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Wed 19

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


So beautiful.

Wow, that gorgeous die, the pink glitter and the pearls all come together perfectly!

SWOON!! Such a BEAUTIFUL Card!! I LOVE the NEW Cherry Blossom Frame Die!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

The glitter background is a nice touch. So pretty against pink dots.

Beautiful cards!

Encantadora tarjeta me encanta como luce el tono Rosa la brillantina y el toqué de perlita en las flores.

So very soft and pretty, love the pastel pink and all the sparkle!

So pretty!

Very pretty card, love it.

Oh yes, I've seen the cherry blossoms in DC and they were amazing. I love this card. Beautiful delicate die and awesome sparkle with the glitter card. Hugz

I love your cards and this spring release! So reminds me of my Easter childhood! Can't get enough of these cards! Beautiful!!!!!

Such a gorgeous card.

So lovely.

Beautiful card, super cute blossom die!!

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