Pals Guest Stamper Brian K.

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This week's Pals Guest Stamper is Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Brian King, a member (second level) of my Stampin' Pretty Pals.  He's put together a charming gift of glass coasters in which you can insert a 2×3 photo or little pieces of scrap Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper.  What a perfect thank you gift or "little something" for someone special!

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In Brian's words:  The real gift, though, is in the wrapping.  I wrapped the coasters box in Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper (Twitterpated) and made a bow (also Twitterpated).

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BRIAN'S TIP!  Here's a fun little pointer for the card enthusiast – on the front of the box, I folded a flap in the wrapping paper so that I could easily insert a 3×3 card – no more taping a card to the top of the box and praying it stays on.  

FOR STEP BY STEP DETAILS ON BRIAN'S PROJECT and MORE fabulous card samples and ideas, please visit his Stamp With Brian Blog.



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  1. Brian …I think your bow project is great. What a wonderful way to use up some of my extra DSP. I have already made three bows and I`m just getting started.
    Thank you Mary for introducing us to Brian . I think his name is misspelled . I think it should be Brain!!!

  2. Cool coasters Brian, and your bow is amazing!

  3. Wow….Elegant ….I love the paper!!! So creative…simple….clean!!!!Thanks Mary for spotlighting Brian’s inspiriting talent!!!!

  4. That DSP Bow is awesome! I don’t know if it will turn out looking that great, but I’m going to have to try that.

  5. Great project and a beautiful gift!

  6. Carol Carriveau

    Wow, have to try this…thank you for sharing Brian’s project!

  7. Brian–I love your gift idea, and making the bow for the gift is really cool! I love the fact that you can use dsp, which we all have plenty of, and make a bow with it. Thanks!

  8. Brian, lovely coasters, great ideas and such a great combo of all the lovely papers! Thanks for the Sunday inspiration!

  9. To extend Brian’s coaster insert idea, stamp appropriate holiday images over seasonal DSP for an even more festive look for the holidays.

  10. I really like the extensive options that International Bazaar DSP offers. Strong and graphic, and yet the colors are not overwhelming. They mix together beautifully, giving a very different look to my cards!!

  11. A million thanks, Mary, for featuring my little project on your blog! You are truly a wonderful inspiration to so many!

  12. Such a lovely way to bring some of your favorite DSP into the living room/den of your home. FABULOUS IDEA Brian and THANK YOU for sharing your beautiful wrapping idea – LOVE the idea of making a folded pocket right in the side of the box to insert a 3×3 notecard. BRILLIANT!

  13. Oh Brian you’re a Gem! What a great gift and I so appreciate the beautiful way you wrapped it! Love the idea to tuck a card inside this fold. Sweet!

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