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Happy Celebrations-Artisan Hop

Happy Celebrations-Artisan Hop

Happy Artisan hop day.  That means lots of inspiring projects are about to be shared using the Happy Celebrations and Cool Treats stamp set.

I’m over the moon to share another project using the Happy Celebrations stamp set.  I have enjoyed this stamp set and coordinating embossing folders more than I ever thought I would.

Happy Celebrations, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop


So Very Happy

Actually, I’m sitting at Starbucks as I write this post and I’m not so very happy.  I’m outside sitting at the tables because it’s a comfortable 80 degrees and no humidity (that’s a miracle) and inside the Starbucks, it feels like -30! I didn’t bring a jacket so I figured sitting outside would be fine. That’s until I started feeling ants biting.  I’m guessing this is a no win situation… however I’ll make it a winner because the weather is gorgeous.

Okay, back to happy.

This card really made me happy because I love Watercolor Paper.  There is lots of watercolor paper on this card and a few other fun details.  Let’s get started.  I’m excited to share with you.


Happy Celebrations, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop

Tips & Tricks

  • I started this card using a piece of Watercolor Paper 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Using my Aqua Painter, I added a quick watercolor wash in the center using Rich Razzleberry ink.
  • Using the Stitched Shapes Framelits, I cut 3 different size circles then watercolored each using Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay, and Old Olive inks.  WHOA! These colors knock my socks off.  I love how they blend. Each of the circles was attached to the main Watercolor Paper.

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  • One of the details I fell in love with on this card is the doily.  We all know how much I love the little details, but this doily peeking above the circle makes me squeal.
  • The sweet scallop edge comes from the Cutie Pie Thinlits which is being discontinued.  I’ve loved this thinlit and mostly used it for the scallop.  Make sure to grab it if you love it.  It’s only available until the end of the month.
  • The best news about the Happy Celebrations stamp set… it’s being carried over into the NEW catalog.
  • Notice how that small strip of Basic Black cardstock really pops next to these colors? Love that.


Be Happy with Happy Celebrations

You can click the photos to see more details on each of the products in my Online Store.

Happy Celebrations, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop


Here is the coordinating texture embossing folders- Celebrations Duo.

Happy Celebrations, Stampin' Up!, Artisan Hop



The Last Details

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Lastly, I had a few details to finish the card.  Sequins are one of my favorite quick and easy embellishments and don’t forget the Enamel Shapes.  I love that our Enamel Shapes coordinate with our colors.  One more thing, I love how that little clip is holding on to my greeting.


Be Inspired!

It’s time to be inspired and see more inspiration using the Happy Celebrations and Cool Treats stamp set.  Your first stop is the creative Louise Sharp.  Simply click the button below to enjoy the hop.

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Make today GREAT and stamp something pretty.

You can find links to the CURRENT products I used for today’s projects below.


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Create Your Own Flower Shop

Create Your Own Flower Shop

Isn’t it a beautiful thing that as a paper crafter we can create out own flower shop?


Indeed, with a few fun flower stamps we can create beautiful flowers and launch spring into overdrive instead of a snails pace.


Today I felt like a flower shop as I was stamping away with my Flower Shop stamp set.  A set I’ve rarely used but a gorgeous one that has a coordinating punch making my flower arranging easy peasy.

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A Crafty Concoction!

I’m still on a pretty hefty mission to find my creative mojo.  Yes, I’m creating.  BUT….it’s been a bit forced lately.  That’s not a feeling I like.  I like the natural creative flow of things.  When it all comes together easily.  Do you know what I mean?  You will see what I mean on Wednesday…. *squealing*

Anyways, I had an array of products on my desk that I wanted to use.  Buttons was the #1!  I have buttons coming out of my ears there are SO many.  For some reason I never use them anymore.  That changed today.


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My beautiful buttons came to life.  YAY!

Once I had all my flowers stamped and punched using my Pansy Punch, I placed a coordinating button onto each of the centers.

I also decided to pull out one of my favorite sets Gorgeous Grunge.  I added a few images behind the flowers such as the splatter and diagonal lines.  I loved how that Tangelo Twist ink looked against the blues and yellow.  It screamed Spring/Summer to me.

The small strip of coordinating paper across the card is from the Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper Pack.   It was the perfect addition for this card.  Little tiny polka dots that match the splatter background.


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The last thing to add was a greeting and I wanted to go BOLD.  I picked out a greeting from the Bravo stamp set and I loved how it filled the entire space below the flowers.


Can I tell you a secret?


I did a little jig after I created this card.  Yep.  I was that excited.



Because I used products that were screaming to be loved and I felt the creativity flowing.  Not forced.  All natural creativity.





I also found a box of Girl Scout cookies in my pantry.  I just managed to eat 80% of the box while typing this.  I’m pretty sure that was not a great idea.  


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Wrapping it Up!

If you don’t have a green thumb but you want to create your own flower shop, I have the tools that you need.  The Flower Shop stamp set and coordinating punch will help you create gorgeous flowers that will never wilt.  Click the image to purchase yours today.


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Looking for a fun Spring color combination? Try this one.

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