Saturday, 10 April 2021

Stamping Inkspirations - April 2021 Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my blog! Today I am taking part in a blog hop with some fellow enthusiasts who love sharing theircreative talents using their Stampin' Up!® products. This month the Stamping Inkspirations blog hop is all about birthdays and celebrations.

Sending out happy post is such a joy. M
aking and sending birthday cards is always a pleasure - especially when it has been impossible to meet up in person and share the celebrations of a special day.

The In Bloom bundle is fabulous, but it is the Pierced Blooms dies that have really caught my attention! I love all the stitched details! 

I took a pile of card offcuts and cut a heap of flowers and leaves. I ended up with quite a few and a dilemma...should I group them by colour or style? Today I have used predominately pastel colours, including two of the retiring InColors Seaside Spray and Rococo Rose. There is also some Soft Sea Foam, So Saffron and Basic Black for the centres. Pastel colours and Spring go hand in hand, don't they?

The Soft Sea Foam card base is covered with a matching layer that has been embossed with the Brick& Mortar folder. The flowers are displayed on a Basic White panel (embossed with the Tasteful Textile folder). This panel and the Happy Birthday sentiment are outlined with black to make them pop - the black layer is only marginally bigger, but it makes such a difference.

I'm not sure if the flowers are botanically accurate, although the So Saffron ones remind me of English Primroses, but they are pretty. Fingers crossed that these flowers bring a smile to the birthday recipient!

I hope that you are inspired by my card today and that you will continue along the hop to see what the others have created too - Susan is next. Enjoy the projects. We would love to hear from you and so if you have been inspired, please leave a comment. 

Do you need any of the products used on today's card?If you live in the uk you can click on the shopping links below to add them to your collection today.





Angie McKenzie  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  Alejandra Gomez

 Danielle Kassing  ●  Annette Ball  ●  Kirstie Pattrick

Linda Moore  ● Mo Rootes  ●  Libby Fens

Tricia Butts  ●  Jan Musselman  ●  AurĂ©lie Fabre

Narelle Fasulo  ●  Sandra Mastello  ●  Karen Henderson

  Susan Simpson  ●  Susan Webster  ●  Melissa Faust

JoAnn Pollock  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Jo Blackman

Jill Chapman  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith  ●  Melissa Gifford

Terry Hamilton  ●  Deb Macdowell  ●  Satomi Wellard

Shel Anderson  ●  Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Ann Krucek 

Thank you for joining us today! Looking forward to seeing you next time. Stay safe and as always, happy crafting,

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  1. Great use of your scraps (the 1st thing I grabbed when I die cut flowers too). And I love all of the texture too. Thank you for sharing!

    1. I hoard scraps because I know they will come in useful! Glad I'm not alone in doing this, and glad you like the card too!

  2. Sweet card! Love these dies, a favorite of mine.

    1. Aah, thanks Libby. The stitching makes these dies so special!

  3. Lovely card Karen, love these dies x

    1. Thanks Mo. And yes, the dies make it so easy to make pretty flowers!

  4. Gorgeous colours and textures, beautiful card!

  5. Beautiful card Karen! I have a little zip lock bag full of flowers in different colours, so I know the dilemma! :)

    1. Thanks Deb - well at least we can say we are prepared when it comes to making a floral card!

  6. Love your card Karen! I love this bundle too!

  7. Love these blooms against the brick wall! Such a lovely color palette, too! Thanks for the inspirations as always and for hopping with us, Karen. x