Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Pals March 2015 Blog Hop: Spring Has Sprung!

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for March 2015, where we will be sharing projects with Spring as the theme. 

You may just be starting the blog hop or you may have come from Kerry Willard Bray's Peonies and Paper Chains, #23 on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full line up below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations. 

The first time I looked through the new Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog, I threw on the brakes when I came to page 35. The stamp set called Indescribable Gift practically jumped off the page to grab my attention. The luscious flowers and the beautiful font that make up the word stamps, just beg, BEG, to be revered, inked and stamped with. And yes, these stamps think they deserve to hold a top spot in your craft room. In fact, look at the flowers. They demand this spot. 

I'm completely enamored with the color Calypso Coral. It is quite striking: warm and completely elegant at the same time. For this card, I wanted to keep it somewhat clean and simple. I chose not to use a word stamp on the front, as I think the design speaks for itself. I had never seen the spotlight technique done this way and I love the way the vellum layers look. The bottom white layer more toward the center, is adhered flat to the card front. The middle layer is resting on one layer of Stampin' Dimensionals. The top layer closest to the outer edge of the card is resting on a double layer of Stampin Dimensionals. 

Are you hand delivering the card you just made for a special someone? If so, don't just stamp on the envelope...embellish it! I love how the envelope really coordinates with the card design. The smattering of Rhinestone Basic Jewels really add the perfect sparkle to this card & envelope ensemble. I think this card would look lovely in many other colors and would work for all kinds of occasions. Product list after the final blog hop line up.

The next stop is  Martie Pollard's The Crafty Bandit, #25 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month.

Final Line Up:
  1. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  2. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  3. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  4. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  5. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  6. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  7. Amy Whelan at Amy's Inklings
  8. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
  9. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  10. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  11. Natalie Bradley at Soiree by Natalie Bradley
  12. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  13. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb...
  14. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  16. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  17. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  18. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  19. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  20. Karen Hallam at Karen's Blog
  21. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  22. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  23. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  24. Kim Jolley at Stampin' Artfully
  25. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  26. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  27. Benjaman Turner at He Stamps
  28. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery's Owlery
  29. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  30. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  31. September Gray at
  32. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  33. Becky Volpp at
  34. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  35. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
Products used:
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As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or products used. 

Artfully Yours...


  1. Beautiful! I love how the three panels follow the movement of the branch! Love it!

  2. Fabulous card, Kim! I love the design - so different!

  3. Kim, this card is beautiful! I am definitely going to give it a try.

  4. Very artful, Kim! Have pinned it for a future CASE. Thanks for sharing....

  5. I really love this layout! The card is beautiful!

  6. Beautiful card and envelope!

  7. Oh Kim, this is gorgeous! "Art" once again!!!

  8. Stunning!! I will attempt but the bar is very high.

  9. Gorgeous! This is such a striking card and matching envie!

  10. Fantastic Kim! CAS and elegant all rolled up in one beautiful card. TFS

  11. I am stunned by the beauty of this card. I love the technique you used layering the papers and velum. So so pretty.

    1. Thank you so much. I love vellum on almost any card!

  12. Gorgeous how simple it is!

  13. All I can say is WOW ! Love this card ! I am here today because Mary Fish has another one of your WOW cards displayed today (Sunday)
    I will be a frequent visitor because you are so clever and have great ideas !

    1. Thanks so much Sonny! Feel free to sign up for my blog updates on the right side of my blog.


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