Friday, April 7, 2023

Global Stamping Friends April Blog Hop Spring Loaded

It's time to hop along with the Global Stamping Friends April Blog Hop as we celebrate Spring. Here in Colorado we have had a week of typical Spring weather - sunshine, wind, snow and back to sunshine again. I think of Spring as a season of change and right now Stampin' Up! is also going through changes as we transition from 2022-2023 Annual Catalog to the new 2023-2024 Annual Catalog. That means saying goodbye to some old favorites as we get ready to welcome exciting new products to help spark out creativity. 
My Spring card design features a mix of retiring products and products that will be carrying over to the new Annual catalog. My design features the wonderful 2022-2024 In Colors to create a fresh and fun card that works for a variety of occasions. The beautiful gold frame has been die cut with the retiring Fabulous Frames Dies to help step up this clean and simple card design using the Gold Brushed Metallic cardstock, which is also retiring. The Sending Smiles Bundle is perfect for creating beautiful cards and I am so happy that this stamp set and dies are carrying over to the new catalog, but take note that the bundle price is retiring. So if you want to save 10%, make sure to order this bundle while it's still available. 
Products Used:
Sending Smiles Bundle (item #158707)
Fabulous Frames Dies (item #159163) Retiring
Tea Boutique Cards & Envelopes (Retiring) Sale Price $4.00
Brushed Metallic Cardstock (item #153524) Retiring
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Tahitian Tide Classic Ink Pad (item #159210)
Orchid Oasis Classic Ink Pad (item #159214)
Parakeet Party Classic Ink Pad (item #159208)
Daffodil Delight Classic Ink Pad (item #147094)
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (item #141897)
2022-2024 In Color Matte Decorative Dots (item #159186)
Brushed Brass Butterflies (item #158136)
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (item #144108)
Tea Boutique Cards & Envelopes
Tahitian Tide Card Base
Brushed Metallic Cardstock - Gold
Detailed Frame die cut with the Fabulous Frames Dies
2 Small Flowers die cut with the Sending Dies
Basic White Cardstock
Focal Insert die cut with the Fabulous Frames Dies
Flowers stamped & die cut with the Sending Smiles Bundle
Sentiment Label stamped & die cut with the Sending Smiles Bundle
This bright and cheerful card design is simple to create and I love that the Tea Boutique Cards & Envelopes make it easy to create beautiful cards with just a few simple supplies. This card set is retiring and is on sale for just $4.00 for a pack of 20 card bases and 20 coordinating envelopes. That is a 60% discount. These cards coordinate perfectly with the 2022-2024 In Colors, so I chose to use Parakeet Party Classic ink for the stem and leaves and Tahitian Tide and Orchid Oasis Classic inks for the flowers.  To create the lightest flower, I stamped the first small flower with Orchid Oasis ink onto Basic White cardstock and then stamped it again onto the cardstock without reinking. I also stamped the large flower with Tahitian Tide Classic ink onto the Basic White cardstock and used the coordinating dies from the Sending Smiles Bundle to die cut the three flowers. 
To create the focal image, I stamped the stem with leaves image onto the Basic White focal die cut using Parakeet Party ink and then added the three flowers with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to pop them up before adhering it to the front of the card base. For a touch of shimmer, I colored the flowers with Clear Wink of Stella to step up the design. I added the Gold Frame around the outside of the focal image and then added some Brushed Brass Butterflies to embellish the focal image. For the sentiment, I stamped the image from the Sending Smiles stamp set using Orchid Oasis ink and then die cut it out with a coordinating die from the Sending Dies. I attached it to the front of the card base with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, centering it below the focal image. To complete the design, I added two die cut Gold flowers to decorate the sentiment label and then added Parakeet Party Matte Decorative Dots to the centers of the flowers.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to create your own wonderful Spring projects. There are so many wonderful products to explore to help spark your creativity. 
Now it's time to visit Kimberley's blog and see what she has created this month. Just click on the Next button below to visit her blog. I hope you will leave us a comment and let us know what you enjoyed about our projects. 

If you live in the U.S. and do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you with your creative projects. You may also visit my Online Store to place your order and have it shipped to you. Remember to check out the Last Chance Sale for retiring products with discounts of up to 60% on select products. These products are only available while supplies last, so make sure to place your order soon to avoid missing out. 

Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Like What You See? Visit My Online Store Here

Visit My Facebook Business Page for Updates & Ideas

Click here to Contact Me

Save Up To 60% Off Select Retiring Products
During The Last Chance Sale
Click Below To Shop Before They Sell Out


  1. Love your card, Tricia! Our minds went in the same direction. I'm really happy Sending Smiles is carrying over. Thanks for sharing this!💕

    1. Thank you. Great minds think alike. This bundle is perfect for Spring cards.

  2. Beautiful Spring card - the gold frame makes it look so elegant! I never got the Sending Smiles bundle, but I did get the Fabulous Frames...and have not used them yet! So, I'm glad they are carrying over. Thanks for sharing :-D

    1. Thank you Kimberley. I love the Sending Smiles bundle and I am so happy it will be in the new catalog. Sad to say goodbye to the Fabulous Frames Dies as they are one of my favorites.

  3. This is so pretty with the frame. I had to go check my stash and I do have this one. Can't wait to try it with this set. I love the gold.