Stampin’ Sisters Retreat: Happiness Blooms Card Set

Before I share with you the 8th and final project from our Stampin’ Sisters Retreat, I want to share with you the Sunday treat all our guests found at their spots Sunday morning when they came into our crafting room.

Stampin' Sisters Retreat, Sunday's Sweet Treat, Stampin' Studio

I made home made cut out cookies to follow our theme of flowers and butterflies.  They were each packages in a cello bag with the Butterfly Botanical Designer Series Paper behind the cookie and tied up with ribbon and a tag.  I also decorated Gluten Free cookies for those that couldn’t have the cut out cookies.

Stampin Up! Bloom by Bloom stamp set, Happiness Blooms Suite, Stampin' Sisters Retreat, Stampin' Studio

The final project from retreat was this set of 8 cards with coordinating envelopes using the Happiness Blooms Suite.  The suite features fabulous products, we used the Bloom by Bloom stamp set, The Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper, the Dot to Dot Embossing Folder and the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots (everyone got a package of the dots to take home with them.)

Stampin Up! Bloom by Bloom stamp set, Happiness Blooms Suite, Stampin' Sisters Retreat, Stampin' Studio

Because so many people struggle to come up with card lay-outs, I wanted to show how you can use the same layout and just rotate the layout to have a different look.  I created a horizontal card and using the same layout with different papers and sentiments, I created a vertical card.  You can see how this plays out with card 1 and card 2

Stampin Up! Bloom by Bloom stamp set, Happiness Blooms Suite, Stampin' Sisters Retreat, Stampin' Studio

The cute stamped flowers come from the Bloom by Bloom stamp set while all the sentiments come from the Part of My Story Sale-a-bration stamp set.

Stampin Up! Bloom by Bloom stamp set, Happiness Blooms Suite, Stampin' Sisters Retreat, Stampin' Studio

Card 3 and 4 are duplicates just rotated, and this carries on for the other sets in this project.

Stampin Up! Bloom by Bloom stamp set, Happiness Blooms Suite, Stampin' Sisters Retreat, Stampin' Studio

Cards 5 & 6 each use the Dot to Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for added dimention and texture.

Stampin Up! Bloom by Bloom stamp set, Happiness Blooms Suite, Stampin' Sisters Retreat, Stampin' Studio

It’s kind of neat to see the same card from a different angle, don’t you think?

Stampin Up! Bloom by Bloom stamp set, Happiness Blooms Suite, Stampin' Sisters Retreat, Stampin' Studio

Card 7 & 8 each have a 1/2 front panel for an interesting twist to a basic card.

Stampin Up! Bloom by Bloom stamp set, Happiness Blooms Suite, Stampin' Sisters Retreat, Stampin' Studio

Diid younotice the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots were used on nearly every card?  That’s a great finishing touch.

Stampin Up! Bloom by Bloom stamp set, Happiness Blooms Suite, Stampin' Sisters Retreat, Stampin' Studio

In addition to the goodie bag each of our guests received, which were filled with their 8 project packets, a blender pen, sponge, Package of Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Multi-purpose Glue, Tear & Tape and the Lovely Lattice stamp set, we had a surprise gift each time we started a new project!

Stampin' Up! Extra Goodies, Stampin' Sisters Retreat, Stampin' Studio

All of our guests also received a Clip Board Frame, Pearls, Gingham Gala Sequins, Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots, Metallic Pearls, Classic Garage Metal Elements, Bermuda Bay Mini Striped Ribbon, Mini Brads, Pop Up Post-it Notes, and a Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Marker.

Over the weekend, I’ll be posting cards from our talented guests that were made for the card swap and entered in the card contest.  If you missed any of my posts about our Stampin’ Sisters Retreat you can view them by clicking on the following links.

Stampin’ Sisters Retreat 2019

Fun Stuff

Lovely Lattice Sympathy Card Set

Birthday Cheer Framed Art

Geared Up Garage Bundle Card Set

Floral Romance Scrapbook

Butterfly Gala Card Set

Precious Parcel Desk Set

Amazing Life Card Set

 

Stampin’ Sisters Retreat Amazing Life Card Set

Oh my gosh we’re nearing the end of the Projects from our Stampin’ Sisters Retreat.  This is project 7 of 8 and it uses the Amazing Life stamp set and the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper.  We created 5 cards with the exact same layout and just swapped out the sentiments and images all from the Amazing Life stamp set.

Stampin Up! Amazing Life stamp set, Stampin' Sisters Retreat, Stampin' Studio

With St. Patrick’s day just a few short days away, I thought I should share this card first.  It’s perfect to send to your favorite Irish man or woman.  

Stampin Up! Amazing Life stamp set, Stampin' Sisters Retreat, Stampin' Studio

The second card features Grapefruit Grove and the images are colored in with Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends.Stampin Up! Amazing Life stamp set, Stampin' Sisters Retreat, Stampin' Studio

I love the fresh look of yellow, white and black and the Daffodil Delight Gingham print just pops with a layer of Basic Black behind it.  Did you see how the little flowered Gingham Gala Sequins coordinate with the stamped flowers?  I love the coordination.

Stampin Up! Amazing Life stamp set, Stampin' Sisters Retreat, Stampin' Studio

The soft Balmy Blue Gingham reminds me of a baby boy and so this sentiment would be perfect for the birth of a little boy, don’t you think?

Stampin Up! Amazing Life stamp set, Stampin' Sisters Retreat, Stampin' Studio

The Highland Heather Gingham print was used on the final card in this set.  We added more of the Gingham Gala Sequins to the card (everyone got a package to take home with them) and we made coordinating envelopes for each card.

Stampin Up! Amazing Life stamp set, Stampin' Sisters Retreat, Stampin' Studio

I’ve got one more project from our retreat to share with you tomorrow, so I’ll see you then!

Supplies used on this project

Stampin’ Sisters retreat: Precious Parcel Desk Set

Here’s a case of thinking outside the box!  Project 6 from our Stampin’ Sisters Retreat features the Precious Parcel Card Kit used in a whole new way!  We used the different elements from the kit and cardstock to create this 4-piece desk set.  Isn’t it amazing? The card kit was a Sale-a-bration FREE choice, but due to the popularity of the kit, it has sold out.

Stampin' Up! Precious Parcel Card Kit, Desk Set, 3-D,, Stampin' Sisters Retreat, Stampin' Studio

The card kit was a Sale-a-bration FREE choice, but due to the popularity of the kit, it has sold out.

Stampin' Up! Precious Parcel Card Kit, Desk Set, 3-D,, Stampin' Sisters Retreat, Stampin' Studio

The tissue box is embellished with parts of the Precious Parcel Card Kit while the sides of the box were embossed with the Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Stampin' Up! Precious Parcel Card Kit, Desk Set, 3-D,, Stampin' Sisters Retreat, Stampin' Studio

For me, a pad of Post-it Notes are a must on my desk, so we created a Pop-Up Post-it Note Holder and added a pretty bow on top.

Stampin' Up! Precious Parcel Card Kit, Desk Set, 3-D,, Stampin' Sisters Retreat, Stampin' Studio

Next up, you’ve got to have a holder fo all your pens and pencils so we created a pencil holder to coordinate.

Stampin' Up! Precious Parcel Card Kit, Desk Set, 3-D,, Stampin' Sisters Retreat, Stampin' Studio

The last item in this desk set is this adorable little box for holding paperclips or other little do-dads.  The drawer slides in and out to make for easy access.

Sale-a-bration Update

Not only has the Precious Parcel Card Kit sold out, but due to their popularity, there are a few other items that are no longer available.  Items no longer available are:

  • Call Me Cupcake Thinlits that coordinate with the Hello Cupcake stamp set and were available to purchase.
  • Hop Around Framelits that coordinate with the So Hoppy Together stamp set and were available to purchase
  • Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack
  • Butterfly Elements
  • Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets
  • Precious Parcel Card Kit

Not to worry, though because there are still many incredible FREE Sale-a-bration products to choose from as well as some of the Sale-a-bration Coordination items .

Sale-a-bration ends at Midnight on March 31st, so you’ve only got 2-1/2 weeks of Sale-a-bration left!  If your wish list is long, please consider purchasing the Starter Kit which is only $99 + tax and you get to choose $175 in product of your choice.  Plus you’ll get free shipping  and a Paper Pumpkin Kit from Stampin’ Up!  I would love to have you join my wonderful team as a discount shopper, a hobby demonstrator or a business builder, and I’m here to help you in any way I can.  You can join my team here.