The Creative Flow Blog Hop – Hello Spring

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – The Creative Flow Blog Hop – Hello Spring

Thank you for joining us on our Creative Flow Blog Hop. Each month we are set a challenge to creatively stretch our imaginations. The products we have used are all available in the current Annual and/or seasonal Stampin’ Up!® catalogues. To hop along, please use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping. And this month’s theme is ‘Spring is sprung’.

I don’t know about you, but for me, nothing says ‘spring’ more than flowers. So today I’ve got for you a set of super cute, 4 x 4″ notecards.

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Spring notecards dimensions:

  • In Colour cardstock: five pieces, one of each colour, 4″ x 8 ” scored in half at 4″ (20,3cm x 10,1cm scored in half at 10,1cm) + scraps for die cutting
  • Whisper White cardstock: five panels 3″ x 3″ (7cm x 7cm)
  • Linen Thread five pieces, 20″ length each
  • Pearls: 15 mini pearls, 3 for each notecard

For the base of my little notecards I decided to use, soon retiring, 2015-2017 In Colours. I stamped each card base with a ‘dotty’ stamp from Number Of Years Stamp Set in Versamark.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Stampin' Up! Number Of Years Stamp Set - Hello Spring Tip Top Taupe Notecard

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Stampin' Up! Number Of Years Stamp Set - Hello Spring Cucumber Crush Notecard

I stamped each 3 x3″ Whisper White panel using Writing Notes background stamp. I’ve used Cucumber Crush, Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride and So Saffron x2. Next, in the middle of each panel, I stamped a little bouquet of flowers, from Number Of Years Stamp Set. This is a two-step stamping set, so I first stamped the foliage using Pear Pizzazz and Wild Wasabi ink pads, and next I added the flowers in So Saffron, Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder, Blushing Bride and Wisteria Wonder.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Stampin' Up! Number Of Years Stamp Set - Hello Spring Watermelon Wonder Notecard

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I die-cut my bouquets with stitched circle die and adhered a leftover piece to the card base. I also die-cut five scalloped circles: one in each In Colour. Next, I layered each bouquet with a scalloped circle and adhered them to the card base with dimensionals.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Stampin' Up! Number Of Years Stamp Set - Hello Spring Mint Macaron Notecard

Sentiments come from Crazy About You Stamp Set and I stamped them in coordinating colours once my cards were assembled. For the final touch, I added mini pearls to some of the flowers. I also created cute little bows using Linen Thread and added them to the cards using glue dots.

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I’m really pleased with my little notecards and I think they fit the theme perfectly. But just a little reminder that In Colours 2015-2017 will retire soon (end of May) so if you love them I would really advise you to stock up on cardstock, Designer Series Paper, and ink refills as they surely will be sold out way before the end of May. Click the picture below to check the entire collection.

In Colours 2015-2017

Now be sure to hop along to see more inspiring projects. Your next stop is lovely and talented Jerim.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day

For Our Mum – Birthday Cards Using Garden In Bloom Stamp Set By Stampin’ Up!

This term seems to be really busy: with our daughter having MOCK exams in a few weeks time = parents meetings at school;  my little sister temporarily moving with us ( only for weekdays; she just started Interior Design MDes course at Coventry University); and me trying to cope with MS as best as I can + infusions in hospital every 4 weeks…there are days I can’t do anything and idea of crafting don’t even cross my mind.

But last week there was our mum’s 63rd birthday. My sister said she really wanted to make a handmade card for our mum but she had no idea where to start. She has never done a card in her life. I took her to my “studio” so she could choose stamp sets & ink pads she liked. And she chose gorgeous Garden In Bloom stamp set + Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Hello Honey and Pear Pizzazz ink pads. Then I thought: oh well, while teaching her how to make a card I could make one for our mum too, right? So I grabbed all essentials: card, adhesives, masks, sponges etc. and we made our way to kitchen (my craft room is really tiny).

Do I have to say we had a blast?! It was so good to craft together…

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..and she did very well as for her first time stamping, don’t you think? The sentiment is a mix of two stamp sets: Crazy About You and retired Delightful Dozen.

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For my card, I’ve used same design/layout. Just twisted it a bit with a piece of vellum. I also made a matching envelope. Isn’t it pretty? Vellum is attached with stapler

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Sentiment on a card comes from Butterfly Basics and is heat embossed in gold.

I’ve also decided to decorate flap of my envelope

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Love love love how these two turned out! Chuffed even more because mum loved cards we’ve made. And my sister is now hooked, so I’m pretty sure it wasn’t last time when we were crafting together.

Thank you for stopping by,

Thank You Card Using Crazy About You Stamp Set & Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP by Stampin’ Up!

My card today uses Crazy About You stamp set and one of the Sale-A-Bration free items: Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper. I love the fresh look of this card as I really wanted to create card that is fresh and spring-ish, while not compromise on my beloved layers 🙂

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For the background I created a border with Scallop Edge Border punch and piece of Crisp Cantaloupe card stock. Then I randomly stamped leaves from Crazy About You. I chose Pear Pizzazz for that as it’s such a lush yet soft green.

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Above that border I added a piece of vellum. Vellum is quite tricky to attach as you always can see the adhesive trough. So I added few sequin to hide glue dots 🙂

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My little banner is created using a piece of Irresistibly Yours specialty paper. I spritz it with water and added Crisp Cantaloupe ink. This paper is so much more than just a paper. Glossy designs look great alone but they also resist ink. You can try it with spritzers, brayers, sponges, watercolour techniques and more. You can make it bold or subtle as you wish. This paper is a must-have for your paper stash. Check the video HERE

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Now, for the sentiment I cut “you” using Hello You thinlits and adhere it on the border. I stamped “thanks” just above that “you” and “so much” a little below. For a final touch I also made coordinating envelope. Isn’t it springy, fresh-looking card? I love it!

Hope you like this project and as always thank you for stopping by

Hello Sunshine Card Using Crazy About You Stamp Set & Matching Dies By Stampin’ Up!

Hello everyone! Today I’ve got for you a card made using cool technique called partial diecuting. This technique I learned from Jennifer McGuire. You can check her YouTube Channel. So when I saw Crazy About You stamp set and matching Hello You thinlits in Spring/Summer catalogue I knew I have to try this technique! This stamp set is absolutely amazing! 


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As you can see I partially diecut word hello, then I diecut whole word from Daffodil Delight and adhere it to the front of my card.

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Large flowers are cut by hand with scissors, as I don’t have that punch yet (1 3/4″ Scallop Circle). Small flowers are punched with 1 1/4 Scallop Circle Punch.

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To add some definition to the flowers I stamped twig with leaves on some scrap piece of cardstock. I hand cut few of them and adhered them here and there.

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Letters e and o are coloured with Blendabilities I get for FREE as my Sale-A-Bration freebie 🙂 If you want to choose something different as you free SAB items you can purchase Blendabilities in our store. I will add links at the end of this post.

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I added few sequins and voila! – card is done! Really hope you like today’s project!

Thank you for stopping by!