Card Design Flop!

Card Design Flop!

Card design flops happen to the best of us but yesterday I really should have taken the hint when the first card I created was in the trash in 5 minutes flat.

I kept plunging through until I finally came up with something I liked.  It was NOT a quick process.

In fact it went something like this…

Pull stamps out- stare at them.

Walk away.


Go to computer and find something that sparks some kind of creativity in my brain…

Back to stamps. Nothing.

Back to computer.

The only thing that saved me today was having to leave and pick up my kids from school and then taxi them around.


Tonight I was at it again.

This happened:

Card Failure


I tried to save this guy a few times.  It’s still sitting on my desk.  I had to walk away….

While this card was a complete design flop I did create something that I liked.


The Sky is the Limit… 


Card Design Flop, The Sky is the Limit, Stampin' Up!


This stamp set is called The Sky is the Limit.  It’s a sneak peek of a set that you can earn free from Sale-a-Bration starting in January.  I fell in love with the plane right away as it reminded me of Russ and his love for flying. With his upcoming retirement the greeting was perfect too.


I started this card off with a circle template that I created using one of my Circles Framelits.  I sponged lightly inside the template using Sahara Sand and Soft Sky to create the circle.

The Sky is the Limit, Stampin' Up!

The bottom half of the card was a few layers of my favorite things- Label Framelit, Burlap and Chevron ribbon. I couldn’t help but add that sweet gold doily too.

Ya’ll, I’m SOOOOO excited about the products coming.  You are going to be blown away with the the awesomeness that Stampin’ Up! has created for the new Occasions catalog.

Demonstrators get to pre-order today and new product talk amongst us is ALL the buzz right now.  It’s like Christmas early.  YAY!!

Guess what… if you want an early Christmas you can have it too.  Join my TEAM today and start getting new stamp toys to your door and enjoy a great discount on the best crafting supplies out there.  Click HERE for more information or email me directly by hitting the contact me button to the right on my blog.


Looking to keep Christmas memories alive? Click HERE to find out more info on my Hello December Online Class.

Special Gift for Online Orders

While my card might have been a design flop, what I’m about to share isn’t.

This month for all online orders of $25 or more, you will receive a very special gift from me.  I’m pretty excited about it and I know you will be too.  You might squeal a little bit.  Just a little.

Make sure to use the Hostess Code given below.

Thank you as always for stopping by!!!

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


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8 thoughts on “Card Design Flop!”

  1. I love your posts! Love how you keep “it real” & insert your humor throughout your trials & tribulations! As card makers, we all have our “flop days”!! And btw, totally in love with your “The Sky is The Limit” card—WOW!

  2. Lol, I’m glad I’m not the only one who gets creativity blocks!!! Finished product looks great. 🙂

  3. I haven’t finished it yet. It’s still sitting on my desk. UGH. I don’t know why I can’t figure this card out. Waiting for a miracle to happen with it.

  4. Congrats on the Artisan Team! That’s awesome!!!
    LOVE this new set and can’t wait to get it! Totally awesome card…worth the wait!!!
    Thanks for sharing with us!

  5. Hahahha this is gold! I love that you have incorporated the trials of getting the card you like. Your completed card is awesome Kimberly. That sponging, clouds, embellishments all amazing. TFS.

  6. Pingback: 2016 Sale-a-bration: Sky Is The Limit | StampinU

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