Stampin’ Up! Happiness Surrounds Positive Thoughts

Good morning, y’all!  Hope your work week – or retired week! – is going well.  Fall has arrived in GA – and I am ever so grateful!

One of the coolest things about the Snowflake Showcase is the wide-ranging versatility of the products.  Fall – Winter – Christmas.  Encouragement.  Congratulations.  You’ll find all of it inside!  You’ve still got time to get in on my special bundle and gather up all the Snowflake Showcase products for yourself.  But time is running short – I’ll be shutting off the special soon!

I made another card today with one of the stamp sets in the suite – the Happiness Surrounds set – and the matching Snowfall Thinlits. And I added it to a little Country Lane DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch.

And the Fall colors and leaves are from the inspiration photo at the Paper Craft Crew Challenge.

I started by matting a piece of Country Lane DSP on a Mango Melody panel using Liquid Glue for the card front.

On a small piece of Very Vanilla, I added the line of flowers image from Happiness Surrounds in Cajun Craze.  Then, inking just two flowers – I added the Mango Melody flowers between them.  This – and Snow Is Glistening – are both photopolymer stamp sets, so it’s easy to selectively ink and stamp portions of the images.

I matted the panel on Mango Melody with Liquid Glue, then wrapped some Linen Thread around it three times – securing it in the back with Glue Dots.  Then I popped the whole thing onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used the leaves and berries dies from the Snowfall Thinlits to cut two of each – leaves in Mango Melody and berries in Cajun Craze.  These were adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I cut a Mango Melody and Blackberry Bliss detailed flower (also from the Snowfall Thinlits).  Then I stamped the sentiment from Happiness Surrounds in Blackberry Bliss on a piece of Very Vanilla.  Then, over the top, in stamped-off-once Mango Melody, I stamped the striped flower.

I cut the flower with the matching die in Snowfall Thinlits and sponged the edges with Mango Melody.

I adhered the flowers together with Liquid Glue and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  To finish it off, I tied a bow from two lengths of Linen Thread and adhered it with a scrunched-up Glue Dot.

On the inside, I added more Cajun Craze and Mango Melody flowers to a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I added a second sentimet in Blackberry Bliss.

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

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Happiness Surrounds flowers in Cajun Craze and Mango Melody on the front…

…and a little more Country Lane DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love how many options I’ve got with the Happiness Surrounds stamp set – and it’s cool that it (along with the Snow Is Glistening set) coordinates with the gorgeous Snowfall Thinlits.  Hope you like!



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Coming in November!

Snowflake Showcase – and a Special Stamps-N-Lingers Bundle!!

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!


And – to make it even better – I’ve put together a special money-saving bundle for you!  Check it out!

Stamps-N-Lingers Snowflake Showcase Bundle:

If you purchased the entire Showcase separately, you’d pay about $103!  That includes shipping and a wag at the taxes.

Snow is Glistening – $21
Happiness Surrounds – $17
Snowfall Thinlits – $39
White Velvet Paper – $5
Snowflake Trinkets – $8

With my special bundle – you’re only going to pay $87 – all in!

And – when you order the bundle, you’ll get a set of Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes for FREE!  So –  you’ll be ready to start creating right away!  

Get the entire Showcase and the notecards and envelopes – shipped directly to you for free –  and save a pretty penny, too!

In the spirit of expectation management, with the significant savings you get with this bundle, I won’t be able to give y’all Peppermints when you order them.

These offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses (not Post Office boxes!) in the United States or APO Military. 🙂

Thanks for your understanding, y’all!

It’s easy to order!  Fill out the form below.  I’ll send you a PayPal Invoice right away and then, on 1 Nov, place your order first thing and get your wonderful Snowflake Showcase goodies on their way to your door!  Easy Peasy!

Happy shopping!

Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:   

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Blackberry Bliss Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″); Snowfall Thinlits die cut flower

Mango Melody Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for smaller panel on front); Snowfall Thinlits die cut flower and leaves

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 3/4″ x 4″ (smaller panel on front); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Snowfall Thinlit die cut flower (sentiment)

Country Lane DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Envelope flap

Cajun Craze: Snowfall Thinlits die cut berries

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Finn Fan Fix


Monday was another one of “those” days in the south.  A perfect Fall day.  Crisp in the morning – temps tapped 70 in the afternoon!

The Man and I walked up to get the mail around lunchtime.

One of the Man’s finer traits is his desire to be WITH me.  He ranges here and there – but he’s pretty much always within sight of me.  And he waits for me – whether I ask him to or not.

VERY different from his predecessor – who really didn’t give much of a durn where I was!

Beautiful day – a good dog.

Doesn’t get much better than that.




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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Happiness Surrounds Positive Thoughts

  1. What a perfect use of that particular sheet of DSP. Winner, winner! Your surroundings look so serene. So glad it’s cooler weather. Our highs this week are in the low 80’s…a welcome relief from the 90’s which we’ve had for at least 6 months! The Man is such a delight. It looks like your leaves have not turned?

    • stampsnlingers

      They’re getting there – a lot on the ground. Some years it goes from green almost instantly to brown. Bleh. But we’ve got some maples by the house that will put on a show soon enough! Thanks so much, Karen! 🙂

  2. Susan K

    That’s creative! Great take on the sketch using those stamps–or parts of stamps!
    Beautiful pics and a good best friend. TFS.

  3. I love your card! Perfect fall colors and perfect layering! Great day for a stroll with Finn for sure! Enjoy the 1 week that we get between summer and winter in the south. 😉

  4. Kate

    Nice little card!
    You had have that just right…and with a good dog to be by even a not-so-good day is WAY better.

  5. Kathy L

    Mary, this is a beautiful card. Fall colors…nothing can top them! And seeing that country lane you get to walk up, and down again, makes me long to be back in the mountains of Colorado again.

  6. Denise Stoner

    Beautiful card as always!!! I so look forward to seeing your cards and of course hearing how the ‘Man” is doing. Looks like a great walk for the two of you! Happy for you!!

  7. What a wonderful fall card! The colors are just perfect. Thank you for joining the Paper Craft Crew this week.

  8. I absolutely love your card – the colors and images – who knew it was created using the Snowflake Showcase!? Thanks for joining our Paper Craft Crew challenge this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      That Snowflake Showcase is wonderful – and so versatile! Thanks so much – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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