Lucky to Have a Friend Like You

There’s always a ton of excitement and a little bit of sadness this time of year in the stamping world. While there is so much to look forward to in Stampin’ Up!’s 2020 Annual Catalog (it will be open for business on June 3), there are so many great products that are going away to make room for all the new things. Today’s card features two retiring products that I’m going to miss – even though I’m grateful for all the extra space opened up for new products. 🙂 Here’s my card:

Love What You Do, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

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  • Retiring. My card features two incredible products that are retiring on June 2 – the Love What You Do stamp set (how much do you love this sentiment?) and a panel of gorgeous panel of Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper. Here’s a look at the Love What You Do stamp set that I have used over and over and over during the past couple of years:Love What You Do, Stampin' Up! 148042The Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper is designed with gorgeous flowers and hummingbirds and tile patterns. It’s this embossed panel of leaves, though, that I love the most. Just look at the shine on this page: Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingBonus! This paper is currently discounted in the online store as a part of the Last-Chance promotion! Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper: Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 2019 Annual Catalog, 149478If you love this Designer Series Paper as much as I do, then you should grab up some before it’s gone – there are so many wonderful Designer Series Papers in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog and January – June 2020 Mini Catalog that are retiring – and you don’t want to miss any of them! ♥
  • Layer Measurements. The layout of my card is simple – and you can recreate it with other patterned papers, colors and sentiments. So that you can recreate this card on your own, here are the measurements, starting with the base of the card and working my way up:
    • Pool Party – 4-1/4″ x 11″ (scored at 5-1/2″)
    • Pool Party – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (embossed with Subtle 3D Embossing Folder)
    • Stampin’ Dimensionals
    • Garden Green – 3-1/8″ x 4-3/8″
    • Very Vanilla – 3″ x 4-1/4″
    • Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper – 3″ x 3″
    • Pool Party – 3″ x 1/2″
    • Stampin’ Dimensionals
    • Garden Green – Layering Circles Dies
    • Whisper White – 2-1/4″ Circle punch
  • Color Combination. Everything in my back yard is so brilliantly green right now, so I think I’m more drawn to greens right now. Paired with Pool Party, Mint Macaron and Garden Green have a gorgeous, soothing effect. I love it! Love What You Do, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingIf you love this mix of Pool Party, Mint Macaron and Garden Green, please save this for future reference: Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Pool Party, Mint Macaron, Garden Green

Stamp Sets: Love What You Do  Papers: Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper, Garden Green, Pool Party, Very Vanilla  Inks: Garden Green  Accessories: Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, 2-1/4″ Circle Punch, Layering Circles Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. the perfect pattern for a tropical vibe with a modern flair

  2. You sure know how to bring it my friend. Very nice!

  3. I have to admit that I have used this stamp set much, much more then I anticipated. Your card for today really does justice to the beautiful DSP and the color combination makes me smile. Thanks Brian.

    • Thank you so much, Grace! When the set was released, I thought it would only be useful for demonstrator-related projects, but it’s much more versatile than that. So happy you like the card and am even more happy to hear from you again. ♥

  4. Great pop of green with the Pool Party..nice card!

  5. Awwwww, my friend…. NO WERE LUCKY TO HAVE YOU FOR A FRIEND,
    LOVE YOUR CARD ♥️Hugs Frenchie

  6. Great card, Brian. I love the color combo, Subtles embossing folder, and the glossy DSP, plus the very sweet sentiment in a great mix of fonts. Enjoy your day!

  7. Nice card! You always have such great card layouts. I like the simplicity of your style. But, you should use more ribbon. : )

  8. Sonny Peterson

    Love love this designer paper ! Your card is a delightful mix of soft colors and the sentiment is special ! An ” eye candy” card !
    Good to see Grace commenting again . She was missed !

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