I can recall my mother looking out the window and wistfully saying, “I think I can see a green haze around the trees.” To her the buds would soon come and the trees would bloom. It would be spring. I’m feeling a need for spring right now and thought this little bird and blooms from the Color Me Happy stamp set would hurry spring along!

Color Me Happy stamp set, #GDP132, Diannescards.com, Stampin' Up!

This week’s Global Design Project., and my wish for spring were my inspiration for this card.  The challenge this week was to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) the designer. I decided to select the bird, flowers and the colors that the designer used on her beautiful  card. Click on the image to go to the site.

GDP132, Diannescards.com

Design Notes for Color Me Happy Card:

Well, what do you think of the unusual background? I thought about using an embossing folder, about just sponging the card stock and also about just using Pool Party Card Stock. None of those ideas gave me that “Yes!” feeling. So, I hit upon the idea of wrinkling up the Whisper White Card Stock and then sponging it with Pool Party ink. Different, right? The branches were cut with a thinlit from the fabulous Seasonal Layers Thinlits set.

Color Me Happy stamp set, #GDP132, Diannescards.com, Stampin' Up!



Supply List for Color Me Happy Card:



Color Me Happy Can Be Yours!

Did you get the Color Me Happy stamp set when it was first offered? No? Did you get it free during Sale-a-Bration? No? Well, guess what. You still have a chance to get this gorgeous stamp set. Just place your order now. Maybe you want to get the bundle. The bundle includes the stamp set and a kit to make some really great cards. The cards are beautiful. All the papers are really special.

Color Me Happy card set, Stampn' Up!, diannescards.com

if you order this month remember to use the April Host Code, BDPHTPDQ. Remember, if you place an on-line order of $50 or more, I’ll send you a package of Metallic Foil Doilies as a gift. Make sure you don’t check “No Contact”. If you do that, I’ll have no way of getting in touch with you to send you your gift!

Hope you are having a great day.