Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - Circle of Spring

Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop...I'm so happy you're here!
We had some choices for our product focus this month...and I chose the Circle of Spring Stamp Set...a set that I've loved since the beginning but didn't use much.  Don't know why...inking it up again has made me love it all over again!  I love that the sentiments are so soft and sweet.  I love that the set coordinates with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies.  And then...there's the wreath. much to love!  First, it's just perfect for everything spring. so lends itself to just about any treatment you might imagine.  Use Stampin' Emboss Powder.  Color it with Stampin' Write Markers.  Stamp it on Watercolor Paper and let your watercoloring skills shine!  Die cut it...or not.  Add die cut flowers and or ribbon to give it a bit of dimension...or not. many options!
I also chose to focus on our Gift Box Punch Board...and Kraft Cardstock.  I've always loved Kraft's truly a staple that I couldn't do without. my humble opinion...there's no more versatile packaging option than a kraft box.  I literally refer to Kraft Cardstock and the Gift Box Punch Board as the perfect couple.  Together I can create a box in just about any minutes...for any occasion.
So...first, a card...

with lots of layers...and textures...and colors!

And then...of course...a gift box to match!

And...I have to add a final design note...Project Life by Stampin' Up! card collections and accessory packs can add such fresh, fun details to any project.  I've used the Memories in the Making Project Life Card Collection for a pop of color behind the embossed wreath in both the card and the gift box tag...

and the sequins in the Moments Like These Accessory Pack were the perfect muted blue for my card!

If you're hopping from the beginning you've come from the talented Steffi, and I know you'll want to see what the amazing Susan has for you!

As always...


  1. SO pretty Sue. Love how that wreath looks embossed on the Basic Black cardstock. WOW.

  2. Such a colorful and happy set for Mother's Day. Love it!

  3. These are such bold, bright and happy projects Sue! Love the touch of white on black - very striking!

  4. These are FAB Sue! You totally rock the bright colours!

  5. So striking! Love the bold colours with that pop of black and white. And I'm with you on the Kraft! I could not create without it!

  6. Wow I love how you've made that wreath into something so bold and grungy. Awesome take on it!

  7. This just fills me with joy - the texture, the layers, the colours! I love everything about it. And I couldn't agree with you more - kraft + box board = true love forever!

  8. The customers, they choose items with green packaging as the most well known brands are currently utilizing custom Kraft Boxes as their packaging boxes.