March Pals Blog Hop: Spring Has Sprung!

Blog Hopecircle frameWelcome to the Pals’ March Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because ”Spring has Sprung” – at least on our blog hop if not outside! Our Design Team created beautiful projects to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

“SPRING” is just a figment of our imaginations here in Northern Minnesota.  We’ve had a near-record snowfall this winter, with many storms and blizzards.  So I had an extra good time creating a springy-looking card, focusing mostly on products from the 2019 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog. Take a look:

Balmy Blue - Botanical Butterfly - Circle Punch - Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper - Fable Friends - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I started with a card base of Whisper White Thick card stock, and covered the front with a panel of the Balmy Blue Gingham Gala Designer Series paper of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″.  I then cut a panel of Balmy Blue cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and ran it through the Big Shot using the new Country Floral Textured Impressions Embossing Folder — Love, love the gorgeous deep floral pattern it creates.  I punched a circle out of the corner of the panel using the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, wrapped a few rounds of white baker’s twine around the top and tied a bow. I then popped it onto the gingham layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I punched out two butterflies from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Papers with the yellow and blue shades already watercolored in by the SU! artists — so easy!  Then I stamped a sentiment from the Fable Friends stamp set onto a scrap of Pineapple Punch cardstock and used one of the Rectangle Stitched Framelits dies to cut out the sentiment with my Big Shot.  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals again to pop the sentiment up across the bottom of the circle cutout.

Balmy Blue - Country Floral Embossing Folder - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'Finally, I ‘colored’ in the raised flowers on the embossed Balmy Blue panel with Wink of Stella.  Though hard to photograph, it is a beautiful effect, and I love the little bit of bling it gives to the flowers!  I then placed my two butterflies and a few sparkly sequins around the card, and….DONE!!  So fun and easy.  Can you see it?

Close Up - Balmy Blue - Botanical Butterflies - Wink of Stella - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'DO NOT miss out on the Country Floral Embossing Folder as it is a FREE GIFT through Sale-A-Bration when you purchase $50 in SU! product.  Sale-A-Bration will end on March 31, and the embossing folder is going fast, so get it while you can — it will be a spring papercrafting staple for you!  Click on ANY of the supplies at the bottom of this post to go SHOPPING with me!

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 10, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Families First” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

March Pals Blog Hop



Product List

2-1/2" Circle Punch

2-1/2″ Circle Punch

Whisper White Thick Baker's Twine

Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine

22 thoughts on “March Pals Blog Hop: Spring Has Sprung!

  1. Wow! I adore the sparkle on this embossing folder. It’s just the right touch! I also love all the other ways you have used this folder. I’m currently questioning why mine is still unwrapped. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Mary, I am loving the colors you chose for this beautiful card! You are right, we really need to think Spring here in MN 🙂 The added bling, is always a must. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s