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Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop - March 2021 | Stampin' Up! Springtime Joy Wreath

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Arrange a Wreath Bundle, Basket of Blooms Stamp Set, Springtime Joy Stamp Set, the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder and the Chick Dies by Stampin' Up!® to create a special Easter card with coordinating treat basket; #stampinup #cardtechniques #cardmaking #arrangeawreathbundle #springtimejoystampset #basketofbloomsstampset #chickdies #pinewoodplanks3dembossingfolder #3dbaskettreatholder #naturesinkspirations #stampinupcolorcoordination #stampingtechniques #stampinginkspirationsbloghop
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Hey y'all!  I'm so glad that you're here and hope you are having a wonderful day!  Today I am hopping with some of my talented stamping friends from around the world who love creating with Stampin' Up!® products as much as I do!  We love hopping on the second weekends of the month - Saturday or Sunday depending on where you are in the world - and love sharing lots of inspiration with you.  There are several of us hopping today - you will find the list to follow along towards the bottom of my blog post - so sit back and relax with your favorite cuppa as you peruse the hop.  

This month we are sharing things related to our theme of Easter and/or Spring.  There are so many ways to show love...   I have chosen to focus on lasting love!

Today's Project

Who doesn't love Spring?  Spring is such a wonderful time of year signifying new beginnings.  The birds are chirping, the animals are scurrying around and even a bit frisky!  Everyone seems to be smiling, too, as the colder weather is almost over and flowers are beginning to peek up in the flower beds and trees are starting to bud with blossoms about to burst.  Ahhhhh..... yes, I love Spring!  And today's project is a a resemblance of a glimpse of Spring from the view of a front porch - well, at least that's the view I hope you envision!

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Arrange a Wreath Bundle, Basket of Blooms Stamp Set, Springtime Joy Stamp Set, the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder and the Chick Dies by Stampin' Up!® to create a special Easter card with coordinating treat basket; #stampinup #cardtechniques #cardmaking #arrangeawreathbundle #springtimejoystampset #basketofbloomsstampset #chickdies #pinewoodplanks3dembossingfolder #3dbaskettreatholder #naturesinkspirations #stampinupcolorcoordination #stampingtechniques #stampinginkspirationsbloghop

Project Details

The Pool Party card base showcases a black pinewood door (a front door or a barn door, if you prefer) with a portion of a wreath.  Why a portion of the wreath you ask?  Because we had to have a basket filled  with Easter eggs so you know what time of year it is.  **wink**

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Arrange a Wreath Bundle, Basket of Blooms Stamp Set, Springtime Joy Stamp Set, the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder and the Chick Dies by Stampin' Up!® to create a special Easter card with coordinating treat basket; #stampinup #cardtechniques #cardmaking #arrangeawreathbundle #springtimejoystampset #basketofbloomsstampset #chickdies #pinewoodplanks3dembossingfolder #3dbaskettreatholder #naturesinkspirations #stampinupcolorcoordination #stampingtechniques #stampinginkspirationsbloghop

The basket image from Basket of Blooms was inked in Crumb Cake, stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock and fussy cut.  The left side was folded behind the basket to give it dimension allowing the Arrange a Wreath Easter Eggs to be stamped, die cut and adhered with Mini Glue Dots for added dimension. 

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Arrange a Wreath Bundle, Basket of Blooms Stamp Set, Springtime Joy Stamp Set, the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder and the Chick Dies by Stampin' Up!® to create a special Easter card with coordinating treat basket; #stampinup #cardtechniques #cardmaking #arrangeawreathbundle #springtimejoystampset #basketofbloomsstampset #chickdies #pinewoodplanks3dembossingfolder #3dbaskettreatholder #naturesinkspirations #stampinupcolorcoordination #stampingtechniques #stampinginkspirationsbloghop

The wreath was die cut from Mint Macaron, Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz cardstocks.  The pink twine made a delicate Spring bow for a special touch.

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Arrange a Wreath Bundle, Basket of Blooms Stamp Set, Springtime Joy Stamp Set, the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder and the Chick Dies by Stampin' Up!® to create a special Easter card with coordinating treat basket; #stampinup #cardtechniques #cardmaking #arrangeawreathbundle #springtimejoystampset #basketofbloomsstampset #chickdies #pinewoodplanks3dembossingfolder #3dbaskettreatholder #naturesinkspirations #stampinupcolorcoordination #stampingtechniques #stampinginkspirationsbloghop

The inside was stamped to compliment the card front to celebrate Easter.  The Springtime Joy butterfly was watercolored with the Fine Tip Water Painter; however, any medium of coloring (markers or Blends) would work.  We cannot have Easter without chocolate, right?!  So I created the same treat basket I created earlier this week making 1-1/2" wide to hold the candies!   And yes, I stamped the basket side of the fussy cut baskets this time for a finishing touch... this is quite simple to do after fussy cutting as the photopolymer stamp lines up perfectly.

The inside details of the basket... looks like hearthside type basket!  | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzieTop view of the basket so you can see the size better.  | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

If you wish, you can click here to see how to make the basket.

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Arrange a Wreath Bundle, Basket of Blooms Stamp Set, Springtime Joy Stamp Set, the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder and the Chick Dies by Stampin' Up!® to create a special Easter card with coordinating treat basket; #stampinup #cardtechniques #cardmaking #arrangeawreathbundle #springtimejoystampset #basketofbloomsstampset #chickdies #pinewoodplanks3dembossingfolder #3dbaskettreatholder #naturesinkspirations #stampinupcolorcoordination #stampingtechniques #stampinginkspirationsbloghop

What You'll Need to Make These Projects

BASIC SUPPLIES:

  • Stamparatus
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Small Grid Paper
  • Paper Snips
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Bone Folder

STAMPS:

  • Arrange a Wreath Bundle  (includes the Wreath Builder Dies) 
  • Springtime Joy Cling Stamp Set
  • Basket of Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set

INK:

  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Crumb Cake Stampin' Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Pool Party Stampin' Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Balmy Blue Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad
  • So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad

PAPER:

  • Basic White cardstock
  • Basic Black cardstock
  • Pool Party cardstock
  • Mint Macaron cardstock
  • Pear Pizzazz cardstock
  • Crumb Cake cardstock
  • 2020-2022 In Color 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper
  • Basic White Medium envelope

OTHER:

  • Wreath Builder Dies
  • Chick Dies
  • Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder
  • Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack

You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you do not have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.  

TIP:  A tip for stamping the eggs (the image is double eggs allowing for easy and quick multiples) in single colors is to stamp the egg along the edge of the ink pad and then clean before switching to the other color and egg.  And if you dare (which I haven't for this stamp set, yet), you can use snips to separate them, but do so at an angle of sorts so you can align them back up for stamping and die cutting purposes.  Remember the stamp set is yours so you can cut and trim any stamp that you wish! 

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Arrange a Wreath Bundle, Basket of Blooms Stamp Set, Springtime Joy Stamp Set, the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder and the Chick Dies by Stampin' Up!® to create a special Easter card with coordinating treat basket; #stampinup #cardtechniques #cardmaking #arrangeawreathbundle #springtimejoystampset #basketofbloomsstampset #chickdies #pinewoodplanks3dembossingfolder #3dbaskettreatholder #naturesinkspirations #stampinupcolorcoordination #stampingtechniques #stampinginkspirationsbloghop

More Inspiration

I hope you have been inspired by my projects to create something special for someone in your life!  
Please continue along the hop to see what Mikaela and the others have created.  I am sure you will be filled with lots of inspiration!  And should you be inspired, please leave us a comment... we would love to hear from you.

  

MARCH 2021

 

Angie McKenzie  ●  Mikaela Titheridge  ●  Alejandra Gomez

Leonie Stuart  ●  Danielle Kassing  ●  Annette Ball

Vicki Milyard  ●  AurĂ©lie Fabre  ●  Kristie Wilson

Mo Rootes  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Terry Hamilton

Deb Macdowell  ●  Narelle Fasulo  ●  Karen Henderson

  Jill Chapman  ●  Melissa Faust  ●  Susan Webster

Anne Marie Hile  ●  Chris Smith  ●  JoAnn Pollock

Cheryl Hamilton  ●  Tricia Butts  ●  Teri West

Susan Simpson  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith  ●  Lisa Mackey

Libby Fens  ●  Ann Krucek  ●  Jan Musselman

Shel Anderson  ●  Sue Allen  ●  Jo Blackman

 

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!
#stampinup #cardtechniques #cardmaking #arrangeawreathbundle #springtimejoystampset #basketofbloomsstampset #chickdies #pinewoodplanks3dembossingfolder #3dbaskettreatholder #naturesinkspirations #stampinupcolorcoordination #stampingtechniques #stampinginkspirationsbloghop 

22 comments

  1. Great ideas just flow thru your brain like so much water, Angie! I always enjoy seeing what you create! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kindness, Jan! So thankful I was able to inspire you! x

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  2. super cute projects!! and those little baskets are super cute!
    thanks for organizing this blog hop!

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    1. Thanks so much, Allie! You are so welcome and I'm so glad that you're hopping, too. x

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  3. Really great idea Angie, I'm going to have to try your little baskets!!!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Vicki! Can't wait to see your version!!! x

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  4. I love the off the corner wreath and that little basket is so cute.

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  5. How do you come up with cards that are so "out of the box"?!! Just stunning with the black background. Beautiful!

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    1. For the love of creativity... and to make others smile! It's so fun to create things that I know will make the recipients smile. Thanks so much, Cheryl. x

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  6. Love this Angie! What a great idea to put only the corner of the wreath on the door!

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  7. I love your projects and the striking colour combo, really beautiful x

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  8. Such a dramatic card Angie and I love the sweet little basket x

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  9. Wow! Angie the card is stunning and the basket is SO cute.

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    1. Thanks so much, Karen! Both were a lot of fun to create. x

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  10. I love the concept behind the card Angie! I could see it! The basket of eggs was very sweet and I loved that you put one on the inside too! :)

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    1. So glad that you were able to visualize what I created, Deb! I so loved making the baskets. x

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