“Life of Brian” Congrats Card!


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Happy Thanksgiving!   I’m in Denver spending time with family–so grateful to be together.  Whatever you have on your “plate” today, I wish you a warm and wonderful holiday!

Today’s card (based on PPA Challenge PPA229) is for Brian King of my Stampin’ Pretty Pals Virtual Community.  Brian is reaching some pretty TALL milestones this month (how appropriate since he’s 6’5″).  I’m so excited for him and hoping he shares the details with you as they play out on his Stamp with Brian blog.  So “live the life you’ve imagined,” Brian!



  • What could be simpler than to punch circles of pretty patterns (Back to Black Designer Series Paper) and adhere to Whisper White Cardstock?

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  • ON SALE NOW!  I used the Stampin’ Up! 2″ Circle Punch (40% off thru Dec. 2, while supplies last) for the bottom circle.
  • A simple Black Candy Dot (Neutrals Candy Dots) accents the sentiment from Really Good Greetings.

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  • I love the crisp combination of Basic Black, Whisper White and Bermuda Bay.  It’s both fresh and masculine.
  • The Stampin’ Up! Hexagon Punch is a quick and easy way to crop the flagged end. Just flip the punch over, insert one end of the cardstock directly into the hexagon area.  Line up and punch!


COMING UP TOMORROW:  To celebrate Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday (Nov. 28 – Dec. 1), I’m doing my first ever “What’s Under the Tree” Blog Candy Giveaway.   Each day I’ll add more blog candy gifts “under the tree” to reach over $200 in value (based on original retail price).  I’ll be drawing one lucky winner’s comment for all the “under the tree” blog candy (the total of all four days).  More details on tomorrow’s post.

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All these promotions run from Nov. 24 – Dec. 2

  • Love big discounts?  The Stampin’ Up! On-Line Extravaganza is one of the biggest sales of the year!  Save up to 50% on many products.  While supplies last!   SEE WHAT’S ON SALE!.  

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  • The best way to SAVE $$$!  The Stampin’ Up! $99 Starter Kit  is 25% off.  Benefit from over $50 in free product (you can even add sale items to the kit) and it ships free.  Learn more about the 25% OFF STARTER KIT SALE.  I welcome hobby stampers!
  • DOUBLE TULIP DAYS.  Earn FREE stamps twice as fast!  I’m personally offering Double Tulip Days for on-line purchases placed exclusively through me.  Earn TWO tulips for every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend!  Get the full details on how my Tulip Rewards Loyalty Program works.

JUST FOR YOU!  If you are a current Stampin’ Pretty Preferred Customer, check your email for my private Pretty Perks Newsletter (sent 11/21) for an exclusive Black Friday offer.  Please email me if you didn’t get it 🙂

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  1. Kelly McDonald

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  2. Love your ideas and creativity. Thank you for giving us inspiration.

  3. Cute, Mary. I have a Brian in the family – great way to celebrate him. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Your blog and you are two of the things I’m always thankful for each year!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you !
    And a big yay for Brian ! This card is perfect for him !

  5. Happy Thanksgiving Mary!

  6. Nancy Farrell

    Thank You Mary and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family too.

  7. I love this card! Simple and stunning!

  8. Dear Mary: Happy Thanksgiving for you and your family. I’m grateful for knowing you, even if it’s not in person, I’m sending many warm hugs across the miles.
    This card is beautiful, love the very graphic DSP you chose to punch this circles, I’m sure Mr. King will love it.
    He has indeed come a long way and I couldn’t be happier for him.
    Thank you for sharing this awesome card.

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