April 28, 2015

HAPPY

This was another of those tremendously fun cards to figure out and create. The finished result truly does make me feel happy! It is just so sunshiny and bright and -- well, HAPPY!


The flower was especially fun to make. I chose one of the Framelits from the Flower Fair set in the appropriate size for the card I was planning. After measuring just how much space that flower would take up, I applied strips of assorted Stampin' Up! washi tapes to a base piece of cardstock a smidge larger than the flower size. 

I then ran this piece through the Big Shot with my Framelit. I've never done die cutting with the Framelits of a tape-covered surface, so wasn't sure what exactly to expect. But it turned out wonderfully! I love the clean, crisp edges of the flower. It makes me HAPPY!

The colors were picked up again in the darling DSP I chose for the top portion of the card.


For the banner strips, I selected the matching colors of Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Daffodil Delight cardstock and overlapped and staggered the pointed ends for a random but HAPPY look underneath the flower. I did pop up the flower with Stampin' Dimensionals.


The Calypso Coral "HAPPY", of course, came into being with the help of the Hello You Thinlits.

Does this card make you HAPPY or not? Hope it does!


My card was based on this sketch provided by The Paper Players this week:


HAPPY
Smiles.


18 comments:

  1. Your card sure does make me happy! It's so bright and cheerful, and I love that washi tape flower. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

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  2. Just seeing the card made me smile! Thanks for sharing your creativity each week with the Thursday Blog Hop!

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  3. That is so cute. I love how you made the flower.

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  4. Your card does indeed make me happy! I love your washi tape die cut flower, so colourful! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

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  5. So cheery and springy! Thank you for sharing with Idea Box link party. Hope to see you again next Thursday - Cheers, Christy

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  6. A lovely kaart, greeting from Belgium
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  7. Gorgeous color scheme! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty :)

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  8. Love the colors on this design! So pretty!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  9. Love this! It really is a happy card--just looking at it makes me smile. Thanks so much for linking it up at This Is How We Roll Thursday.

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  10. This card makes me happy, too! Love it!

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  11. Gorgeous card. Love the colours. I can see why it makes you happy, the colours and the cuteness. Lovely.

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  12. Very Pretty! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Love having you!! Pinned!!

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  13. This is an adorable card. Great idea, wonderful creativity.

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  14. Oh I just absolutely LOVE your cards. They are always so cheery and fun! Thanks for linking up at Found & Foraged. See you tonight at 8PM!

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  15. What a beautifully, bright and happy card! thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Mondays!

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