You Make MISO Happy!

I love the play on words on this stamp set! My wonderful friend Marisela sent me an early birthday present of new stamps! I know, I’m so very lucky! Of course I just had to start playing, and the first set I’ve used is called You Make MISO Happy, by Jillibean Soup.


First, let me apologize to everyone who lives in a southwestern state! This is my interpretation of what I think of in terms of ‘southwestern’ colours – the warm, rich earth tones, with gorgeous blue highlights and of course the greens of nature.  Funnily enough, a lot of these colours are in the Gina K. Autumn Collection of Ink Cubes!

You Make MISO Happy!

I just love these plant pots and various plants! I can identify the aloe on the left, and cactus on the right, but I’m not sure of the middle plant. Any plant enthusiasts out there?


To make this card super easy, use your MISTI or other stamp platform. First, set up your white cardstock in the platform. Next, line  up the 3 plant pots across the bottom third. Ink up the 3 pots using Faded Brick, Honey Mustard and Tomato Soup from the Gina K. Autumn Collection.  Now, clean & remove those stamps, and line up the plant images with the pots.  Use 3 different green inks; the only one I can remember that I used is the Fresh Asparagus from the collection. Sorry – I forgot to write down the other 2!  Next, remove the plant stamps, and line up 2 of the medallion stamps in the top corners. Ink them up in Blue Lagoon ink, and stamp.

For the sentiment, line it up on a strip of white cardstock, and ink it in Sweet Corn ink. Cut the strip to size, and layer it onto a slightly larger strip of terracotta coloured cardstock. Attach the sentiment strip across the top with foam tape. Next, ground the pots by adding shadows underneath them, using a gray marker.  Layer the card front onto a piece of bright blue cardstock, and then onto the terracotta colour card base.

You Make MISO Happy

I think this is so cute! I’m just in love with those little plant pots 🙂


Thank you again, Marisela, for my wonderful & totally surprising birthday gifts! I’m really enjoying creating with them, and will be sharing more projects made with them.

I don’t have an affiliate supplier for the Jillibean Soup stamps, but I will link below for the other products used to make this card.  By the way – anyone else find it interesting that MISO is a Japanese condiment, but the name is in the – what I find to be – southwestern image stamps?

You Make MISO Happy

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

5 thoughts on “YOU MAKE MISO HAPPY!

  1. Yay! So beautiful, Deb. Yeah, I didn’t understand the MISO reference either, but I have seen it before on other cactus stamp sets. Weird, huh? 😊 You don’t have to apologize for your color choice. They are perfect! I love your shading. I am so happy and glad that you liked them. I figured it was good for you to have something Southwestern. haha Of course, most of the clay pots sold here are Mexican and beautiful. And very expensive.
    I had planned on USPS and Canada Post helping me out with their slow poke ways to get my gift for you on or close to your birthday. They decided to pick up the pace and shame me! haha haha haha Anyway, I am glad that it arrived in good condition. Yay! 💜💜💜

      1. I’m glad that you both liked my card, Mari! Thanks again for your gift – I really appreciate the stamps you sent! 🙂

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