You Rock with Mini Alphabet Dies

The fun card I designed to share with you today transformed into a Valentine’s Day card with a single heart. With or without the heart, I think you’ll agree this card rocks:

Mini Alphabet Dies, Rock & Roll Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King

Let’s start with the two panels of black-and-white designs that create the focal panels on this card. Both are pulled from the first page of the Rock & Roll Designer Series Paper – the guitars are on one side, and the striped design are on the other side. Here’s a look at the incredible patterns in the Rock & Roll Designer Series Paper:

Rock & Roll Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! 162695When I first saw this paper, I “ooh’d” and “aah’d” at the opportunities to add color to these pages – yet this is the second card I’ve shared with no ink added to the paper. Coming soon, I promise.

I cropped the guitars with the largest square from the Stylish Shapes Dies, turning the die at an angle so the guitars were angled on the square. I framed it with a thin frame of Real Red cardstock and add a Pool Party Banner (also from the Stylish Shapes Dies) on the back. The banner was a wee bit too short for what I wanted, so I snipped the banner and glued it down with a small gap between the two pieces. Here’s a look at the back of this panel:

Banner not long enough - just snip it and leave a gap across the back, Stylish Shapes Dies, Stampin Up! Brian King

I’m certain you have a lot of “YOU” sentiments in your stamp sets (you enjoy a variety of sentiments), but I pulled mine from the Everyday Thanks stamp set. I stamped the sentiment on Pool Party cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and snipped it out with my Paper Snips. The second part of the sentiment (“ROCK”) is cropped with the Mini Alphabet Dies, new in Stampin’ Up!’s January-April 2024 Mini Catalog. I love these dies! Here’s a look:

Mini Alphabet Dies, Stampin Up! 162934With the additional of a tiny heart from the Bee Builder Punch, I turned this “you’re awesome” card into one that says, “you’re awesome, and I love you.” I added three Pool Party gems from the Opaque Faceted Gems, one of this year’s Sale-a-Bration offerings you can choose for free with a $50 order. Love these gems! Here’s a closer look at the sentiment at the heart of this card:

Mini Alphabet Dies, Rock & Roll Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King

If you love the mix of Pool Party, Real Red and Basic Black as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Pool Party, Real Red, Basic Black

Stamps: Everyday Thanks  Papers: Rock & Roll Designer Series Paper, Basic Black, Real Red, Pool Party  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black  Accessories: Mini Alphabet Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Bee Builder Punch, Opaque Faceted Gems, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!


Mini Alphabet Dies, Stampin Up! 162934


Exactly What You Want for Valentine’s Day

Yesterday I shared a quick-and-easy way to ensure you get exactly what you want for Valentine’s Day – save your loved ones from buying flowers and chocolates because we all know you really want stamping supplies. I’ve even written the letter you can send them – for more information, click on the image below:

More to Sale-a-Brate

Stampin’ Up! has added new products to the Sale-a-Bration lineup. If you’d like a closer look at the products you can select for free with an order, click here to see my post from yesterday or on the image below to see the items in my online store:

More to Sale-a-Brate 2024, Stampin Up!, Brian King

Brian’s Adhesive Bundle – Now Available

Last week I shared some last minute gift ideas, including a Paper Pumpkin Subscription, a personalized Gift Card, an Adhesives Bundle and Product Shares. What fun! I’m really excited about my Adhesive’s Bundle, and hope you’ll take a look. To learn more click on the image below:

Brian's Adhesive Bundle, Stampin Up!, Brian King

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  1. A very “rockin'” card! Love the B & W paper!

  2. Cool, fun card. I was wondering how to use that paper. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Super awesome card! You know I love Pool Party and Real Red together!

  4. What a great guy card or gal, who plays the guitar! Fun card! Enjoy your day!

  5. YOU rock Brian! Musicians alike would love this!

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