Sending Bottled Happiness

Sending Bottled Happiness

Welcome back to Stamping with Buffy! If you read my Monday blog, you may remember that I lost my Christmas tree. Well, good news! It didn’t get relocated after all. I searched all the “usual places” but it was nowhere to be found. Finally I peeked into the closet where it’s usually kept. Eureka! There it was. I guess the filter didn’t take up as much room as I thought.

I wanted to make a card using Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog products for today. I started out with great intentions, but before I knew what I was actually doing, I was pulling out stamps, dies, embossing folders, and Designer Series Paper (DSP) that will be in the January-April Mini Catalog. I decided that will be for another day. Here’s today’s Annual Catalog card.

Bottled Happiness, Stampin' Up!, Hues of Happiness

This is actually one of our Mystery Pieces challenges. I was kind of stuck on this one. Mostly because my craft room is a bit of a disaster right now since I’ve been planning classes and creating samples with new products. And, of course, I’ve been finishing up Christmas cards. I’ve annexed the dining room for a few days.

Here are the pieces for this challenge.

As you can see, it’s Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight Cardstock, a piece of Hues of Happiness DSP, and some Sweet Sorbet Metallic Woven Ribbon. My DSP didn’t have pink in it, so with permission, I switched the DSP for another piece.

I decided to make a shaker card using the Vintage Bottle Punch, Vintage Bottle Shaker Domes, For Everything Fancy Sequins, and Effervescent Elements.

First, I punched the bottle from a piece of 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ Basic White Cardstock. Then I used the flowers in the Bottled Happiness Stamp Set to create the Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green bouquet. I stamped the label for the bottle in Daffodil Delight Classic Ink and the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento. Now for the fun part.

I fit the bottle shaker dome into the punched area, then sprinkled some of the pink, green, and effervescent pieces into the bottle. Next, I cut a piece of the DSP (did you wonder where I used it?) just a little larger than the bottle and adhered it to the back of the bottle to hold everything in while I adhered the Basic White Stamped layer to the rest of the card. If you look closely, you’ll see that I also embossed the Daffodil Delight layer with the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder.

Finally, I tied a piece of the ribbon in a bow and added it to the bottle with a a glue dot.

Here are a couple other cards from our group.

This is Christy’s.

I love how she used both sides of the DSP and doubled the bow! So pretty, don’t you think?

And this is Nadine’s card.

I love the stitched frame around the flowers and the crimped bottom of the card. Fun!

Again, these are all so different, but still used the same pieces. These challenges are so fun – and they can get us out of our comfort zones, causing us to use products we might not otherwise have.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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Bottled Happiness, Hues of Happiness, Stampin' Up!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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5 Responses to Sending Bottled Happiness

  1. Susan Horr says:

    It is always such fun to see how each card comes out with the pieces that are sent. Each one is beautiful. You are all very talented.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. jackie says:

    Buffy I love your shaker bottle. It is a perfect use for those mystery pieces

    Liked by 1 person

  3. That little bottle shaker is SO cute!! I love your design and the colours 🙂


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