Monday, June 15, 2015

Happy Everything- Operation Smile

Operation Smile is a private,  not for profit organisation providing reconstructive surgery to children and young adults born in developing countries. Close to My Heart released our Seasonal Expressions Idea Book and on the back page of this Idea book you will find the D- sized, Happy Everything  stamp set. By purchasing this set at full retail price  of $33NZD you can help change the life of a child as CTMH will donate $US3 from your purchase to Operation Smile.

Today we will be sharing some inspiration using "Happy Everything". We hope you will be compelled to purchase this set and in so doing, contribute to the life changing work of Operation Smile.

If you came from Patricia's blog you are on the right track, otherwise follow the link at the end of this post to take you around the posts. I you get lost, a full list of participants can be found here.

I created a set of three cards, perfect for a birthday or just because.

The first birthday card is a base of the Blossom paper, with an extra flower stamped and fussy cut at the bottom. I have used a strip of glitter paper on it, and finished off my adding the sentiment in Sunset and Lagoon ink.

The second card uses the other side of the Blossom paper packet, along with a strip of the Paper Fundamentals. I fussy cut some more flowerrs and added them to the card, as well as two stamped sentiments and some Baker's Twine to finish.

For the third card, I random stamped the base of a card in Sunset pigment ink, then coated in clear embossing powder and heated to create a shiny finish. I then added the Pear leaves. Another strip of Blossom paper helped to anchor the sentiment, and I added some sparkle as well.

Here are the finished cards- I would love to know which one is your favourite!

Now hop over to Vandra's blog, Vandra's Virtual CTMH Classroom, to see what she has created!


  1. Such pretty cards Lauren. My favourite is the one with background stamping

  2. Awesome cards!! This is a fabulous hop! Kudos from the U.S.

  3. Another amazing set of very different cards had to keep going back but my fave is the third card with the background pretty.

  4. What an amazing set of cards you made with this set - love all your ideas.

  5. I love that background stamp card too (The happy birthday one). I love how much it matches the blossom paper!!

  6. Beautiful cards. I love the touch of glitter paper too.

  7. Such a cute set of cards Lauren. Thanks for sharing. :)


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