Saturday, April 30, 2022

A Birthday Card using Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper


  •  Stampin' Up! Happiness Abounds Stamp Set
  • Hues of Happiness Suite with Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper
  • Wow!  An In Color Starter Kit Special! 
One of the reasons I joined Stampin' Up! years ago was the frustration I had trying to coordinate papers, ribbons, and cardstock with inks and stamp sets from different brands.  Today's card reinforced for me how wonderfully easy it is to create a card when items across a product line work together!  Today, I'm again showing items from the Hues of Happiness Suite, which I know you're going to want to add to your Shopping List when the new Stampin' Up! annual catalog goes live 3 May, 2022.  My card today uses a print from the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper with Polished Pink and shades of green-- Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Ribbon, Evening Evergreen Opal Rounds, and Garden Green Cardstock to be exact.  Other features of this card include dry embossing a piece of Polished Pink cardstock using the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder, (Edited:  I meant to use Parisian Flourish Embossing folder, but mistakenly grabbed Country Floral dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Retired)) and I used Daffodil Delight Cardstock as a matte around the Hues of Happiness floral print.   And because I'm using items from the current catalog that will retire 2 May 2022, you'll want to check the Last Chance List and pick up some of these items at a discount before they retire.  For instance, the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder is normally $10.00 but is on sale for $6.00, Item #151474, and the Old Olive/Pretty Peacock 3/8" reversible ribbon is on sale from $7.50 to $6.00, Item #149496, but only until 2 May 2022.

Polished Pink and floral print birthday card using Happiness Abounds Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

To create today's card, I used a base card of Polished Pink Cardstock.  Then another layer of Polished Pink dry embossed with the Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder(Retired), but you can substitute Parisian Flourish 3D on sale as part of the Last Chance List right now.  This means it will only be available until 2 May 2022.  Then I used a print from the Hues of Happiness 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper matted with Daffodil Delight for the center of my card. 

Birthday card using Stampin' Up! Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper

I used a piece of Garden Green Cardstock for my sentiment, which I heat embossed in White Embossing Powder after stamping the sentiment in Versamark ink.  The sentiment is from the Happiness Abounds Stamp Set, which is part of the Hues of Happiness Suite.  After cutting a tail in the piece of Garden Green Cardstock, I also added an Evening Evergreen embellishment from the new 2021-2022 In Color Opal Rounds, which will be available 3 May 2022.   

Floral Birthday cards using Stampin' Up! Stamp Set and Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper

To complete the card, I added a ribbon and bow using Old Olive/Pretty Peacock 3/8' Reversible Ribbon, another items from the Last Chance List that will only be available until 2 May 2022.   

Below are the tools used to create these cards. 

Stampin' Up! stamp set and embellishments used to create these floral birthday cards

If you want to make this card, be sure to pick up the items from the Last Chance List, the 3/8" Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon and the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder by 2 May 2022.  Then, on 3 May, you'll be able to order the Hues of Happiness Suite from the new annual catalog.  Check it out on page 108 of your new Annual Catalog.  Visit my Stampin' Up! on-line store to place your order for Stampin' Up! products.   Use the April Host Code for a thank you gift for shopping with me.  April Host Code:  RMUU6V6G  Orders over $150 earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up!, and you do not use the Host Code to qualify for Stampin' Rewards.  


  • Stamps:   Happiness Abounds
  • Ink:  Versamark
  • Paper: Polished Pink, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Hues of Happiness 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper
  • Accessories:  2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds, Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Retired) but you can substitute Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder, 3/8" Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon, Basics Embossing Powder, Heat Tool,  Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Dimensionals

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New Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogs Release - 3 May 2022.  My current customers who have ordered within the past 6 months have already received their copy of the upcoming 2022-2022 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog. Hope you are enjoying your copy.  You wouldn't believe how dog-eared my last year's catalog has become!

In this day and age, why would anyone want a hard copy of a catalog, you might ask.  
  • Because I love to mark up my copy with items I already have.  
  • Next, I use two or three different sticky notes with items I'm going to order first (my must-haves), next (nice-to-haves), and finally (this is so cute, I should just get it).  
  • Then, I look at the sample cards in the catalog, which I'll copy exactly or use as inspiration to create my own version.  It's so much easier to lay the catalog open to the card idea as you create it rather than trying to access your mobile's phones photos and opening your screen saver.
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  1. Hi Donna! Your card is gorgeous and I love the Polished Pink CS; goes perfectly with the new DSP. I'm wondering though, the embossing folder looks like the country rose/cottage rose EF? I'm not sure of the name of that EF so now I have to go and look for it. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card!

    1. AHHHH! Thank you soooo much for pointing that out! I've edited my blog and will go back and edit my Instagram post with the correct embossing folder name. Now I understand why that Country Floral Embossing folder wouldn't go through my new Stampin' Cut and Embossing Machine! I grabbed the wrong folder! (But i really love that retired Embossing Folder!) I had to pull out an old embossing machine and plates and was able to get it to go through...and never gave a thought to why. So glad we have sharp readers to keep us on the right path.

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