A Happy Thing – a Sale-a-Bration Sneak Peek

From the moment I first laid eyes on A Happy Thing, one of the amazing options during Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-a-Bration, I knew I was in love.  Complementing a big, bold lemon and a chubby, little bird are two amazing sentiments in beautiful fonts.  Let’s see – beautiful images, great sentiments and gorgeous fonts – sounds like the perfect combination of elements for a wonderful stamp set.  Even better – it’s free with a $50 purchase (starting in January 6). Woo hoo!  Here’s my card:

A Happy Thing, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Snippy, Snippy.  This lemon (or I suppose you could make it a lime) is PERFECT for a fun paper-piecing project.  The bold, sketched lines make it super easy to snip around the edges – even if you aren’t an avid snipper.  Lining up the pieces over the stamped images is really easy – doesn’t have to be perfect to be amazing.
  • An Angled Backdrop.  With all its big, bold shapes and colors, this card needs a little pattern and texture.  The small piece of Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper, another great option during Sale-a-Bration, gives me the right balance of color and pattern I wanted to support the bold, bright lemon.  I angled the top of the paper to add intrigue.
  • Color Combination.  I love this fresh, bright combination of colors.  The bright yellow and the mellow green pair well for a fresh pop of Spring.  If you like this combination of colors, too, feel free to save this: Color Inspiration, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Stamp Sets:  A Happy Thing  Papers:  Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper  Inks:  Jet Black StazOn  Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

Please come back tomorrow.  I’ll be offering some tips and tricks for recreating this card, along with layer measurements and some more great information about this fresh, Spring card.

A Happy Thing, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Very clean and fresh! Colors are beautiful together. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love this stamp set, too! And your color choice is yummy. Love this card!

  3. Great card. Love the lemon/lime image. Where ‘s the paper-piercing? Can’t see it on my iPad. Oh, yes, also love the angled top of the DSP!

  4. OOOH , love it BRIAN!! I like the back ground with yellow , it makes it pop,
    Vary nice job , so refreshing look !!!
    Hugs Frenchie,

  5. Nice color combo.

  6. So pretty and fresh!

  7. Like you Brian, when I turned the page and saw that “lemon” I knew I had
    to have it. But then I like lemons, so it was a no brainer.

    Just love your card here using the lemon. It’s so fresh, clean and springy looking.
    Thanks for sharing. Here’s to a great new week, the will end in a New Year.

  8. Love this card! Sale-a-Bration is my favorite time of the year!

  9. Brian,
    For ink you mention the StazOn, but what colored the fruit and leaves? What am I missing?

    • Hey Gay Lynn, The lemon and leaves are stamped in black on colored cardstock – Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz – and then cropped and added to the card base. Does that make sense?

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