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Springtime Birthday Wishes with Cherry Blossom Frame and Cherry Blossom Branches
by Anne Thompson

It's Day Three of the 2020 Spring Release Blog Blitz!  All week, through Sunday February 23rd, we on the Design Team will be featuring some of the newest products and offering some up as prizes.  Just comment on each post to be eligible to win that day's give-away.

When I think of spring I remember the cherry blossoms one year long ago in Washington, DC.  Once they begin to bloom each year  I know that spring in Maine can't be far behind.  I was happy to see so many cherry blossom dies in the 2020 Spring Release--Cherry Blossom Frame, Cherry Blossom Wreath, Cherry Blossom Elements, Cherry Blossom Bracket, and Cherry Blossom Branches.  There's even a Cherry Blossom Wreath clear stamps and coordinating dies set!  You can see them all here.

For today's Birthday Wishes card I chose to combine the Cherry Blossom Frame and the Cherry Blossom Branches with some pale pink glitter paper and Bubblegum Dots paper.



  • CHERRY BLOSSOM FRAME 94427  the separate large frame cut from pale pink glitter paper--I used only the center rectangle and saved the narrow frame for another project.


  • DELICATE PASTEL GLITTER PAD GP1001, one sheet of pale pink glitter paper
  • I used Scor-Tape 1/8" to adhere the frame to the glitter paper and a tape runner to secure the panel to the papered notecard.
  • You can see in the photo below on the left where I tucked in one of the Cherry Blossom Branches behind the one in the frame, held in place with a Glue Dot.


  • stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne black ink on white cardstock, added to the papered inside of the notecard with the other Cherry Blossom branch; added some pearls to the blossom centers 


Then I went to the front of the card and added pearls on those blossoms as well.  You can really see the shimmer of the glitter paper in this next photo.


This is a card design that can be used for many occasions just by changing up the sentiment inside or on the front panel.

This second card uses "greetings" from the same stamp/die set, stamped in black ink on white cardstock, mounted on a scrap of Bubblegum Dots paper, and placed inside the Cherry Blossom Frame.  I used Scor-Tape to secure it to the glitter paper.  I raised up the frame panel with dimensional foam tape and secured the Cherry Blossom Branches behind it using Glue Dots.  Again I papered the inside of the card with more of the Bubblegum Dots paper and added a white cardstock panel 3 X 4.25 where I will write my message.


Want your own CHERRY BLOSSOM FRAME die?  Leave a comment for me about this post before 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, February 23rd.  One comment will be chosen at random to win the die.  Winners will be announced on the blog on Monday, February 24th at 6pm EST.  Good luck! 

Happy crafting!

Anne Signature


Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad GP1001


Cherry Blossom Frame 94427


Cherry Blossom Wreath Clear Stamps and Dies Set CL 5256-D


Bubblegum Dots Paper 77890


Cherry Blossom Branches 94434


Love all these cherry blossom dies and your card is lovely done in the soft pink color with lots of glitter! Thanks for sharing!

LOVE the frame, but that sparkle is everything!!!

Beautiful card - the cherry blossom in the frame with all that lovely light pink glitter - love it!

Lovely card. It is always nice to have a card in your stash that you can easily adapt to different occasions. The cherry blossoms work perfectly for this.

Love your pretty in pink card Anne, this cherry blossom frame is definitely on my wishlist : )

Love the elegant look to this card! Just gorgeous!

Gorgeous card, and I love this new frame die!

This pretty pink is just precious with the glitter paper!

I love these cheery spring cards, especially all the sparkle. The Cherry Blossom Frame is awesome & I would be over the moon if I won it! Thanks for the chance!

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing.

Love your creations and the new products. I spent a year in Japan and needless to say, "sakura" are one of my favorite blossoms!

How lovely. Very nice use of the new die.

I so love this die and how you created this sparkle creation as well - lovely art displayed and beautiful die - TFS

Lovely card!!! The Cherry Blossom Frame die is wonderful!!!

Beautiful card, love the pastel tones. Loving the glitter paper and now seeing the pink polka dot card stock I have another product to add to my “want “ list.

This is such a pretty die set and I loved the stitched edging on the frame. The pink glitter background is just lovely!

Happy card! Thank you! Love that cherry blossom frame and branches! The new glitter pastel papers are very nice too!

Ever so pretty with all the pink and sparkle. Lovely spring card.

This card is surreal! And I think I smell these beautiful blossoms! Very spring! And the new papers ... beautiful!

So pretty in pink and with the sparkle and pearls.

such a pretty frame and love the sparkle behind it!!

Elegant card with this cherry blossom frame.

Anne, your card has it all going on! Love the pastel glitter paper you used. But this new Cherry Blossom frame die is my favorite so far in this new release.

All the pinks make this card so pretty!

You had me at glitter. Wow, this is gorgeous.

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