Happiness Abounds In A Mini Slimline

Today’s card is a Mini Slimline design using the Happiness Abounts Bundle and Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper.

It took little effort on my part to put this card together. The Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper has a few color combinations of flowers and watercolor washed designs. The paper is double sided. Floral images are on one side and the watercolor wash patterns are on the other. Once I decided on my color combination, the rest was easy.

Through most of my card making and designing, I didn’t lean toward purples. Lately, shades of purple are appealing more to me. Fresh Freesia is a beautiful newer shade and our new Orchid Oasis is gorgeous! Stampin’ Up! is filling in their color palette with more fresh, fun purples.

The length of the Slimline design gives space to showcase the beauty of the Designer Series Paper, the intricate layer die cut, and the die cut flowers.


Today’s Card Pieces And Parts

I’m showing the parts and pieces of this card in the photo below. I put together a PDF Tutorial you can download and print for layer measurement and card assembly details.

I hope you enjoy re-creating this card as much as I enjoyed creating it.

So, cut your patterned paper, add a die cut layer, some flowers and create something beautiful and happy!

… the only limitation is your imagination.

A Note From Me

  • I found envelopes that fit this card nicely. I purchased them from Amazon. They are White Monarch Envelopes (3 7/8″ x 7 1/2″). They’re sold in a pack of 100 for $12.95. The quality is good. They have a little substance to them.


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Magnolia Lane For You!

Happy Monday friends!

Magnolias are a favorite flower of mine.  I had a magnolia tree in my yard and always enjoyed its beautiful blooms during the Spring and into early Summer.  The most striking fact about the magnolia is that it’s a very old flower and has been gracing Earth since the very beginning of time. It is actually because of this fact that the flower represents endurance, eternity, and long life.

The Petal Pink and Whisper White striped pattern from the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper and the Stitched Rectangles Dies are perfect together!  This pattern has a beautiful linen-like texture which softens the stripe just enough to accommodate the magnolia.  These two elements paired with a stitched rectangle frame give today’s card a comfortably elegant look.

I borrowed the sentiment from the Let It Ride stamp set. The font is soft enough to work with the patterned paper and the magnolia and bold enough to work with the wider frame. I thought it was a good fit.

So, pull out your favorite striped pattern, add a stitched frame, fussy cut a beautiful flower and create something stunning!  Oh, and don’t forget the sparkle!



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PP291 – Two New Wishes to Celebrate Spring

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Today, when I checked in on The Paper Players Challenge, I saw that Sandy posted a Clean and Simple Spring theme.  I created this card to celebrate Spring and wanted to feature it in today’s Simple Sunday Sampler blog post.  I thought it would be perfect for the Challenge also.


A few days ago, I noticed a few birds in my yard beginning the work on their nest. As I watched them carry small twigs to the tree, I thought that soon enough their little ones will be popping their heads just above the nest while their mother feeds them. So, I titled this card “Two New Wishes”.  Isn’t this a nice way to celebrate Spring?  Year after year, the birds make my weeping cherry tree their home and it seems this year is no exception.

I chose Night of Navy because it’s so classic and peaceful… I just love those blues!  Of course, the silhouette stamped image is simple and serene, as well.  It’s from the “World of Dreams” stamp set.


The silhouette stamp image is so detailed that I wanted to keep the card clean and simple to emphasize the image. By design, I chose a sentiment that would blend with the image so the image would remain the focal point.  The “wishes” sentiment is from “Endless Birthday Wishes”.

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So, I’m watching the nest take form and soon enough, I’ll know when the “little ones” arrive.


Bubbles of Happiness

This past Saturday, I hosted a Bridal Shower for my daughter, Alison. Along with picking a venue and planning the menu, I added a theme. Family and friends came together to wish Alison "Bubbles of Happiness". 

There were "bubble" balloons coming out of champagne buckets (including a bottle of champagne, of course), and we toasted our bride-to-be with champagne in pretty glass flutes. The planning was a fun experience for me, and the outcome was just what I wanted…a special memory for Alison.



A Stampin' Up! Bridal Shower for sure. The invitations were filled with Rhinestone Basic Jewels as were the favor tags.


The champagne flutes from Embellished Events were a hit stamped with Whisper White Craft ink on brushed silver cardstock, and the Petite Purse in Brushed Silver was my seating place card. Inside the purse was a raffle ticket for some games we played. This little purse was the star of the show!


I even used retired white organdy ribbon from Stampin' Up! long ago. 

After the party was over, I received e-mails and telephone calls with compliments on the beautiful handmade details. My theme was original and inspired by one of my most used and versatile stamp sets, Embellished Events. I love the champagne flute included in that set, so it was fitting that I made it part of an important and happy occasion.

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: Cardstock – Brushed Silver, Whisper White and Daffodil Delight. Ink – Whisper White Craft. Stamp Set – Embellished Events. Tools – 1 3/4" circle punch, Petite Purse Die. Embellishments – Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Embellished Events Stamp Set #126947 Clear Mount


Petite Purse Bigz L Die #125606

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