Hello and welcome to the Australasian Operation Smile Blog Hop. If you have come here from Mandy’s blog Hall of Indulgence you are in the right place. If you have landed here by accident no problem, please join in by clicking on the link below.
Operation Smile is a private, not for profit organisation providing reconstructive surgery to children and young adults born in developing countries. On 1st April Close to My Heart Consultants released the 2nd Seasonal Expressions Idea Book. 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 NZ$33 you can help change the life of achild 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.
This stamp set is perfect for cardmaking and here are some cards that I have made with this stamp set:
I have cut this swing card using the Artiste and Art Philosophy cartridges using the Blossom papers at 4 3/4″.
These two cards I made today for my cardmaking class using the Brushed papers and the A Budding Friendship stamp set.
Another card using Seaside papers and the Treasured Friendship stamp set and complements.
Finally I thought I would have some fun with the cute little bees. I have tried using the Honeycomb embossing folder and trimming it down and making it look like a beehive. I had some fun using the Shower Flowers stamp set to create the background with fussy cut out flowers on top. It hasn’t quite turned out how I wanted but it was fun to do.
For more information about Operation Smile please click on this link here.
This stamp set is available until the 30 August from here.
Please feel free to leave a comment and then pop on over to the talented Lauren at CTMH Craftings to continue on the hop for more inspiration.
Materials used for the cards:
Cardstock – Glacier, White Daisy, Juniper, Pixie, Sorbet, Canary
Papers – Blossom, Brushed, Seaside
Stamps – Happy Everything, A Budding Friendship, Treasured Friendship, Shower Flowers
Inks – Black, Pear, Cotton Candy, Desert Sand, Juniper, Lagoon
Cricut Cartridges – Artiste, Art Philosophy
Complements – Blossom, Seaside
ShinHan Touch Twin marker – Black
20 thoughts on “Australasian Operation Smile Blog Hop”
I love your bee hive card, Patricia. You are so clever!
Thank you Shaunna
OMG you have gone all out with such beautiful cards!! This is one fabulous blog hop ladies!! A salute from the U.S. to you!!
Thank you for your lovely comments Kathleen.
Oh My you have been busy? Hard to pick a fave all so different ..the stamp set is so versatile I love the arrow stamp and very attached to the little buzzy bee.
Thank you Marguerite
love your cards. I think I might have to CASE your bee hive card for my daughter’s birthday. Thanks for sharing
Thank you Doreen
What a great bunch of cards, thank you.
Thank you Louise.
love your beehive so cute! Lots of fab ideas here
Thank you Maz
I like all the different ways you used the stamps! Love that bee card. . . 🙂
Thank you Evelyn
I love that you’ve been so prolific with this stamp set (like me). If I had to pick a favourite it would be the pink shimmer trim card because I have a little girl that would LOVE to receive that card 🙂
Thank you Vandra – this is a great stamp set for all sorts of projects.
All such gorgeous cards but I am partial to the second one you have shown, the Blossom paper and that flower look beautiful!
Thank you Lauren.
What a cute set of cards Patricia. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Thank you Denise