Happiness is…

…getting to work with bright, cheery papers and fun embellishments + rub-ons like these!  I’m so glad that Heather asked me to be the guest designer for Scrapbook Bakery this month so I’d have a chance to play — and when I received my kit in the mail did I ever have FUN!

I made 6 cards — and there’s still enough papers + rub-ons to make at least 6 more…

big-brads

Full details on the cards later in this post — first I have to show you what else is in the kit!  There’s this awesome clipboard, which I just had to decorate with orange paper + a bird!  I plan to put magnets on the back so that I can hang it on the fridge — will match my orange toaster perfectly.  (Yes, I have an orange toaster, ha!)  The “smile” image is a rub-on, so I sealed it with Claudine Hellmuth’s glossy multi-medium so that it wouldn’t rub-off with use.  I also used the multi-medium to adhere the paper.

clipboard-standing

I rubbed some of Claudine’s classic teal + blank canvas paints along the edges to make it stand out a little.  Paints + multi-medium + pen are not included in the kit, but the yummy yellow twine *is* included!

clipboard-smile-close

And, here’s a closeup of the birdie at the top, so cute!

clipboard-bird-close

Next, while I had the multi-medium out I couldn’t resist punching out circles of patterned papers and adhering them to the Heidi Swapp XL white brads that come in the kit!  These really are BIG — I’d guess they’re at least a half inch wide!

big-brads-patterned-circles

Okay, now back to the cards!  There’s this butterfly one — see those flowers?  They are made of felt + foam.  You KNOW how I love felt!

two-flowers-butterfly

And that dotted paper?  It’s bumpy!  So cool.  And here I used the twine again to make a butterfly trail.

two-flowers-butterfly-closeup

The kit also comes with a white chipboard donut — mmmmm, donuts…!  And cute Maya Road buttons in this a sweet little tin.  I’m going to save that tin and use it for another project.

hearts-with-buttons

hearts-close

Next, here’s a card using those XL brads — I kept them plain on this card for a clean look

big-brads-card

The kit also comes with a fun smiley stamp — love the distressed edges

smiley-stamp

And it comes with velvet ribbon from American Crafts — so soft and, well, velvety!

blue-butterfly-ribbon

Last but not least, here’s another card with felt embellies + more rub-ons!

totally-awesome

Thanks so much to Heather for asking me to be a Guest Designer — that was so FUN!  Want to win one of these kits? Leave a comment HERE on Heather’s blog by Sunday!  AND, she has a coupon code that’s good for 20% off your entire order today only (Saturday) on there too!

Oh and!  This is too funny — when I wrote this post — before talking to Heather — I titled it “Happiness is…” — and then I got an email from Heather letting me know that the kit was called Happiness!  I guess this kit really *is* happy!

11 Replies to “Happiness is…”

  1. Thanks again Lisa for being the guest designer. You rock! :)

  2. Love what you did with the kit! Everything does look so happy and colorful!!!

  3. Love love love what you did with the kit!! Bright and happy cards and project, love them all!!

  4. happiness is…looking at all your fabulous eye candy…super projects!!!

  5. wow – are these ever fabulous!  :)

  6. How FUN Lisa….You made such happy cards and I LOVe the Clipboard with the Bird!!

  7. These colors do make me happy :D And what a great projects did you make with these chearfull papers.

  8. Wow – you certainly made me happy.  Such super cards and designs.  Love your clipboard.  

  9. stampersuzz says: Reply

    Love the bright and yummy colors!  Wonderful cards!

  10. You sure can work some magic! So fun!!!

  11. Hi, Lisa! You rocked this set! Love what you’ve created! :-)

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