Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Easy Handmade Card for April Blog Hop Featuring Bloom By Bloom Stamp Set

Hello, my crafty friends. Welcome to the April Paper Crafting Monthly Blog Hop! I am participating in this blog hop with fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators from the United States, Canada, Australia and United Kingdom. You might be starting the blog hop right now, or you may be coming from Katie Johnson's blog. Welcome one and all. 

The theme for our blog hop this month is anything "girls" -- so a Mother's Day card it is!!

Easy Handmade Card Blog Hop Bloom By Bloom Stamp Set

I fell in love with this sheet of Pineapple Punch flowers on the Grapefrut Grove background from the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper! My original plan for this card was to feature the Bloom by Bloom bundle (Occasions, pp. 24-25) on the front of the card, however, I decided to switch it up and stamped the flower on the inside of the card with the beautiful sentiment from Incredible Like You (Occasions, p. 21). You have to admit that this is a great collection of flower stamps, dies, and DSP!!

Easy Handmade Card Blog Hop Bloom By Bloom Stamp Set

Then I found myself in quite a pickle when I searched my current stamp collections for a "mother's day" sentiment for the card front. You may recognize the Happy Birthday die (Annual, p. 217) here. I snipped apart "Happy" and "day" die cut from a piece of Lovely Lipstick. I carefully stamped together letters from the Make A Difference stamp set (Annual, p. 178) to form the word "Mother's." I am not gonna lie, this was quite tricky on my first use of these tiny letters, but the Stamparatus really made this work!!

So pretty. This card also features a paperclip and silver rose from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit (Annual, p. 178), a partial Pearlized Doily (Annual, p. 192), a peek of Grapefruit Grove using the Starburst punch, a half moon of Pineapple Punch from the Circle Punch  (Annual, p. 210), and a strip of Grapefruit Grove 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (Annual, p. 183) to disguise the cut of the DSP slightly off center to line up with the sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I sure hope you have enjoyed my Mother's Day card. Leave a comment below with a trail to find you so I can see your creations.

Please check out the projects of the participating Stampin' Up! demonstrators - click on the "Next" button below to visit Terri Stewart's blog.

This is a full list of our bloggers this month and links:

Katie Johnson
Sandy Ward [YOU ARE HERE]

Stamp On!!

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How awesome was the anniversary March Paper Pumpkin kit.  I hope you were able to subscribe in time for the April Paper Pumpkin that should be arriving any day now. New month's Paper Pumpkin kit will feature a kit put together by Shelli Gardner. I am sure you cannot wait either.

As always, it would be my pleasure to be your demonstrator if you do not already have one. I would love to share a copy of the 2018-19 Annual Catalog and the 2019 Occasions Catalog with you. Message me if you are interested, if you have any questions, or need any assistance whatsoever.