Life is Sweet

Handmade greeting cards don’t have to be complex to be beautiful. With the right mix of products, a simple card can be quite delightful. I paired a stamp/punch bundle in Stampin’ Up!’s 2022 Annual Catalog with papers from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog to build the fresh, sweet card I’m happy to share with you today. Here’s my card:

Sweetest Cherries Bundle, Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King

I say it every time I share one, but I love a stamp/punch bundle. The Sweetest Cherries Bundle features a wonderful variety of sentiments – and the coordinating punch is versatile to be used with or without the stamp set images. With a 10% discount when you buy both together, though, why would you only want one? Here’s a look at the Sweetest Cherries Bundle, which includes the Sweetest Cherries Photopolymer Stamp Set and coordinating Cherry Builder Punch:

Sweetest Cherries Bundle, Stampin Up! 158717I stamped the two cherry images in the stamp set with Poppy Parade on Thick Basic White cardstock and punched them out with the Cherry Builder Punch. One of the cherries is missing the top, left corner – that gave me the perfect guide I needed to layer the two cherries so the stems would also line up perfectly together. Here’s a closer look:

Sweetest Cherries Bundle, Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King

I popped up the cherries on a circle of Vellum Cardstock with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then applied Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the Vellum Cardstock circle in the same places. I then popped that up on the plaid base. The circle fills my card space but doesn’t cover the vibrant pattern behind it. Here’s how these elements are layered on my card:

Sweetest Cherries Bundle, Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King

The So Saffron buffalo check that creates the backdrop for my cherries is pulled from the Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper, a pack of 48 sheets of 12″ x 12″ pages (4 each of 12 double-sided pages). Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper:

Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King 159651How gorgeous is this mix of soft yellow, soft blue and vibrant red? It’s perfect for a pick-me-up card like this “sweet” one. If you like the mix So Saffron, Pool Party and Poppy Parade as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - So Saffron, Pool Party, Poppy Parade

Bundles: Sweetest Cherries  Stamp Sets: Sweetest Cherries  Papers: Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Vellum Cardstock, Thick Basic White  Inks: Poppy Parade, Soft Suede, Shaded Spruce  Accessories: Cherry Builder Punch, Layering Circles Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Sweetest Cherries Bundle, Stampin Up! 158717


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  1. Modern, bold and perfect for summer.

  2. The So Saffron plaid is a perfect background for sweet cherries. The recipient will be thrilled with this card. Enjoy your day!

  3. Wow that DSP looks hand stamped! I like the plaid behind the cherries! Sweet card!

  4. Now THAT card would cheer up anyone. How could anyone NOT smile when
    receiving this one. Love it Brian!

  5. OMG Brian, this card is fit for a Royal . . . LOL
    It’s it Bright and Beautiful! I absolutely love the colors and the yellow plaid with red is a knock out!!!

    • 🙂 Thank you so much, Katrina! When I was looking for a pattern that would allow these cherries to pop, I knew this yellow plaid would work. I’m so glad you like it! ♥

  6. Cute, cute cute! I love this sweet, cute and even a bit sassy card! Well done!

  7. Love the pool party background and that little piece of vellum just knocks it out of the park!

    • Thanks so much, Dawn! Wonderful to hear from you – hope you are well. I had fun with all the elements of this card – glad you like it. ♥

  8. Such a fresh card today Brian! Simple and sweet…gotta love it!

  9. Splashy, bright and sweet!

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