Happy Congratulations

Happy Congratulations, Label Love

The Happy Congratulations stamp set just makes me think of summer, don’t you think?  I envision backyard parties with  sweet iced tea and watermelon surrounded by flowers and butterflies flitting around!  Now you know what I was after in this card.  I just love how this card turned out with the colors that were in the Pals Paper Arts challenge this week!  The challenge uses Rose Red, Blushing Bride and Basic Gray.  These colors could be used for many types of cards but I am dreaming of summer right now, trying to be patient with all of the snow falling and on the ground as I type this.

The other stamps used all went with the summer feel.  I think the flower in Petal Parade made perfect greenery for trees and bushes. This is one of the FREE stamp sets from Sale-A-Bration when you spend $50 or more!  The Label Love stamp set has a sentiment for every occasion!  Love that it has a punch, making it so easy to layer!  Do you see that little bit of stripes DSP?  That is cardstock from the Sweet Sayings Cards and Envelope kit (available only till February 14th).  This was a scrap that I had left over from a card that is still in the “works.”  I thought it matched great!

See Ya Later

The inside of the card should be as thoughtful as the outside!  I love this stamp set, See Ya Later, from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  I will be using this one all of the time and it’s also free when you purchase $50 of ANY Stampin’ Up! product.

Here are the stamp sets used today (Click the image to purchase!):


It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: Happy Congratulations (Wood #/Clear #133047),  Label Love (Wood #130619/Clear #130622), Petal Parade (Wood #133599/Clear #133602), See Ya Later (Wood #133536/Clear 133536)
  • Paper: Basic Gray (#121044), Rose Red (#102544), Whisper White (#100730)
  • Ink: Blushing Bride (#131172), Rose Red (#126954), Wild Wasabi (#126959), Basic Gray (#126981), Early Espresso (#126974), Sweet Sayings Cards & Envelope Kit (#134609)
  • SU Tools: Label Bracket Punch (#132153)
  • Finishing Touch: Grosgrain Stitched Ribbon (#126879), Neutral Candy Dots (#130934)

Are you ready for Spring as much as I am?  I hope that this card helps just a little!  If you liked my card today, I hope you will take just a moment and leave me a comment.  Just a few words will enter you into my Blog Candy Giveaway!  And, while you are doing that, also sign up for email notifications and “like” my Facebook page!  These are surefire ways of keeping up with what is going on with Stampin’ Up!  This company has always got something new that is fun to craft with!  I put most of those announcements on my Facebook page and I am trying to boost my followers to get some fun conversations going, so please sign up today! Till then,

Keep calm and craft on!

Debbie ♥ 

You’re the BEST with Sweetheart Treat Bags

Flower Shop, Petite Petals

The Sweetheart Treat Bags are, well, SWEET! I made this card for a special person and luckily they don’t come to my blog – often at least – so publishing it now shouldn’t spoil the surprise! The colors in this card are Read Red and Pool Party. The treat bag, which I trimmed down for this card, is the perfect size for a little treat (but make sure it is wrapped since these bags are not food-safe)  or a pretty tag tucked into the opening! I love items that can be used in a variety of ways and occasions, too! The banner on this card comes in the kit as well. I just used two of them, end to end, for fast and easy layering. The flowers from Flower Shop and Petite Petals have their own punches, which, of course, make using them super-easy – stamp, punch and you are DONE with lots of floral patterns from which to choose and draw inspiration. BUNDLE & SAVE 15%: Buy Petite Petals Punch and Stamp Set for $24.50 Wood #134821 and $21.25 Clear #134822.

Here are the stamp sets used here. Just click on any image and you will go to my 24/7 Online Store:

This is the first time for me to use the Hello, Lovely stamp set. I really love all of the different sentiments that will make using it frequently an easy option PLUS you get some really pretty embellishment images to step up your cards. I will play with those and show them to you soon!

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp sets: Flower Shop (wood #130939, clear #130942), Hello, Lovely (wood #130240, clear #130243), Petite Petals (wood #133152, clear #133155), Affection Collection (retired)
  • Paper: Pool Party (#122924), Whisper White (#100730)
  • Ink: Real Red (#126949), Pool Party (#126982)
  • SU Tools: Square Lattice Embossing Folder (#119976), Pansy Punch (#130698 ), Petite Petals Punch (#133322),
  • Finishing Touch: Sweetheart Treat Bags (#134610), In Color Dahlias (#127556), Tea Lace Paper Doilies (#129399)

Please note that the Sweetheart Treat Bags are $4.95 and are only available till February 14th.  So, order today before they disappear!  I really hope you like my card today!  If you do, would you please leave me a comment?  Doing so will enter you into my February BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY!  No purchase necessary – just a few nice words!  And, while you are here, please don’t forget to sign up for email notifications AND “like” my Facebook page!  I hope you are planning some great projects from my post today.  I would love to help you with your papercrafting projects.  Feel free to email me at any time and let me know how I can help!  Till then,

Keep calm and craft on!

Debbie ♥