It’s time for another Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop – what fun! The Be Inspired Design Team is a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the world who are excited to share our themed projects with you. I’m so honored to be a part of this group of talented stampers!
For today’s Be Inspired Blog Hop, we are sharing projects that showcase sunshine and happiness – and that’s something we all need right now. Whether we are sharing love during these difficult times or just sending a little hello, it’s important to remember our loved ones who are isolated and alone. If you aren’t starting the hop here, then you probably just popped over from the amazing project shared by my talented friend Carolynn Sander.
All Things Happy
As I ran my finger across the spines of all my new products from Stampin’ Up!’s 2020 Annual Catalog, looking for the right sentiments and images to showcase happiness and sunshine, my index finger stopped at the So Much Happy stamp set – while the stamp set features sentiments for happy events (like birthdays and graduation), I knew could use the coordinating dies to offer a wish of happiness. Here’s the card I made for this oh-so-happy blog hop:
How’s that for a bright-and-happy card?! The Happy Dies, part of the So Much Happy Bundle, crop the word “HAPPY” right out of the center of a panel of cardstock. After I cropped “HAPPY” right out of this base of Daffodil Delight, I cropped a Seaside Spray cloud with the dies to add above the bold word and a simple strip of cardstock below. I mounted that completed panel on a piece of Night of Navy to frame the panel and make the word “HAPPY” stand out. Such a fun card to make! Here’s a look at the So Much Happy Bundle:
The lead-in to “HAPPY” is a sweet sentiment from the All Things Fabulous stamp set, also new in Stampin’ Up!’s 2020 Annual Catalog. I placed tape over the word “fabulous” in the “Wishing you all things fabulous” sentiment and inked it up. I removed the tape and then stamped the unmasked words on the Seaside Spray cloud. I was so find this sentiment – just what I wanted to say! Here’s a look at the All Things Fabulous stamp set:
If I’m going to share TWO new things from the new catalog, I suppose I should add a third…as I tried to find flowers or other shapes to add one more element to this card (just wanted one more super-happy element), came across this sweet butterfly from the Hippo Happiness Bundle. Here’s a closer look:
I stamped the butterfly outline with Night of Navy ink and then stamped his wings with Flirty Flamingo ink. Isn’t he adorable?! While I initially purchased the Hippo Happiness Bundle for the incredible dies (you really should check them out), I have fallen in love with the sweet characters showcased in it. ♥ Here’s a look at the Hippo Happiness Bundle:
Not only does my simple card showcase the word “HAPPY,” but it’s level of happiness is accented by the bright and beautiful colors. Night of Navy provides of beautiful base for these colors to shine. If you like this mix of Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo and Seaside Spray as much as I do, I hope you will save this graphic for future reference:
Here are the products I used on today’s card:
Bundles: Hippo Happiness Stamp Sets: All Things Fabulous, Hippo Happiness Papers: Flirty Flamingo, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Thick Whisper White Inks: Night of Navy, Flirty Flamingo, Memento Tuxedo Black Accessories: Happy Dies, Hippo & Friends Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I’m so glad you stopped by and hope you like my project. I also hope you’ll continue the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop to see more projects that I’m sure you’ll love. The next stop is my friend Emma Goodard. Click on the banner below to continue through the hop:
In case you get off-track at any point during the hop, here’s a listing of all the participants in this hop:
- Tanya Rees
- Janneke de Jong
- Cathy Caines
- Carolynn Sander
- Brian King
- Emma Goddard
- Stesha Bloodhart
- Angela Meiritz-Reid
Join My Card Drive. I’m hosting a card drive for shut-ins and nursing home residents during these difficult times. It’s so easy to reach into your card stash and find some uplifting, caring cards to share with those who are not able to see loved ones (or don’t have loved ones to see). I’ll make sure these cards are distributed to these homes so that your gift will be lovingly received. To find out more, CLICK HERE.
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