Good Morning Fellow Stampers!! :-)
Happy Hump Day! And Happy 2nd Wednesday of March. That can only mean, . . . yes, indeed! It's Stampin' Pretty Pals Blog Hop time :-)
Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for March 2017. This month we are featuring Spring or Spring-related projects. So glad you could stop in for a visit and I hope you enjoy browsing today.
You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from Sue Becker at RnR Stamping. Don't worry about getting lost or not getting to see everyone's artwork. The full line-up below will help you move along from blog to blog so you can see all the projects. :-)
So here we go -- I figured since Spring was springing, or sprunging or something, maybe we should just "spring" Spring out of a box -- LOL :-) I've actually been wanting to make one of these "Pop-Up Box Cards" for quite awhile now; and so this seemed the perfect time to play. Dina Kowal of SplitCoastStampers has a pretty fabulous little video tutorial on this (she's one of my favorite artists by the way), along with a number of different size options if you don't want to make the biggest one. You can pop over there for the fabulous tutorial on how to put one of these 3D "cards" together! I found it to be pretty amazingly easy using her directions over a number of others I had seen out there.
The cardstock base color for today's fun project is cut from Sweet Sugarplum; and I used the primary color scheme out of the Succulent Garden DSP collection with a "pop" color pulled with the Rich Razzleberry. This beautiful collection of paper is soft and sweet and just "speaks" to me every time I look at it. It was perfect for today's project. As the designer paper is used on the panels, it comes together perfectly!
A number of products were sourced to create the "insides" of my box. There is a wide assortment of dies I pulled from including the Succulent Framelits, Botanical Builder Framelits, Flourish Thinlits, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, and the Bold Butterfly Framelits. I slipped in a fun "sentiment" using the Party Pop-Up Thinlits which slides in there perfectly and gives the design a purpose. You could use this "riot" of Spring for almost any occasion - even just to cheer someone up!
Why do the butterflies look like they're "flying" above the flowers you ask? Easy peasy :-) A thin strip of Window Sheet holds them in the air perfectly!!
The Sprinkles Embellishments gave me the perfect finishing touches to all my flowers; along with a brush of Clear Wink of Stella to add lots of sparkle. I do so love Wink of Stella -- LOL
I may have to just make more of these. It was easier than I expected and a lot of fun to just sit and watch The Bachelor and putter and play with all sorts of dies and ideas. I think you could make this as full or as "paired back" as you like. And you can create the perfect coordinated envelope for your special creation with the Envelope Punch Board too.
A panel on the back side is put in place for a message or another stamped sentiment, your choice!
I think this is so cute and perfect for an unusual card!
No lingering today . . . enjoy and "hop" on to the next website - Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards. I know you're going to love what you find over there :-) Feel like Spring yet? At least it helps keep the "Winter Blues" away!
Thanks for visiting. Hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! Have a Fabulous Wednesday!
Until Next Time . . .
Blog Hop Line-up:
- Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
- Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
- Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
- Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
- Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
- Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
- Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme by Becky Retzer
- Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
- Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
- Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
- Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
- Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin'
- Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
- Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Karen Hallam at Karen's Stampin' Habit!
- Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin'
- Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
- Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations