Thanks a Ton with the Whale Done Bundle

I’ve been sharing a lot of many-layered cards over the past week. I decided today’s card should stay super-simple and super-cute. The Whale Done Bundle and Whale of a Time 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper helped me to make the card I wanted to make. This week’s CAS(E) This Sketch also helped. Here’s my card:

Whale Done Bundle, Stampin Up!, Brian King, thank you cardAnd here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:


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  • Whale Done Bundle. My card features a sentiment from the Whale Done stamp set and a whale that’s punched with the Whale Builder Punch (thought the whale was not stamped with this stamp set). I do love a photopolymer/punch bundle – and this is a really, really good one. ♥ Here’s a look at the Whale Done Bundle, which really should be added to your wish list if you don’t already have it: Whale Done Bundle, Stampin Up! 154053Here are two projects I’ve already made with this bundle (similar to today’s card, these are both clean-and-simple projects (you can click on either project to see my original post for each): Whale Done Bundle, Whale Builder Punch, Stampin Up!, Brian King Whale Done Bundle, Stampin Up!, Brian King
  • Whale of a Time. The samples above show a whale that’s punched from cardstock and a whale that I stamped and then punched with the Whale Builder Punch. Today’s project showcases a whale that is punched from the Whale of a Time 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper.  Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this wonderful pack of papers:Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! 152460Here are the two pages featured on my card – the whale was punched from this page: Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!Here’s a closer look at my punched whale: Whale Done Bundle, Stampin Up!, Brian King, thank you cardHere’s the background of aqua waves I cropped from this page: Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!
  • Color Combination. Both of the cards I’ve already created with the Whale Builder Punch include Pretty Peacock and some combination of greens or aquas. For today’s card, I punched a Basic Gray whale from the papers and surrounded him with Pretty Peacock, Bermuda Bay and Just Jade waves – they are gorgeous, aren’t they? If you like the mix of Just Jade, Pretty Peacock and Basic Gray, please save this for future reference:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Just Jade, Pretty Peacock, Basic Gray

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

I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch 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. I really love what you have done with this guy! A whale of creativity!

  2. I have the paper (love) I think I NEED the BUNDLE ! The stamp set has the cutest images (seahorse…turtle) and I really do like the combo of the punch and photo stamps . You know sometimes looking through the catalog can get overwhelming with so much to see and choose . Thank you for highlighting the things that I might have bypassed or postponed looking at until later or later or later ! Fun card !!

  3. Whale now…..I just love to see where this whale might turn up next! The DSP in this suite is gorgeous and he always looks fabulous! Great card!

  4. Adorable cards today, Brian. This bundle is really cute and so easy with the punch. Enjoy your day!

  5. Really cute clean and simple card today!

  6. Might be super-simple and super-cute…..But one thing you left out…..SUPER WELL DONE!

  7. Suzanne Patt Cullen

    I love this suite! I started working on my first card using it last night.
    Your examples are adorable, Brian! Every time I look at that whale, I think of our great time at the Georgia Aquarium ??? It really is a great bundle … that DSP … wow! Thank you for the added ideas?

    • Thanks, Suzie! Did you know I volunteered at the GA Aquarium for several years after it opened? I trained in all of the exhibits and worked in the commissary (for the exhibits, not the visitors)? I haven’t been in a while, but I was there A LOT when if first opened. 🙂

  8. This post was whale worth checking out! Love this card and every opportunity to slip in a pun. ?

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