Stampin’ Up! Happiness Surrounds Your Day!

Happy weekend, y’all!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned.

I have a plane flight planned.  Which – is NOT fun.  Not in any way that you slice it.  Tomorrow’ll be a 12 hour day to get back to Atlanta.  Bleh bleh bleh.  But we’ve had a great visit and gotten done all the things we needed to do while I was here.  So – bonus!

But – expectation management:  I will NOT be doing a Facebook live tomorrow – so sorry!  I don’t even land in Atlanta until a little after 5, so…just can’t do it, y’all!  I’ll be back next weekend, I promise!!

Let’s not think about that unpleasantness right now, though, shall we?  Instead, let’s take a look at a card that comes from the second stamp set in the upcoming Snowflake Showcase (available 1 Nov – 30 Nov 18).  This is the Happiness Surrounds stamp set and…it gives a completely different look from the Snow Is Glistening set I used yesterday.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge.

I started by stamping the sentiment from Happiness Surrounds in Call Me Clover on a Whisper White panel.  Then I embossed the panel in the Subtle Dynamic TIEF and matted it on a Mango Melody panel with Liquid Glue for the card front.

On a separate piece of Whisper White, using my Stamparatus, I stamped three of the flowers from the set.  Each flower is stamped twice – I rotated the stamp 90 degrees on the second stamp to create a cross-hatched image.  One flower was done in pure Mango Melody.  On the other two, I inked the stamp in Mango Melody, then used a Sponge Dauber to color the outside edges of the flower with Poppy Parade.  Once they were all colored, I cut them out with the matching die in the Snowfall Thinlits set.  Like the Happiness Surrounds stamp set – this die set will be available only from 1 – 30 November!

With another die from the Snowfall Thinlits, I cut three detailed flowers from Mango Melody and four from Poppy Parade.  Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the flowers to the cross-hatched flowers.  I saved the fourth Poppy Parade flower for later.

I inked the leaf image from Happiness Surrounds with Call Me Clover ink and added a bunch of leaves around the sentiment.  I laid my flowers on the panel where I was going to have them end up – and used them to help me figure out where to stamp the leaves.  Hint:  this would have been a heckuva lot easier to do BEFORE I embossed the panel.  But, I just used my Call Me Clover Stampin’ Write Marker to clean up the images. 😉

I adhered all the flowers with Liquid Glue.  I took the last Poppy Parade flower and snipped away all but the very center and adhered it with a little Liquid Glue by the sentiment.

I used my Call Me Clover stamp pad to color the last little bit of White Baker’s Twine from the Sincerely Santa Project Kit.  Hint:  if you do this (and why wouldn’t you!?) be SURE to give the twine plenty of time to dry.  Just sayin’.

Then I tied a bow with my colored twine and adhered it to the little Poppy Parade flower.  I finished off the card front with some Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.  And that was it!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Happiness Surrounds in Call Me Clover to a Whisper White panel.  Then I stamped a flower in Poppy Parade and a couple of leaves in Call Me Clover.  I used my Mango Melody Stampin’ Write Marker to color the flower center – and added another Share What You Love pearl.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mango Melody mat and into my Poppy Parade card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more flowers and leaves on the front…

…and on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The Happiness Surrounds stamp set gives you a more non-seasonal selection of sentiments and floral images than the equally beautiful Snow Is Glistening set (which is more seasonally oriented!).  What’s so cool, though, is that BOTH sets work with the Snowfall Thinlits set.  Which is awesome!  Hope you like – and are counting the days to 1 Nov!



Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

It’s Time to Get Signed Up For the November Holiday Paper Pumpkin!

The Paper Pumpkin team designed November’s kit to give current you guys a solution for your holiday crafting needs!  So, now’s the time to get cozy this Christmas season with Paper Pumpkin, your One-Stop Box™ for holiday papercrafting fun.  When you subscribe by 10 November, we’ll send you our specially-designed box filled with everything you’ll need for a holly-jolly, handmade holiday.

  • The holidays are the best time to share our appreciation for others, and nothing does that like a handmade holiday card. November’s kit gives you everything you need to make plenty of those! (10 cards; 5 of 2 unique holiday designs.)
  • Coordinating colors for this kit: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Gold, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
  • HINT:  the box is a great sneak of what’s inside!  Can you say…PLAID, baby!! 🙂

Remember, when you subscribe (or renew your subscription!) before 10 Nov, you’ll  gets all of this PLUS an exclusive stamp set AND an ink spot—all for $19.95 and that includes shipping!  If you’re currently a subscriber – just hang in there and you’ll see notice that your kit shipped after the 10th of November!

If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription, click here.  To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.

Coming in November!

Let it snow! Or at least… create a snowy wonderland using this incredible assortment of products.

With two stamp sets, paper, accessories, and dies, the only limit is your creativity!

This suite of snowy goodness is currently available only to Demonstrators (or…in a Starter Kit!) – but it’s coming soon for you guys!

The thing is, when it does arrive for you on 1 Nov, it’ll only be while supplies last OR until 30 November 2018 whichever comes first!  If a product’s supply is depleted before 30 November 30 it will no longer be available for purchase.

You can click on the picture above to see a fun video showcasing the products.  Then check out the flyer below to take a closer look-see!

Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:  

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Poppy Parade Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″); Snowflake Thinlits die cut flowers (x4)

Mango Melody Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Snowflake Thinlits die cut flowers (x3)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Snowflake Thinlits die cut solid flowers (x3)

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

Finn Fan Fix

This post is not scary.

Nor filled with soaring vistas of Colorado.  We’ve done a lot of driving these past couple of days – and taking pictures while driving is usually frowned upon.

No – this post is all about cute.

Just a single picture of Clare Belle.

Attempting to reduce her three foot length into the smallest possible footprint!

No.  We do not know why.

Nor how.

But she’s darned cute, isn’t she?! 🙂




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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Happiness Surrounds Your Day!

  1. Those flowers are stunning Mary! Love the bright colors and pretty layers. Sweet picture of the want-to-be-small puppy! 🙂

  2. Kate

    Love the green bow…
    Love having you here…
    Love Clarabellitapepita…

  3. jean maas

    love the card Mary, we will be glad to get you back, but I am sure your Mom is sorry to see you go.

    • stampsnlingers

      I’m sorry to BE going! It ALWAYS goes too fast – and takes WAY too long to repeat! 🙁 But – it will be good to get home!

  4. Susan K

    Beautiful card. I love the flowers and the versatility of the thinlets. Have a safe trip home. I’ll miss the pics of the beautiful landscape and ClaraBelle but will be happy to see the wiggly-butt one again!

    • stampsnlingers

      It’s the good with the bad, yes? Thanks so much, Susan! 🙂

  5. The flowers look very pretty on your card, as well as on the matching envelope too! Great take on the sketch, and thanks for playing along with the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge, We hope to see you playing along again next week too.

  6. Debbie

    Beautiful card! So cool that you could make flowers from a snowflake set!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches
    Debbie ~ TMS DT
    Debbie’s Dash of This and That

    • stampsnlingers

      It’s a really awesome suite, Debbie – thanks so much! 🙂

  7. I LOVE all the pretty layers – your card turned out beautiful! Thank you so much for creating with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Patti – and thanks for taking time to come by today! 🙂

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