Be Inspired by Alternate Shapes & Sizes

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 we’ve created with alternative shapes and sizes – we aren’t creating the standard-sized cards today. What a fun challenge to play with different shapes and sizes! If you aren’t starting the hop here, then you probably just popped over from the amazing project shared by my talented friend Carolynn Sander.


For my “alternative shapes and sizes” project, I created three simple, tiny birthday cards with the Label Me Lovely Punch and Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set. Here’s my project:

Itty Bitty Birthdays and Label Punch, Stampin Up!, Brian KingTo create the base for each of these cards, I folded a piece of cardstock, burnished the crease with my bone folder and ran it through my Label Me Lovely punch (new in Stampin’ Up!’s January – June 2020 Mini Catalog and carrying over into Stampin’ Up!’s 2020 Annual Catalog), allowing a small edge of the cardstock crease to stay inside the punch.

Here’s a closer look at the the card I made with two balloons from the Balloon Bouquet punch and a sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays:Itty Bitty Birthdays and Label Punch, Stampin Up!, Brian KingThe card is balanced on the straight edge of the punch. I cropped this card base by positioning the cardstock crease along the straight edge of the punch like this:

Tiny Cards with the Label Me Lovely Punch, Stampin Up!, Brian KingHere’s a closer look at the second card that showcases two more stamps from Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set, the 1-1/2″ Circle punch, Classic Label Die and Layering Circles Dies:

Itty Bitty Birthdays and Label Punch, Stampin Up!, Brian KingI stamped “TIME TO CELEBRATE” over and over with Daffodil Delight ink on Daffodil Delight cardstock for a fun background. The card is also balanced on the straight edge of the punch but opens like a book. I cropped this card base by positioning the cardstock crease along the rounded edge of the punch like this:

Tiny Cards with the Label Me Lovely Punch, Stampin Up!, Brian KingThe third card I made features a card base punched like the first card, three Flirty Flamingo flowers punched with the Medium Daisy Punch and the [retiring] 1″ Circle Punch. And here’s a closer look at the third card I made:  Itty Bitty Birthdays and Label Punch, Stampin Up!, Brian KingNot only do all three of these cards use the Label Me Lovely Punch to create the base for each card and Itty Bitty Birthdays to share a fun sentiment, but all three cards feature a combination of three sweet colors. If you like this mix of Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Flirty Flamingo, please save this graphic for future reference:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo


Here are the products I used to make these cards:

Stamp Sets: Itty Bitty Birthdays  Papers: Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo  Accessories: Label Me Lovely Punch, Medium Daisy Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, 1-1/2″ Circle Punch, Classic Label Punch, Layering Circles Dies, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Mini 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 Angela Meiritz-Reid. Click on the banner below to continue through the hop:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Brian

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35 Comments

  1. Sooo cute Brian. I would never have thought to use that punch this way.

  2. Oh, this is just so clever! How fun to get an envelope of mini cards for your birthday. Too cute!! (Great color combo, too.)

  3. This is such a neat idea. Fab cards!

  4. In LOVE with these mini cards . . . just when I thought I didn’t need the Label Me Lovely punch!

  5. OH MY GOSH Brian…..LOVE these little mini cards. I see a CASE coming up for me. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I love these bright, cheery cards, Brian. Great idea. Enjoy your day.

  7. Great idea..adorable cards in fun colors! I still have not used this punch…need to pull it out this week.

  8. Bright happy cards and so endearing.
    Keep safe and well
    Faith x

  9. I ran into my craft room, grabbed my Label Me Lovely punch and some cardstock….IT WORKS! Why…. have I never thought to do this? Thanks Brian!!

  10. Dear Bryan,
    I fell in love with your tiny little cards – so colorful and so much fun!!

    • Awww…thank you so much, Manuela. I was wow’d by all of the projects in the blog hop – mine are so simple compared to the amazing artistry out there. Much love to you and your family! ♥

  11. Sheryl Abernathy

    Absolutely adorable! And soooo creative!

  12. Adorable little cards, Brian! And I love the color combination!

  13. Selina Kilpatrick

    Brian, these are super cute! I forget that a card doesn’t have to be the typical card base. Love the color combo too!

  14. Yeow these are beyond adorable! Delightful colors too!

  15. These would be so cute as place cards, too! Little “tuck in” cards are so fun. Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. Oh these cards are adorable, Brian! Love everything about them all! I think I’m going to need that punch now too x

  17. I will add this AWESOME tag punch idea to my arsenal. Thanks!

  18. Barb Hendrickson

    Fantastic use of this punch and these stamp sets, Brian! Thanks for always sharing what you love!

  19. This is amazing Brian ;O)

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