Be Inspired by Something New

It’s time for another Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop – what fun! The Be Inspired Design Team is a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the world who are excited to share our themed projects with you. I’m so honored to be a part of this group of talented stampers!

For today’s Be Inspired Blog Hop, we are sharing projects we’ve designed with a “something new” theme. That’s really easy to accomplish since we still have so many new products from Stampin’ Up!’s 2022 Annual Catalog to share. ♥ We hope our projects inspire you and that you leave with lots of fun ideas! If you aren’t starting the hop here, then you probably just popped over from the project shared by my talented friend Carolynn Sander.

Friends Like You

The project I’m sharing with you today is the final project (in a series of 3 posts). Between Monday and Tuesday, I’ve shared six simple cards with the new Kraft Note Cards & Envelopes. Today I’m sharing the box that comes with the note cards – I’ve decorated it with new products (including a new punch bundle and new set of dies). Here’s the lid of my kraft gift box:

Bottled Happiness, Flowers of Friendship, Kraft Note Cards & Envelopes, Stampin Up!, Brian KingThe gorgeous frame around the sentiment is cropped with a set of stand-alone dies in Stampin’ Up!’s 2022 Annual Catalog. The Fancy Frames Dies are one of 17 sets of dies that are not tied to a stamp set and will work well with so many! I cropped the frame with Early Evergreen cardstock and then glued it to a 3″ x 4-1/2″ piece of Soft Succulent cardstock. I layered that with a Very Vanilla frame and added a Very Vanilla piece to the center with the sentiment (also cut out with the Fancy Frame Die). Here’s a look at the Fancy Frames Dies:

Fancy Frames Dies, Stampin Up! 159176The sentiment inside the frame is stamped with Evening Evergreen with the Flowers of Friendship stamp set. What a great sentiment!

I was playing with the bottle from the Bottled Happiness Bundle for another project when I realized how wonderfully it worked with my kraft box and as an accent on the frame. I stamped the central image of the bottle with Crumb Cake and the highlighted outline of the bottle with Soft Suede. I stamped the cork off once on scrap paper with Crumb Cake and then hand-snipped it out. I stamped the branch of leaves with Evening Evergreen on Thick Very Vanilla cardstock and hand-snipped it out. Here’s a closer look at this fun accent on the gift box:

Bottled Happiness, Flowers of Friendship, Kraft Note Cards & Envelopes, Stampin Up!, Brian KingHere’s a look at the new Bottled Happiness Bundle, which includes the Bottled Happiness photopolymer stamp set and coordinating Vintage Bottle Punch:

Bottled Happiness Bundle, Stampin Up! 158690The gift box, part of the Kraft Note Cards & Envelopes, is a great way to deliver cards you’ve made with the coordinating cards. I’ve included six in my box:

Bottled Happiness, Flowers of Friendship, Kraft Note Cards & Envelopes, Stampin Up!, Brian KingIf you’d like to see the simple cards I’ve packaged in the box (all feature the Textured Chic Specialty Designer Series Paper), you can click here and click here – and then please come back here to continue your way through the blog hop. ♥

I hope you like my project today! I hope you’ll continue the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop to see more projects by my awesome friends – I’m sure you’ll love them. The next stop is my super-awesome, super-talented friend Emma Goddard. Click on the banner below to continue through the hop:

I hope you’ll hop through the rest of the projects in this lineup. In case you get off-track at any point during the hop, here’s a listing of all the participants in this hop:

Thanks for stopping by today!



Here are the products I showcased in today’s post:

Bundles: Bottled Happiness  Stamps: Flowers of Friendship, Bottled Happiness  Papers: Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Thick Very Vanilla, Kraft Note Cards & Envelopes  Inks: Evening Evergreen, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede  Accessories: Fancy Frames Dies, Vintage Bottle Punch, Poppy Moments Dies (oval on bottle), Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals


Check out the New Catalog!

2022 Annual Catalog Cover, Stampin Up!Stampin’ Up!’s new catalog is live now. If you haven’t already downloaded it, I hope you’ll take a look! CLICK HERE to read all about the new book and download one for yourself! ♥

In Color Starter Kit Promotion

I always love the opportunity to introduce new stampers to my InKing Royalty team. In May, Stampin’ Up! is offering an amazing promotion to make the decision to join easier for you. ♥

In Color Join Promotion, Stampin Up!, Brian KingTo learn more, CLICK HERE. If you have thought about joining and want to be a part of an amazing online community of stampers, please email me today. I’d love to answer your questions or set up a time to chat with you. If you are ready to purchase the Starter Kit and join our incredible community of stampers, wait until May 4 and then CLICK HERE.

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  1. “Bottled up” creativity. Sweet.

  2. Awesome project…love the new die on the front of the box!

  3. Your project turned out GREAT. LOVE all the detail you put into this.

  4. You always showcase products I’ve never noticed in the catalog. The Fancy Frame Dies are very pretty. The one you used makes a lovely card with room for a nice sentiment. Enjoy your day!

    • Thanks so much, Hilda! Stampin’ Up! really “hit it out of the park” with the stand-alone dies in this catalog. So glad you like them, too.

  5. There it is! I was wondering if you decorated the box that came with those nifty note cards. Beautiful project my friend. Who wouldn’t want to get that? Lovely gift!

    • Thank you so much, Bobbi! I didn’t realize the box was part of the note cards set when I picked them up. OF COURSE I had to showcase that. 🙂

  6. Oh I love how you’ve use that die Brian. A gorgeous creation

  7. Love your box Brian and especially how you used the die on the front x

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