Believe You Can for GDP205

Today is Labor Day in the United States. Labor Day was established in the late 1800’s to honor the hard work and achievements of America’s labor workers (who typically put in long hours at physically grueling, low-paying jobs). As Labor Day falls at the end of Summer in the United States, we celebrate the holiday with picnics and parades. If you are celebrating today, I hope it’s a wonderful day for you!

Theodore Roosevelt (American President long before Labor Day was established) got it right when he said, “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” I’ve been itching to showcase this sentiment from the Believe You Can Host Set in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog, and this week’s Global Design Project color challenge gave me the perfect colors to use it. Here’s my card:

Believe You Can Host Set, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s the banner for this week’s color challenge that inspired my card (what a soft, sweet collection of colors!):Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - So Saffron, Rococo Rose, Mint MacaronTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Believe You Can. With purchases greater than $150, customers earn Stampin’ Rewards that can be used to purchase ANY current items in the current catalogs. One of the perks of earning Stampin’ Rewards is that you can use them to purchase specially-priced Host Sets. If you haven’t checked out these sets, please do – they are pretty spectacular!  To see all of these Host Sets, CLICK HERE. Believe You Can is a photopolymer stamp set from Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog that’s redeemable with $13 of Host Rewards – here’s a look: Believe You Can Host Set, Stampin' Up!, 149433 Believe You Can is designed to coordinate with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies that can be purchased alone or as part of the Free as A Bird Bundle. Since I know you will love both, here’s a look:Free as a Bird Bundle, Stampin' Up! 151123
  • Paper-Piecing. I love a little paper-piecing every once in a while. I always love to repeat a pattern from the base of the card on a top layer of the card – such a fun look. Since the panel behind my cropped sentiment is a checkered piece of Rococo Rose 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of that paper, too, and then snipped out the flag to layer on top. Here’s a closer look:Believe You Can Host Set, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingFun tip for paper-piecing – I added my glue to the Thick Whisper White that had been cropped with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies and then glued down the little flag I had snipped. That’s much easier than adding glue to the flag and then trying to flip it over and handle the little, glue-filled piece.
  • Stampin’ Blends. When I realized that all three of the colors in this week’s Global Design Project challenge were offered in Stampin’ Blends, I knew I’d be coloring for this card. The soft, pretty colors were perfect for this sun (So Saffron) and grass (Mint Macaron). I decided to color the words and flag pink to get them all in. Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingLots of my customers are starting to load up on Stampin’ Blends. I’m so happy they are seeing just how wonderful these pens are. I’m so happy with the selections we have available to us and love using my Blends.

Stamp Sets: Believe You Can Host  Papers: 2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (Rococo Rose), Mint Macaron, So Saffron, Mint Macaron, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento, Stampin’ Blends (So Saffron, Rococo Rose, Mint Macaron)  Accessories: Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, 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.

Happy Labor Day! Thanks for stopping by today!


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This Week. This is going to be a busy week. Not only is Stampin’ Up! launching the new Holiday Catalog on Wednesday, but it’s also launching a big Buy 3, Get 1 Free promotion on select Designer Series Papers from Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog. Tomorrow’s post will be dedicated to getting you ready for all of the week’s excitement! ♥

Placing an order today? Of course you are! If you are placing an order for $150 or more, I want you to enjoy all of the Host Rewards you have earned.  If your order is less than $150, I’d love for you please add this Host Code – XCXRY327 when prompted. Thank you!



  1. Such a great color palette ?, Brian! And, of course, I love all your layers as usual. Have a great Labor Day!

  2. The gingham paper piecing of the sentiment is fantastic with this design!

  3. The Stitched Nested Dies sure come in handy! Great card Brian.

  4. You are a genius! Your mom must be very proud! I love this card and the gingham banner and the green color wash on the grass! Wowza!

  5. Love this card! My niece just got a promotion and she is nervous about her new responsibilities.. This sentiment will be perfect for her! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  6. This card looks like I could jump onto that path and begin my journey. PERFECT!!!!

  7. Such a fun cheery card! Love the strip of gingham DSP down the middle!

  8. WOW Brian – you’re coloring on this card is just fabulous. The paper piecing really put it over the top for beauty. I have now got to take a second look at this set. I’m so glad I purchased the stitched nested labels dies and I think I’ve used them more then any other die set I own.

  9. Love the colors in the challenge today. Your card is great and the sentiment is perfect for Labor Day! Have a great day!

  10. Tonight I was thinking about how clean your cards always are and how great they look even without ribbon. They are always perfectly balanced, so you squint very well. Then I saw this beautiful card, fun colors and coloring, and……. baker’s twine. Love the whole combination, especially the gingham banner. Beautiful!

  11. Great card Brian, just love the colour combo, will be one I note down! x

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