August 14, 2021


As I perused the Annual Catalog for the first time when it was released a couple months ago, I thought I'd looked at it pretty carefully. But, until I saw a darling video featuring our CEO Sara Douglass with the Sharing Sunshine stamp set, I discovered that I was missing out on a whole lot of cuteness. 

The Sharing Sunshine (page 39), besides being only a mere $16.00, is chockful of the components to create lots of cheer. It also has a handful of great sentiments. As soon as I finished watching Sara's video, I ordered the set.

Below is my first card using the Sharing Sunshine set.

On the Clearance Rack awhile back, I stumbled upon a set of adorable card bases and matching envelopes that I ordered without really knowing what I was going to do with them because they were truly a good deal.

Sharing Sunshine turned out to be the perfect pairing with this cute card and envelope set. I just had to make a cheery tag with the components and pop it onto the card base, add one of the sentiments from the set, and I was done!

Since the white card base incorporated a host of flowers in Mango Melody, that's the color I went with for my sun and the cardstock surrounding him. I added a little tag reinforcer to the top of the tag in black since I stamped my sentiment and the sun's smily face in black.

I hope you picked up one of these card/envelope sets on the Clearance Rack. If you didn't and want to recreate a card similar to this, it would be easy to do with white cardstock and a small flower stamp in Mango Melody. 

This card is a bit larger than normal, measuring at 4 1/4" x 6 1/4", but it would be simple to scale it down a little from top to bottom to fit it on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" A2 card.

Here's a tutorial for you:

Kit card bases and envelopes
Black cardstock
Mango Melody cardstock
White cardstock

Mango Melody ink
Black ink

Sharing Sunshine stamp set (page 39, Annual Catalog)

Die cutting machine
Stitched Shapes (retired, but you can use current product for the two circle shapes)
Tailor Made Tags Dies (page 166, Annual Catalog)
Thick White Baker's Twine
Yellow and White Baker's Twine (dig into your stash -- I'm sure you have some!)

This card is created on a card base that I found on the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack. So, all we are doing is the cute tag on the front of the card.

Using Mango Melody cardstock and the large tag from the Tailor Made Tags dies, cut a tag. From a scrap of black cardstock and using the same die set, die cut one of the little holed pieces and adhere it over the hole in the tag.

On white cardstock, using the various components to build a sun from the Sharing Sunshine set, create a sun. Add the smile in black ink.

Cut the sun out with a circle die of the right circumference. I actually used the Stitched Shapes dies, which are, unfortunately, now retired.

From Mango Melody cardstock, die cut another circle about a quarter inch larger in diameter than the sun face one.

Join these two circles together, then mount them to the tag.

Loop some thick white baker's twine through the hole in the tag and finish it off with a bow of yellow and white baker's twine.

Add the tag to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Stamp the "Happy Birthday" from the Sharing Sunshine set at the bottom of the card.



  1. That set doesn't look nearly so cute in the catalog! I love your beautiful card. Pinned.

    1. I know! As I said in my post, I skipped right over it in the catalog! It wasn't until I saw the cute things Sara was doing with it that I caved and had to have it! I'm so glad you like it. Thanks!

  2. I used to rubber stamp a lot years ago - something i miss! This card is adorable!

    1. Thanks, Patti! If ( when?) you get back into it, just give a shout with any questions!

  3. Hi Linda!! You used to share your beautiful cards at a blog party I hosted at the Pleasures of the Northwest. That's been gone for a long time but I host a brand new party at my other blog, My Big Fat Menopausal Life - and I'd be so excited to see your posts there!!! I don't even do papercrafts but you inspire me to try!!

    I host a brand new blog party at "My Big Fat Menopausal Life" - I'd be honored if you shared some of your fantastic posts!

    1. Thank you! Thank you! I did add a few posts to your link party. I can't guarantee that I will remember the 17th of each month though. I always only link up to weekly parties for which I have a printed reminder. Thanks for the invite!

    2. Yeah!! So good to see you again. Hopefully the inlinkz will send you a reminder of new parties. I may increase it to bi-monthly. Just wanted to see how it goes. Hope all is well with you.

    3. Thank you so much! I hope all is well with you and yours also!

  4. I love this card! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.

  5. This is such a cute card. I am glad that you were able to figure out what to make with a clearance purchase. Thanks for sharing every week. #HomeMattersParty

    1. Thanks, Donna! I'm so glad you like it. Thanks also for letting me share each week!