Good morning and Happy Monday!

I have to say I am more than a little giddy this morning because I had a wonderful, relaxing weekend and I have a short (but busy) week ahead before I skip off to my annual Scrap Camp Retreat with a group of truly delightful women who, for 3 1/2 days are my elbow-to-elbow crafting sisters. Of course some of them sit in that role year around, but for one weekend a month we gather together and revel in it. I’m so excited to be going that I completely abandoned my plan to scale back what I am bringing and have ventured back into the land of ridiculousness with no less than 6 or 7 bags of stuff. Praise the Lord for Thirty-One bags, that’s all I can say!

Anywhoo, to get you off to a good start this week I have a few Spring-y cards to share with you. I hope you find some inspiration here in a very pretty and fun set to work with. I find this one to be perfect for a lot of different kinds of cards, but with Easter on the horizon I think I will be doing more with it.

Enjoy and have a great week!

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My first card is a soft and springy wildflower garden birthday. I stamped the flowers in Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron, Crushed Curry and Memento Angel Pink and the stems in Certainly Celery on a panel of white. This was layered on a panel of textured Sunshine Yellow cs then wrapped with a piece of pink ruffled ribbon and then adhered to the Certainly Celery card. A button and some baker’s twine in the lower right and a sentiment, stamped and punched in the upper left finish this quick and easy card off.
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My second card comes with a little extra sparkle but the colors are still soft and feminine.
My card is a half sheet of Pretty in Pink layered with a chevron cut piece of pink vellum and a thinner strip, also chevron cut, of silver glimmer paper.
The flowers and a couple of leaf sprays were stamped both on a Spellbinder cut circle and on a scrap of white. The latter were hand trimmed and popped up on dimensionals along with a couple sprays of leaves. All of this got a little dash of Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Gotta have glitter right? Finally, I stamped the sentiment directly on the circle with Memento Tuxedo Black and then mounted the circle to the card with dimensionals as well.
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My last card for today has a more late-summer, early Autumn feel to it. The card base is a half sheet of More Mustard layered with a wide and narrow panel of DSP from the now retired Haiku collection. I trimmed the narrower piece with a punched edge of American Crafts Fern cs before adhering it in place.
My tag is a piece of white textured cs. I stamped and diecut a little tab for the sentiment and adhered it to the back of the tag then adhered the piece directly to the card. The stamped panel is stamped and colored with copics along with a couple of extra flowers that I hand trimmed to pop up on dimensionals. I sponged everything before adding the extra flowers and the ribbon and then used a few more dimensionals to adhere the piece to the tag.

Here’s the list of supplies:

S: Flowers for a Friend, Stampednous: Birthday Wish, Hero Arts: It’s Your Day and Everything Happy

P: Certainly Celery, Bazzill: Sunshine Textured, Ivory, Pretty in Pink, Light pink vellum, White, Silver Glimmer paper. More Mustard, American Crafts: Fern, Haiku DSP, Bazzill White textured

I: Certainly Celery, Wisteria Wonder, Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa and Angel Pink, So Saffron, Always Artichoke, Crushed Curry

A: Modern Label Punch, buttons, ribbon, baker’s twine, Spellbinders: Classic Circles, foam dimensionals, 2 way glue, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, sponge, Scallop Border punch, Tag Topper punch, Apothecary Labels Framelits, Sponger Dauber

Copics: Y17, YR27, YR14, YG95

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