Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts Thinking of You Card

Good morning! Today’s card is made with the pretty sentiments from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts cling stamp set and the True Love designer series paper. I used the retiring Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends to color the flowers in the DSP and paired it with a Purple Posy Card base for a floral black and lavender card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I colored a floral panel of the True Love designer series paper with Stampin’ Blends – Dark Purple Posy and Mango Melody for the flowers and Granny Apple Green for the leaves. I colored a strip of the same paper for the inside at the same time. I adhered the larger panel to the top of a Basic Black mat and adhered a panel of the striped DSP to the bottom (there’s a slight overlap).

I stamped the beautiful sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Purple Posy and cut it out with the pretty Story Label punch. I used the Story Label punch again to cut two more punches from Basic Black. I cut one in half and adhered it to the back of the other one with 1/4″ space between them to make a longer mat. I adhered the stamped Purple Posy Punch on top to create the layered label.

I adhered the label to the DSP panel with dimensionals and wrapped a length of glittered black organdy ribbon around the seam and tied a knot. I adhered the panel to the front of a Purple Posy card base with dimensionals and finished the card front with three clear epoxy drops.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the flower from the Forever and Always photopolymer stamp set in stamped-off Highland Heather ink over the sentiment and trimmed the bottom with the colored DSP. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Happy Thoughts stamp set has beautiful sentiments in an elegant mixed font and it goes well with many other stamp sets and designer series papers. The florals in the True Love designer series paper pack are perfect for coloring, so are really versatile for matching any color palette that you may to use such as the retiring Purple Posy!


Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Sale is going on NOW!

Stampin’ Up! has posted the list of items from the 2020-2021 Annual catalog that are retiring and some of the items are on sale! Retiring items will be available only white supplies last! If you love great deals, now is the perfect time to shop.

To download a PDF with the Retiring Items List, click here.

To download an excel file with the Retiring Items List, click here.

Head to my Online Store to get the retiring items you need before they sell out!

The new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will open for orders on May 4, 2021 and by then it will be too late!


Current Host Code: ARFDXWP4

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Purple Posy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-1/2″ x 2″ (label)
  • Basic Black – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front mat), two 3-1/2″ x 2″ (label mats)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel),
  • True Love DSP – 3-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ panel (floral top panel), 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ (striped bottom panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance Video Tutorial

Good Morning and Welcome March! Hopefully the worst of Winter is over because I am so ready for Spring, but sadly Sale A Bration is over too. But the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog is just around the corner and tomorrow we get an early release of a new bundle from the catalog – the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance bundle! So I made this card during my Facebook Live yesterday afternoon to give you another sneak peek of this beautiful bundle. You can find the currently available supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made the card:

I posted a copy of the video in my YouTube channel here so you can view it there if you prefer.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the butterfly from the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance cling stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on Basic White. I cut it out with the coordinating die and colored it with Misty Moonlight and Pool Party Stampin’ Blends. I embossed the Pool Party Panel with the Meadow Moments embossing folder and adhered it to a Misty Moonlight Mat.

I adhered a panel of the Butterfly Bijou designer series paper to the front of a Misty Moonlight card base. I stamped the sentiment from the Happy Thoughts stamp set in Misty Moonlight on a Pool Party panel and cut it out with the Tasteful Labels die. I wrapped a length of Misty Moonlight ribbon around the embossed panel and tied it and made a bow. I positioned the butterfly, ribbon and label on the panel and made adjustments until I was happy with the arrangement. I adhered the label with dimensionals and the butterfly with glue dots and secured the ribbon with a glue dot behind the bow.

I adhered the panel to the front of the card with dimensionals and finished it with three large holiday rhinestones on the butterfly and three small ones on the label.

For the inside, I stamped the butterflies on Basic White using Misty Moonlight ink after stamping off. I carefully positioned the panel on the Stamparatus to get the portion of the butterfly that I wanted for each one, and had to move the hinge to the opposite side so the panel would not be crumpled by the side hinge. After stamping the butterflies, I adhered a strip of Butterfly Bijou DSP to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up Butterfly Brilliance bundle will be available tomorrow as an early release of the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog as part of the Butterfly Bouquet promotion. This will also include the Butterfly Bijou designer series paper and the Natural Touch specialty paper. Click on the picture below to download a PDF brochure with all the details of the Butterfly Bouquet promotion.


March Host Code: 9WJYHP76

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog or in the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Misty Moonlight – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3″ x 5-1/4″ (center panel mat)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 3″ x 3-3/4″ (butterfly)
  • Pool Party – 2-7/8″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed center panel), 2″ x 3″ (label)
  • Butterfly Bijou DSP – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front floral panel), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: