Stampin’ Up! Happy

Stampin up school book serif happy

Here's an snappy "happy" card for a masculine birthday.  Bold colors (Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip–all from this weeks' Splitcoast Color Challenge) and a crisp design are the key.  To see more masculine card ideas, please click to see my category "You've Got Male." 

The Textured Kiwi Kiss card base is 4.25 x 5.5, scored at the top.  TIP:  Instant stripes can be created from your scraps in a flash.  I layered strips of Tangerine Tango and Chocolate Chip on top (even layered a skinny strip of Tangerine on Chocolate). 

Using my favorite SU alphabet set, Schoolbook Serif, and a Stamp-a-ma-jig (Stamp-a-ma-jig tutoral here), I lined up the letters for "happy" (Tangerine Tango ink on Tangerine Tango card stock).  Three pewter brads tidy up the bottom left corner.

The sentiment from Full of Life seems like a custom fit with the "happy" theme in the large banner.  I stamped it in Chocolate Chip on Whisper White.  I inked up just the "happy" in the text a second time (Chocolate Chip), stamped it on Tangerine Tango, snipped and adhered it for a dash of contrast.  The corners are clipped with a Ticket Corner Punch and the sentiment is attached with Stampin' Dimensionals on Kiwi Kiss (also dolled up with a Ticket Corner Punch).


Stamp Sets:  Schoolbook Serif Alphabet, Full of Life
Paper:  Kiwi Kiss Textured, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango
Cool Tools:  Ticket Corner Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig
The Perfect Touch:  Pewter Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals

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  1. Fun and happy card!
    Hugs and smiles

  2. Very nice card! Love the colors! Very beautiful color combination! Love how you highlighted the word happy!

  3. Fabulous card Mary! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Oooo, love these fall colors! This is a great masculine card. I like the way you layered the word Happy in the sentiment!
    Blessings, Maria

    PS. I CASEd your Crazy Corn card idea, thank you!

  5. Wow – those colours are perfect for a masculine card (and I think it would stand out in a line-up too!). Gorgeous work yet again.

  6. Colleen Moreland

    Nice card Mary. I really like it. It is a great card for a male. It is hard sometimes to come up with a masculine card. Great job!!

  7. Awesome card Mary!!! Love it

  8. Mary, it is so cool that you include a picture of the stamp set that you use! You are very talented. I love looking at your postings.

  9. Mary,

    Beautiful card! Great idea to use the thin scraps as “ribbon”. I love the simplicity of the card.

  10. Colleen Kramer

    Love it!!! So very clever and the colors just pop! This one goes into my favs!

  11. This is an awesome masculine card, love it!!

  12. Love the card and you used my favorite fall colors. Definitely good for a male.

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