Saturday, April 22, 2017

April Blog Hop


Hello my stamping friend and welcome to our April Blog Hop. The theme of this month hop is Mother's Day. I created 2 projects that are slightly non traditional for me. When I think about Mother's Day - roses are always coming in mind, big bouquet of roses. But because I used rose stamp sets many times I decided to use a set that I did not have a chance to play with and that has Mother's Day greeting in it - "Oh So Succulent". At first - I did not need the stamp set, but was super intrigued with framelits and paper flowers it creates. So I bought a bundle, but did not use it until this week. Let me tell you - I wish 2 things: could of tried it sooner and it would not be on retiring list. The only positive thing is that frameilts are on 50% discount! You will need to buy stamp set and fremlits separately to get a best deal.

This is the card I created:
I used Weather Together bundle for umbrella. Outline of flowers were done in Tip Tap Taupe. I found it easier to line them up when stamping outline first.
The box is 3x3 white box from Stampin Up (also on retired list). Love the size of it and how easy it can be decorated. The designer paper was wrapped around clear piece and flowers and moss added to the top.
And the best part is the moss. It is not from a craft store, I pooled it from the tree in my backyard. All our oaks here in Florida are covered in Spanish moss. I finally found some use of it, haha.
Succulents were super easy to make. I cut all flower shapes from Old Olive card stock, sponged them in Sweet Sugarplum, curled with scoring tool and assemble. Sugarplum one - 4 smallest flower shapes, Sahara Sand - 3 smallest ones sponged with old olive ink. You can find plenty of videos on YouTube how to make them. They come together very quickly and look very cool. I also curled thin strips of card stock to add on top.
Hope you like them. Leave me a comment for a chance to win the prize:
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44 comments:

Sandy Berghuis said...

Wow, what beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win this fabulous prize! #stampitcontest

Holly said...

Your flowers are gorgeous and I love how you filled the umbrella. #stampitcontest

Gloria S said...

I love your projects. Where in Fl? I live here too!

Unknown said...

This is a very creative idea! I love it. #stampitcontest

Stacy said...

I love the beautiful box. #stampitcontest

eam said...

#stampitcontest
Pretty

Tracy said...

That is a very fun use of the umbrella! Pretty card and lovely box -- those succulents are the perfect decoration! #stampitcontest

dkweaver said...

#stampitcontest Your succulents look so real, such a pretty card and box.

Unknown said...

Imaginative use of the umbrella to hold the succulents! #stampitcontest

Unknown said...

What a creative card - love the use of the umbrella. #stampitcontest

Pauline said...

wow the card with the umbrella is beautiful.
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Unknown said...

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Love your card.

ccheney said...

So pretty! #stampitcontest

Kathy said...

#stampitcontest Love this card!

Rene, MSN, RN said...

#stampitcontest LOVE these ideas!

Melanie said...

#stampitcontest
Great idea to use the umbrella to hold flowers! TFS!

fran said...

#stampitcontest-love your Succulents and the idea of the umbrella makes me wish I bought the dies with the stamp set.

Becky said...

Great use for your moss! Lucky you! #stampingcontest

Unknown said...

So pretty! #stampitcontest

Nitae1952 said...

#stampitcontest I love how the umbrella holds everything. Thanks

Diana Hernandez said...

#stampitcontest
Creative projects tfs

Colette Stevens said...

Love the way you co-ordinated the card and gift box... very pretty
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Ginger said...

#stampitcontest pretty

Peg said...

#stampitcontest I will love this set forever! TFS.

Unknown said...

#stampitcontest I love how you used the umbrella, very creative. Beautiful card.

Ida W said...

Love the card and the box and that you found a use for the Spanish Moss in your yard :)

Ida W said...

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Cathy R said...

#stampitcontest
Thanks for the cool card.

Sheila said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful project. stampitcontest

Unknown said...

Really beautiful projects, love them. #stampitcontest

Camera Girl said...

#stampitcontest I like the card & box thanks

Anna said...

Hi Oksana, I love the box and card set, an your umbrella idea for the flower is so cute, TFS, Cheers Anna.

Unknown said...

#stampitcontest

Great Card - Love the use of the umbrella -- Thanks for sharing.

Denise Kasbohm said...

So fun and creative with the use of the umbrella. #stampitcontest

Tanya said...

So pretty! #stampitcontest ~ Tanya Green

nfaband said...

#stampitcontest

My goodness you've created some gorgeous projects for us, I love the addition the umbrella on the card, thank you so much for sharing them here.

carolsmith said...

Love your creativity!!! tyfs #stampitcontest

Unknown said...

The card and the box are beautiful! I love how you used the framelits for the top of the box, too bad it is retiring...
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DianaD said...

#stampitcontest. The card is so pretty! Thank you for sharing!

blbrennan said...

#stampitcontest
We always love inspiration in design when showing how stamp sets can be paired to create a beautiful card. Who would've thought...a umbrella as a basket for flowers!

Janet Swofford said...

#stampitcontest Love your projects! They are just beautiful!!!

Barbie Loughlin said...

#stampitcontest
how creative with the umbrella!

tongkitty said...

#stampitcontest. Love how creative you are. A really good idea to use the umbrella.

Constance.hildebrand56@gmail.com said...

#stampitcontest. Umbrella with flowers...cute idea! Thanks.