Framed Happiness Blooms Floral Card

by Joanne James15. January 2019 20:00

Today I'm sharing a card that uses a great sketch from the team over at As You See It and also combines the colour palette over at Inspire.Create this week:


I love the frame of the sketch and considered lots of ways to use it; I may well use this sketch again in a different way but today I just had to highlight one of my favourite suites in the Spring-Summer catalogue - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Happiness Blooms - I just love the bright and bold colours and patterns of the Happiness Blooms suite! I chose to feature one of the beautiful designer series papers on my card today that just so happens to feature each and every colour of the Inspire.Create palette - bonus! I honestly could have chosen any of the florals in this pack and been happy with them for my card - I really do love them all, they are so me! 

A Stitched Frame - I used my Rectangle Stitched Framelit Dies to create the piece that frames my patterned paper - I love that they stitch both the inner and outer cut. I even get the leftover stitched rectangle from the centre of my frame to use for another project. I decided to frame in Night of Navy which I think works really well; it highlights the paper withough overwhelming it and really allowing it to shine. 

A Bitty Bloom For A Friend - The Happiness Blooms set is unusual in that it is sentiment-free; so it's easy to pair with either a sentiment element from the Happiness Blooms Memories and More pack or any other set of your choosing. I went with a friendship sentiment from the Incredible Like You stamp set, that I stamped into a 'flower' of sorts and embellished with a sweet little flower made using the new Bitty Bloom punches - so glad we have any set of these super-useful punches to craft with!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your evening and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (4) -

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
1/15/2019 9:45:59 PM #

That frame works so well to tone down the busy paper while drawing attention to the bright sentiment. This card has such a happy feel! Thank you for joining us at As You See It again this week.


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
1/16/2019 6:09:18 PM #

Joanne, I love how you have the edge of the DSP peeking out from under the mat...such a cool technique, so easy and yet it gives such a wonderful extra oomph!  Bold colors translate to a bold, amazing card! Thanks for sharing this at AYSI!!


Amy Jasper
Amy JasperCanada
1/17/2019 6:01:59 PM #

I love love love the stitched rectangle frame! Your card is bold and balanced. Thank you for sharing it with us at the As You See It Challenge Blog!


Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
1/17/2019 7:50:44 PM #

This is such an effective way of using the Rectangle Stitched Dies and I like how you've popped up your frame for the 3D look. It's such a cheery design that it brightened my day just looking at it! Thanks for joining us at As You See It!


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