Thanks for the Laughs

I love a good laugh, but I’m not normally drawn to stamp sets with “humorous” sentiments because…they aren’t always funny. Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2020 Mini Catalog, though, introduces us to Thanks for the Laughs, a stamp set with legitimately funny sentiments that also have heart. I wanted to make a stylish, but simple, card to showcase one of my favorites from this set. Here’s my card:

Thanks for the Laughs, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Thanks for the Laughs. Thanks for the Laughs is all about friendship. Whether we roll with a large crowd or hang with a few special friends, we all have that ONE friend who makes us laugh, gets us into trouble and makes everyone feel special. If you don’t have a friend like that, then maybe YOU are that person? I love these sentiments so very much! They are fun, funny and full of heart! Here’s a look at the “front-of-the-card and inside-the-card” sentiments in Thanks for the Laughs:Thanks for the Laughs, Stampin' Up! 151670
  • Colorful Stripes. This might be too big of a conceptual leap, but I chose the black-and-white striped backdrop for this sentiment as a playful nod to prison stripes. None of us wants to end up in prison, but it’s fun to have that naughty friend who always walks the line with their antics. The stripes are part of the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper, available as a free option during Sale-a-Bration when your order reaches $50. What fun! Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper: Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 152311I added three strips of cardstock to my black-and-white Designer Series Paper just behind the sentiment to add a little pop of color (and another nod to prison with the orange strip). Each strip is cropped just a smidge wider than 1/4″. I positioned “ENTERTAINED” just over the Mango Melody strip.Thanks for the Laughs, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingI mean, really! How fun is that sentiment?!
  • Entertaining Color Combination. The black-and white backdrop is brought to life with these bright, cheery colors. I started with Coastal Cabana, added a bit of Pineapple Punch and then fell in love with the addition of Mango Melody. What a beautiful mix of colors for a cold, dreary day! If you like this entertaining mix of Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody and Coastal Cabana as much as I do, please save this for future reference: Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody, Coastal Cabana

Stamp Sets: Thanks for the Laughs  Papers: Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper, Basic Black, Pineapple Punch, Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody, Basic Black  Inks: Tuxedo Black Stazon  Accessories: 2-1/4″ Circle punch, Layering Circles Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

What do you think of this fun sentiment? Don’t you love these bright, cheery colors? Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. You always manage to surprise me with a sentiment I missed entirely. This is so charming and so YOU!

  2. Now that’s a FUNNY sentiment.

  3. Love the funny quote and your strategy with the stripes. Great card! Enjoy your day, my friend.

  4. Those stripes are EVERYTHING!!! I hope I remember to case it. It’s brilliant!

  5. That is such a fun idea to have black and white stripes as a nod to prison. Great saying too !

  6. Love the bright simplicity of your card today Brian! I’ve saved your idea for some future cardmaking. Thanks so much for the inspiration!
    Hope your holidays are full of joy and Peace!
    ?Merry Christmas ?

  7. What a great card, Brian! Thanks for sharing it!

  8. Fun card..great pop of color on the stripes!

  9. What a spectacular card. And I love the colors you chose. And that sentiment is perfect. Great design work!

  10. Love the sentiment…..and adding the colored stripes is genius!

  11. Loved your card Brian! The stamp set and those sentiments are a hoot! Love how you used it on the DSP too! FUN!

  12. As soon as I saw this set, I knew it had to come to mama! I think it’s quirky and fun! Your card is amazing and the addition of those strips of cardstock are perfect! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas my friend β™₯️??β˜ƒοΈ????

  13. Yay! I’m so glad you like it, Bobbi! It was a fun card to pull together – and you could have guessed how much I love this set. Merry Christmas to you, too! β™₯

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