Friday, 24 June 2022

JAI 609 Just add flowers - Hues of Happiness stack of cards

Set of quick and easy floral cards using Stampin Up Hues of Happiness suite, Happiness Abounds stamp and die bundle, Stylish Shapes dies. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - diecutting - cardmaking - stamping - stampinupcards

Hello and welcome! Today I have a bunch (11 to be exact) of quick, easy and very pretty floral cards to share with you. These are for Just Add Ink's newest challenge - probably the easiest ever - Just add Flowers! These cards are all thanks to 3 gorgeous paper prints from the Hues of Happiness pack. They began with a single card I made as a make and take project for an afternoon tea I organised for my lovely team, customers and crafty friends earlier in June.

Set of quick and easy floral cards using Stampin Up Hues of Happiness suite, Happiness Abounds stamp and die bundle, Stylish Shapes dies. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - diecutting - cardmaking - stamping - stampinupcards
 
There are 5 elements to the first card & most of the others:
  • Paper strip 1: Watercolour wash look. It even looks like it has texture (14.4 x 2.5cm / 5.75 x 1 inch)
  • Paper strip 2: Flower cluster (14.4 x 4cm / 5.75 x 1-5/8 inches)
  • Paper 3: Flower & leaves - die cut from a single sheet using the Happiness Abounds bundle dies. I bent the flower edges & shapes to give some more shape. Dimensionals around the edge & glue dot in the centre helps give more shape too.
  • Banner: Stylish Shapes die set - largest banner. Love love love these!
  • Sentiments: Front and inside sentiments from the Happiness Abounds stamp set & die bundle, stamped in Basic Gray or Smoky Slate on Basic White base and banner.
  • Sparkle: Iridescent rhinestones finish off the look.

Set of quick and easy floral cards using Stampin Up Hues of Happiness suite, Happiness Abounds stamp and die bundle, Stylish Shapes dies. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - diecutting - cardmaking - stamping - stampinupcards
 
Here are the full set of designs in the Hues of Happiness paper pack, and the 3 sheet designs I used to make all these cards.
 
Set of quick and easy floral cards using Stampin Up Hues of Happiness suite, Happiness Abounds stamp and die bundle, Stylish Shapes dies. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - diecutting - cardmaking - stamping - stampinupcardsSet of quick and easy floral cards using Stampin Up Hues of Happiness suite, Happiness Abounds stamp and die bundle, Stylish Shapes dies. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - diecutting - cardmaking - stamping - stampinupcards

Set of quick and easy floral cards using Stampin Up Hues of Happiness suite, Happiness Abounds stamp and die bundle, Stylish Shapes dies. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - diecutting - cardmaking - stamping - stampinupcardsSet of quick and easy floral cards using Stampin Up Hues of Happiness suite, Happiness Abounds stamp and die bundle, Stylish Shapes dies. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - diecutting - cardmaking - stamping - stampinupcards

Note: I mostly used the pink & yellow sections for the cards (I cut the sheet in half to start) as I'd cut the pink and yellow flower sheet, however there's another flower sheet with purple and blue flowers that team beautifully with the blue, purple & green section.

Anyway onto the whole set together. I laid them out in a progression of elements. Of course there are a ton more ideas you can make with the same pieces. I just stopped when I ran out of cut pieces. They really were quick to make - and I am a pretty slow cardmaker - and would be beautiful bundled up as a gift for a friend or family member.

Set of quick and easy floral cards using Stampin Up Hues of Happiness suite, Happiness Abounds stamp and die bundle, Stylish Shapes dies. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - diecutting - cardmaking - stamping - stampinupcards
 
Take a closer look - Click on the pics for an even better look at each of the cards.

Set of quick and easy floral cards using Stampin Up Hues of Happiness suite, Happiness Abounds stamp and die bundle, Stylish Shapes dies. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - diecutting - cardmaking - stamping - stampinupcards

These show the simple variations in the original designs and colour variations using the 2 different colour schemes in the paper (still just using only one sheet of flowers.

Set of quick and easy floral cards using Stampin Up Hues of Happiness suite, Happiness Abounds stamp and die bundle, Stylish Shapes dies. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - diecutting - cardmaking - stamping - stampinupcards

More variations - I tried different sentiments from Happiness Abounds and played around with the strip and flower combinations. Number 4 above and first below have some additional Polished Pink cardstock.

Nothing goes to waste - the flowers on the top left card below are partial shapes from around the paper edge.

Set of quick and easy floral cards using Stampin Up Hues of Happiness suite, Happiness Abounds stamp and die bundle, Stylish Shapes dies. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - diecutting - cardmaking - stamping - stampinupcards

Inside I kept it very simple, combining sentiments from Happiness Abounds. You could use another strip or flower if you wanted to step up the design even more, or even stamp a coordinating flower from the bundle.

Set of quick and easy floral cards using Stampin Up Hues of Happiness suite, Happiness Abounds stamp and die bundle, Stylish Shapes dies. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - diecutting - cardmaking - stamping - stampinupcardsSet of quick and easy floral cards using Stampin Up Hues of Happiness suite, Happiness Abounds stamp and die bundle, Stylish Shapes dies. Card by Di Barnes - Independent Demonstrator in Sydney Australia - colourmehappy - diecutting - cardmaking - stamping - stampinupcards

Phew! That's a lot of cards and pics. I hope you've enjoyed seeing my simple floral designs and try making a bunch of your own. If I make more, I'll share them with you too. If you did like them or have any questions, just leave a comment on the post.

Until then, head over to the Just Add Ink blog and see all the beautiful floral creations the team has made to share with you too, then create your own flower project to share with us.

Thanks for visiting today. Be sure to check out the full supply list here in my store where you can shop for what you need to make your own. You will LOVE the Hues of Happiness paper.

4 comments:

Cherie said...

I'm loving your set of cards! Wow! They are gorgeous! I'm toying with the idea to use up outdated DSP & make cards for nursing home residents. What a great way to use it up! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome idea!

ColourmehappyDi said...

Thanks so much, Cherie. I’m glad they inspired you to try your own. Always great to find ways to use our paper. Easy to mix and match scraps too. All the best, Di

Tina said...

Wow, these are stunning cards! I wasn't sold on this DSP until I saw these beauties, but I think a pack will find it's way home to me sooner rather than later.

ColourmehappyDi said...

Thanks so much, Tina. I think when you play with the paper you’ll love it too. Can’t wait to see what you make. Hugs, D