You Make Me Smile

Colorful Seasons did not disappoint with this beautiful design by Sue Vine. Sadly this set and matching dies are on the retiring list and won’t be around after June 2nd. I have not used this set enough, but I sure did enjoy creating six cards of three designs recently on a relaxing Sunday morning. Of this design, aside from the gorgeous color palette Sue Vine chose, I love the shading on the flowers and leaves, made with a sponge dauber. Such a simple technique that makes a big difference.

Cutting Dimensions

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. You will need a Die Cutting Machine for this project.
Card Base: Petal Pink Cardstock 8 1/2 h” x 5 1/2″ w folded to 4 1/4″ w x 5 1/2″ h
Background Matte: Flirty Flamingo 4.5″ h x 3 1/4″ w
Background: Whisper White 4 1/4″ h x 3″ w


  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease
  3. Emboss the Background with the Subtles Embossing Folder
  4. Use Snail Adhesive to adhere the Background to the Background Matte layer
  5. Use Snail Adhesive to adhere the Background Matte layer to the Card Base
  6. On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the flower 5 times in Petal Pink ink
  7. Use a sponge dauber with Flirty Flamingo ink to slightly shade the center of the flowers
  8. Die cut the flowers
  9. Stamp the leaf outline and veins using Pear Pizzaz ink of Soft Seafoam cardstock
  10. Fill in the leaf outline with Soft Seafoam ink using the fill stamp
  11. Use a sponge dauber with Pear Pizzaz ink to slightly shade the outer edges of the leaf
  12. Die cut the branch from Early Espresso cardstock and snip off the small branch
  13. Stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink on scrap Whisper White cardstock
  14. Punch the Sentiment out using the Pretty Label Punch
  15. Position all the pieces as shown, before adhering anything, to make sure everything fits
  16. Affix the branches first using Snail Adhesive
  17. Affix all other pieces using Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals
  18. Finish by adhering Artisan Pearls
  19. Beautiful! Who will you send it to?

Product List

Recommended Stamper’s Tool Kit

Design by Sue Vine.