Spring-a-Bration Blog Hop


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Welcome to our “Spring-a-bration” blog hop!  We’ll be showing you fabulous projects we’ve created for spring using products from Stampin’ Up!’s Spring catalog and FREE Sale-a-bration items!

If you arrived here from Christine Giuda’s “Dancin’ Stamps” blog, you’re in the right place!  If you’re just starting out, that’s ok, too.  You can hop forward until you get back here and still see all the wonderful projects we’ve created for you.  You can also return to the Hop Home Page at any time by clicking the “Home” button below or the banner above to go directly to any stop in the hop.

My first project is a CASE (basically “copy”) of a wine bottle topper Linda Wicks (your next hop stop) created during our “Fallidays” hop.  I punched a little larger hole in mine so it would fit over a bottle of chocolate milk for a birthday party.

Bottle Topper, Sweet Threads Simply Sent, Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog, Pinwheel, Big ShotI used the Print Poetry designer series paper stack for the pinwheel.  You can use the Sizzlets S Die to create a 2″ square pinwheel in a jiffy, and at $4.95, it’s a bargain!  I used part of one of the “Sweet Threads Simply Sent” cards for another project, so I used the Primrose Petals printed card that was leftover for this bottle topper.   Add in the 3/8″ striped Organdy Ribbon – Old Olive and the scallop oval punch and you can get the Feeling Sentimental stamp set free!  I also used some stitched satin ribbon in Summer Starfruit, the 1-3/4″ circle punch, neutral brads and Gumball Green classic ink.

Here’s the tag I made with the rest of the Sweet Threads kit card.

Flower tag, Birthday, blog hop, Sweet Threads Simply Sent, Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

Cute, right?  I cross-stitched a couple of these, but saw a sweet tip at Leadership.  Sara used In Color Stampin’ Write Markers to create “Faux Cross Stitch.”  Brilliant!  If you add the 1-3/4″ circle punch, the scallop rectangle clearlit (used to cut out the flower) and the ribbon and ink used on the bottle topper, you can get two Sale-a-bration items FREE!Best of Birthdays, Oh Hello, Stampin' Up! 25th Anniversary, chalkboard, birthday!!

This is a cool “blackboard card.”  I love the look of black and white, but I had to throw in some Cherry Cobbler too.

The “Oh, Hello” set comes in wood  or clear mount.  And you can save money by purchasing the stamps and coordinating oval framelits in a bundle (wood or clear).

I inked the rose with Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green stampin’ write markers, then cut it out and layered it to the oval (Whisper White craft).  The Happy Birthday oval is from our new “Best Of Birthdays” set.  I embossed it with White and Cherry Cobbler embossing powder.  To finish it off, I sponged a little Whisper White craft ink over the black card stock, then added some Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon.

Remember – during Sale-a-bration, for every $50 of Stampin’ Up! product you purchase, you can select a FREE Sale-a-bration item – including some products from the Annual Catalog.  It’s the best time of the year for crafters!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy.  Your next stop is “Nutty for Stampin'” with Linda Wicks.  Linda is one of my faves!  I’m forever copying her projects.

Enjoy the hop – and have a wonderful day!

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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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11 Responses to Spring-a-Bration Blog Hop

  1. Susan Horr says:

    Love your projects!


  2. Great idea for the Chocolate Milk topper. Love the chalkboard card.


  3. Stephanie says:

    Fun project Buffy. I love the idea of the chocolate milk topper. The pinwheel is one of my favorites! Haven’t used it yet, though. Your chalkboard birthday card is an inspiration. I think I need to try more of that technique and not just in MDS.


  4. jlfstudio says:

    Wonderful projects Buffy. I love the idea of the cross stitched tag and your chalkboard project has inspired me to try my own. Hugs and blessings from a sister Llama.


  5. Carol Carriveau says:

    Wonderful projects…love that you turned the wine bottle topper to fit on chocolate milk…out of the box smart! I love our Pinwheel sizzlet and need to start using it for some Spring cards. Thank you for sharing inspiration!


  6. The Best of Birthday embossing is quite impressive! I have enough trouble with one embossing color, much less two on the same stamp. And the Chocolate Milk topper will come in handy with all my nephews.


    • buffycooper says:

      Well, don’t be too impressed. I stamped it two times in the white craft ink on Basic Black card stock, embossed one with white and the other with Cherry Cobbler. Then I cut the banner from the CC embossed one and glued it to the Whisper White one. Easy – and almost impossible to mess up. (Emphasis on almost. Because I did mess up the first one. I was tired and snipped too close to the edge and lost a corner of the banner. So this is the second take.)


  7. KatheD says:

    Buffy, as always, you’ve offered up some sweet inspiration. Your pinwheel and “faux cross stitch” tulip are certainly ready for spring, and your chalkboard card has a fresh appeal – enough to send me back to my stamp room, from which I’ve been distracted for too long!


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