Be Inspired by Love

It’s time for another Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop – what fun! The Be Inspired Design Team is a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the world who are excited to share our themed projects with you. I’m so honored to be a part of this group of talented stampers!

For today’s Be Inspired Blog Hop, we are sharing projects inspired by LOVE. My project doesn’t feature hearts or “Valentine’s Day” – instead, it’s a pretty, floral card with a super-sweet sentiment that’s a perfect way to share you loved. If you aren’t starting the hop here, then you probably just popped over from the amazi ng project shared by my talented friend Carolynn Sander.

Here’s my celebration of love for this Be Inspired Blog Hop:

Thoughtful Blooms, Heart to Heart, Stampin Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Thoughtful Blooms. I was so excited to sit down to build a background with the sweet Thoughtful Blooms stamp set, one of the exclusive items you can select during Sale-a-Bration with a $50 order. I stamped the flowers with Blushing Bride, the centers with Calypso Coral and the leaves with Pear Pizzazz. I alternated between flowers and leaves to make sure I could achieve the balance I wanted on the card. Here’s a look at the images and sentiments in the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set:Thoughtful Blooms, Stampin Up!, 152290While I didn’t use the Small Bloom Punch on this project, the tiny punch coordinates with the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set – AND you can select this punch as a Sale-a-Bration gift with a $100 purchase. Here’s a look at this fun punch:Small Bloom Punch, Stampin Up! 152316
  • A Sweet Sentiment. The focal point of this card isn’t the gingham base, and it isn’t the floral background on the central panel. The focal point of this card is this beautiful sentiment – “Our hearts are meant to be together”:Thoughtful Blooms, Heart to Heart, Stampin Up!, Brian KingAfter I tried several punches, I cropped the sentiment with the Pretty Label Punch. I love the rounded edges of the punch – they are a great complement to the flowers in the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set. OK, back to the sentiment – here’s a look at the Heart to Heart Bundle, which includes the Heart to Heart stamp set and Detailed Hearts Dies:Heart to Heart Bundle, Stampin Up! 153734
  • A Lovely Color Combination. Even though I added a touch of Pool Party to fill in some open spots on my card, the card is built around the colors of the flowers and leaves – Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz. If you like this color combination as much as I do, please save this for future reference: Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz

Stamp Sets: Thoughtful Blooms, Heart to Heart Papers: Subtles 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (Blushing Bride), Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Whisper White Inks: Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Memento Tuxedo Black Accessories: Pretty Label Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I’m so glad you stopped by and hope you like my project. I also hope you’ll continue the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop to see more projects that I’m sure you’ll love. The next stop is my friend Emma Goddard Click on the banner below to continue through the hop:

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  1. One of the prettiest spring cards ever! Love the placement of the flowers and touch of gingham.

  2. Such a happy, pretty card! Who wouldn’t LOVE opening the mail and receiving this!!

  3. That is always a great color combo. Simple but so sweet!

  4. The little touch of Pool Party adds such a nice contrast!

  5. So pretty and so sweet . I just got this cute set of precious posies and can`t wait to start playing with it . LOVE LOVE the gingham !

  6. Beautiful card, Brian. Love all the elements and the color combination feels like spring is around the corner! Enjoy your day!

  7. Love your card today Brian. Great colors and sweet flower choice on your background. I always love a great handmade background! Great inspiration too!

  8. Love, love, love this card Brian and I’m so happy I was able to get the punch and stamp set at such a great price – FREE. I mean you can’t beat that right? That little bit of Calypso Coral really added the perfect bit of pizzazz.

  9. Wow Brian, who knew this stamp set could be so versatile. The possibilities are endless with this set.

  10. Gorgeous card Brian, love your colour combo and design x

  11. I love this card Brian! I honestly have looked at this stamp set and thought, “What do I do with that?” Now I know what to do with it! I might have to CASE. Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. So pretty. I love the addition of gingham with the flower.

  13. Oh my you are thinking spring! Sweet as can be! Perfect colors!

  14. Love this card!

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