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Mon 22

Happy Spring


We are still experiencing the cold dreary winter days here in Il along with the snow and ice.  Creating this card was so much fun as I can start to imagine the robins nesting and the green shoots peeking through.

Here is the recipe:

  1. Cut a 3 3/4" circle from white card stock.
  2. Cut the lovely Frond patterned paper using the Labels 8 die cut.
  3. Trace the outside of the labels 8 die cut on truffle card stock twice and cut out.
  4. Stamp happy spring onto white card stock and cut to 2" x 3/4". Cut truffle card stock to 2 1/2" x 1" and mount sentiment.
  5. Stamp Wild Roses using brown pigment ink around the edges of the patterned paper.
  6. Stamp birds in nest on white card stock using brown pigment ink. Color using watercolor pencils.
  7. Ink up the Tree Frame stamp and wipe off any ink on the frame. Stamp on an angle on the circle. Repeat again to add more branches on the edge.
  8. Ink up Create Art using light brown dye ink. Spritz with water using mini mister. Stamp over circle. Repeat to cover entire circle.
  9. Sponge on broken china distress ink over the entire circle. Sponge on randomly shabby shutters on the circle. Repeat on the white card stock for the sentiment.
  10. Mask circle center by placing a smaller circle over the stamped images. Sponge edges of the circle using brown dye ink.
  11. Trace smaller circle using white gel pen.
  12. Highlight branches lightly using white gel pen.
  13. Attach pattern paper to brown background. Attach circle and sentiment to card front.
  14. Score 1/4" from the top on the die cut brown card stock. Apply tape along top and attach to the backside of the card front to create the back of the card.


  • Truffle Card stock
  • Memory Box Frond Pattern Paper
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 8
  • Versafine - Vintage Sepia
  • Signo - Uniball White Gel pen
  • Ranger Distress Inks - Broken China, Shabby Shutters, Vintage Photo
  • Memento - Rich Cocoa
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Memory Box - G1330 Create Art
  • Memory Box - D1327 Wild Roses
  • Memory Box - D1315 Nesting Birds
  • Memory Box - E1326 Tree Frame
  • Memory Box - B1225 Happy Spring

Have a wonderful day!





I LOVE this card! I just love how you stamped over the printed paper to create the backgrounds for your focal images! And did I see an article by you in one of the papercrafting magazines lately? :-) Congrats!

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