Colors of Spring Hop

It’s time for another blog hop with my “llama friends!”  This time, we’ll be showing you spring projects using the “Summer Smooches” suite preorder items, retiring In Colors and Occasions mini catalog products.   I love hopping with my friends, because they’re so creative and talented.

If you’re hopping from the beginning, you got here from Debbie Martin’s blog. Isn’t she amazing?  But the fun thing with hops is you can start anywhere and follow the links to see them all.  And you can go back to the llama home page any time by clicking the banner above.

Most of the Summer Smooches products will be in the 2012-13 catalog, but are available as a sneak peek now.  The Occasions Mini catalog will be ending April 30 and there’s no guarantee what will carry over – so you’ll want to order those products now.  And five In Colors – Blushing Bride, Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz and Poppy Parade will be retiring May 31, so order those now, too, so you don’t miss out.

And now (drum roll) – my spring projects.

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Ink:  Soft Suede; Paper:  Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla card stock; Beau Chateau designer series paper; Other:  Big Shot, Adorning Accents Framelits – labels, sponge, Blushing Bride stitched-poly ribbon, Lace Ribbon border punch, antique brads

“Look, Ma!  No stamps.”  I didn’t realize I didn’t stamp on this card at all.  The main image is a photo of a rose bush at Mom & Dad’s.  I printed the photo four times, then cut them with four sizes of framelits.  The largest layer is Very Vanilla card stock.  I sponged a little ink on each layer before I stacked them (using dimensionals).  I added some designer paper and a bow made from Blushing Bride ribbon and a brad.

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Stamps:  Faith in Nature (hostess); Ink:  Jet Black StazOn; Baja Breeze classic; Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight stampin’ write markers; Blushing Bride smooch spritz; Paper:  Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride card stock; Other:  Big Shot, Designer Frames embossing folder, Framed Tulips embossing folder, aqua painter, Twitterpated buttons, basic jewels – pearls, mini glue dots

For this one, I stamped and colored the pear first, then sent it through the Big Shot two times – once with each folder.  Then I sponged a little color on the frame, spritzed with smooch spritz and added a button.  The stamp set, Blushing Bride card stock and Twitterpated buttons will be retiring May 31.  I’m fairly sure the Blushing Bride smooch spritz will, too, since it’s a retiring In Color, but don’t quote me on that one!

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Supplies:  Twitterpated designer fabric, Basic Jewels – rhinestones, Twitterpated buttons, white baker’s twine, Blushing Bride pleated ribbon, Big Shot fabric adhesive sheets, Beautiful Butterflies die, Scallop Circles #2 die; thread, tote

This is the other “2/$1” tote I bought.  I die cut the flowers from the designer fabric with the Big Shot, layered and sewed them together, added a button and adhered them to the tote with the fabric adhesive.  For the butterflies, I added adhesive to the fabric before I cut them out, then just ironed them to the tote.  To add the ribbon, I cut a strip of the adhesive, ironed it to the tote, then ironed the ribbon to the adhesive.  This will probably be a gift bag for a door prize at Apple Blossom, since the Apple Blossom signature colors are pink and green.

That’s it for me.  Your next stop is the fabulous Christine Giuda.  Click the “Hop Ahead” button to get there.

To go back to Debbie’s blog, click the “Hop Back” button.

And click the banner (either here or at the top of the blog) to go to the Llama Hop Home Page.

Enjoy our hop!  I hope you have as much fun looking as we did creating.  Thanks for stopping by.

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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13 Responses to Colors of Spring Hop

  1. I love your projects, Buffy. Your card with the pear is absolutely stunning. I feel a CASE coming on.


  2. Joanne says:

    Hi Buffy! Your creations are always so beautiful. That rosebush card is amazing – I love the tower of framelits labels. Your mother must have a beautiful garden!


  3. Kath says:

    Love the rosebush card! As always you are amazing.


  4. Jackie says:

    LOVE the framelits card and pear card. Beautiful projects!


  5. Linda says:

    Is there a name for what you did with the Framelits and the rosebush photo? Love it!


  6. Stephanie says:

    The rosebush card is absolutely amazing! What a clever idea. The other two projects are, as always, wonderful.


  7. diane oliver says:

    Buffy your cards are GOR-GE-OUS! Love love love how you did the rosebush photo card and at first glance I was going to ask you for watercoloring lessons! The pear card is just as gorgeous! Love the double embossing and shading is perfect. Now the tote is just too too cute! Hugs.


  8. Stephanie McKinnon says:

    Buffy – LOVE the rose bush card! What a unique idea. I think I will try this using some retired DSP. Have a few packs that are the same pattern which will give me multiple identical images Love all of your cards. Great job!


  9. Diane Oliver says:

    Buffy just wanted to say thanks for the sweet comment on my cards. Can’t figure out why it didn’t come in my email, but thanks again. You’re super sweet! hugs.


  10. Love the elegant rose card, reminds me of Victorian paintings. Love the pear also, I am going to have to revisit that stamp, thanks.


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