Happy Moments In Color

Stampin up happy moments saleabration card

Wasn't that a fun Mojo Monday yesterday!  Thank you for all your kind comments on my sketch!  My card today uses one of the new Sale-A-Bration Clear-Mount stamp sets called Happy Moments.  Inspiration for the repeat pattern with the flower stamp came from fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Karen Barber.  The sketch is based on an OCC (Our Creative Corner) challenge from a couple weeks ago.

Stampin up flight of the butterfly punch
  • Stampin up happy moments stampin pretty Many of you know that my black ink "of choice" is Jet Black Stazon.  However, for this project, I used Stampin' Up! Basic Black since my Jet Black attempt smudged a bit when stamping the stems.
  • Watercoloring isn't my forte.  However, I opted for what I consider the "illustrative look" (translation = messy and incomplete–but kinda cool) when coloring the cards.
  • I used a drop of color from my Stampin' Up! Ink Refills with a Blender Pen to color the blossoms.  I used an Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker to color the leaves.
  • Need a quick sentiment?  Chit Chat Rub-Ons cover most occasions and are easy to apply.  An excellent alternative would be Chat Room Rub-Ons from the new Occasions Mini Catalog.
  • White Halfback Pearls from the Stampin' Up! Pretties Kit add the perfect touch.  One nests happily on the butterfly button.  Mini Glue Dots keep them all neatly in place.
  • Check out the yummy texture on More Mustard card stock.  It's created with my  Big Shot and the new Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder from the Occasions Mini Catalog. 
  • DON'T MISS:  Stampin' Up!'s Textured Impressions Folders cover an entire A2 card front.  Larger coverage than the Cuttlebug folders I have used!
  • Card Size A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2", scored on top).
Stampin up happy moments pretties kit pearls



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Happy moments stampin pretty Stamp Sets:  Happy Moments (118664 Wood-Mount, 119125 Clear-Mount, Sale-A-Bration), Flight of the Butterfly (111564)
Paper:  Not Quite Navy (101722), More Mustard (100946), Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Basic Black (101179), Not Quite Navy Ink Refill (102949), More Mustard Ink Refill (101962), Real Red Ink Refill (100052), Stampin' Up! Old Olive Marker (100079)
Cool Tools:  Butterfly Punch (116629), Large Oval Punch (107305), Corner Rounder Punch (109047), Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder (117335), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Blender Pen (102845)
The Perfect Touch:  Halfback Pearls (109114, Stampin' Up! Pretties Kit), Chit Chat Rub-Ons (111804), Playground Designer Button (116313), Mini Glue Dots (103683)


  1. Sheryl Cushman

    I love the card. You have a unique way of making your projects come alive. Thank you for the inspiration .


  2. Love the color combo. Such a fun and cheery card!

  3. All active demonstrators receive the Stampin’ Success catalog monthly. It’s loaded with art projects, new goodies and this month, a little snippet from me. Thanks for your sweet feedback. Hugs, M

  4. Mary,
    I didn’t like this set until now! Great card.

  5. Get out! That watercoloring is awesome….You can’t fool me anymore 🙂 Well Done my friend x

  6. Chris Robinson

    Your coloring is too good – I, too, wondered what paper you used that matched the stamp set! Duh! Love it! I would love to read the article on you in the demonstrator magazine. So, if I asked my person she would have a copy? Thanks again for sharing your talent with us.

    Chris R. from Iowa

  7. Oh this is absolutely gorgeous! I love those colours!

  8. Mary,
    You always do such wonderful work, but I find this card especially beautiful. Thanks for sharing and thanks for inspiring us.

  9. Judy Wineland

    Love this and all the things you do.


  10. Lorraine Castellon-Rowe

    One of my fav’s Mary! Love the different color pallette. Your whimsical coloring is so fresh. Gotta’ give that a try. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas you’ve given me.
    Lorraine Castellon-Rowe

  11. Great card, Mary. I was trying to figure out what DSP you used! LOL THAT’S how good it looks!


  12. Great card, Mary,
    I was trying to figure out what DSP you used! LOL THAT’S how good it looked!


  13. Cute,cute,cute…..& the color combo! Watercoloring…..perfecto!! 😉

  14. Oh I love this card… love all the color, those flowers, those dots… everything. Your coloring is perfect. Hugs,

  15. You are the color design goddess! Wonderfully capricious.
    Tres bien, ma amie!

  16. You are the color design goddess. Wonderfully capricious.
    Tres bien, ma ami!

  17. I love this, Mary! The paper you created is gorgeous, and I love the bright, fun colors. Super cute!

  18. That is one of the cutest cards I have ever seen! Congrats for being featured in the Stampin’ Up Demo Magazine as the #1 Gal in the USA!!!! Great Job and you are so very deserving! I was so happy that your dedication was recognized. Congrats!!!!!!


  20. This is so fun and fresh, and what an awesome idea to make your own design paper from this stamp set.

  21. Oh wow, Mary, I am so totally in love with that card! Best one done with this SAB set, for sure!! I absolutely love the background, it looks like some beautiful patterned paper! I love how you repeated the flowers and colored them in a whimsical way. Love, love, love it! TFS!

    Cindy 🙂

  22. Oh, wow! I love that you made your own paper with that cute stamp and colored it so vividly! Awesome!

  23. HOLY COW!!! Jaw-dropping-gorgeous! Everything about this is perfect! Way to go, Mary!

  24. What a fun card!

    I love the bright colors and color combination.

  25. Really really lovely! I’ve gotten stuck in a pastel rut, it’s nice to see a fresh twist!

  26. Very pretty card! Love your watercoloring!

  27. Absolutely lovely! Love the colors and all the dimension!!

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