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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Be Kind and Happy Today

Today I have a couple of cards to share that just make me happy. I read a study recently that by being kind to someone, you actually release a chemical in your own brain that makes you happy. So it’s a win-win, scientifically proven.


All Stampin’ Up supplies: Heaerd from the Heart and Hello Doily stamp sets
Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, and Very Vanilla Cardstock
Everyday Enchantment DSP and Brad; Pool Party and Lucky Limeade classic inks

As I’ve said before, I send more thank you cards than any other type. I think this means I should consider myself blessed to have so many friends and family that spoil me!

This is a super simple card, just stamps, ink, paper with a brad added. One of my favorite things about Stampin’ Up! supplies is that our papers, inks, and embellishments are color-coordinated, so you know everything will match. When you stamp paper with the same color ink, the stamped image will just be a shade darker, making a great background, as with the Hello Doily stamp. I like easy when I stamp! Or do anything, for that matter.


All Stampin’ Up supplies: Mixed Bunch and Pursuit of Happiness stamp sets
Very Vanilla, Pool Party, and Lucky Limeade cardstock; Blossom and Corner Rounder Punches
Everyday Eanchantment DSP and Brad; Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade classic inks

The sentiment on this card could be used for any occasion and, again, it’s a quick and easy card. It’s another stamps-ink-paper card with a brad added and a paper punch to add a 3D element.

I stamped an image from the Mixed Bunch stamp set, then punched it out and punched a solid Pool Party blossom as well. The layering gives it interest, especially with the brad and using Dimensionals to pop it out a bit.

You can’t really tell in the photo, but the entire front piece is popped out, as well, with the corners rounded. It’s a pretty simple, yet polished card. In my opinion, of course. Yours may vary.

By the way, I used several products that were FREE through the Sale-a-Bration promotion going on now through the end of March at Stampin’ Up!, of course. The Everyday Enchantment DSP and the coordinating Brad and Ribbon set have such great colors…they work for late winter, spring, and summer projects. I’ve been less than enthusiastic about the new Calypso Coral In Color, but I really like the pop it provides in this color palette. OK, that’s enough pitching Stampin’ Up!…you get the idea. And I’m sure you know you can shop 24/7 on my Stampin' Up! website, or you can email me with an order.

I hope you have time to be kind and make a card…and make your brain happy!


  1. I LOVE these cards, the colors, the layouts, the sentiments... great job!

  2. Thanks! Funny thing is, I was just thinking I should send you one of these...I've been severely remiss in sending "just because" cards to all of my friends!


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