Thursday, April 13, 2017

SSINKspiration April Blog Hop: Spring Fever!

Good morning!  We’re fully enjoying all the joys of spring this week with spring break from school, vacation, and final preparations for Easter.  With all the signs of spring around us  for this months blog hop with the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration designers we decided to showcase all things spring in our projects.

As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number #1 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Cathy A. @ Maine Mountain Stamper. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

As soon as I saw the Basket Bunch stamp set and coordinating framelits I instantly fell in love and new they would be perfect for lots of spring crafting (not just Easter).  Today I’m sharing two coordinating projects using this bundle.  I started with Crumb Cake cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Soft Suede cardstock as a mat for my Whisper White cardfront.  On the cardfront I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set (I was devastated to see this set on the retiring list, boo!) and stamp the different splatter using Crumb Cake and Soft Suede ink as well as adding a couple of Peekaboo Peach Enamel Dots from the In Color Enamel Shapes set.

Next I took a piece of Cucumber Crush Designer Series Paper from the 2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (retiring) and punched out a circle using the 2” Circle Punch.  I used a piece of Peekaboo Peach 3/8” Ruched Ribbon that was attached with some Fast Fuse Adhesive so I could ruffle it up.  The greeting is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and was stamped in Soft Suede ink and then attached with dimensionals.

Now it was time to add the spring elements.  I used the Basket Builder Framelits to cut out the two pieces of the basket from Crumb Cake and Soft Suede cardstock (love the layered look of this basket) and then the cute bunny was stamped with Basic Black ink and colored with Watercolor Pencils and a blender pen.  For the carrots I used Stampin’ Write Markers in Pumpkin Pie and Cucumber Crush to color directly on the stamp and then used a Peekaboo Peach Stampin’ Write Marker to color the carrot in before cutting it out with framelits.  The final touch to the card was to attach a bow that was tied out of Linen Thread, asking to a rustic look to the basket.

For the coordinating treat I used all the same products with the addition of the Stitched Shapes Framelits as the tag base and the Tiny Clear Box (which holds some yummy carrot shaped and wrapped chocolates which were the inspiration for both these projects).

I love how bright and cheery these colors are that really pop off the neutrals and certainly remind me of spring.  This project also uses two In Colors (from different release years and yet they work well together), Cucumber Crush which is retiring, and Peekaboo Peach so make sure to stock up!

Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today’s project:

Product List

Make sure to check out the rest of the blog hop for lots of other great ideas.  If you click the “Next” button, you’ll go to Cheryl’s site but you can also access any of the hopper’s site from the full blog list below.

Blog Hop Participant List:

1. Cathy A. @ Maine Mountain Stamper

2. Diana E. @ Stampin' Fun with Diana

3. Cheryl H. @ Create with Cheryl

4. Nichole L. @ Scrappy Stamps & Ink

5. Tobe B. @ The Craft Sea

6. Jennifer G. @ Jenny G Paper Crafts

7. Jen G. @ Faith.Grace.Stamp

8. Kim R. @ Stampin' with Kim

9. Bree R. @ Craft-somnia Momma

10. Darla R. @ Stampin' with Darla

Have a great day,

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