‘Tis the Season with Whimsical Trees & Expressions in Ink

Before I share today’s card, a Christmas card with fresh mix of colors and a gorgeous tree, I have some great news to share!

Two Great Papers Now In Stock

When Stampin’ Up!’s July-December 2021 Mini Catalog launched on Tuesday, there was one pack of GORGEOUS papers that weren’t available due to shipping concerns. Those papers arrived in Stampin’ Up!’s warehouse yesterday and are now available to order. Here’s a look at the patterns and colors in the Blackberry Beauty Specialty Designer Series Paper that’s now available:

Blackberry Beauty Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! 156458To order this paper right now, CLICK HERE.

That’s not all! Since the 2021 Annual Catalog arrived, the Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper has been out-of-stock as much as it has been in stock. Well, a shipment of this paper arrived at Stampin’ Up! yesterday and can be ordered. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this amazing pack of papers:

Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, 155464To order this paper right now, CLICK HERE.


Now that I have shared the good news, I’m excited to share a Christmas card I made with two of the ink-stained pages from the [again available] Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper. Here’s my card:

Whimsical Trees Bundle, Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Expressions in Ink for Christmas. I likely wouldn’t have reached for the pink ink stains in the Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper if it weren’t for the amazing color inspiration in the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper found on page 25 of Stampin’ Up!’s July-December 2021 Mini Catalog. The pinks and greens in that pack of papers gave me permission to reach for Expressions in Ink for this card. I cut seven 1/2″ strips of patterns in the Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper and pieced them together, alternating between the green and pink to build the focal panel for my card. Whimsical Trees Bundle, Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper, Brian KingI cropped a circle in the center of the panel with my Layering Circles Dies (I cropped from the other side to prevent an impression from the dies). I popped up that panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Whimsical Trees & Christmas to Remember Bundles. The tree on my card is cropped with the Christmas Tree Dies, part of the Whimsical Trees Bundle, from Stampin’ Up!’s July-December 2021 Mini Catalog. I cropped the tree twice – once with Shaded Spruce and once with Pear Pizzazz and then pieced the two together, taping the Pear Pizzazz pieces from the back of the Shaded Spruce tree. Here’s a look at the Whimsical Trees Bundle: Whimsical Trees Bundle, Stampin Up! 156810I added seven gold ornaments to my tree with the Metallic Pearls – such a handy accent I always have on hand. I added a festive sentiment to my card from the Christmas to Remember stamp set, part of the Christmas to Remember Bundle: Christmas to Remember Bundle, Stampin Up!, 156806
  • Color Combination. Between the tree and the strips of paper behind it, there are a lot of greens showcased on this card – in the Designer Series Paper, Shaded Spruce, Pear Pizzazz and Just Jade are represented beautifully. I pulled Shaded Spruce and Pear Pizzazz from the paper to build my tree. I also pulled Polished Pink and gold from the Designer Series Paper to showcase on my card. I added a panel of Pool Party behind my circle cutout, knowing it would beautifully pull the pinks and greens together. If you like this mix of Polished Pink, Pool Party and Shaded Spruce, I hope you’ll save this for future use:Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Polished Pink, Pool Party, Shaded Spruce

Stamp Sets: Christmas to Remember  Papers: Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper, Shaded Spruce, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Thick Basic White  Inks: Polished Pink  Accessories: Christmas Tree Dies, Metallic Pearls (gold), Layering Circles Dies, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll take this opportunity to pick up these gorgeous papers – while I have no way of knowing how many packs arrived in Stampin’ Up!’s warehouse, I know how popular these are and don’t want them to sell out before you get your hands on it!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Brian

Blackberry Beauty Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! 156458

 


The Catalogs are LIVE!

I’m so excited the new catalogs are live – customers can purchase from the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog and earn from the August-September 2021 Sale-a-Bration brochure. Yay! CLICK HERE to see the new catalogs, review the new suites and learn about the Sale-a-Bration earning options.


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22 Comments

  1. WOW. I just love it.

  2. Love the metallic pearls on the tree and the luscious paper.

  3. Beautiful and so original card Brian. Nicely done.

  4. Very cool card…this Whimsical Trees bundle is not on my list but somehow you will make me cave I predict.

  5. Yes, Brian, I agree with Windy that you are an enabler. Not only your beautiful card, but I’ve seen others using Whimsy and it is edging closer to my wish list. Enjoy your day, my friend.

    • πŸ™‚ Thank you so much, Hilda! I do love the trees in this set – and the sentiments are pretty wonderful. So glad you like it. β™₯

  6. What a FANTASTIC way to use our DSP. Great looking card/layout.

  7. Absolutely stunning card! So glad these dsp’s are now available!

  8. THAT. IS. BEAUTIFUL!!!

  9. VERY creative combination of products and colors!! I love it😍😍

  10. Love today’s card Brian! Interesting layout.

    • Thank you so much, Grace! I was going to hide the Pool Party but thought it looked great as a strip going behind it. Glad you like it. β™₯

  11. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR !!! You have done it again! This beautiful creation actually made my heart beat faster (I’m NOT kidding). WOW! Truly a work of art! Awesome !

  12. Eek, so pretty!!

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