Introducing… BIG & BOLD Happy Clear Stamps & Designer Dies

Introducing… BIG & BOLD Happy Clear Stamps & Designer Dies

Welcome to Day 1 of our 7th Birthday & February 2019 Release product introductions.

This is the fun part where myself, my guest designer and the design team get to show you LOTS of inspiration! You get to see all the sneak peeks I shared yesterday in action on cards & projects over the next few days leading up to 11th February, Release Day!

Hopefully you have hopped on over from HERE, where I have introduced todays products a little and all the links to the blog hop.

Okay, now to some inspiration…


I thought I would start off with this rainbow happy card. Just seeing the rainbow of colours sparks joy and happiness to me!


This card uses just the BIG & BOLD Happy Designer Dies, I wanted to show how they can be used on their own. Though I have used some favourite colours and products too to make the dies shine!

I started out by masking a rectangle off on my base card. I then used Distress Inks & blended them together to create a nice rainbow that would flow from ‘H’ to ‘Y’. I then trimmed a top layer of white card to fit inside the base card with a slight border around the edge and die cut the ‘happy shadow’ to create a window to see the rainbow of colours.


This die cut window panel is adhered to the card base using foam adhesive. I then die cut the ‘happy’ word & adhered it direct to my card base inside the window. Hopefully you can see the dimensions of the window & word in the photo above.

The card is finished with lots of yummy Nuvo drops to match the rainbow. I decided to keep the front of the card sentiment free and will add a follow on sentiment inside the card for the occasion it is sent out for.

For my next card I used mainly the clear stamp set…


This is almost a one layer card, it is just the raised ‘Oh’ and ‘Day’ which makes it a two layer card. It is also a little less CAS for me & I nearly didn’t show it here today because of that!

Anyway, I did (sorry if you don’t like it) and here is how I made it. I started out by creating a window mask out of printer paper to lay over my base card & ink blend through. This time I used Distress Oxide inks in Festive Berries, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade & Fossilised Amber.


Once my ink blending had dried, I used my MISTI stamping tool to stamp the large happy inside the ink blended shadow & heat embossed with Stardust EP. I stamped the confetti spray around the happy, which I inked up in a trio of the colours I used to ink blend with. I then added a trio of circle accents from the clear stamp set in black and the smaller sentiments. These are stamped & embossed with detail white EP onto black card and adhered using foam adhesive.

I have one last card to share with you today using these products, this time I went back to my usual CAS style…


This one again mainly uses the dies as I was having so much fun with them! I tried my hand at the inlaid die cutting technique and added in colourful stripes for a little more interest. I actually made 2 cards with this technique, but I will share the other one with you on release day!

I started by adhering 1 cm strips of left over coloured card to a thin white piece of card using double sided tape & glue adhesive. I then die cut the word happy. I’ve then created a base card and panel like my first card at the top of the post.


Before adhering my white card panel to the card base using double sided tape I die cut the happy from this too, setting aside the die cut & the inner pieces aside. The striped die cut is adhered inside the die cut window and then I added the white inner die cuts to fill in the gaps. Added the birthday sentiment and a trio Nuvo Drops to finish.

That’s all I have to share today using these products, but I know Ruth our Guest Designer this month along with the Design Team have SO much more to share with you.

Hop on by to see what Ruth has created HERE.

Also, don’t forget the enter the HUGE giveaway over HERE to WIN Stamps For A Year! If you need help entering the giveaway as you don’t have a blog or social media to link, send me an email and I will assist you 🙂


Thanks so much for stopping by & joining in on the 7th Birthday February Release fun 🙂


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Comments (11)

  • Steph Mortimer Reply

    Such lovely bright cards, they are so nice Bev! It took me a while to see that it’s an inside and outside die too…great idea! x

    6th February 2019 at 10:38 am
  • Dee Earnshaw Reply

    these fun cards are perfect for birthdays – Thanks for sharing:)

    6th February 2019 at 2:58 pm
  • Vinita Jain Reply

    Truly magical and I love the rainbow colors! Such fun with this Happy die!

    6th February 2019 at 3:13 pm
  • Jackie Elliott Reply

    Great cards. I can see this being very useful for mens/boys cards too.

    6th February 2019 at 3:22 pm
  • Karthikha Uday Reply

    Colorful and beautiful creations 🙂

    6th February 2019 at 5:20 pm
  • Linda Walmsley Reply

    I love all your rainbow colours Bev, they definitely make ‘happy’ cards.
    It’s so exciting being part of another fabulous release xx

    6th February 2019 at 9:49 pm
  • Sarah Reply

    Another bundle of yumminess! Makes me smile from ear to ear and eager to dash off to my crafty space and play some more! Simply delicious! x

    7th February 2019 at 12:49 pm
  • Julie B Reply

    These cards just shout happy from the rafters! So pleased you decided to release the matching dies. 🙂

    7th February 2019 at 4:25 pm
  • carol Reply

    Smiling from ear to ear in seeing your array of happy cards, Bev! Love the die combo…this one is going to get a LOT of attention!

    7th February 2019 at 9:58 pm
  • Izzy Reply

    Fabulous Bev ! I’m also a fan of these new dies and I’ve had so much fun playing with them….I especially love your first card, such a joyful card with the rainbow colours and all these tiny drops of colours. Thanks so much for these fabulous products ! Hugs x

    8th February 2019 at 8:19 am
  • Lindsey Reply

    Gorgeous, gorgeous bright colourways! So happy and vibrant. You’ve got the Nuvo drops off to a fine art (some of my colours drive me mad because they won’t “dome” correctly). You obviously have the magic touch!! x

    16th February 2019 at 12:57 pm

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