Sunday, March 1, 2020

We Create Blog Hop - Swing into Spring

Welcome to the March 2020 Swing into Spring Blog Hop!!! We generally hop on the first day of every month, and this month we are creating projects with a Spring or "swing" theme! My post includes items from the Grace's Garden BUNDLE!
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I am once again featuring a card I made at a shoebox swap, which was designed by a fellow demonstrator. If you know me at all, you'll know that the one thing I love most about this  Grace's Garden stamp set is the little kitty cat! And I really love the texture that the Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing Folder gives the background of this card.

I do need to mention that right now, the Garden Gateway Dies are on backorder. Looks like the estimated ship time for those is April 13th. But, you could easily cut out the little kitty and the gate using your Paper Snips, to make this adorable card.

For the 'hello' greeting on the card, you could use the Layering Circles Dies. You could also use the 1-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, but you would want a 1-1/4" Circle Punch to layer over the top of that, and the Stampin' Up! punch of that size is retired. Still, if you have it on hand, it works beautifully.

Usually I don't like flowery sets, but like I said, the kitty is so cute! When you go to adhere your little kitty next to the fence post, you might want to cut one Mini Stampin' Dimensional in half, and make sure to set it over more towards the kitty's tail, so you can snuggle that kitty right up near the post. Another thing that's great about this set is that it includes several great little greetings and sayings, so it's easy to use just this one stamp set to make cards.

TIPS: 1) I cut the gate so it would open at the center, and would give the card a little bit of depth. For best alignment, adhere the gate before snipping it open. To do this, make sure your Mini Stampin' Dimensionals are ONLY on the left and right posts of the gate. 2) Stamp the bird in position on top of the right gate post after adhering the gate, for the best alignment. Be super careful that you only have ink on the bird image and nowhere else on that stamp, before stamping down, for the best results.

Stampin' Supplies: Grace's Garden BUNDLE (stamp set + dies), Soft Seafoam Cardstock and Ink Pad (for grass patches), Whisper White Cardstock, Pool Party Cardstock (for scalloped circle) and Ink Pad (for clouds), Bermuda Bay Cardstock and Ink Pad (for bird and greetings), Crumb Cake Cardstock, Early Espresso Ink Pad (for cat and gate), Garden Green Ink Pad (for flowers); Brights Stampin' Write Markers: Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo (for flowers), Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight (for cat), and Old Olive or Granny Apple Green (for leaves/foliage); Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing Folder, SNAIL and/or Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Simply Shammy (to clean photopolymer stamps), Grid Paper, Paper Snips, Paper Trimmer (to cut and score cardstock), Medium Whisper White Envelopes (for mailing!). {a die cutting machine is needed for the Garden Gateway Dies, and the Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing Folder}

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We Create Blog Hop MARCH 2020 Blog Roll
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  1. This is so cute. I love all the details in this set and how you've highlighted them. Beautiful card!

  2. Simply beautiful card design. I love the color combination you chose and all the wonderful detail in this design.

  3. That garden gate is so inviting. I love the coordinating inside and envelope. Beautiful Job!

  4. I want to walk through that gate and see what's on the other side!! This is beautiful!

  5. This is so pretty! Looks like a lovely place to visit!


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