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Happy Home – Stampin’ Up!

Happy Home – Stampin’ Up!

The Happy Home stamp set has been sitting in my stamp stash since November.  I believe this was a stamp set that I had received for free at one of our OnStage events.  The key phrase here- sitting on my shelf! What the What?


It’s was only discovered to be untouched as I went through pulling my retired stamp sets.  I took a peek at it and could only shake my head.


You see, I have a problem.

It’s a true stamp addiction.

I have to have all of the cuteness.  Then I get the said cuteness and like a true hoarder I put it in a safe place only to be found months later.

Happy Home, Stampin' Up!


Happy Home, Stampin' Up!


You can click on the image above and see the wood mount bundle for this product.  

This set comes in a bundle that is pretty stinkin’ awesome.  Now the Happy Home stamp set will retire on May 31st.  The Hearth & Home Thinlits Die will be in the NEW catalog.  This little thinlit is a FUN and also versatile.

Happy Home, Stampin' Up!

I kept the card simple and only added a few layers (well maybe more than a few-I got carried away!) of cardstock and ribbon.  Both of the ribbons that I used are also retiring.  AHHHH.  These were my MOST used ribbons- Venetian Lace and the Chevron Natural ribbon.

I wanted to add a little texture to the card so I used the Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Folder.

Happy Home, Stampin' Up!

If you look closely you will also notice that the piece that I textured embossed is also one of the new In Colors.  That Flirty Flamingo coordinates perfectly with the other pink tones I have- Blushing Bride and Watermelon Wonder.  Oh so PRETTY!

Happy Home, Stampin' Up!

One of my new crafting habits is cutting small greetings like you see above and placing next to a focal image on my projects.  Well, it seems like I’ve been doing this a lot.  I see a trend anyways… I kinda like it.

The coloring for this card was easily done with a Sponge Dauber for the tree.  I used a Blender Pen for the grass and flowers.

You can see all products used in the clickable links below.

Supply List

Can you think of a stamp set that needs attention today? Open up your stash and look for the one screaming your name.  If the Happy Home stamp set is on your wish list, remember it’s going bye bye on May 31st.  Don’t let this cute stamp set slip away.

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Happy Home, Stampin' Up!

Creation Station- Botanical Garden

Creation Station- Botanical Garden


One of the gifts I was not granted from God was the art of having a garden.  Now, if it’s a botanical garden created with paper…. I’m all over it.

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I was a little giddy to create ANYTHING today because I have a HUGE monkey off my back- taxes.

I have felt Russ breathing down my neck for weeks to get them done and I kept putting it off.  It took Russ taking Alexis to a gym meet in Atlanta, Brandon at my mom’s and ME by myself to get something done.

A quiet house except for all my animals was EXACTLY what I needed.  Love my family but a break was kinda nice.  Don’t tell them I said that.


Time to Create!

Once my taxes were done (8.5 hour process due to my amazing organization skills…. ) I was FREE!

This month the Creation Station design team decided to play with the Botanical Gardens suite.

<insert LARGE eyeballs>

Probably one of the most popular stamps/suites in the Stampin’ Up! catalog right now and one of the hardest for me to create with.  True story.  I love the flowers and the framelits.  It’s just “posing” them.  or bunching them.  Oh jeez… I don’t even know what you call it.  Putting the crazy flowers together.  Who knows what it is but I squeaked a project out and actually have a few more projects up my sleeve with this set.  <that’s amazing!>

Botanical Gardens, Stampin' Up!, Creation Station


I used a few of my favorite things for this card-

Botanical Gardens, Stampin' Up!, Creation Station

I’m noticing I’m drawn to the Daffodil Delight color right now.  It’s bright and beautiful for Spring.

I brought a hint of Melon Mambo into this card to keep it bright and happy.




Do you love that greeting?  This is from a fun stamp set called You’re So Lovely.  This stamp set goes with the You’re So Lovely Project Kit that I love SO much too.

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Tips & Tricks

Here are a few tips when creating this card.

  • Sponge lightly around the flowers to make them stand out more using the same ink as the color of cardstock.  Sponging should be light and uniform and more on the edges of the flowers.
  • I use the flat surface of a sponge instead of the rounded portion of the sponge.  I know this is opposite of what you normally see, but I have found that I have more control with the sponge and the ink goes on smoother.  Just my opinion, but it always works.
  • The Botanical Builder Framelits are delicate and can best be used when paired with the Big Shot Die Brush and the Precision Base Plate.  The Die Brush is perfect to get the delicate flowers out from the framelits without ripping them.
  • When using your Precision Base Plate make sure to flip your plates after each use so they do not warp.
  • Splatter was created on the Typeset DSP using my Aqua Painter and Melon Mambo ink.  I also used it on each of the flowers using Daffodil Delight ink.

Botanical Gardens, Stampin' Up!, Creation Station


Create Joy When Crafting

Sometimes its the little things that bring me joy and when I was creating this card I loved how this black scallop border looked under the greeting banner.  Something so simple but it sure did bring me joy.  I used dimensional to create a little more dimension for the card.  Besides, life without dimensionals would be BLAH.

Botanical Gardens, Stampin' Up!, Creation Station

A few tiny embellishments were added to this card such as clear sequins and the fun It’s My Party Enamel Dots.


Hopefully this inspires you in two ways today.

First, I hope you enjoy the Botanical Gardens Suite, and second I hope it inspires you to create something bright and beautiful for spring. Try this happy color combo.  It’s bright and FUN!

Botanical Gardens, Stampin' Up!, Creation Station


Now let’s see what the other Creation Station designers have in store for us today.  Just click the buttons below and be inspired.  Thats the beauty of a hop.  To be INSPIRED.

You can see all the products that I used for this project in the clickable links at the bottom of this post.

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