Bottled Happiness

Stampin Up Bottled Happiness

As most of you know we have a lake cottage that we spend the summers at.  It is definitely our happy place.  Not only do we have a beautiful view with gorgeous sunsets, but we also have the best neighbors ever!  We have our own Facebook page and last year we formed our own yacht club called the Three Mile Bay Yacht Club.  Well, the Commodore of the Yacht Club has a birthday today so I wanted to wish Peter a very happy birthday.  I know he is going to have a terrific day because he must have 30 family members all visiting.  The shore is a busy place (and we love every minute of it!)!  I am sure there will be a lot of “getting into the spirit” this weekend!

To make this card I first stamped all the bottles from the stamp set called Bottled Happiness.  Then I cut them all out using the Vintage Bottle Punch.  You can get the punch and the stamp set together in a bundle to can save 10%.  The colors I used for this card are Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Highland Heather, Tahitian Tide, Orchid Oasis. Starry Sky, Mint Macaron and Fresh Freesia.  I know that is a lot of colors but I think they all look so pretty together.  Next, I tied a piece of white Baker’s Twine from the Baker’s Twine Essential Pack around three of the bottle necks.  I layered them on top of a piece of Basic White card stock that I had run through my Cut & Emboss Machine using the Dots & Spots Die and on top of a piece of Orchid Oasis card stock.  The card base is Pool Party.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in Orchid Oasis ink onto a strip of Basic White card stock.

Happy birthday, Peter!  I hope you have a terrific day!

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Bottled Happiness

Stampin Up Bottled Happiness

Things are going well as far as my torn Achilles tendon goes.  I went from a soft cast to a hard boot.  I did not like the soft cast at all because it was so hot and itchy, but the hard boot isn’t much better.   Luckily I went to the Orthopedic Surgeon today and he told me I only had to stick with the boot for a couple more weeks.  Sigh.  He did tell me that when I stop wearing the boot I have to be very careful not to tear it again.  It takes six months to completely heal.  It is going to be a long summer!

Bottled Happiness is a stamp set I earned for free when I signed up for the Virtual OnTour mini convention.  There were four stamps set the were sent to all the participants and I was happy to receive this one.  This stamp set has a coordinating punch called Vintage Bottle Punch and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a bundle.  You can also purchase Vintage Bottle Shaker Domes where you can put some fun Effervescent Elements (which I think are tiny little beads) inside the Shaker Domes to make a fun card.

Bottled Happiness is a two step stamp set which means it takes two or more stamps to make one image.  The leaves and flowers are made using two different stamps.  I first stamped the flowers in Starry Sky ink and the leaves in  Parakeet Party.  Then I stamped the outline of the bottle in Highland Heather ink on Highland Heather card stock and punched it out using the Vintage Bottle Punch.  I layered the bottle using Dimensionals.  Then I cut it out using the Scalloped Contours Dies.  I love how these dies cut out the scallops and the stitching.

Next I cut a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece of the 2022/2024 InColor Designer Series Paper in Starry Sky and layered it on a Starry Sky card base.  Then I adhered the Scalloped Contours piece.  I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Art Gallery onto a scrap piece of Basic White card stock and layered that on top of the bottle using a Mini Dimensionals on each side.



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Stampin Up Bottled Happiness

Tomorrow is a BIG day in the Stampin’ Up!® world!  The new 2022/2023 Annual Catalog begins and I can not wait.  As a Demonstrator I was able to order a few of the products in this catalog but there are so many more I want.  My list is very, very long!

One of the products I could order was the Bottled Happiness Bundle.  This bundle includes the stamp set of the same name and the Vintage Bottle Punch.  If you order both of these items using the bundle item number, you can save 10%.  To be honest, I did not purchase the Bottled Happiness stamp set.  I signed up for a online zoom meeting called OnTour with Stampin’ Up!® and they sent me this stamp set as part of the registration.  I was happy to receive it since it was on my list anyway.  Therefore, all I had to do was order the coordinating punch.

To make this card, I first stamped the flowers in Pale Papaya ink on a piece of Basic White card stock. Then I stamped the leaves in Granny Apple Green.  I love that the flowers and the leaves are two different stamps making it easier to use two different colors.  Yes, you can color a stamp using multiple colors but putting ink on a stamp using an ink pad is a lot easier.  After I stamped the leaves and flowers I stamped the bottle in Balmy Blue ink.  The Vintage Bottle Punch can be used with the taller bottle in the set.  I layered this on top of a piece of Balmy Blue and Granny Apple Green card stock.

After this, I cut out the word “thanks” using the Amazing Thanks dies in Granny Apple Green card stock and adhered it to the card using Multipurpose Glue.  A liquid glue is much easier to adhere small or thin items.  Lastly I ran a Basic White card base through my Cut & Emboss Machine using the Painted Texture 3D embossing Folder.  I thought it made it look like the flowers were a piece of art hanging on a stucco wall.

Lastly I added some Elegant Faceted Gems to the centers of some of the flowers.

I am not allowed to post links before the catalog goes live.  I will try to post them tomorrow.

On a side note, today is my eldest son, David’s birthday.  David is an amazing man.  He is one of the most generous people I know.  He has a beautiful wife and two adorable girls.  I am very, very proud of him.  Happy birthday, Big Guy!

 


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