The Feeling of Happy Mail

Hello friends!  Back with you again today to share another Whimsy Stamps digital “pretty”!  If you missed my Guest Design post for the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog, please click on the link or scroll down below this post. – thank you

You all know the feeling you get when you receive “happy mail” from the mailbox, and I think this cute image on my card today really sums up that feeling:

Vicki-WS-Pretty Girl Happy Mail- Oct 9

I have used the brand-new October digital stamp from Whimsy Stamps called “Pretty Girl Happy Mail” on my card today.  Oh those curly locks are adorable!

I have colored her in with my Copic markers in the following:

  1.  Coat/hat (darker tone) – R85, R83, R81 and for trimming – E11, E00, E000 (also coat fasteners)
  2. Coat/hat (fur) – W5, W3, W1 and highlighted with white gel pen flicks.
  3. Hair – E47, E43, E42 (eyebrows too)
  4. Skin – E21, E11, E00, E000, R20, R00 (eyes BG49)
  5. Mail – B00, B000 (unsure of tiny bit of color on postage stamp or coat fastener centers and string)

I then took a retired Whimsy Stamps clear set called “Handmade From Me” which had a couple of tiny solid hearts in it, and I took some pink colored ink to stamp a few hearts around the girl.  She really loves all her mail after all! 🙂

I cut her out with a stitched circle die and then mounted her over a piece of silver foil cardstock cut with a scallop stitched circle die.  I have used the same stamp set that I’ve mentioned above to heat emboss the sentiment with silver EP and cut it out with a banner die cut.  This is the same-colored cardstock I’ve used for the A2 sized top folding card base too.

The snowflake paper is from my stash and some I’ve been hoarding because I love it so much, but the snowflakes on it are silver metallic and have the texture on it as if it was heat embossed.  I placed this panel over my card base, attached the banner and then added the circle image panel over top of that including some craft foam to raise it up slightly over the design.

I was thinking that this image would work for either Christmas, winter or Valentine’s Day.  Yes, I know, I said the V word already!! Oops!

Vicki-WS-Pretty Girl Happy Mail-Oct 9-close

Here’s a closer view of the coloring that I’ve done on her as well as the heat embossing.  Had so much fun coloring her up.  I think she especially looks wonderful on such a simple style design!

Thanks so much for stopping in and sharing your thoughts with me!  I appreciate that so much!  See you soon!


  1.  Creative Fingers – Anything Goes
  2. QKR Stampede – Anything Goes #316
  3. Crafty Friends – Use more than 1 die (I’ve used 3)
  4. Stamp & Fun = Creativity – Die cuts
  5. Crafting From the Heart – Anything Goes

25 thoughts on “The Feeling of Happy Mail

  1. This is just precious and colored so beautifully too! I’m loving all the snowflakes and pink colors together – it’s a girly-girl adorable card, and happy mail delights me too 🙂 Super cute card!


  2. I am in awe of your coloring skills as usual : ) A beautiful card!!! How I love the eyes of this image, and the expression- yep- love getting that snail mail .


  3. That’s fabulous amazing colouring and such pretty colours a beautiful card Love and hugs Carole x


  4. I know that feeling, Vicki, and I assure you it doesn’t come from bills or junk mail! lol Beautiful coloring, my friend, and I really love the snowflakes in the background. While I’m here, let me put on a DT hat and thank you for playing at QKR Stampede. Good luck.
    NanaConnie DT


  5. She’s so pretty! The addition of the little hearts is a perfect finishing touch! Thanks for sharing, dear friend!


  6. Love happy mail and this image is beautiful. Love the bg paprika to the little tiny hearts ..this has got to make you smile.


  7. You are amazing. Every digistamp you use creates a great card. I love this girl and the way you have pictured. A great card !!


  8. She’s beautiful and you did such a super job with the coloring. And the layout too, it blends well with the image but let’s the image be in the spotlight.


  9. oh you coloring her face so adorable Vicki
    and her hair I love this too
    adorable Image and Amazing card again Vicki


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