Last weekend my sister and her husband came to Nashville for a visit. Emily had been to Nashville once to help me when I had my Achilles tendon surgery last spring but we didn’t get to do much since I wasn’t walking at the time and Peter had never been here before. We had a great time going to Broadway in downtown Nashville one afternoon. We went inside a lot of the honky tonks and listened to some great music. Then on another night we went to an Italian restaurant and then to a show at the Listening Room. If you have never been to the Listening Room you should go. It is where singer/songwriters get to play the music they wrote for famous people. It was a lot of fun and we got to hear some more music by the people who wrote it. I am not sure why they are not famous because the songs were great and they all sang really well.
Hues Of Happiness is a beautiful suite of products that are in the Stampin’ Up!® 2022/2023 Annual Catalog. This suite includes the stamp set called Happiness Abounds, coordinating Blossoming Happiness dies, Glossy Dots and Hues Of Happiness Designer Series Paper. One of my favorite (among many!) things I love about this suite is that some of the dies cut out some of the images in the Designer Series Paper. I think that is a fantastic idea and I use them a lot.
This card was very easy to make, although it doesn’t look like it. I first cut out the flower and the leaves from the DSP using the appropriate dies. Then I cut out the squares (two squares that are 2.5″ and two that are 2 5/8″) in Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo card stock and layered them on top of each other. Then I adhered the flower and leaves on the diagonal of one. I layered both of them on a 3.75″ x 5″ piece of the Hues Of Happiness Designer Series Paper, a 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ piece of Melon Mambo and a Blushing Bride card base.
Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in Melon Mambo ink on a piece of Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo card stock. The entire card took no time at all, yet I think it is beautiful.