Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Spring has sprung at last!  And just in time for our Cross Canada “April Showers Bring May Flowers” Blog Hop.  This month, we’re featuring anything spring-y – flowers, brighter colours, new products and so much more.  Hop along and feel the spring fever with the things my CTMH sisters and I have created. 

ABOUT THE HOP
·         This is a circular hop so you can start here and go all the way around.
·         If you came from my good friend Krista’s “Simply Creating” blog, then you are going in the right direction.  Or, if you’d like to start in the East and go from Coast to Coast, you can start with Michelle’s “My Creations” blog.  She also has a complete list, if you get lost along the way.

HERE'S MY PROJECT: Whimsy Paper Fundamentals Cards

When I think spring, I think bright and fresh colours.  The Whimsy colour palette is perfect for spring, and Canary (one of our newest colours) is my favourite – so bright and cheerful.  Our Paper Fundamentals pack has some amazing patterns in these colours, and I used scraps I had leftover from a card workshop – scraps are awesome for cards.

I just grabbed some papers and started playing – tilting, moving and layering the pieces.  It’s so amazing when a layout just sort of appears on its own, like it did with these cards.


I started with a “girly” version, pairing the Canary with Pixie and Thistle, and adding a little bling.


Then I did a second version, swapping the pinks for blues and using black enamel stars instead of sparkles.  Once you have one card done, it’s so easy to make more.  I could have played all day!



On both cards, I used sentiments from this month’s Stamp of the Month “A Typed Note”.  This has been a popular stamp, thanks to the fun vintage typewriter and pointing finger, but the sayings are great too -- even on their own!  You can get your fingers on this great stamp set for just $5 when you spend $50 or more (before shipping and taxes).

Now the hardest part – who will I send these cards to?

KEEP HOPPING & LEAVE COMMENTS, PLEASE!
Your next stop on this April Showers Bring May Flowers” Blog Hop is my other good friend Christine’s “Creative Life” blog.

Please take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our crafty readers ....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see.


Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, paper and techniques seen along the way.  And come back next month when we’ll be sharing some great ideas using our fabulous range of How-To Books.

8 comments:

  1. These cards are simply adorable!

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  2. Love these cards, they are prefect for just about any occasion.

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  3. I love your color combinations Sheri!

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  4. Great cards, Sheri! I love both versions - and I really love the new spirograph stamps!

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  5. Love these! You can always send one to me :-)

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  6. Great cards Sheri, perfect for sending to anyone. I love how you changed the colours up.

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