The theme for todays Blog Hop is Celebrate Spring… woohoo. When we walk early in the morning we are hearing the cardinals singing as though there is no tomorrow and the woodpeckers are at it as well. And here on the East Coast we have these adorable frogs we call ‘peepers’ that start their magical mating calls. And bulbs are beginning to show their green stems – so excited to see what’s coming. And oh yes, it’s daylight before 6 AM!!! Oh my goodness, can you tell I REALLY like this time of year?! But… back to the Hop ~ there should be some very special cards on the hop today.

My card to Celebrate Spring…

Birds & Branches – Celebrate Spring

I began by die cutting the ‘wreath’ from Basic White card stock using the Birds & More Dies. Using liquid glue I adhered this to a very slightly smaller panel of Sand & Sea DSP – using paper that looked like a sunrise. As the morning begins there is this glorious pink that melts into the blue sky. I adhered these to a slightly larger piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock, again with liquid glue. I stamped this sweet bird in Balmy Blue ink on Basic White card stock using the Birds & Branches stamp set. I die cut it with another die from the Birds & More Dies. The feet are die cut from the same dies using Soft Suede card stock scrap and adhered with liquid glue. I adhered it with a mini dimensional making it look as though the bird was watching the morning sky.

Next I took a panel of Seaside Spray card stock and ran it through the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder. I used my Blending Brush and Flirty Flamingo ink to color the upper portion of this piece – as though the sky was all around. I adhered the square panel and bird with dimensionals to this Seaside Spray panel. I then notched each edge using the ___________ Punch. I tied a double ribbon using the Flowers for Every Season Combo pack (Seaside Spray & Silver twine) and the Navy twine from Well-Suited Twine Combo Pack, tied a bow and added a glue dot at the knot to hold it in place.

I stamped the sentiment from A Wish for Everything stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on a Basic White strip and die cut it with the Layering Ovals Dies. I die cut another panel from Flirty Flamingo card stock using the Tasteful Labels Dies and mounted the sentiment oval on it using liquid glue. This sentiment banner got dimensionals and was adhered to the embossed panel. I added three Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins to the sentiment banner. I adhered the embossed panel with Seal + to a larger panel of Basic White card stock. I put dimensionals on the back and adhered it to the card base of Seaside Spray. Card front is done!

For the inside…

Birds & Branches – Celebrate Spring, inside

I stamped the nest in Crumb Cake ink from the Birds & Branches stamp set on a Basic White panel. I then stamped the eggs in Balmy Blue ink on a Basic White scrap and die cut them with the Birds & More Dies. I adhered the two outer eggs with liquid glue and the third egg with a mini dimensional.. I adhered the Basic White panel to a Flirty Flamingo piece with liquid glue and attached this to the Seaside Spray card base inside ~ and the card was complete.

For the envelope….

Birds & Branches – Celebrate Spring

I adhered a panel of Sand & Sea DSP to the envelope flap & trimmed it to fit. I then stamped the branch from the Birds & Branches stamp set in Crumb Cake ink. I followed that by stamping the leaves in Granny Apple Green ink and the set was fait accomplis!

You can find the card cuts listed at the bottom of this post. Products for todays card are from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog as well as the Jan- Jun Mini Catalog ~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE QDCUDHDC – good Mar 1 – 15. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know.

In case you get lost, below is the list of those participating in todays Blog Hop. Click on the appropriate link to either move forward or go to the previous blog. Enjoy!

  1. Jaimie Babarczy: https://wp.me/p79UhD-4VN
  2. Karen Ksenzakovic: https://wp.me/paaNf4-4e9
  3. Mary Deatherage: https://wp.me/p5snyt-h1y
  4. Sue Prather: https://wp.me/p5yitZ-2tQ
  5. Donna Leonard: http://stampdabbles.com/?p=4619
  6. Jillian Good: http://dyedwith.love/?p=139
  7. Tara Carpenter: https://tarabethstamps.blogspot.com/2021/03/stampin-up-arrange-wreath-happy-easter.html
  8. Leslie Larkin https://leslielarkin.com/ice-cream-corner-suite/
  9. Terry Lynn Bright: https://tlsbrightspot.com/2021/03/09/stampin-up-celebrate-spring/
  10. Akiko Sudano: https://wp.me/paOv8E-2ww
  11. Karen Finkle: https://karenscardkorner.blogspot.com/2021/03/stampin-up-wildly-happy-for-amys-inkin.html
  12. Amy Koenders: https://wp.me/p2SFwf-moQ
  13. Krista Yacgi: https://www.thestampingnook.com/post/stampin-up-jar-of-flowers-welcome-spring-card

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Card cuts for todays project:

Seaside Spray – 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4, 4 x 5 1/4 (embossed)

Basic White 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, 3 1/8 square, 1 1/2 x 3 (oval), scrap for bird, 4 x 5 1/4 (inside)

Flirty Flamingo 3 1/4 square, 2 x 3 1/4 (banner), 4 1/8 x 5 1/4 (inside)