Thursday, August 18, 2022

The Stampin' Up! Happiness Abounds Bundle is Fantastic! Look at the Beautiful Floral Birthday Card You Can Create and Give to Friends or Family!

Do you love floral images? If you do, then the Happiness Abounds Bundle from Stampin' Up! will quickly become your favorite Bundle to work with from the 2022-23 Annual Catalog.

I have created something different for you to try with this Pop-up Front-Step Fun Fold. A piece of Window Sheet is used to create a see-though look. The Window Sheet allows more of the back panel to show where I stamped a variety of black floral images. By doing this, the front floral tea cup layered image POPS off the front of the step fold. 

Focus on the envelope design between these two photos, above and below.
The front of the envelope had some floral images stamped in two colors. 
The back of the envelope flap has an all over floral design stamped in Memento Black Ink.

This envelope has beauty on both sides!

When the Front Step Card is turned over below, there is a panel on the back for your message. Fussy cut some of the edge florals from the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper to incorporate into this lovely floral edge look.

Let's get Creating!

Cutting Measurements

Fresh Freesia cardstock - cut 4 1/4 x 11"
Gorgeous Grape cardstock - cut two pieces. Front Upper Panel 4 x 3" 
and Lower Front Die Cut Panel 4 x 2" 

Basic White cardstock - Front Upper Panel - cut 3 7/8 x 2 7/8"
Back of Card Sentiment Panel - 4 x 5 1/4"
For Teacup - cut 3 x 2"
For Happy Birthday tag - cut 4 1/4 x 1 1/4" 
For 2 Leaves - 2 1/2" square piece
Window Sheet - 2 3/4 x 5 1/2"

Scoring and Assembly Instructions:

Fresh Freesia card base - score at 5-1/2", 6-3/4", 9", 10-1/4". 
Fold on each score line, use bone folder. 
Add Tear and Tape as shown in diagram. 

Helpful Hint! Practice Fold the card base at the 5-1/2" line, then fold again at the 9" line to the inside. See how that allows the cardbase to lay flat? 
Referring to the side view photo below, peel off the protective layer on the Tear and Tape and 
adhere to create foldable/pop up base, replicating what you just did on your practice fold. 

Gorgeous Grape cardstock piece - adhere to upper front panel section. 

Basic White cardstock upper front panel piece- stamp with variety of floral and leaf images from the Happiness Abounds stamp set in Memento ink. Adhere to Gorgeous Grape Layer. 

Gorgeous Grape cardstock lower front panel piece - use Blossoming Happiness die to create peekaboo look. Adhere to Fresh Freesia lower panel of card base. 

Window Sheet - score at 3/4" and 2". Fold plastic on each score line until there is a good crease but plastic isn't cracking. Position the larger area of the window sheet on top of the die cut Gorgeous Grape panel, centering it from side to side. 

Apply one pass of Stampin' Seal adhesive at the plastic bottom edge only, so it will be covered up by the tag later. Press in place. 

Fold up the card like it will fit in an envelope as shown in the image below. That will give you the placement of where to run the one pass of Stampin' Seal to attach the top section of the window sheet on the basic white stamped floral layer.

Tea Cup image - stamp Basic White with Fresh Freesia ink and die cut out. 

Happy Birthday tag - stamp sentiment as shown in photos using Memento ink. Die cut out. With Stampin' Seal, adhere tag so it covers the bottom edge of the window sheet covering the adhesive line. Add the three Gorgeous Grape Glossy Dots to the tag. 

Prepare floral and leaf images - Die cut out florals and pointy leaves like shown in the photo from the Designer Series Paper. Stamp the two rounded leaf images in Granny Apple Green ink and die cut out. 

Assemble the images using the photo above for reference, as a unit on and behind the tea cup. Use Stampin' Seal and Mini Dimensionals as needed but do not attach to card base yet. Lightly apply some Wink of Stella to flowers. Apply one Gorgeous Grape Glossy Dot in the center of the middle flower. 

Tie 8" ribbon piece around tea cup handle in a bow. Trim excess ribbon as needed. 

Now close the card like it will go into your envelope. Place the prepared floral tea cup on the window sheet and lower section to see how it fits. You want to make sure the flowers do not go above the fold in the window sheet so it will still fit in the envelope. Once you have decided where to place, use the Stampin' Seal and securely attach to window sheet panel. 

Using the photos for reference prepare the back of the card with the fussy cut flower and leaf images glued down on the Basic White cardstock. Stamp the sentiment in Memento Ink. 

On your envelope - stamp front floral images in Gorgeous Grape and Fresh Freesia. 
On back flap stamp multiple floral images in Memento Black ink.

Well Done! You have made a very special birthday card for a loved one or friend.

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