Hello friends and happy Friday! Today I am very honored and happy to be participating in another fun blog hop called "Spread Joy Not Germs." Much like the "Send Uplifting Smiles" blog hop that I posted about just an hour ago sponsored by Newton's Nook Designs, this hop is also designed to inspire you to create and spread joy through sending handmade cards. There are over 153 bloggers and companies participating in this hop and there are many great prizes available as you will see at the end of this post.
Today I'm happy to be representing Whimsy Stamps. I have used their sweet Bunny Balloons stamp set to create my card for this hop.
Here is the rainbow themed card I created for this bloghop:
*A full list of supplies is located at the end of this post.
This slimline card measures 8 1/2" x 3 1/2". Slimline cards are designed to fit inside a regular #10 sized business envelope and do not require additional postage. The base of this slimline card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using the Slimline Postage stamp die, I cut the frame from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I lined the back of the frame with rainbow striped paper. I stamped some of the cute little bunnies and balloons from the Bunny Balloons stamp set and colored them in using Copic markers. I added the bunnies to the card with 3M foam adhesive for added height. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo black ink, notched the left edge and adhered it to the right side of the card. Lastly, I added a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to the balloons for added sparkle.
Sponsor and Prize List:
Catherine Pooler Designs - $20 Gift Certificate on each of the Brand Ambassadors' blogs
Hedgehog Hollow - one month free sub to the box with free us shipping
Artesprix - Getting Started Kit
Beacon - Product gift bag
Brutus Monroe - $50 GC
CAS-ual Fridays - Win the new release - over $80 value
Dina Kowal - Two $10 gift codes to Dina Kowal Creative
Dress My Craft - $35 gift certificate
Ellen Hutson - $35 Gift Certificate
Greeting Farm -$25 Gift Certificate
Heffy Doodle - £35 voucher for the store
iCrafter - $20 Gift Certificate
Ink on 3 - $35 Gift Certificate
Joy Claire - $25 Gift Certificate
Miss Ink Stamps -$25 Gift Certificate
Pear Blossom Press -$25 gift certificate
Paper Sweeties - $50 Gift Certificate
Polka Dot Orchard- $20 Gift Certificate
Pink and Main - $25 Gift Certificate
Rabbit Hole Designs - $10.00 gift code on each DT members blogs
Sassy and Crafty Stamps - $35 Gift Certificate
STAMPlorations - $25 gift code on the STAMPlorations blog + $10 gift code on each designer blogs.
Taylored Expressions - $50 Gift Certificate
Trinity Stamps- $25 Gift Certificate
The Ton - $20 Gift Certificate (stamps, dies, ink or sequins)
Unity - two $25 Gift Certificates
Whimsy Stamps - $15 GC on each of their Creative Team team blogs
WOW! Embossing Powder - two gift vouchers £30 UK or Europe & $30 for US winner
Xyron - Mega Runner, Refill & 1.5 inch sticker maker, refill
You're Next Stamp - $25 Gift Certificate
Continue on the hop:
The prizes will be randomly drawn from all of the comments. This bloghop has over 153 bloggers and sponsors participating, so YES, that's a lot of websites to visit! While it's hard to leave comments on ALL of them, your chances of winning increase by commenting on as many as you can. The deadline to enter for prizes is April 24th, 2020. Winners will be announced on the Catherine Pooler and Hedgehog Hollow websites.
Please continue on this blog hop by visiting fellow artist Judy Rozema here:
For a full list of details and all those participating, you can always refer to:
Thank you for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
List of supplies:
Hello friends and happy BLACK Friday! Best of luck to you brave souls who dare to venture out on this day because I want no part of it! Those crowds are not for me! Today, you will find me shopping local at the Butterfly Reflections, Ink in New Hampshire for my very first time! Be sure to follow along on Instagram to see all the behind the scenes photos from the store and more. I'm excited because it is also the shop owner, Vanessa's birthday, so I will get to wish her a happy birthday in person. To celebrate, a large group of current and past Design Team members, along with some special guests, will be doing a blog hop on Instagram sharing cards that were inspired by some of Vanessa's favorite things: the color fushia, cute critters (she LOVES Hello Bluebird), coffee and pumpkin spice. Here is the card I created for her:
This slimline card ( 8 1/2" x 3 1/2") was made from Berry Burst cardstock. The first matted layer is a 8 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock. I die cut the mountains in Blushing Bride cardstock using the Hello Sweetums Mountains of Fun dies. I die cut the trees using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Trees dies. I stamped all of the critters, trees and presents from the Hello Bluebird Frosty Friends stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them using Copic markers. I added highlights to some of the images with a Uniball White Gel pen. I also added Lawn Fawn ultrafine glitter to the snowbanks and critters' hats. I added many of the images to the card using 3M foam adhesive. I stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the card in Berry Burst ink. Lastly, I added a coat of clear Wink of Stella to the images for added sparkle.
Here are the Copic colors I used for coloring:
Here is the Frosty Friends stamp set by Hello Bluebird (available through Butterfly Reflections, Ink) that I used to create today's card:
Be sure to follow along on Instagram to see what everyone else created for Vanessa's birthday!
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a wonderfully creative weekend!
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