Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Just. So. Happy.

The first thing that my 5th Grader said when she saw my popup card was that the sentiment didn't make sense.

"Mom, it should read Happiness and not Happy.", said the Grammar Police.

I chuckled. It's been hard to shake off this feeling of utter joy since the first day of Spring. Finally, longer days! It's still chilly outside but we have been blessed with some beautiful Seattle sunshine since last Thursday. How not to feel Happy?

It is probably due to the nicer weather, or perhaps it is because I keep hearing Pharrell Williams on the radio that the word is stuck in my head. I can't stop thinking about a Happy popup card.

Using Pop-up Card Studio and Silhouette Studio DE, I came up with this print-and-cut popup card.

Never mind the grammatical error. I think that "lots of Happy" sounds cute and playful. Besides, it's way easier to popup H-A-P-P-Y rather than H-A-P-P-I-N-E-S-S. The colors of this card makes it look so cheerful that I can't help but feel happy when I finished it.

Hope my card brought you some Happy too.


Files used:
card front:
Jolly Good Time graphics set (hot air balloon)
Hogs and Kisses paper pack (blue sky background)
LD Hipster Child font
LD Cursive font

inside card:
Noah's Ark (rainbow)
In Like a Lion paper pack (blue background, inside of card)

SNF Simon Says font

using Pop-Up Card Studio 


  1. It TOTALLY makes sense! Thanks for sending us all some HAPPY! It's amazing you have that perfect air balloon for the background too :D

  2. Did you make the hot air balloon in the background too? If so, can you show how it's done? We are having the Wizard of Oz theme recognition award party. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  3. Love it! no matter what the grammar police say!

  4. I still haven't taken the time to learn that program. You have tutorials on your blog on the PCS? Very cute card, Jin!

  5. Too cute! Love the colors. Jin, do you have a tip on how to quickly import alphabet to the Silhouette library? There's too many of them!

  6. Love it! I could use some happy, as the sun hasn't been shining enough and it's still too cold for my liking! Aren't kids wonderful? Love that pure honesty!