Wednesday, April 12, 2023

ICS April Blog Hop Spring Is Sprung

It's time to hop along with the ICS April Blog Hop and this month we are celebrating Spring with the theme, "Spring Is Sprung". Our talented Design Team members will be sharing their projects and ideas to help you get creative. 
When I think of Spring and flowers, it reminds me that Mother's Day is less than a month away. I decided to show some love to some of my retiring products to create this beautiful card design that requires minimal stamping and no coloring. The Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper has so many stunning floral designs that are perfect for creating lovely Spring projects. By mixing and matching products, it's amazing what you can create. 
Products Used:
Celebrating You stamp set (item #158028) Retiring
Blossoming Happiness Dies (item #158823) Retiring 
Split Card Textures Dies (item #159162) Retiring 
Fabulous Frames Dies (item #159163) Retiring 
Double Oval Punch (item #154242)
Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper (item #158822) Retiring
Pool Party Cardstock (item #122924)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Brushed Metallic Cardstock (item #153524) Retiring
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Brushed Brass Butterflies (item #158136)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Pool Party Cardstock
Card Base - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Brushed Gold Metallic Cardstock
Large Frame die cut with the Fabulous Frames Dies
Basic White Cardstock
Background Layer - 4 7/8" x 3 5/8" Die cut with the Split Card Textures Dies
Sentiment Label punched out with the Double Oval Punch
Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper
Flowers & Leaves die cut using the Blossoming Happiness Dies
This beautiful Mother's Day card is a wonderful combination of die cutting and designer series paper. The flowers and leaves have been die cut from one of the sheets of designer series paper that coordinates with the Blossoming Happiness Dies. The detailed background was created using the Split Card Textures Dies and I framed it with the large frame die from the Fabulous Frames Dies, using the Brushed Gold Metallic cardstock to step up the design. For the sentiment, I heat embossed the image from the Celebrating You stamp set with Gold embossing powder to coordinate with the frame. To complete the card design, I added several Brushed Brass Butterflies for a subtle touch of bling. This card is perfect for creating beautiful cards quickly and without the fuss of coloring images. So many of the products I used are retiring, so if you would like to order them, I recommend doing it soon to avoid missing out. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to create your own beautiful Spring projects. Make sure you take the time to check the Last Chance Products Sale List, with some products discounted up to 60%. These products are available only while supplies last. 
Now it's time to visit Terri's blog and see what she has created this month. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

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Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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  1. Tricia, that's so pretty and perfect for Mother's Day!

    1. Thank you Cheryl. I love how these products work together.

  2. Beautiful I love this die! Thanks for hopping with us this month!

    1. Thank you Deb. I love this die too and haven't used it enough. Will be sad to see it retire.

  3. Replies
    1. Thank you Darla. I love how everything came together with this card design.

  4. So sad the split card dies are leaving - marvelous card!

    1. Thank you Janey. I feel the same way about these dies. They are so versatile.

  5. Gorgeous Mother's Day Card! I really need to get these dies!

    1. Thank you Renee. I loved being able to combine these die sets to create this pretty card.

  6. Oh my I love this card! Stunning!

    1. Thank you Terri. It was a fun card to create.

  7. Sorry to see the Split Card dies are retiring. Makes a great card like yours!

  8. This is gorgeous! Any mama would be happy to receive it!