After yesterday’s rather masculine tag project today I have something very different. When I first began making cards I didn’t really consider the quality of card and paper I was using and to be honest it showed in my finished projects. Since discovering Stampin’ Up! I’ve come to appreciate good materials and especially beautiful patterned papers. The new 2022/2023 Annual Catalogue has the most amazing collection of paper but one pack particularly stood out for me. It’s called Hues of Happiness and is simply stunning, as hopefully today’s project shows.
HUES OF HAPPINESS
This card really is all about that gorgeous paper and of course I was drawn to the purple hues. So using my Paper Trimmer I cut three pieces. For the front of the card I needed a piece 2-3/4″ x 4″, then for the inside a piece 3/4″ x 5-1/4″. Finally for the envelope I cut a piece 2-1/4″ x 6″.
Next I cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Gorgeous Grape Card and scored it on the long side at 4-1/4″. After folding it along the scored line I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create my card base.
Now using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I attached the 3/4″ strip along the bottom edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card. Then along the top edge of the DSP I added a 1/8″ x 5-1/4″ strip of Fresh Freesia Card. With that done I fixed the assembled layer inside the card base.
The Basic White Medium Envelope was quick to decorate using liquid glue to attach the 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece of DSP to the flap. Then I simply trimmed off the excess DSP with Paper Snips using the edge of the flap as a guide.
The card front was equally quick to do and I started by mounting the remaining piece of DSP to a 2-7/8″ x 4-1/8″ layer of Fresh Freesia Card. Then I added this to the centre of the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals
HAPPINESS ALL ROUND
The Hues of Happiness DSP is part of the Hues of Happiness Suite and it was the coordinating Happiness Abounds Stamp Set I turned to next. From the seven sentiments in the set I chose “sending many thanks for all you do”. First I stamped the sentiment onto a 3/4″ x 3-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card with Tuxedo Black ink. Then I added it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and my card was complete.
Of all the Designer Series Paper in the new catalogue I think Hues of Happiness has to be my absolute favourite. Some of the sheets are covered in flowers like the pattern I used today. Other sheets have flowers that are separated, and these can be cut out using the coordinating Blossoming Happiness Dies. I’ll have more about the stamp set and dies in a couple of days.
In the meantime here’s a look at the full Hues of Happiness DSP pack.
I hope you’ll join me again tomorrow for another sneak peek from the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Happiness Abounds Stamp Set in a bundle with the Blossoming Happiness Dies (not used today). Buying the coordinating products using the single ‘bundle’ item number saved me 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included a link for the bundle in case you want to explore that option.