Spring Has Sprung Pals Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for March 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring spring or spring-related projects. We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the lineup on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you can see all the projects.

My project today is a spring birthday card in a pretty glassine envelope!  Stampin’ Up! glassine bags made fabulous envelopes for cards!

The card just pulls out of the envelope easily.  For this card I made a little topper of lace doilies by cutting the doilies in half and adhering them to the back of the card.

The card itself has several layers that open up to reveal the sentiment 🙂  Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate with a sheet of Vellum underneath are attached to the card at the top using my favorite washi tape (the copper dotted tape from the Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape).

When you lift the layers up you find the pretty birthday wish from the Big on Birthdays stamp set!  I made this card for a dear friend who has a birthday later this month.  I’m going to write a little note there in the center of the page 🙂

You’ll noticed that I used about as much glimmer paper as I could!  I love it, and right now (until March 31st) you can get this beautiful glimmer paper FREE during Sale-a-Bration! (See below!)

Layers, layers and more layers make this glassine envelope really pop!  I hope you’ll try these glassine bags for envelopes.  Of course, you have to personally deliver a card with this type of envelope, but you know the person who receives it will be blown away!!

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! 

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All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Big on Birthdays
Ink:  Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  Whisper White, So Saffron, Bermuda Bay card stock, Fruit Stand dsp,
Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack, 6 x 6 Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack,
Vellum, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate

Tools:  Stitched Shapes Framelits, Banners Framelits, Butterflies Framelits,
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

Embellishments:  Bermuda Bay Sequins, Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape, Lace Doilies

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shown in my card!

Blackberry Bliss Blossoms!

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This is one of my favorite color combinations…Blackberry Bliss and Mint Macaron, I love it!!  Remember, the current 2014-2016 In Colors are only available until May 31, 2016.  After that they are discontinued, and that includes Blackberry Bliss!  If you like, or maybe LOVE this color, be sure to stock up now.

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And, I admit it, I’m still playing with the Grateful Bunch stamp set and coordinating punch.  I just can’t put them down 🙂  We made this card at my stamp classes over the weekend.  I’ve used almost every stamp in the set on this card.  Each one is so pretty!  Ok, I love the lace border stamp (love).  And the butterfly stamp, I think it’s the most realistic and detailed butterfly stamp I’ve seen.

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I used this sentiment because it’s sweet and would be a good sentiment for a Mother’s Day card, or any card for that matter.  The font is so cute and fresh 🙂

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As we approach a new yearly catalog being released on June 1st, we wait to see what products will be retired from the existing catalog.  Be watching for the Retiring List to come out soon.  As soon as it does come out I’ll let you know!

Stampin’ Up! Products Used to Make Today’s Card:

Stamps:  Grateful Bunch
Papers:  Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, and Mint Macaron card stock; 2015-17 In Color Paper Stack
Inks:  Blackberry Bliss and Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Pads
Tools:  Botanical Builder Dies, Blossom Bunch Punch
Embellishments:  Pearls Basic Jewels



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Here are a few cards I’ve made using this gorgeous stamp set and dies ~~

BF Fern 5

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Please email me if you have any questions!

Beautiful Butterfly!

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Look at that lacy butterfly!  Isn’t it darling?  Today’s card features the Butterfly Basics stamp set.  I’ve had it for awhile but haven’t really used all the pretty stamps in the set.

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Here’s a close up of the beautiful flower stamp (lily?  what do you think?).  I fussy cut the flower and the leaves so they would really stand out.  The fern leaves in the background were stamped off once before stamping on the kraft paper.  That helps them to be in the background, letting the flower really stand out.

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If you don’t have this stamp set, you’ve got to order it!  Really, I think it’s one of the most beautiful sets Stampin’ Up! has.  The Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Stamp Set is only $23.95.  This will be a classic, well worth getting now 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stampin’ Up! Items You Will Need to Make This Card:

Stamps:  Butterfly Basics, Choose Happiness
Ink:  Rose Red an Old Olive Classic Stamp Pads
Paper:  Kraft Paper, Whisper White and Old Olive card stock
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine; Butterfly Thinlits Dies
Embellishments:  Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim, White Baker’s Twine, Pearls Basic Jewels

Spring Tulips!

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Been playing around with tulips.  They just say spring, and this card has a whole bouquet of them!  They are colored with various yellows and pinks and purples.  Doesn’t it just look like a beautiful garden?

God Bless Tulips

The tulips are from the little Love is Kindness stamp.  You can just see a real garden of tulips with a butterfly hovering over them, can’t you?

God Bless Butterfly

I’m thinking of those of you back East.  Tulips will be coming up soon back there.  Out here in California we have to put bulbs in the freezer and then take them out later and plant them in the ground to get such beautiful flowers.

God Bless You 2God bless you today, and thanks for stopping by!!


Stamps:  Love is Kindness, Trust God
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss and assorted Blendabilities
Paper:  Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (only available through March 31), Blackberry Bliss and Whisper White card stock, White Vellum
Tools:  Butterflies Thinlit Dies, Large Oval Punch
Embellishments:  Basic Pearls Jewels