Easy Watercolor Cards + Video!

Hi Friends! It’s Carly and I have a easy watercolor technique to share with you today that is perfect for adorable Pattern Happy stamps! And I made a little video too!

Pattern Happy has so many sweet little images just waiting for watercolor like the robots from Best Bots and the party hats from Bday Bash. I used Zig Clean Color Markers but your favorite watercolor medium will work. Embossing the images help keep the watercolor “in the lines” and a circle die can make a great template for the background. Check out the video to see more about the quick & easy process:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs, Carly

Bunny Trail Layout

Good morning, everyone!  Kat here today to share a recent layout that I made using some fun Pattern Happy products.

One of my favorite PH products is the Geofetti 6×6 paper pad.  I love the colors and the patterns and when I realized that the papers coordinated nicely with my daughter’s Easter outfit, I knew I had to use the papers to scrap a photo from this past Easter.

I used the papers to back a cut file from The Cut Shoppe and then added my photo.  I used scraps to create the top and bottom borders on the layout and then added a small die cut “Hello” to finish everything off.

I love coordinated and bright everything looks!  🙂  Thanks for stopping by today!

#52Favorites Spread

Good morning everyone!  Kat here this morning and I am so excited to share my first project with you today!

Recently I have been working on a #52favorites album.  Have you heard of the concept?  It’s kind of like a super simplified version of Project Life.  Basically, you pick one photo from each week of the year that you want to highlight.  I’ve been focusing my album on my daughter.  I think this is such  a fun way to document her first year of life!

For my Week 13 spread, I decided to used papers from the Rainbows 6×6 paper pad, the Robots 6×6 paper pad and the Color Me 6×6 paper pad.  I also cut out some cute shapes using the Bloom Builder die and I topped off my spread with the date on a label cut from the Mini Containers die.

Here is how my spread turned out:

I love how the papers coordinate so nicely with the photo!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a happy day!

Using inspiration For a Project

Hey all, it’s Amy here and I’m so excited to be a part of the Pattern Happy Design Team!  Today I’m sharing a card that was inspired by this month’s Pattern Happy Sketch Challenge:

It’s such a fun sketch, isn’t it?  Here’s how I was inspired:

Let’s start with the fun paper!  The black and white panel is from the Geofetti 6×6 Paper Pad and the lime green is from the Rainbows 6×6 Paper Pad.

I inked up the Best Bots Clear Stamp set and colored them with alcohol markers.  Love the coordinating Best Bots Die set!

I love that this is a gender/age neutral card, definite bonus points!

We hope that you join in the fun with the Sketch Challenge!

Thanks so much for stoppin’ by and I hope you have a fabulous week!

amy

Using Stamps To Create A Repeating Pattern

Hi Friends! Its Carly and I am so excited to be on the Pattern Happy blog with my first post! Today I want to share with you 2 easy card designs using stamps to create patterns.

To get started you need stamps (I’m using the Best Bots set), a stamp positioning tool like the MISTI and your favorite inks.

Decide on a horizontal or vertical pattern and measure your stamp accordingly. For example, for the repeating robot pattern I wanted to create horizontal robot “stripes” so I measured the width of my image, about 1-1/4 inches. Then using the MISTI, I stamped one robot then moved my cardstock 1-1/4 inches to the left and stamped again.

Repeat and repeat.

Once I finished the pattern, I added a sentiment and to complete the cards, I stamped and colored cute little bots.

I used the same process to create a vertical pattern with the “I’M NUTS FOR YOU SENTIMENT”.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs! Carly

First of the Month Super Sketch

Hi everyone, Laurel here.  Guess what?  Do you love sketches as much as I do?  Well…. we will be hosting a monthly sketch challenge right here on this blog.  Yep, a new sketch on the first of each month.

We would love for you to play along, now Pattern Happy products don’t have to be used, but we sure would be happy to see them.

Fun hey?

Here is what I created with the sketch.  I used the Rainbows paper pad along with a cut file – did you know we have cut files?! Yep, this one is the Sweet Sun cut file.  I used it to create a shaker box.

For the ‘hello’ sentiment I have used the Mini Greetings stamp set along with the Mini Containers die.

 


Now we would love to see what your take on the sketch is!  
  • To participate, simply create a project based on the the sketch.
  • To enter, please add your projects to the Inlinkz link up at the end of this post, follow Pattern Happy on social media and make sure to use the #phsupersketch
  • We will randomly select one lucky participant to receive a $15 gift certificate to the Pattern Happy store.
  • You have until April 30th to enter.

Product Now Shipping!

Yippee! Our FIRST COLLECTION of paper craft products is NOW SHIPPING! We are so excited to have all of our products in the shop. Over the last week or so we have been receiving deliveries, and it has been so rewarding to finally see all of this hard work come to life in the form of physical products.

We now have PAPER PADS, CLEAR STAMPS, and METAL DIES in stock and waiting for you to grab them for your next creative project! And guess what? We now offer FREE SHIPPING on orders of $75.00 and up (for contiguous U.S. orders).

Here are some peeks at some of the new items in their final packaging, ready for you to add them to your cart!