Naturally Beautiful with Symbols of Fortune

Well, here we are. Today is the last day of June, which means two amazing promotions end today. If you want to take advantage of either of these great promotions (which won’t be here tomorrow morning), then please click on one of the links below to begin shopping:

Today I’m sharing a card I made with two gorgeous products that are part of the Last Chance Sale. I mixed two coordinating pages from a retiring pack of papers and built a sweet pattern that helped to showcase both. My card features two dreamy panels from the Symbols of Fortune Specialty Designer Series Paper. Here’s my card:

Flowering Rain Boots, Symbols of Fortune Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King

While six of the patterns in the Symbols of Fortune Specialty Designer Series Paper feature gold foil accents, I chose two with no gold – one page features a repeated background of cranes, while the other features a few cranes flying through the clouds (I used only the clouds). Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Symbols of Fortune Specialty Designer Series Paper:

Symbols of Fortune Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! 157652This GORGEOUS pack of papers has been marked 50% off (from $15.00 to $7.50) through the rest of today or while supplies last. There are so many great products on sale – it’s worth another look-see before it all goes away.

Flowering Rain Boots, Symbols of Fortune Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King

I chose the “our friendship is naturally beautiful” sentiment from the Flowering Rain Boots stamp set for my card to add a modern twist to the classic look of the cranes. It looks so fresh, don’t you think? The large circle around the sentiment adds space around the sentiment to further cement its importance on the card. The Flowering Rain Boots Bundle has been a popular set with my customers (and a favorite of mine), but it also won’t be available tomorrow – if this has been on your wish list, now’s the day to pick it up.

Flowering Rain Boots Bundle, Stampin Up! 157691When I started to make this card, I really wanted to showcase as much of the background paper as possible – it’s truly gorgeous. I cropped one 3/4″ strip of Evening Evergreen cardstock and glued it down before I was sure that’s what I wanted. As fate would have it, it wasn’t. Instead of cutting another piece of the Specialty Designer Series Paper, I cut two more 3/4″ strips and glued them down, leaving a little space between. That covered up more than I originally planned to cover up, but I really liked the outcome.

I hope you like my card, and I hope you’ll take one more look at the two promotions that end today – you’re sure to find something you’ll love. ♥

Stamp Sets: Flowering Rain Boots  Papers: Symbols of Fortune Specialty Designer Series Paper, Evening Evergreen, Thick Basic White, Basic White  Inks: Evening Evergreen  Accessories: Stylish Shapes, Layering Circles Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals


Thanks for stopping by today!


Symbols of Fortune Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! 157652


Last Chance Sale – Ends Today

Stampin’ Up!’s Last Chance Sale is going on right now! Products from the January – June 2022 Mini Catalog are being sold (while supplies last) and some are deeply discounted. To check out all of the items in this sale, click on the image below:

Brushed Shapes Dies, Celebrating You, Stampin Up!, Brian King

Kit Collection BOGO 1/2 Off Sale – Ends Today

Stampin’ Up! is offering a month-long promotion on the products in the Kits Collection – Buy One, Get One 50% Off. Yippee!

To read more, CLICK HERE. To see all of the kits currently in the Kits Collection, CLICK HERE.

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  1. Oh my ! You made a beauty ! Love the clouds and your sentiment just fits !
    Pretty !

  2. Layering the sentiment over the cloud pattern is stunning and sophisticated!

  3. Suzanne Patt Cullen

    Such a beautiful design, dear Brian! Amazing!

  4. I love this beautiful card. All the elements are great and highlight the sweet sentiment. Enjoy your day!

  5. I kind of struggled using this DSP….But what you created has INSPIRED me. Thanks for sharing!

  6. An absolutely fabulous card Brian. I love the way you used the DSP as a backdrop for the saying. Gorgeous.

  7. Doggone it, Brian, I was trying to curb my additions to my stash. But your card is so lovely and the paper was half-price. So I went for it. This isn’t the first time one of your posts encouraged me to shop after saying I wouldn’t. You’re a very special enabler!

  8. Lol, as fate would have it, I was going to ask how you decided to stage this card, and you answered my question before asking! Thanks, B!

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