Jun 15, 2015

Australasian Operation Smile 'Happy Everything' Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our Australasian Operation Smile Blog Hop.  If you have arrived here from Maz Wood's Inky Fingers Blog, then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

Today, we will be sharing ideas using the Happy Everything D sized stamp set which is featured on the back page of our Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book.  For each Happy Everything stamp set sold until 31st July 2015, Close To My Heart will donate $3USD directly to Operation Smile.


Close To My Heart is partnered with Operation Smile, an organization that provides free, life-changing surgery that repairs smiles and reshapes lives, one child at a time. Since 2008, Close To My Heart has provided support to change the lives of over 1,500 children and their families. 

Below is my project featuring the Happy Everything stamp set.  It's a sweet card with oodles of flowers, because who doesn't feel "oh my happy" when they see flowers?  I started with one of our 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" White Daisy card bases and adhered a piece of Lagoon Cardstock to the front and then built up the layers of paper and cardstock from there.  I love the dotty paper from the Seaside Paper packer, so I wanted it to have a starring role in the background.  I also really like the texture that the Woodgrain Embossing on the Sorbet Scallop Circle gives to the card.  Of course I used a mix of Thin 3-D Foam Tape and 3-D Foam Tape to create various heights for the flowers from the Pretty Petals stamp set.  And to finish the card, I used Clear Sparkles in the centres of the flowers to add a bit of bling!

Ingredients used in this project:
Happy Everything Operation Smile stamp set (sentiment)
Pretty Petals stamp set (flowers)
Shower Flowers stamp set (leaves)
Lagoon Cardstock
Sorbet Cardstock
White Daisy Cardstock
Seaside Paper Paper (blue dots B&T paper)
Blossom Paper Packet (blue pattern B&T paper)
Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad 
Crystal Blue Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad 
Pear Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad 
Honey Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad 
Sunset Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad 
Woodgrain Embossing Folder
Sparkles- Clear Assortment
Thin 3-D Foam Tape
3-D Foam Tape

Here are a few more projects I have created recently featuring the Operation Smile Happy Everything stamp set including a mini album and a few cute cards! As you can see, this stamp is incredibly versatile and can compliment any colour combination and is perfect for cards for both males and females of all ages!

The Happy Everything stamp set is available from your CTMH Independent Consultant and remember $3USD from every purchase of this stamp set made until 31st July 2015 will go directly to Operation Smile. You can also choose to make a donation of any size directly to your Consultant.  Donations over $2 are tax deductible.  Please visit the Operation Smile Webpage to discover more about the amazing work done by Operation Smile. 

Don't forget to keep hopping to the next stop on our Australasian Operation Smile Blog HopMandy's Blog, Hall of Indulgence to see more creative ways to use the Operation Smile stamp set, Happy Everything.

Until next time...

Warmest crafting wishes,
Denise :) 


Shaunna Richards said...

What a busy gal you've been, Denise! I LOVE your featured card. I do feel happy just looking at it.

Patricia Manhire said...

Wow Denise - what an amazing array of cards you have made. Love them!

Designs by Marguerite said...

I really like the colour combinations in your feature card. The rest of the cards prove just how versatile this stamp set is...a real keeper.

Kathleen said...

What a fabulous set of cards!! You ladies in this hop are one bunch of talented ladies!!

Doreen Watkins said...

Beautiful work, as usual, Denise. Thank you for sharing! <3

Maz Wood said...

Oh wow I love all the different idea you have come up for this set.

Anne Patterson said...

Wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow wow!

Jenny Gilbert said...

you really have had an awesome time with this stamp - wow !!!

Vandra said...

I love every single card you've made. That flower 3D card you put first is my total favourite. I love love love love everything!!!

Lauren said...

All of these are gorgeous- and you are such a master at layering flowers! I love what you have done with this stamp set.

Jane Molloy said...

Wow you sure have been busy making beautiful cards from this awesome stamp set. Well done Denise! They are lovely xxx

Denise Tarlinton said...

Thanks for your lovely comments everyone. I'm sure it's pretty obvious that I love, love, love this gorgeous stamp set! :)