Kind of a Big Deal

Want to see something really cute?! If you’ve carefully studied Stampin’ Up!’s 2020 Annual Catalog, then you’ve already seen the Whale Done Bundle, but you might not have paid attention to how awesome it is. Well, it’s kind of amazing, and I had loads of fun playing with it to make this sweet, simple card that perfect for any congratulatory occasion:

Whale Done Bundle, Stampin Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Whale Done. The Whale Done Bundle is a super-fun, versatile bundle. The Whale Done stamp set is filled with some really great sentiments that I really love (“thanks a ton” and “you’re kind of a big deal” – perfect, right?). I love the beautiful images in the set, too – they can be beautiful or cutesy – it’s up to you. And please, please don’t get me started about how amazing the Whale Builder Punch is – you won’t get me to stop. Here’s a quick look at the Whale Done Bundle:Whale Done Bundle, Stampin Up! 154053And here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Whale of a Time 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (I LOVE this paper): Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! 152460If you want to see all of the items in the Whale of a Time Suite, CLICK HERE.
  • It’s All Relative. My Pretty Peacock whale looked wonderful atop the sentiment on this card, but I really wanted to emphasize how big this guy is. As such, I added a school of fish behind him before adding him to the card. Here’s a closer look:Whale Done Bundle, Stampin Up!, Brian KingThe sentiment, stamped with Pretty Peacock ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock, is cropped with the Tasteful Labels Dies. See! They can be used for elegant projects or cute projects. I added a 1-1/8″ x 2-1/4″ band of Pretty Peacock cardstock behind the sentiment to frame it and give it a little more weight (obviously needs more weight to hold the whale). Here’s a look at the Tasteful Labels Dies:Tasteful Labels Dies, Stampin Up!, 152886
  • A Peacock and an Apple in the Ocean? We don’t typically find apples or peacocks in the ocean, but I think you’d agree that this color combination is gorgeous! If you like this combination of Whisper White, Granny Apple Green and Pretty Peacock as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Pretty Peacock

Bundles: Whale Done Bundle  Stamp Sets: Whale Done  Papers: Whale of a Time 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Pretty Peacock, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Pretty Peacock  Accessories: Whale Builder Punch, Tasteful Labels Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. Love the pattern you chose and how you add the little school of fish. I can’t wait to try that punch!

  2. I love your color combination for this card. The DSP is perfect with the punched whale. It makes a really pretty card. Enjoy your day, Brian.

  3. Adorable! The little school of fish are perfect behind the whale. I can’t wait to add it to my collection. You have sold me on this stamp set and punch.

  4. YOU are the big deal. Love how you created the sentiment piece.

  5. Really super card today Brian. The colors are fantastic and that whale is just the cutest. Thanks for sharing Brian.

  6. Cute card! I mailed my card for the card swap yesterday. This is my first time to participate and enjoyed making the card!

  7. So cute ! That set and DSP are going to come to my house soon !
    I must say I love your green with the Peacock ! I am using more of the
    Pretty Peacock with the new catalog . I will definitely have to try the Granny Apple Green with it . You could say together they are what you would call STRIKINGLY GORGEOUS !!

  8. I adore you so much, Sonny! Who else would reference a Saturday post in a Tuesday post. β™₯ Pretty Peacock is getting lots of love from me these days.

  9. Maria A Rodriguez

    Brian, this card is definitely a BIG deal, how cute is that whale!!!
    The sentiment couldn’t be more appropriate for this sweet image.
    Stay healthy and safe, my friend.

  10. Looks like the whale is swimming through a beautiful kelp forest, what a great choice of DSP Brian!

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