Before I get to today’s card, I wanted to remind you that the EXTRA days of Stampin’ Up! Recruiting Promotion is almost over.  It ends on the 31st.  I LOVE being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for a variety of reasons.  And I know you would as well.  If you have even had one thought about joining, please reach out to me.  I would love to talk with you and tell you all the reasons I love it.  Plus, you have some great bonuses for joining now.  They are all listed after today’s project.

Ok, on to the card.  This card is a simple project that would work for several occasions.  I just named it Happy, because it makes me smile.  It is just a sweet themed card in my opinion.



Doesn’t the bears make you just say “Oohhhh”.  They are simply adorable.  I almost named it “I need a Hug”!    That would be a sweet reasons to send someone a card is when you want to give them a hug and say it will get better.

I chose the designer series paper after considering the bears as Panda Bears.  The leaves made me think of bamboo.  It is from the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper and is full of beautiful green patterns.

It may be a bit difficult to see from the photo, but I used the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend to color the stamped shading areas.  I wanted to leave it more of a Pen and Ink look.  The ribbon is the Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon.  It is gorgeous with just a bit of shimmer to it.  A little tip on the ribbon:  I cut the ribbon about 3/4″ wider on each side than the card.  I then add adhesive to the back and tape the ribbon down.  Now I make a little bow and use a glue dot to hold it in the appropriate place.  This is so much easier, at least for me, than trying to tie a bow while keeping tension on the ribbon.  Plus you do not use near as much ribbon!

Thank you so very much for stopping by today.  I really appreciate it and please return tomorrow for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop.



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Joining Stampin’ Up! and my TEAM is always a good idea.  Now there are some good incentives to do it during July and August.  For the price of the Starter Kit, which is the ULTIMATE BUNDLE!!!!, you receive an additional $30.00 of products, plus a $10 coupon.
The Starter Kit is $99.00.  For that amount, you normally receive $125.00 in product.  During July and August, you will receive $155.00 in product.  This includes FREE SHIPPING, and an additional $10.00 Coupon to be used the following month.  There are NO requirements to ever place another order.  However, if you do decide to use your discount and place other orders, you will receive a 20% discount on every order.
If you are thinking about joining, even the first hint of a thought, I would love to talk with you about it.  Please reach out to me and I will tell you all the reasons I Love Stampin’ Up!