You Did It! for FMS443

I’ve had so much fun sharing the cards from my Sending Love One-for-One Card Swap over the past week. I was ready to share the last batch of cards today, but this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge gave me an itch to make a super-fun card I’ve needed to make. Yay! I will share the last batch of swap cards on Tuesday, but I couldn’t hide this card away – such fun! Here’s my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge:

Best Year, Flowers for Every Season, Stampin Up!, Brian KingHere’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

FMS443Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Flowers for Every Season. All five of the 2020-2022 In Colors are featured in the Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (with Poppy Parade also added in). There are so many great combinations with these new colors -and they are all represented here. While the paper has so many gorgeous floral patterns, there are some great abstract patterns, too, like this vibrant page of pink and yellow. ♥ Here’s a look at the patterns and colors in the Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper: Flowers for Every Seasons Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, 152486If you’d like to flip through all the fun pages of the Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, CLICK HERE.
  • Fun Background. To create the fun background on my card, I cropped a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock at 3-3/4″ x 5″. I cropped the striped Designer Series Paper with the same measurements before cutting the panel from corner to corner, piecing the halves back together and then cutting from the other corners. So easy! The triangles serve as arrows, pointing the recipient to the fun sentiment at the center of the card:Best Year, Flowers for Every Season, Stampin Up!, Brian KingI absolutely love this “You did it!” sentiment from the Best Year stamp set. While I understand you aren’t going to pop over to the online store today to purchase the Best Year stamp set because of this simple card, I think you should take a peek at the amazing sentiments, anyway – it’s a great set! ♥ Here’s a look at the amazing sentiments in Best Year:  Best Year, Stampin Up! 152568Best Year can also be purchased as a bundle (with the Best Plaid Builder Dies) – to see that bundle, CLICK HERE.
  • Unexpected Color Combination. I love when Stampin’ Up! teaches me that some colors look great together (even when they shouldn’t). I pulled the three colors for today’s card straight from the pages of the Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. This gorgeous page of stripes features tones of Bumblebee, Magenta Madness and Poppy Parade. If you like this unexpected mix of colors as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference: Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Bumblebee, Magenta Madness, Poppy Parade

Stamp Sets: Best Year  Papers: Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Poppy Parade, Bumblebee, Whisper White  Inks: Poppy Parade  Accessories: 1-1/2″ Circle punch, Layering Circles Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Love this design and how you used the splashy colors and paper!

  2. I love love this paper series and this is one pattern I really have held back for that POW card ! Just look at how you used it ….it looks right at home with this sketch project !
    Great card !

  3. Suzanne Patt Cullen

    Good morning, Brian! What a bright and cheery card!
    Looking at the color palette of Bumblebee, Magenta Madness, and Poppy Parade, Magenta Madness and Poppy Parade kind of clash to me, but used on your card, they make me happy. I think it must be the balance … lots of Poppy Parade and thin stripes of Magenta Madness. Thank you, Brian, and have a lovely day💙

  4. Love the stripes and bright colors! Mine is posting tomorrow..this was a fun sketch to make!

  5. How cheerful! Love the color combinations. This card comes with a guarantee to brighten someone’s day. Very lovely.

  6. Love those bright summery colors! Such a happy splashy card!

  7. Your design is PERFECT with this ‘Flowers For Every Season DSP’. It also happens to be my FAVORITE sheet in this packet. Nicely done my friend.

  8. That is such a bright and cheerful print – I love it in the triangles. So perfect with the simple “you did it”! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  9. This is so you, Brian! Actually looks like a hug. <3

  10. Excellent take on the sketch and perfectly demonstrates how to get the most bang for your buck out of a sketch! Love the striped paper as well as it plays so nicely with the circle elements. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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