I finally got around to using the Christmas Happiness stamp set from the 2017 Holiday Catalog, and it’s a beauty. It has images of mistletoe, pine cones, pine sprig, and Christmas lights, plus some very sweet sentiments. For today’s card, I used the sprig and lights and one of the sentiments. I added a special touch by ruching some Tranquil Tide 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon on the front of the card. At first I tried to make it look uneven, but it looked very even, so I tried to continue making it look even, then it started getting wonky. Tell me what you think.

Christmas Happiness stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Christmas Happiness stamp set © Stampin’ Up!


Here’s what I made:

Christmas card made using the Christmas Happiness stamp set by Stampin' Up! #stampcandy


Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Real Red card stock (CS) cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • Tranquil Tide CS cut to 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 5″ x 3-3/4″ (2 pieces: one for the top layer and one for the inside)

Stamped with the Christmas Happiness stamp set:

  • sprig in Tranquil Tide ink onto the Whisper White CS layer
  • light sockets in Garden Green ink onto the sprig
  • light bulbs filled in with Real Red, Pacific Point, and Daffodil Delight inks
  • sentiment in Real Red ink to the left of the sprig

 Assembled the card:

  • ribbon adhered to the Whisper White CS layer using Fast Fuse – put a line of adhesive on the CS; adhered the ribbon, making waves with my fingers to create the ruched effect; wrapped the ends around to the back of the CS and secured with Fast Fuse (Tear & Tape works well for this technique, too.)
  • Whisper White CS layer glued onto the Tranquil Tide CS layer
  • Tranquil Tide CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • second piece of Whisper White CS glued to the inside of the card base


Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!


Here’s what I used:

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Here are some great ways to save until October 31:
  • Designer Series Paper Sale October 1-31, Buy 3 Get 1 FREE! See details HERE.
  • Hostess Code for the month of October (HGB2HGXK)
    Find out more about HOW, WHEN and WHY to use that HERE.
  • October’s FREE gift
    Mini Pizza Boxes
    Find out more HERE.
  • New Merry Patterns Hostess Stamp Set –  added to your Host Rewards
    There’s a brand new stamp set that isn’t in any catalog. You can’t buy it, but you can get if for free with a qualifying order! You can host a party, or place your own order, or join under me and get a 20% discount on your demonstrator order. Find out more HERE
Join me November 4 in Riverdale, GA for the Autumn Artisan Bazaar. I will have lots of cards and gifts for sale. And I’ll be doing a prize drawing! CLICK HERE for more details!


Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!



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