Thursday, November 1, 2018

Happiness Surrounds Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Happiness Surrounds is one mighty cool stamp set!  It's filled with options galore and is an all occasion/all season stamp set.  Just scroll down and I will show you.

First, I will let you know that anybody can get this stamp set and coordinating products this month and this month only.  So, act quick get your order placed.  When placing your order you will want the stamps, dies, embellishments and lots of the velvet paper.  

This beautiful card is A-MA-ZING and super awesome.  The star of the show is the White Velvet Paper.  This paper is a must have product (I am crossing my fingers that SU! brings it back in the future) get it now while you can.  It can be die cut, sponged, inked, embossed, stamped, folded, layered--it's paper with lots of irresistible fuzzyiness that is sure to please.

My first card features the White Velvet paper and an ombre of Coastal Cabana Ink.  I used a Sponge Brayer to add the ink to the paper which was so easy.  This paper takes ink so well and blends like a charm.  Once I brayered the color, I stamped the largest image from the Happiness Surrounds stamp set in a repeated pattern to fill the entire piece.

I really wanted the background paper to be the focus of my card, so I added minimal layers, a clip, and twine.  The greeting is stamped twice on a banner cut piece of White Velvet Paper, once with Jet Black Stazon and then again with Petal Pink to create a shadow effect.

Add to the fabulous Happiness Surrounds stamp set the coordinating Snowfall Thinlits and the possibilities to create are crazy huge!  Here'a a look at all the dies in the set.

I mentioned the possibilities being extreme with these stamps and dies.  I also said they were "all occasion/all season" so I decided to try my idea and create for each season.

Winter "Surround Yourself in Happiness"
  • Main cardstock colors include Basic Black, Tranquil Tide, and Petal Pink.
  • Brayer White Velvet Paper snowflakes with Flirty Flamingo, Tranquil Tide, & Pool Party Inks.
  • Use the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF then spritz with Frost White Shimmer Paint mixed with rubbing alcohol.
  • Untwist metallic thread from Petal Pink & Silver Bakers Twine to add behind the greeting.
  • Adhere Snowflake Trinket with a Mini Glue Dot.

 Spring "Here's to New Beginnings"
  • Main cardstock colors include Grey Granite, Pool Party, and Petal Pink.
  • Use the Basket Weave Dynamic TIEF and then spritz with Frost White Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol.
  • Stamp the shadow of the greeting with Pool Party Ink and then again slightly askew with Jet Black Stazon Ink.
  • Untwist metallic thread from Petal Pink & Silver Bakers Twine to add behind the greeting.

Summer "Hello Friend"
  • Main cardstock colors include Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, and Smokey Slate.
  • Use Petal Burst TIEF and then spritz with Frost White Shimmer Paint mixed with rubbing alcohol.
  • Stamp shadow of greeting with Flirty Flamingo before stamping the Jet Black.
  • Arrange flowers, leaves, and berries on a Whisper White snowflake flurry die cut.

Fall "It's Your Day"
  • Main cardstock colors include Basic Grey, Blushing Bride, and Bermuda Bay.
  • Use the Cable Knit Dynamic TIEF and then spritz with a mix of Frost White Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol.
  • Cut a Stitched Label die cut and use as a guide to create a wreath of leaves and berries.

There you have a card for all seasons using the Snowfall Thinlits and the Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set.  Along with the Velvet Paper these products are such awesome additions to my stamp stash and I am sure you will love them too.

Are you ready for some more ideas?  Your next click will take you to Emma Goddard where she has a fabulous mix for the holidays with sparkle and purple swaths of watercolor.

2018 Artisan Design Team

Product List
Stamps & Dies:  Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set | Snowfall Thinlits | Stitched Labels Framelits
Inks & Cardstocks:  White Velvet Paper | Basic Black | Basic Grey | Smokey Slate | Grey Granite Tranquil Tide | Bermuda Bay | Coastal Cabana | Pool Party | Flirty Flamingo
Blushing Bride | Petal Pink | Whisper White | Sparkle Glimmer Paper
Embossing Folders:  Pinewood Planks | Basket Weave | Petal Burst | Cable Knit
Embellishments:  Snowflake Trinkets | Petal Pink & Silver Bakers Twine | Basic Rhinestones
Galvanized Clips | Frost White Shimmer Paint
Other:  Stampin' Dimensionals | Sponge Brayer | Mini Glue Dots | Rubbing Alcohol


  1. WOW, WOW, WOW! So much amazingness, where to start? All of your projects have such beautiful and rich texture. You are the master at that. And, you've really made that velvet paper shine. Awesome!

  2. Yes, a big Wow from me too!
    What amazing projects! I love all variants!

  3. These are all stunning Elizabeth! Love your style, you see the details so nicely!