Stampin’ Up! Happiness Abounds in Hues of Happiness Birthday Card

Good Monday morning, y’all!  Did you have a good weekend?  It was a hot booger here – but the weather cooperated and we got the garden mollycoddled and new gates up.  So…yeah us!! 🙂  Speaking of gardens – I picked about 30 blueberries yesterday – the first of the season!  Having them this morning in my yoghurt!  Yummm-OOOO!!

My card today is…gorgeous.  Not cuz I’m all talented or anything but…because it features the stunning Hues of Happiness DSP and the coordinating Happiness Abounds Bundle.  You kind of have to make an effort to NOT make something amazing when you use it!! I loved it so much that I actually made TWO cards!  Take a look-see:

This layout was inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

I started by running a Basic White panel thru the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine with the lattice die from the Blossoming Happiness die set (bundled with Happiness Abounds) in place in the corner.  It cuts INTO the cardstock – it doesn’t cut anything OUT! 😉

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Fresh Freesia mat – or Pool Party, in the case of the second version of the card – to create the card front.

Using the coordinating dies, I cut out three roses from the Hues of Happiness DSP – I LOVE when dies will cut pretty images from DSP, don’t you?!? I cut two in Gorgeous Grape and one in Fresh Freesia (the second card has two Coastal Cabana and a Pool Party flower).  I also used the dies to cut out four 2-leaf images and one 5-leaf image from the DSP.

I adhered all the leaves with Liquid Glue – and popped each of the flowers over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a bow – from Fresh Freesia 3/8″ Open Weave Ribbon or Pool Party 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon – and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

I stamped the Happiness Abounds sentiment (in Gorgeous Grape – or Coastal Cabana) on a strip of Basic White.  Then I snipped banners in both ends and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added some pretty Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels and the card front was done!

For the inside, I stamped a second Happiness Abounds sentiment – in Gorgeous Grape or Coastal Cabana – on a Basic White panel.  On the Gorgeous Grape card, I stamped a small rose in Fresh Freesia right over top of the sentiment.  On the second card, I stamped it in Pool Party, down in the corner.  I added a single Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Fresh Freesia or Pool Party mat and into my Gorgeous Grape or Coastal Cabana card base and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Happiness Abounds rose in Fresh Freesia – or Pool Party! – on the front…

…and more of the Hues of Happiness DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Seriously.  The Hues of Happiness DSP is truly one of the prettiest papers I’ve seen Stampin’ Up! give us – and they’ve given us some doozies!!  It’s so cool to be able to cut out perfectly drawn and colored flowers and leaves right from the DSP using the dies in the coordinating Flowering Happiness Dies.  Add in beautiful fonts, sentiments, and perfect floral images from Happiness Abounds and…what a good time creating you’re going to have!!

I hope you like!

lf you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below!  And – if you’re interested – I did a quick (1 minute!) Instagram Reel on making this card.  You can check it out right here!

And…I’ve also created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project.  You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:

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Gorgeous Grape (or Coastal Cabana) Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Fresh Freesia (or Pool Party) Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/4″ x 4 1/8 (mat for front panel)

Basic White Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (x2 – card front and inner liner); 1/2 x 3 1/2″ (sentiment)

Hues of Happiness DSP: Die cut roses (3 per card) and leaves (5 per card – 4 2-leaf and 1 five-leaf images);  3″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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Finn Fan Fix 

We had to hit Lowe’s the other night – to get concrete for the fence posts.  So Finny and I rode along – thinking we’d get a stroll thru the store.

Finn was pretty happy about it – you know how much he loves to take a stroll thru a store!

Who knew that the concrete was right at the very front – outside, in fact – of the contractor entrance.

Darned if the Dad didn’t park right there and leave me and the Man in the truck while he ran in to pay for the concrete.

WHAT is happening right now?!? 🙁



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8 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Happiness Abounds in Hues of Happiness Birthday Card

  1. Such pretty cards! Love the colors and your designs are perfect! Poor Finn…if he’s anything like Ginny, I’m sure that there was much crying and carrying on involved…she’s always sure that she’s been left of of the best things!! 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      He didn’t cry. He just gave me “the look” for the whole time Wayne was inside. I got the message, for sure! 🙂 Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  2. Your cards are beautiful and I enjoyed the Reel. I can only imagine what is going through Finn’s head. His expression says it all!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – yes it does! 🙂 Thanks, Karen! 🙂

  3. countrywmn

    I LOVE your stories about Finn. Also Mary your cards are beautiful.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much – I really appreciate it! 🙂

  4. Susan K

    Gorgeous cards, in both colors! I love them and they’re a great take on that sketch! I have some flowers left from my cutting binge this weekend so adding this to my ToCASE list! TFS! Yeah, Finn looks pretty put out! Dad surely could’ve looked around inside a little bit!

    • stampsnlingers

      Right?! A little window shopping never hurt anyone!! Thank you so much, Susan! 🙂

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