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‘Reason to Smile’ July 2021 Release Instagram hop and prizes to be won!

Hi everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start. And, we are here to make it more happier - with Instagram hop and prizes to be won celebrating our latest release ‘Reason to Smile’ for July 2021 :-)

If you don’t follow me on Instagram, please do so here. I would love to welcome you in our little tribe. We do share lots more inspiration (and entertainment) over there, than we do here on the blog alone. It’s a fun place to be and yes, every month we have giveaways too :)

I created a very dimensional card for today and I incorporated the use of one of my own stencils (physical product) also in this. Yes, I am so happy how this one turned out. Read on to find all the details.

Here's my card:

Key Ingredients:

  1. Top of the Cake stamp set

  2. On Your Special Day stamp set

  3. Staggered Rectangles - Slimline stencil

  4. Coloring pencils - I used Studio 71 watercolor pencils, but I didn't use any water


  1. Use PowerPoint to lay out images, size them and print them on Canson Multi Media paper. I used Brother Laser printer for printing.

  2. Fussy cut or cut using a machine and separate all these images. I used my Brother scan and cut.

  3. Color using pencils. I also used gold paint pen to color a couple balloons from the topper and the sticks of that topper.

  4. Die cut a rectangle from blue cardstock (I used one from my stash) using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle dies.

  5. Dry emboss the background for this using Staggered Rectangles slimline stencil.

  6. Assemble and add sentiments + gems. :)

Supplies List

For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used for these cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which I use to run this blog. I truly appreciate your support!

Hugs! ~Varada


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