Sunday Showcase: 14 Reason To Smile Ideas


I'm finding all kinds of fabulous project ideas using the new Reason To Smile stamp set!  During July only, Reason To Smile is available for just $5 when you make a purchase of $50 or more! What a deal!

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I thought it would be perfect to show you just how versatile this set really is for today's Sunday Showcase!  Be sure to click on the links to the original project for complete details. 


Reason to smile card - SU 1

Created by Stampin' Up!

Simple and pretty!  I love the use of the small flower for a random pattern on the left side.  The sentiment, from Loving Thoughts, is stamped several times for a fading look that's dreamy!  Also features the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch and White Baker's Twine.

Reason to smile box - SU 2
Created by Stampin' Up!

The Fancy Favor Die box is window-cut with the Labels Collections Framelits.  The flower is punched with the Scallop Circle Punch, then accented with a Brights Button and White Baker's Twine.  The sentiment from Petite Pairs.  What a cute treat idea that would be easy to duplicate!

Reason to smile card 2 - SU 3
Created by Stampin' Up!

Here's a lovely scrap page design of randomly stamped falling blossoms.  The Scallop Edge Border Punch, and simple white Neutrals Buttons with White Baker's Twine, add subtle texture and interest. 

6 Reason to smile ICE - karen rogers

Created by Karen Rogers at KareN StampZ.

The bright, two-stepped stamping on this card really sparkles!  The entired stamped piece is covered with Dazzling Diamonds and layered on a Scallop Edge Border Punch edge! 

A Reason To Smile - renae lyon

Created by Renae Lyon at Create Something For Fun.

I really like the trio of stemmed flowers here, but not as much as the tag!  She used the Word Window Punch, then added a fish-tail to it. Cute!

Reason to smile - michelle la breton

Created by Michelle Le Breton at Michelle's Craft Classes.

Only the bold images are used here with markers, along with some sponging on the edges, for a soft, almost watercolor look.  I like the Labels Collections Framelits and circle punches layering of the Petite Pairs sentiment. Also features the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch and Baja Breeze 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.

Reason-to-smile-tag - sarah klass

Created by Sarah Klass.

Most cards I've seen with Reason To Smile are crisp and clean designs, but these images are perfect for a more vintage, layered look, too!  I love the combination of the stamps on First Edition Designer Series Paper, which is cut with the Two Tags Die.  And, the Antique Brads, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch edge and Crochet Trim give it a old Valentine feel.  Nice!

10 SmileGiftCard - leonie schroder

Created by Leonie Schroder at Stamp a Latte.

Oooh!  I'm diggin' the popped up blossoms busting out of the box!  Very eye-catching! 

12 Reason-to-Smile-blue-Front - teneale williams

Created by Teneale Williams.

Truth be told, this is the card that inspired my Lacy & Lovely Layered Circles card.  This one is simply beautiful with the Island Indigo and Pool Party combination.  Love it!

14 ReasontoSmileDaffodilDelight - jan mcanulty

Created by Jan McAnulty at Card Capers with Jan.

Any of the flowers in this set will make beautiful backgrounds, but I'm really liking the stemmed flower for this!  These blooms are colored directly on the rubber with Markers for an easy, two-color image.

Aka-challenge-1 - sarah klass

Created by Sarah Klass.

OK—Now we're getting into my favorite technique, emboss resist, which looks fantastic with the Reason To Smile stamps.  It's a fun alternative set for the technique I used on the cool Flower Fest White Embossing card that I loved so much.  This card reminds me of autumn with it's Fall-colored sunflowers and Woodgrain background.  I like the nice design element created with the Adorning Accents Edgelits and Impressions Folders, too!

Reason to smile - sarah jane kale

Created by Sarah Jane Kale at Janeybell Designs.

More white embossing on Crumb Cake for another awesome background.  And, more emboss resist, this time coloring with markers on the flowers to match the Twitterpated Designer Paper.  Also featuring the Scallop Edge Border Punch, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and Antique Brads.

Reason to smile - rita wright

Created by Rita Wright at Rita's Creations.

Such a pretty design with a color I rarely use…Basic Gray!  Makes me want to get my Neutrals Designer Paper Stack out!  More delightful two-stepped blooms (or three-stepped, if you count the flower center).  The In Color Designer Printed Brad makes a great accent on the popped up flower.  The same flower image is stamped in Lucky Limeade for the banner tail.  Petite Pairs is the go-to sentiment, once again!


Created by Jen Mitchelle at iCreate.

This is SO elegant!  I love it, even though I don't think I could do it because I couldn't stop without adding something more.  It's actually a one-layer card!  The sentiment is stamped first, then two lines are drawn to create a border.  Jen used masking to create the illusion of the blooms peeking around the sentiment border.  Too Cool!


Do you see what I mean about the versatility of Reason To Smile?! 

Reason To Smile has delightful and distinctive flower images that are terrific for backgrounds, decorative borders, and focal points, as well as a multitude of stamping techniques, including two-step stamping, watercoloring, emboss resist, markers and more! Plus, the artwork style allows you to go bold, soft, cheery, vintage, and elegant—so many styles in one set!  You'll be able to use them for all kinds of occasions! 

For only $5, when you order at least $50, this is an incredible value! 

Be sure to order the Reason To Smile stamp set with your Online Order.

  • #131274 – Wood Mount
  • #131275 – Clear Mount


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