Happiness Abounds

Stampin Up Happiness Abounds

My daughter-in-law, Tara is in charge of a program at Vanderbilt that provides comfort supplies to the end of life patients in the hospital.  One of the items they are looking for are nice, homemade bereavement cards to send to the families.  I was wondering if any of you are willing to send as many sympathy cards as you can to help out her program.  If you can only send one, that is fine.  She would appreciate anything you could do.  If you have friends, family, downline, customers, etc that stamp, would you mind asking them too?  If you can send them with an envelope, that would be great but if not, I will donate a bunch of envelopes to help out.
Please send them to:
Tara Horr
2147 Belcourt Avenue
Nashville, TN  37212
Thanks so much for your consideration.
One of my favorite things that Stampin’ Up!® does lately is to make dies that cut out some of the designs in Designer Series Paper.  The Hues Of Happiness Suite includes the stamp set called Happiness Abounds, Coordinating Blossoming Happiness Dies, Hues Of Happiness Designer Series Paper and Glossy Dots.  Some of the dies in this suite cut out the leaves and flowers in the DSP.  It is a fun way to way to make a card when you don’t have a lot of time.
To make this card, I first cut out the various flowers and leaves using the dies.  Then, I cut out the frame from the Framed Florets die set in Basic White cardstock.  I layered the frame, flowers and leaves on a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Basic White card stock that I had first embossed using the Gingham embossing folder and then onto a Basic White card base.  I stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink and heat embossed it using Gold embossing powder.  Lastly, I added some Gold Adhesive Backed Swirls (which have sold out and therefore, are not available).

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Happiness Abounds

Stampin Up Happiness Abounds

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.

 

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Here is another card where Designer Series Paper is the star of the show.  The fun thing about DSP is there are different designs on each side that usually coordinate with each other.  There are also other packs of Stampin’ Up!® DSP that you can mix and match as I did with this card.

To make this card, I first layered a 3.75″ x 5″ piece of the Splendid Day Specialty Designer Series Paper onto a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Fresh Freesia card stock.  Then, I tied a piece of Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon around it and layered them onto a Basic White card base.  Next, I cut out three 1.25″ x 3 3/8″ pieces of Fresh Freesia card stock.  I layered a 1 1/*’ x 3.25″ piece of Hues Of Happiness Designer Series Paper on top of each of the Fresh Freesia pieces.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Sending Smiles in Gorgeous Grape ink and cut it out using the coordinating die in the Sending dies set.  If you purchase the Sending Smiles stamp set and the Sending Dies using the bundle item number, you can save 10th %.  I layered the sentiment on top of the card using Mini Dimensionals.

I am almost done setting up my stamp room again from our move back to Nashville from the cottage.  You never realize how much stuff you have until you have to pack it up and then put it away.  Then again, you can never have too many stamping products.  I need everything I own and more!  You all understand, right?


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