Thursday, April 19, 2018

Spring Has Sprung Stampin' Friends Blog Hop

Welcome to the Spring Has Sprung Stampin' Friends Blog Hop!  This month it is all about the most beautiful time of year, Spring. You will see links for the rest of the hoppers below my projects. 

For this project, I went with a dragonfly theme. The white frame is from one of the very first Paper Pumpkin kits I received from Stampin' Up! It has a 4 x 4 opening. I think this would make a lovely birthday card and gift and can just see the tiny frame on a desk or shelf. 

I used the "ink smooshing" technique for the backgrounds on both projects. This is where you swipe your ink on a non-stick surface, (I did one color at a time, drying the paper between each color), spritz with water and lay your paper face down on the wet ink. Very simple technique that offers a complete WOW factor with very little effort. Even though it is hard to tell in the photo, the white dragonflies on both projects have been painted with Clear Wink of Stella to give them a subtle, elegant sparkle. 

I used Marina Mist, Dapper Denim and Wild Wasabi for my ink colors. The sentiments are stamped and white embossed on Marina Mist paper. I fussy cut the sentiments by hand. I used watercolor paper for the backgrounds on each project. 

The vellum piece behind the large white dragonfly above was sponged with Marina Mist ink on the reverse side, to give a bit of contrast and color behind the dragonfly. Full supply list below the list of links for the rest of the hoppers. 

I hope you enjoyed my projects. Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin' Friends today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on May 17, 2018. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that!

It’s your last chance to purchase these retiring products!  Click the links below to see which products are retiring and currently available.  

Some of these products will carry over to the new Annual Catalog (starts June 1).  However, they will be offered individually and no longer available as a 10% off  bundle.

Everything else (tools, ink pads, card stock, ribbon, embellishments & more)

View the retiring Occasions Catalog products lists here in PDF format

View the retiring Annual Catalog products lists here in PDF format

Click HERE to see the exciting information regarding the color revamp! Can't wait to start using some of the returning colors again. 

  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Absolutely all retiring items are only available while supplies last and will be discontinued after May 31.
  • Retiring host sets can only be purchased using Stampin’ Rewards from a qualifying order of $150 or more (total before shipping and tax).
  • Depending on inventory, discounts on select products may be introduced on or after May 8.
    • These discounts will not be pre-announced.
    • If you purchase a product at retail price and then it is later discounted, Stampin’ Up! will not refund the difference.
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    • If you start an order before a discount is announced, the order will not include the discounted pricing. If you want to order a product that has been discounted, you will need to start the order after the discounts are announced. 
  • Retiring tools & accessories will only be available while supplies last.
  • Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until May 25, after which they will only be available while supplies last.
  • Our ink pad design is retiring (including all current pad designs) but not all Stampin’ Up! colors.  Colors that are not retiring will return in the newly designed ink pad (easier to open, stackable, etc.) in the Annual Catalog.  I will post color re-vamp info in a day or so. 
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As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  1. These are just beautiful! I haven't tried this technique yet.

  2. So pretty!!! I adore the card!!! The framed on is beautiful as well!

  3. Beautiful card, love the colors and this dragonfly set. will have to try this technique.

  4. oh my word, Kim- these are just stunning! I love the smooshing technique! thanks for sharing!

  5. Love your projects!
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Such pretty colors great projects
    Thanks for sharing

  7. Love your "smooshing", those backgrounds are just beautiful!

  8. Beautiful! The colors and technique just POP!

  9. I love your projects and the technique you used. Thanks for sharing.


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