General Cards, Seasonal - Summer

Making Cards – Bloom by Bloom

I love Spring and Summer….and it’s not just because it’s warm but also because everything outside just seems to brighten up….flowers are blooming, lawns are green, trees are full of leaves.  It’s a happy time of year.

So it’s no surprise that I’m sharing another card using the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper – bright, bold and vivid – cards made with this paper “pop” with color.


And when you put your cards in the mail it’s like a big envelope of happiness going on it’s way.


Notice how you don’t have to cover the entire front of your card, just a few well placed strips…by leaving some white the colors “pop” even more!


The little flowers with the sentiments were made with the bitty blooms punch set….four punches that little flowers.  These are no longer available, but see those little flowers in the paper?  Those could be “fussy cut” with a little bit of patience.  Or you can simply just stamp a few flowers on with the Bloom by Bloom stamp set like I did with this card.


This is the same card as the first one, but I changed the background matting color from Night of Navy to Lovely Lipstick….and the little flowers with the sentiment are stamped on.

If you’d like to make this card, this is what you’ll need:

  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock – cut 4 1/4” x 11”; Score at 5 1/2”
  • Night of Navy Cardstock – Cut 5 1/4” x 4” and a strip cut 5” x 2 1/4”
  • Whisper White Cardstock – cut 5” x 3 3/4”
  • Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper – Cut 5” x 2” and a coordinating piece cut 1 1/2” x 4 1/2” and a piece cut 1/4” x 5 1/4” (for inside)
  • Banner Punch (or just hand-cut a notch in one end of the 1 1/2” x 4 1/2” piece)
  • Ink: Lovely Lipstick and Night of Navy
  • Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots (for the center of the flowers)
  • Sentiment – Birthday Cheer Stamp set (or use any birthday sentiment, thank you, etc).
  • Punches: 1 3/4” Circle Punch, 2” Circle Punch and Starburst Punch

Hope you’ll put a card of happiness in the mail this week! And don’t forget to write a sweet note on the inside too!


Happy Stamping!


June 3rd is the last day to purchase retiring items from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog and 2019 Occasions Catalog!  Several of the products I used in this card are retiring…the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper and the Bitty Blooms Punches (already out of stock and retired.  If you like this paper, it is available only while supplies last….so don’t delay!  You can check out all the retiring items by clicking on the Last Chance Products below:


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 These are the products for today’s card.  Click on any product link and it will take you to my online store where you can find more product information.  

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