Thursday, August 30, 2007

HAPPINESS Projects of the Month Instructions

Here are three adorable cards made using Stampin' Up!'s Happiness stamp. It's one gigantic stamp that can be used by itself or stamped and cut into pieces. To create these projects, stamp the entire background stamp on your Whisper White cardstock and then use your paper cutter to cut the sections apart as shown in the pictures. If you want the 3 little flowers and dividing lines that are shown on the Saffron Card, stamp that section again.

To get good coverage on your stamp, you can
use a brayer to apply the ink – or–
turn the stamp rubber side up on your table and hold your ink pad in your hand and repeatedly tap the ink on the stamp until you have good coverage.

TIP: Because these stamps have a lot of solid rubber, check the stamp after inking and before stamping to make sure you’ve got good coverage. One way to improve the stamp’s inking ability is to rub it lightly with a sanding block, on your carpet or jeans, or any other slightly rough surface. Do this when there’s no ink on the stamp, of course.

Rose Red Card


Ink: Rose Red or Purely Pomegranate

Cardstock: Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Cutie Pie Designer paper

Accessories: Soft Subtles brads

Fold large Rose Red Cardstock in half.
Adhere the 3 strips of designer paper as shown.
Trim the stamped image from the diamonds down to the horizontal lines.
Adhere to the Certainly Celery piece. Punch holes on left and right side of the row of words and insert Bashful Blue brads. Adhere to rest of card.

Bashful Blue Card


Ink: Rose Red

Cardstock: Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Cutie Pie Designer Paper

Accessories: Scallop punch, 1” circle punch, Clear button, linen thread. You’ll also need a needle and glue dots.

Fold large Bashful Blue Cardstock in half.
Trim the stamped image from the Happiness down to the vertical lines. Adhere to Certainly Celery cardstock and center on bottom of card as shown.
Adhere the other two pieces of designer paper as shown.
Adhere Saffron scallop punched piece as shown.
Use Snail or some other clear adhesive and put a couple spots on the blue side of the punched out circle. Stick onto clear button. Thread the linen thread and tie though button holes (punching through the blue paper as well). Adhere to card with glue dots.

Saffron Card


Ink: Rose Red

Cardstock: So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Cutie Pie Designer paper

Accessories: Blue Gingham ribbon, Photo Corner punch, ½” circle punch

Fold large Saffron Cardstock in half.
Adhere to decorative paper on left of card as shown.
Trim the flower stamped image and mount on black paper. Tie the gingham ribbon around the left side of the solid flower piece as shown.
If you stamped your background stamp a second time, punch out 3 flowers (found below the “happiness” part) with ½” circle punch. Then cut out the narrow strip of lines that is (are?) below the flowers.
Adhere the lines to the right of the designer paper as shown.
Complete the rest of the card as shown.

If you want any of the cutting instructions for these cards, please email me.

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