Welcome to the Pals March 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “Spring has Sprung”. The Stampin’ Pretty Pals will inspire you with Spring or Spring-related projects. You may see floral, Easter or other general Spring-inspired designs. You may be just starting or hopped over from another Pal. In either case you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.
What is more Spring-inspiring than tulips? I love most flowers and these are one of my favorites. The only down side to them is how short-lived they are. And if you live in a colder climate, sometimes they’re hit with a Spring freeze that wipes them out altogether. I know because this has happened to me! But these pretty paper tulips may as well just be perennials!
Tranquil Tulips is a stamp set that I’ve had sitting on my shelf for so long without ever inking it up. I’m not sure why I waited so long but now that it’s tulip season, I’ll be using this more and more. This stamp set is available in the Annual Catalog as a Host Set. So when you place an order of $150 or more, you can purchase this set for only $10.
This only gets better during Sale-a-Bration because also with the same $150 order, you can choose 3 FREE $50 items or 1FREE $100 item AND 1 FREE $50 item. All the details are HERE.
The card base is Crumb Cake card stock. Next, I embossed a piece of Whisper White card stock with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder and then layered a smaller pattern from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper in Lemon Lime Twist. Before adhering this panel to the card base I wrapped a piece of Crumb Cake Ribbon to hide the seam. Then it’s popped up on the card base.
To stamp the tulips, I used my Misti to position the stems and leaves first and stamped them in Old Olive ink. Then I positioned and stamped the flowers. This is a two-step stamp set but I only stamped the solid flowers onto the stems before hand cutting them out.
Once I had the flowers arranged on the card, I stamped another set of flowers, using both the solid and the detailed stamps in Flirty Flamingo ink and hand cut these out as well to glue on top of the flowers already on the card. This extra step gave the flowers a little extra dimension.
The sentiment is from the Label Me Pretty Bundle available in the Annual Catalog. I heat embossed the Flirty Flamingo label in White Embossing Powder. Then stamped the sentiment in Flirty Flamingo ink and layered it on the label.
Lastly, a linen thread bow adds a bit more country charm.
I know I’m a little late to the party in appreciating just what a great color Lemon Lime Twist is and paired with Flirty Flamingo just makes it that much more fresh and pretty. I’m glad at least Lemon Lime Twist will be around for another year but sad that Flirty Flamingo will be gone. The 2016-2018 In-Colors don’t have that much longer so if any of these colors are your favorites, I encourage you to stock up now before they end up being sold out. There’s talk of a color refresh this new catalog year, so perhaps one or more of these colors will be saved! Here’s a quick look at them…
Personally, I would be happy if they ALL came back…these are some of my favorite colors!
I’ve lined the envelope using the (retired) Envelope Liner Framelits with the same pattern from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper.
Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on April 11, 2018 for our Family First Hop. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Corinne Blake at The Creative Compendium
- Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
- Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
- Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
- Nina King at Ink Paper Sequins
- Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
- Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose