We are back with another Bella Blvd & Unity Stamps Inspiration Day! We asked some of our Card Designers to focus on the Sunshine & Happiness collection, along with our co-branded stamps that coordinate with the collection.
"It's Summer Time" card, by Gretchen McElveen.
I have to admit, I am not much of a stamper! These Sunshine & Happiness stamps are so cute, though, and I had a great time using them! I stamped the image with black ink onto plain white cardstock, punched it out with a large circle punch, and then used markers to add some color to the image.
Sunshine & Happiness: Petal Power, Sunny Side Up, Popsicles Kisses, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Miniatures Stickers; Spring Flings and Easter Things: Alpha+Bits Stickers; Sophisticates: Yellow High Five Alphabets; Unity Stamps: Orange You Glad
"I'm Thinking About You" card, by Gretchen McElveen.
I used the other stamp in this set as the sentiment for this card. I stamped the image with black ink onto plain white cardstock, cut it out, and then added it to the bottom right corner of the card. I kept the background of this card pretty neutral so that the flowers and striped border across the card would really pop. Thanks for looking!
Sunshine & Happiness: Petal Power, Happy Clouds; Baby Boy: Momma's Boy, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Winter Wonder: Icy; Estate Sale: Linens; Button Market: Neutrals Mix; Ciao Chip: Family Words; Unity Stamps: Orange You Glad
“We Make A Great Pear” card, by Kathy Martin.
For this card I wanted to use this adorable Unity/Bella Blvd. pear stamp on the new Bella Blvd. Designer Tapes, but I wasn’t sure if the ink would smear. I decided to use StayzOn ink just in case and I love the shine it creates! I also did a bit of paper piecing using this bright and happy yellow polka dot paper for one of the pears. To accent the card further I created a hand zigzag stitch border and placed a pickle square button next to the phrase. That button name is too fun! I like the square shape and shade of green too! I only had one roll of washi tape before Bella Blvd. came out with their Designer Tapes and I think I’m in love!
Sunshine & Happiness: Popsicle Kisses, Great Pear Stamp; Designer Tapes: Teal Stripe, Pink Stripe, Blue Gingham, Yellow Chevron, Pickle Juice Dot; Button Market: Pickle Squares
“We Make a Great Pear” card, by Kathy Martin.
It’s such a pleasure to create projects with the new Bella Blvd. Sunshine & Happiness collection! The colors are so bright and cheerful and the new Designer Tapes and Button Market accents coordinate perfectly! I’ve always been a huge fan of buttons and I absolutely adore these great button shapes and colors! They look like citrus candy! For the pear stamp I chose this bright pink to coordinate with the line. For one of the pears, I paper pieced it with this green patterned paper, the ideal color for a pear!
Sunshine & Happiness: Popsicle Kisses, Petal Power, Happy Clouds, Great Pear Stamp; Button Market: Fruit Punch, Pickles Squares, Pink Flowers; Designer Tapes: Yellow Chevron, Teal Stripe, Pink Stripe, Pickle Juice Dot
“Orange You Glad” card, by Alice Carman.
This collection was sooo cute to work with. It put me in a happy place all day especially using the Bella Blvd/Unity stamps. I know you card making peeps just adore the fact that you can play with happy paper and stamp on it! What else could you ask for? Sunshine & Happiness is really happiness on a 12x12 paper…LOL!
Sunshine Happiness: Happy Clouds, Popsicle Kisses, Sunny Side Up; Stamp: Orange You Glad
“Love” card, by Alice Carman.
Buttons, stamps, paper…oh my! Don’t you just love the new embellishments that match Bella Blvd’s paper collections? I thought I'd turn the single stamp into background paper to use alongside Bella Blvd’s papers. What do you think?
Supplies: Baby Boy: Heaven Scent; Sunshine Happiness: Borders; Stamp: We Make A Great Pearl; Button Market: Purple Flora
“Sending You Sunshine" card, by Deanna Misner.
For this card I chose to use a traditionally "baby" stamp to send something other than a little bundle of joy. Well, I guess it's still a bundle of joy, just not in the same sense. I used this Unity stamp from the "We're Expecting" line to send a friend some sunshine to brighten their day. This card is a mini, measuring only 3.5"x3.5", so that the stamp would be the most prominent image.
Sunshine & Happiness: Happy Clouds, Alpha+Bits, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Miniature Stickers; Unity Stamp: Birdie Told Me
"Hang in there" card, Deanna Misner.
This was a fun card to create because I stamped the image with several different colors onto different patterns so that the dresses would each be different. I also hand-cut the pink flowers from the Borders paper to give each one a little more detail. To create the border around the card I combine two of my favorite things right now: Bella's Designer Tape and my scalloped border punch. For the custom look, I simply applied the tape to white cardstock then ran it through my punch. I'm sure I'll be doing that again!
Sunshine and Happiness: Borders, Popscicle Kisses, Alpha+Bits; Sophisticates: Quattro Alpha Stickers Avocado; Unity Stamp: It's a Girl; Designer Tape: Pink Flowers
And now for our giveaway time!
Giveaway - Orange You Glad stamp
All you need to do to be entered in our random giveaway, is leave a comment on this post. We will announce a winner on Saturday morning.