Monday, 3 December 2007

Be Happy!

I'm surrounded with new stamps, ink pads, ribbons and other Stampin' Up! goodies - that's a very good reason to Be Happy!

I made this before all my lovely new things arrived so it's a bit of a "beg, steal or borrow" card. I borrowed the stamp set, Be Happy, from my friend Sue and I begged the button from my friend Alison, The Button Queen. I stole the idea from the Stampin' Up! website -; it also features on Page 69 of the UK catalogue. Mine is slightly different because I do have a problem with copying things - I try to do them from memory and always end up going my own way...

The cardstock is Almost Amethyst, Elegant Eggplant, Real Red and Whisper White. I used Elegant Eggplant and Real Red inkpads. The 1/4" grosgrain ribbon is Real Red, as is the button. To stamp the flowers on the Almost Amethyst strip, I inked part of the stamp with my Elegant Eggplant marker. I didn't line them up - I was going for the "charmingly homemade" wonky look!


  1. Always best to go your own way on card designs, I really like this one.

  2. I love the cheerful colors on this one. And the layout is adorable!

    Have fun playing with your goodies!


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