Thursday, July 5, 2012

There is a Reason to Smile

Summer is here and so we all have a reason to smile!  To help us with our smiles, Stampin' Up! has a cute little stamp set that you can purchase for $5.00.

Reason To Smile

The Reason to Smile stamp set can be yours for $5.00 with a minimum $60 order(excludes shipping and taxes).  That, is itself, a reason to smile!!  It is available in clear or wood mount.

The versatility of this stamp is tremendous and it is so fresh looking.  I will be posting a few projects over the next few days featuring this stamp. 

Stamps: A Reason to Smile (July Promotion), Itty Bitty Banners (c – 126257, w – 126255, p. 134, 2012-2013 AC)
Paper: Pool Party, Midnight muse, Whisper White,  Comfort CafĂ© DSP,  
Ink: Pool Party, Midnight Muse, More Mustard, So Saffron
Accessories: Big Shot, Delicate Doilies Sizzlit, Designer Rosette Die,  Bitty Banner Framelits, Dahlias, 3/4” Circle Punch,  Midnight Muse Ribbon

For a couple of cards, I created my own designer series paper by stamping on Whisper White card stock.  I used Midnight Muse ink and stamped the large daisies and then went back and over stamped them with Pool Party ink.  The little flowers were done using More Mustard and So Saffron inks.  I did leave some of the smaller flowers with just the So Saffron ink and gives the designer paper another look.  

Using other colours of ink will give an entirely different feeling to your designer paper.  Remember though if you are going to use only small areas of your designer papers, then the images need to be close together or you will get too much white space on your project.

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Until next time...



  1. Love your designer paper Karen and the way this pretty card came together Karen. I am glad Summer is somewhere in the world!


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