Saturday, February 28, 2015

Choose Happy - March Sotm blog hop

Welcome to this month's Stamp Of The Month Blog Hop. This is a circle blog hop, so keep hopping until you come back to the blog you started at. If you did not join up here, you should be coming from {Haley Dyer}. Next in the hop is {Maria Myers}

 We are featuring the stamp set Choose Happy. You can get this stamp set for $5 when you purchase $50 in product, but only for the month of March.

Normally, I would show you how to use this stamp set "out of the box", but I had a hard time finding a way to use this stamp set differently then shown. 

I did cut the stamp set apart to make this set of cards. I took the sentiment "choose happy" and cut the words apart so I could use the happy part. And I made a 5 piece card set with the word happy and other words from the Happy To Be Friends stamp set. The font was the same size so it works perfect. It has the nice script of happy and the basic font for the rest. It looks awesome. You would never guess they were two different stamp sets.

Yes, I just noticed the yellow card had messed up on the stamping. I am not sure why. I only saw it when I was editing my pictures. Oh Well.

I used our fundamentals papers which has an embossed side. Here is a good shot of the texture of the paper. 

Do you love this butterfly? It is actually from Artfully Sent (image #M10232F). But of course I could not use it as is. I used Design Space to remove the insides of the image, just leaving a solid  butterfly. You can find the tutorial on how to do this {here}. It is part of my 5 Minute Tutorial series. I do a new one every Sunday.

Now I have made another project using this stamp set, but you will have to stop back to see it. 

I have used this stamp set on {this tutorial}.

I hope you enjoyed this project. Next in the hop is {Maria Myers}

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Happy Butterfly Card Set

   Choose Happy S1503
   Happy To Be Friends C1605

   White Daisy Cardstock 1385
   Cards and Envelopes X254
   Whimsy Fundamentals (Canary, Thistle, Smoothie) Z2033
   Adventure Fundamentals (Pear, Lagoon) Z2032

   Black Ink Pad Z2105

   Artfully Sent Cartridge Z3017


  1. I love butterflies. Great use for this stamp set. Also thanks for the tutorial. I haven't used design studio only CCR. guess I need to check it out.

    1. Design Space only works with the explore. You can gladly play with Design Space but you wont be able to cut without the explore

    2. I've had an Explore for 4 months, Unfortunately, haven't had time to do anything more than take it out of the box. Soon - very soon. will take the next step and start using it. :-)

  2. beautiful and simple :)

  3. These are so pretty! What a great idea!

  4. Great use of colour and design. Less is more and you did a great job.

  5. Beautiful! I love the simplicity! The butterfly is elegant.

  6. what a cute idea, thanks for sharing.

  7. I love your cards. You cover a wide variety of occasions.

  8. Your card set is awesome! I love how you showed how versatile that stamp set is.

  9. Thank you so much for showing how versatile the sentiments are, I love your variety of cards!

  10. Love, love, love the simplicity of your cards. Also cutting the butterfly from Paper Fundamentals is a fabulous idea!

  11. Such a simply sweet card! GREAT job as always Nikka!! :)

  12. Love your cards!! I really like the simplicity! I cringed when you said you cut the how you put it all together. Maybe I will take the plunge and cut mine EEK