Hi crafter, you’ll want to see these Bottled Happiness Cards made by my friend Rhonda! Find out a bit more about Rhonda, and her awesome cards in this latest episode of Behind the Paper, An Interview with a Paper Crafter.

Funny story.

When Rhonda first agreed to be my featured crafter a couple months ago, she didn’t know she would be going in for shoulder surgery.

So when I realized this, I touched base to see if she wanted to switch months and move further out.

She surprised me by saying, “no let me give it a try and if I can’t do it, I’ll let you know.”

Well I’ll let you decide if she “did it”!

Here’s here first card showcasing the Bottled Happiness bundle!

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Pair the pretty Fresh Freesia DSP with the Fern embossing folder on the vase for a great design

Rhonda loves to change things up a little bit!

What a unique way to decorate the vase. Such a fun little detail on the linen thread on the bottle neck. And pretty two step stamping for our bouquet of flowers.

Let’s find out what makes her paper craft-tick a little bit more…

An Interview with a Paper Crafter

Share a compliment someone gave you about your card making.

Nothing specific but I’m always surprised that others love what I do. Everyone loves the personalization and time I put into it.

Name the best stamping or crafting tip you’ve learned in the last year.

When cleaning my stamps, stamp the excess off and just press them into my Simply Shammy instead of rubbing.

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A [retiring] clear plastic insert for the Vintage Bottle punch allows makes a fun shaker card!

Do you have something about paper crafting that irks you?

Sticky scissors, stamps and fingers! How do I get glue on absolutely everything???

Name the best paper crafting “deal” you ever scored.

Joining Stampin’ Up! I love being a demo. The discount is great, but the community is fantastic
with so many like minded people!

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Stamp your ferns, punch your bottle, insert and fill the bottle – tadah!

What’s your favourite fun fold card to make?

Oh there’s so many! Easels if I have to pick a simple one.

If you could only take one tool with you to a deserted paper crafting island, what would it be and why?

Scissors for cutting paper, ribbon, fussy cutting.Always necessary to have a good sharp pair of scissors.

Might need to stab a hole in a coconut to make a beverage too! 😜

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Simple with the Vintage Bottle punch and the Stripes and Splatters Embossing folders [retiring too]

Here’s a closer peek at that bundle. And the great news is, it will still be around in our new 2023-24 Annual Catalogue, but not at the 10% discount. I just checked before posting this blog and they’re right now in low inventory!

So you might want to pick it up now by clicking the image!

Make Bottled Happiness cards with this great bundle still available at 10% off but only while supplies last!

What do you think?

I think, if this is Rhonda stamping with a bum shoulder, you’re going to want to see her Whimsy and Wonder Christmas Cards where she shows off more of her intricate style and love of fun folds.

As Rhonda said above, she loves paper and playing with the Stampin’ Up! products, so she joined as Stampin’ Up! demonstrator over a year ago. She is a big part of what makes our team community so much fun!

If you’d like to join our team of paper crafters and experience some of the feel-good fun and joy of sharing your card making talent with others, get more info here.

How about we finish up with a close up of the great embossed bottles on Rhonda’s slimline card?

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Some embossing layered on pretty specialty Texture Chic DSP

Which One Would You Make First?

Leave me a comment with which of Rhonda’s designs you would make first if you had this bundle. (She’ll be tickled you liked it enough to CASE!)

Click here to leave a comment.

Here’s a last question for Rhonda.

What’s one thing about paper crafting you had to learn the hard way?

New stamps need to be “broken in” before stamping or you get a watery looking image instead of a nice crisp image. Ruined a lovely card.

Rhonda is spot on! New stamps, whether they’re photopolymer or cling rubber, need a little bit of love with the ink pad first before stamping onto your good cardstock. Just stamp a couple times, then clean and you should be good to go. A great tip to pass on to others!

I hope you enjoyed Rhonda’s Bottled Happiness Cards – be sure to check back next month to see who’s creations are in the spotlight!