle. It’s TOPS on my ‘HAVE TO HAVE’ list.

  4. Adorable…I have been going back and forth on getting this bundle but I bet I will cave esp after you post more adorable projects with it!

    • πŸ™‚ Thanks, Windy! The dies are AMAZING – and if you are getting the dies, you might as well have the stamp set (which has some great sentiments, too). β™₯

  5. clean, simple and so much style. i adore this card.

  6. Love this Christmas card with the poinsettia die on the cup and the tiny sentiment. Have a great day!


  8. Love the little pops of green…such a great card Brian! Looking forward to trying out this double sided stamp.

  9. What a super card Brian and I love this set. Gee, you’ve got me thinking Christmas cards and I haven’t even thought about my Halloween cards yet. LOL Can’t wait to see this holiday catalog. Thanks for the preview.

    • You are going to be over-the-top in love with the Halloween suite, Grace. Absolute best we’ve ever had. Thanks for your comments. β™₯

  10. Brian, thanks for helping me decide my 1st choices for the new holiday catalog. Your card is wonderful and simple enough to make lots for the holiday!

    • Awwww…thanks, Katrina! It’s a great set, and I’m sure it will be wonderfully popular. I’m so happy to have received these dies on the trip. β™₯

  11. Your card is SO cute! <3 The Cup of Cheer Bundle and the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set are both on my 'wish list'!

  12. Oh, Brian I LOVE this card!!! This bundle is at the tippy top of my holiday wishlist. Amy Tsuruta just shared the GDP post to our coffee loving papercrafters fb group! My kind of card: crisp, clean, and lots of dies!

    • Thanks so much, Sheryl! It’s a super-fun set, and I’m so glad that you (and your coffee-loving friends) like it. Can’t wait to order the whole catalog. πŸ™‚

  13. Love your clean, fresh, crisp design….I’m thinking copper mugs with texture and holly as mint for Moscow mule….our family Christmas Cocktail!

    • I’m with you – the layers on this mug would be gorgeous if the same color of the mug. Love that you can make it exactly what you want it to be. πŸ™‚

  14. This set of stamps, dies and papers are at the top of my pre-order later this week! LOVE how beautiful your choices look together.

    I’m with Sandra Rice above, copper mugs and Moscow Mules for my Son and Daughter-in-law – her signature drink at their wedding!

  15. Suzie Patt Cullen

    I love this set! It’ll probably be on my wish list as well!

  16. Brfian Brian Brian you sneaky enabler…..after seeing your card the set I thought, well maybe, just became a must have. So cute!

  17. This is so fun and festive…..this set is on my list!

  18. What an adorable mug, love the Poinsettia die cut and the cute little tag, the pattern paper is so festive and full of Christmas cheer.
    Love this card.

  19. Love this card! Thanks for sharing..

  20. Pretending it is full of tea so I can say your card is Tearrific! Teas the season! Love this card. I wanted to pop in and say seasons greetings to you and your readers.

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