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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A Peek At Tea Boutique!

Hope you have a creative day!

Here’s a peek at the Tea Boutique Suite. When you open Stampin’ Up!’s new 2022-2023 Annual Catalog, you’ll see amazing color layouts among the first few pages. This will certainly get your creative mojo going. It did mine.

The first Suite of products featured is the Tea Boutique Suite. From the Cup of Tea Bundle to the Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper, Cards & Envelopes, the bright colors will inspire you.

As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I’m able to pre-order new products. The Tea Boutique Suite was at the top of my list. The Suite features the new In Colors in such a carefree way. I thought it would be fun to share some “Tea” with you along with another Slimline Mini card design.

The finished card size is 3 1/2″ x 7″.  A 7″ square cut cardstock scored at 3 1/2″ gives you the card base. I added layers of Starry Night cardstock and a pattern from the Tea Boutique Designer Series Paper. The tea cup is die cut using two of the Teacup Dies. I cut the tea bag tag with one of the Dies. It’s stamped with a sentiment from the Cup of Tea stamp set. A small piece of White Baker’s Twine tucked under the tea cup holds the tea tag in place.

I have more projects planned with this suite over the next two weeks. Be sure to check back.

So, pull out a few of your bright colors and create a fun Mini Slimline card.

… the only limitation is your imagination!


Notes & News From Stampin’ Up!

Speaking of In Colors, subscribe to the May Paper Pumpkin Kit that celebrates the magic of the NEW 2022 – 2024 In Colors. The colors feature vivid pops of greens, reds and blues.

  • May Paper Pumpkin Kit: Send your best wishes with large bold lettering and gorgeous gold foil details.
  • You can also send gift cards with the included coordinating gift card holders!
  • As a bonus, every May Paper Pumpkin subscriber will get the chance to win a GOLDEN Voucher worth $25 in Stampin’ Up! products! The winners will find their Golden Voucher in their May 2022 Paper Pumpkin box. This is the perfect time to snag coordinating In Color products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog that will go live on May 3rd in my online store!


This Celebrating In Color kit includes:

  • Celebrating In Color Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Spot®
  • Printed card bases, envelopes and gift card holders
  • Foiled die cuts
  • Printed die cuts
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Love & Friendship With The Paper Players

Hello Friends!

I checked in on the Paper Players Challenge this week and saw the Theme was Love & Friendship.  Stamping with the Paper Players tends to bring me back to my stamp set archives. There I found my “Seaside Sketches” stamp set. The rubber stamps are on wood blocks!  It is fun to go back in time!

Today’s Card Bits And Pieces

  • Along with the Seaside Sketches stamp set, I used sentiments from the Create With Me stamp set. This set is in the current SU Annual Catalog on page 36. Love the larges sentiments!
  • The Mini Slimline Basic White card base is cut to a 7″ square and scored at 3 1/2″.
  • The layer of patterned paper is 7″ X 3 1/2″ and covers the card front.
  • The Misty Moonlight mat layer is 3 1/8″ x 6 5/8″.
  • For the stamped layer, I cut Basic White cardstock 3″ x 6 1/2″.
  • The sentiments are stamped with Misty Moonlight ink and I used Tuxedo Black Memento ink for the image.
  • Ink and a Blender Pen made the water coloring possible.  Love those Blender Pens!
  • The inside sentiment, part of the Seaside Sketches set, is perfect for this challenge.
  • The font is small. It says “the best things in life are not free, but priceless”.

I’m happy to be back in the Paper Players’ Gallery.  I always find lots of inspiration there.

So, pull out your ink and Blender Pens, add some color to a simple image and create something to celebrate love and friendship.


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Sunshine & Rainbows & Happy Birthday

It’s Friday!  We’re getting ready for blizzard conditions here in New Jersey.  Expecting lots of snow tonight into tomorrow.  I’m planning to spend some creative time in my craft room. Hope you can spend time with your stamps, paper and ink also.

Today’s card is a Mini Slimline.  The finished card size is 7″ x 3 1/2″.

There’s plenty of rainbows and sunshine in this very “happy” birthday card.  Everything I enjoy most about card making is featured…  mixing patterned paper, simple fussy cutting, and a fun color palette.  Oh, and remembering the design “rule of thirds”.  Everything in threes makes element placement easy.


Today’s Card Bits & Pieces

  • The Basic White card base is a 7″ square scored at 3 1/2″.
  • The striped panel of patterned paper is 3 1/2″ x 6″.  Attach it to the center of the card front.
  • This is one of the patterns in the Rainbows & Sunshine Designer Series Paper.  It’s 6″ x 6″ and packed with bright colors and  fun patterns.  It’s in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure and FREE with a $50 product purchase.
  • The smaller patterned paper panel measures 2 1/2″ x 5″. Attach it to the right side of the card front.
  • All of the rainbows are fussy cut directly from one of the patterns in the paper pack.
  • The sentiment, stamped with Flirty Flamingo ink, is from the Slim Sayings stamp set.  This set has large sentiments that work perfectly with the Slimline card design. They’re great for a quick and easy A-2 card as well.
  • Cut a 3/4″ inch strip of Basic White cardstock for the sentiments.  Stamp the “Happy Birthday” sentiment twice and cut the words apart to attach to the card front.
  • The versatile Classic Matte Dots are perfect for a little embellishment.

So, get out your favorite patterned paper, match up two layers, fussy cut three large images and create something very happy!

…the only limitation is your imagination!


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For each $50 or $100 product purchase, you can choose a FREE qualifying product from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  And, there’s a FREE gift from me.  The Classic Matte Dots will find their way onto many of your projects. They’re clean and simple and are a perfect finishing touch.