Stampin’ Up! Happiness Surrounds Your Day for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! Today’s a sketch challenge and I know you’ll see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop.

I used the new Happiness Surrounds stamp set and Snowfall Thinlits atop a little All Is Bright DSP.  Take a look-see!

Aaaaannd….here’s our sketch!

I decided to play along with the theme challenge celebrating Stampin’ Up!’s 30th Anniversary at the Global Design Project!  This is a birthday card, so…it fits!

I started by matting a piece of the All Is Bright DSP on some Shaded Spruce card stock for the card front.  Then I ran a length of Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8″ Reversible Ribbon around the panel – securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

For the art, I stamped the big image from the Happiness Surrounds stamp set in Shaded Spruce on a piece of Whisper White and cut it with the largest circle Stitched Shapes Framelits die.

With the solid flower die in the Snowfall Thinlits, I cut a Merry Merlot flower from the Joyous Noel 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper and one from Sparkle Glimmer Paper.  I also cut a detailed flower from the Sparkle paper.

Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the detailed flower to the Merry Merlot flower and adhered that to the center of the stamped medallion with Liquid Glue.  On the Sparkle solid flower, I stamped the Happiness Surrounds sentiment in Shaded Spruce and popped it onto the flower with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Then I popped the whole circle onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I planned to add a Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8″ Reversible Ribbon bow to the card, so, to make it look more “real” and less “faux”, I took a short piece of Gold Metallic Thread and tied it snugly around the spot I intended to place the bow.  Then I adhered the bow to the card with a Glue Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Happiness Surrounds in Shaded Spruce to a Whisper White panel.  Then, using my Stamparatus and the hinge-step technique, I stamped the flower border image in Shaded Spruce and Merry Merlot.  I inked the flowers using my Stampin’ Write Markers to color the stamp directly.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Shaded Spruce mat and into my Merry Merlot card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium got more of the hinge-stepped flowers from Happiness Surrounds on the front…

…and I added more All Is Bright DSP to the envelope flap.

Et voila!  Do NOT underestimate the wonderfulness of the Happiness Surrounds set – and the entire Snowflake Showcase!  From Christmas to birthdays and congratulation to encouraging words – this suite’s got you covered – so be sure to get them soon!  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jaimie’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!


Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Julie Johnston

Have fun on the Hop!!






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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Shaded Spruce Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3″ Stitched Shapes Framelits circle (front art); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Happiness Surrounds Your Day for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Really pretty Mary! Love your choice of DSP and that ribbon is great!!!

  2. Your card is so pretty. I love that ribbon and you tied such a perfect bow. The way you decorate your envelopes always amazes me!

  3. Very nice card, Mary. I love the whole Snowflake Showcase. Great color choices.

  4. Kate

    Nice little card!

  5. Sussn K

    You’ve showcased that versatile set in yet another beautiful way. What a pretty, happy card. TFS.

  6. What a beautiful card! Love the touch of sparkle and the pretty ribbon! 🙂

  7. Beautiful card Mary!! Love the colours and all the extras you put in to everything. Bet you had a great at Onstage.

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