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Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - March 2020 - Easter

By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Easter Promise Stamp Set, Stitched Rectangle Dies, and Painted Labels Dies by Stampin' Up!; #eastercards #watercoloring #easterpromisestampset #paintedlabelsdies  #stitchedrectantledies #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #CI73 #handmadecards

Welcome to the March 2020 edition of the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop!  You are currently visiting Angie McKenzie from the USA.  The theme this month is EASTER!


The January-June 2020 Mini Catalog has some amazing products that can be used year round... and there is an amazing two-page spread that features two of my favorite Spring themed stamp sets.  These two Easter themed stamp sets can be used well beyond Spring just by adding different sentiments!  Today's project features the beautiful Easter Promise stamp set.

By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Easter Promise Stamp Set, Stitched Rectangle Dies, and Painted Labels Dies by Stampin' Up!; #eastercards #watercoloring #easterpromisestampset #paintedlabelsdies  #stitchedrectantledies #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #CI73 #handmadecards

Any day now these cheerful crocuses of yellow, purple and white should be popping up in my yard as reminders of the upcoming Easter celebrations.  So why not share their beauty on a card created to share the Easter message?

By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Easter Promise Stamp Set, Stitched Rectangle Dies, and Painted Labels Dies by Stampin' Up!; #eastercards #watercoloring #easterpromisestampset #paintedlabelsdies  #stitchedrectantledies #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #CI73 #handmadecards

The crocus represents the return of Spring... so having it in this amazing stamp set is even more meaningful!   And with the spice Saffron actually is derived from the saffon crocus... So Saffron was the perfect color for this card, don't you agree?!?  And since the blooms can often be found in meadows... and along the alpine tundra, Mossy Meadow and Highland Heather were also used.  These colors were also swimming in my head because of this amazing Colour INKspiration Challenges #73 photo so everything was perfect for my mojo!

Colour Inkspiration Challenges #73

The Painted Labels Dies made the perfect recessed frame backdrop for this lovely arrangement of three crocuses which is so full of symbolism for Christians (the three crosses on Calvary during Jesus' crucifixion and the number of days that passed before His resurrection).  Stamp the image in VersaMark onto a layer of Whisper White and heat emboss with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder.  Watercolor the blooms with a damp, small tip Aqua Painter using So Saffron and Highland Heather inks for the blooms and Mossy Meadow ink for the leaves.  Die cut the embossed watercolor layer when dry with the two largest Stitched Rectangle  Dies to create the outer edge which will float above the recessed panel.  The Whisper White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon was wrapped around the watercolor frame and tied off with a bow.  The gold embossed sentiment was fussy cut and adhered to the ribbon with Tear & Tape Adhesive.

By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Easter Promise Stamp Set, Stitched Rectangle Dies, and Painted Labels Dies by Stampin' Up!; #eastercards #watercoloring #easterpromisestampset #paintedlabelsdies  #stitchedrectantledies #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #CI73 #handmadecards

Adhere the embossed center panel to a Mossy Meadow layer with liquid glue.  Adhere the embossed frame panel with Foam Adhesive Strips.  Emboss the So Saffron layer with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder in two opposite directions to create the textile layer.  Adhere to a So Saffron vertical card base.  Adhere the Mossy Meadow layer with liquid glue as shown.

By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Easter Promise Stamp Set, Stitched Rectangle Dies, and Painted Labels Dies by Stampin' Up!; #eastercards #watercoloring #easterpromisestampset #paintedlabelsdies  #stitchedrectantledies #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #CI73 #handmadecards

The remnants from the embossed die cutting create a lovely border for the inside!

By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Easter Promise Stamp Set, Stitched Rectangle Dies, and Painted Labels Dies by Stampin' Up!; #eastercards #watercoloring #easterpromisestampset #paintedlabelsdies  #stitchedrectantledies #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #CI73 #handmadecards

Stamp the image in Mossy Meadow onto Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp the sentiment in VersaMark and heat emboss with gold powder.  Adhere the framed embossed remnants with liquid adhesive.  Layer onto Mossy Meadow and So Saffron layers which compliment the card front as shown.

By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Easter Promise Stamp Set, Stitched Rectangle Dies, and Painted Labels Dies by Stampin' Up!; #eastercards #watercoloring #easterpromisestampset #paintedlabelsdies  #stitchedrectantledies #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #CI73 #handmadecards

And we mustn't forget the envelope!  Stamp the front and the envelope flap with the crocus image in Mossy Meadow for a lovely sneak peek of what's inside.

I hope this card has inspired you to get creative with these amazing products for your cards.  You are currently visiting Angie McKenzie.  Now it's time to get more inspiration from the other stampers that are part of this Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop by clicking on the Inlinkz link party button below.  You sure don't want to miss any! 
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Have a blessed day!
By Angie McKenzie for Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Easter Promise Stamp Set, Stitched Rectangle Dies, and Painted Labels Dies by Stampin' Up!; #eastercards #watercoloring #easterpromisestampset #paintedlabelsdies  #stitchedrectantledies #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #CI73 #handmadecards

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About the April Kit

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  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes
  • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
Coordinating Colors: Crushed Curry, Early Expresso, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, 
Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, and Soft Sea Foam

                                                  
In the current Annual and Mini Catalogs, Product Suites are bundled, making ordering super easy!  With one item number, you can order the stamp/die bundle at a discounted price, plus the paper and any other coordinating products, giving you everything you need for creating perfectly coordinated projects!  I love this ordering option, and I know you will too.  Try it!!!  Just click on the above Online Shoppers Code, or any of the items in the Supply List below to go to my store.  Use this Online Shoppers Code at checkout and I will send you a special thank you for your order.  If your order is over $150, please don't use the code (you'll miss out on your own Stampin' Rewards if you use it) as you'll still receive something special in your mailbox from me.

                                                    

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#eastercards #watercoloring #easterpromisestampset #paintedlabelsdies  #stitchedrectantledies #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #CI73 #handmadecards

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