Tuesday, March 1, 2011


I have made a few simple cards using the "So Happy For You" stamp set, that's one of the gorgeous FREE Sale-A-Bration sets available from Stampin' Up! until the end of March.  I love the variety of sentiments in this set, and the little images are perfect to use as accents, or to create your own stamped backgrounds. 

My first card is made using a colour combination that is suggested in Stampin' Up!'s Colour Coach - Real Red, Tempting Turquoise and Tangerine Tango.  I took a piece of Whisper White card, and stamped the flower, heart and star images from "So Happy For You", in these three colours.  I think this makes for a bright and cheery card, that might be suitable for a teenager, perhaps sitting an exam ... what do you think?

Stamps: So Happy For You
Card: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Real Red textured, Basic Black
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Tangerine Tango and Basic Black stampin' pads, Basic Black stampin' write marker, Versamark inkpad
Other: Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Scallop Edge border punch, paper snips, stampin' dimensionals

Next up is a card using three of Stampin' Up!'s blue colours.  I've mentioned before that blue is not one of my 'go to' colours when I create cards, but every time I use blues, I love the results.  The sentiment, and the gorgeous little butterfly next to it, are from "So Happy For You", as is the little heart stamp that was used along the bottom of the card.

Stamps: Daisy Dash jumbo Stampin' Around wheel, So Happy For You
Card: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist
Ink: Baja Breeze, Marina Mist and Not Quite Navy stampin' pads, Whisper White craft stampin' pad
Other: Birds and Blooms sizzlits die, Fleurettes II crochet flower, Marina Mist brad, Marina Mist 1/8" taffeta ribbon, sponge daubers, Stamp-a-ma-jig, mini glue dots

The starting point for the last card I have to share with you today, was the colours from Stampin' Up!'s Celebrations Designer Series Papers.  I love the bold Real Red and Pacific Point, but the touch of Pear Pizzazz is the highlight for me.  Hope you like it!

Stamps: So Happy For You, Party This Way
Card: Real Red, Pacific Point, Whisper White
DSP: Celebrations Designer Series Paper
Ink: Real Red stampin' pad and marker, Pacific Point stampin' pad, Pear Pizzazz stampin' pad
Other: Mat Pack and Paper Piercing Tool, Top Note die, stampin' dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig

I'll be back in coming days (or weeks ... you know how it is, best laid plans, and all!) with more cards made using the other Sale-A-Bration stamp sets.


  1. Great cards Christine. I really love the Celebrations one. Just might have to CASE that one :)

  2. Holy Bijingos Christine, you've been a VERY busy girl! lol (I'm hiding under my rock cause you put me to shame!)

    I love each and every one of these cards. You always put such cute elements on your cards - very much eye candy for me!

    Luv Karen

  3. Great job on all three Christine, I really like the last one, love them bright colours.

  4. Lovely cards love the way you used the top note on the Celebrations card

  5. Glad you're getting lots of creating time, Christine! The first one is my favourite - love the bright colour combo and a great way to use the small designs.

  6. Great batch of cards Christine - this really is a cute little set. Stick with those blues too - you will learn to love them, lol! :)