Happy Easter Monday. I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Easter. The weather here in PA was perfect, if not a bit too hot, but still perfect. We actually had our first barbecue of the year at my daughter’s house. It was a great day!
Today I have a bright and cheerful bouquet of daffodils for you. I love these happy spring flowers, however I wish they lasted a little longer. My daffodils bloomed too early this year and were wiped out by a March snowstorm. So I’ve been buying them at Trader Joe’s all spring.
My inspiration for today’s card came from this charming image I found on Pinterest.
- I layered Pear Pizzazz card stock and the striped pattern from Brights Designer Series Paper to the Whisper White card base.
- The bouquet of daffodils was created using images from Basket Bunch photopolymer stamp set and dies from the coordinating Basket Builders framelits.
- The flowers were stamped in Crush Curry ink on Daffodil Delight card stock and the leaves in Old Olive ink on Pear Pizzazz card stock.
- I cut out just the center on a few flowers and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. This little step added the perfect amount of dimension.
- Wrapping the bouquet in a White Delicate Doilie and adding a Linen Thread bow adds to the sweetness.
- The sentiment is from the Sheltering Tree stamp set and is cut using the Bunch of Banners framelits.
- The inside sentiment came from Bunch of Blossoms stamp set. I love this sentiment…why shouldn’t today be a perfect day to be happy?!
- A little bit of Designer Series Paper on the front of the envelope and this card is ready to brighten someone’s day!
Hope you have a fantastic week and are enjoying some lovely spring weather, too.
Had so much fun making this card with the Super Duper stamp set that I just had to do it again! This set is available in the Occasions Catalog and will be carrying over in the new Annual Catalog. This is a great Birthday set with big, bold sentiments.
- Super Duper stamp set did all the work on these cards and as you can see it really did the job!
- The hardest part of these cards was deciding on the color combinations. The possibilities are literally endless.
- I decided to make a bright and brighter version.
- The color combination on this card is Bermuda Bay, So Saffron and Pear Pizzazz.
- I love to stamp random patterns to create backgrounds. The stamps in this set are perfect for that.
- This combination of Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point and Melon Mambo just made the card POP!
- The inside was stamped with two more sentiments from the set…YAY!
- I just added more stamping to the envelopes and they were good to go.
I love that some cards require little or no stamping and just rely on dies, Designer Series Paper or embellishments. And then you can make a super card from just card stock, ink and stamps.
I’m glad that this set is sticking around for at least another year, as I can see so many ways to use it. It’s a great gender and age neutral birthday set. However, there are a lot of favorite sets going away to make room for some really terrific new ones. The new Annual Catalog is fantastic…I can’t imagine anyone will be disappointed.
Here are the links to the retirement lists. If you have any questions, I’d be happy to help you or if you don’t currently have a demonstrator, I’d love to be yours! You can see my monthly hostess code and incentives HERE.
I wish you and yours a very Happy Easter!
Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2″ x 11″” Card Stock”
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad
Pacific Point Classic Stampin’ Pad*
Welcome to the Families First Pals Blog Hop for April 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are featuring projects that are all about our families. This is a great time of year to think about what to make for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or upcoming graduations. And, family vacations are just around the corner… how would you want to remember those special family moments? We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.
You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below. The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.
When I saw today’s theme I just knew I had to “hop” in. This is my first time participating in a Blog Hop and I’m not sure why it took so long. Lots of fun and lots of awesome projects!
We’re expecting our first grandchild (a boy) in June, so naturally I’ve had babies on the brain lately.
- The Whisper White thick card base measures 6 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.
- The custom size envelope was easily created using the Envelope Punch Board.
- The Large Letter framelits cut the “large letters”! I cut the letters with fun foam and Designer Series Paper from the Subtles collection and glued them together for added dimension.
- Soft Sky card stock was cut 1/8″ smaller that the card base and scored using the Simply Scored scoring tool. This tool is so handy at creating a subtle detail that makes a big impact.
- I knew I wanted to put stars on the boy card so I went hunting through my framelits. I found the perfect size in the Star Blast Edgelits Dies and cut them out in Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz card stock.
- A couple of stars from Subtles Enamel Shapes popped on Stampin’ Dimensionals finished it off.
- The inside sentiment is from Better Together stamp set and the stars from the Perpetual Calendar stamp set. I love when I can go through my sets and pull everything together.
- The baby girl card was created exactly the same way, using Pink Pirouette card stock.
- The sweet little flowers came from That’s the Tag photopolymer stamp set and coordinating Timeless Tags thinlits dies. These are available in the Occasions Catalog separately or as a bundle.
- I colored them with Stampin’ Write Markers and adhered them directly to the card.
- A Pearl Basic Jewel in the center adds the dimension here.
- The inside sentiment is stamped with Better Together stamp set and another flower from That’s the Tag stamp set.
- Each envelope is finished with a strip of Designer Series Paper for a totally custom look.
Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
- Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
- Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
- Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
- Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
- Susan Itell at simplestampin.com
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
- Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme by Becky Retzer
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
- Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
- Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps.com
- Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
- Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
- Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
I just love daisies…who doesn’t. They’re such a simple little flower that always make me smile. These paper daisies are no exception. They were created using the Succulent framelits from the Occasions Catalog. This is such a versatile set and not just for making succulents…obviously!
The coordinating stamp set, Oh So Succulents is also a wonderful set. You can get a lot of mileage out of this bundle.
- The card base is Whisper White thick card stock. I’ve just recently started to use this for all my white card bases. It makes such a difference in the sturdiness of the card.
- I scored a 3″ x 4 1/4″ panel of regular Whisper White card stock using the Simply Scored scoring tool. Just these simple score lines give the card a more detailed look.
- The Melon Mambo polka dot pattern from the Brights Designer Series Paper measures 2″ x 4 1/4″.
- The sentiment is from the Sale-a-bration free set, Avant Garden. If you didn’t get this set, any other sentiment could work just as well.
- I cut the sentiment and frame from the Stylish Stems framelits…another terrific bundle in the Occasions Catalog. Hoping both sets will carry over in the new Annual Catalog!
- The daisies were cut using the two smallest flower dies from the Succulents framelits. I popped them with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added a Melon Mambo Enamel Shape to each.
- The inside sentiment is also from Avant Garden stamp set. I had this card sitting on my desk for quite awhile with just needing some finishing touches.
- I cut another daisy for the inside using the negative space and a White Perfect Accent.
- Here’s a photo breakdown of some products used on this card. You can purchase these and all the products I used here today by clicking the links below.
The retirement list is coming out later today and I’m hoping some of my favorites are NOT on it. This is always such a fun time of year because the new Annual Catalog is right around the corner and is ALWAYS filled with my NEW favorites!
I hope this card made you smile today. Have a wonderful day!