Spring 2016 Release Blog Hop


Welcome to our Spring 2016 Release Blog Hop!  I hope you have all enjoyed Release Week as there were 22 new stamps and 8 new gilding products which debuted and lots of inspiration by our talented design team members.  In celebration of our Spring 2016 Release, we’ve prepared a special hop with some amazing guests and team.  The order of the hop is as follows:

  1. The Ton <—- You are here 🙂
  2. Ruby Naz
  3. Lisa Harrolle
  4. Jessica Frost-Ballas
  5. Virginia Lu
  6. Keeway Tsao
  7. Amy Tsuruta
  8. Emily Midgett
  9. Laura Sterckx
  10. Vera Yates
  11. Laurel Beard
  12. Eunji Jung
  13. Kymona Tracey
  14. Mayline Jung

So let’s get to it! I’ve prepared one project for you all today.


I created this colorful and spring-y card with our Fresh Cut Tulips set.  I created a colorful blooming tulip border card!

I started off by stamping the sentiment in the center of my card base . I did this first because I needed a reference point for my blooming border.  For my sentiment, I used our Vogue Alpha Upper set and Basic Sentiments set.  I love using our new alphabet sets to create my own custom sentiments (just like the alternating Hugs here).  The “sending” was stamped in our Coralline Hybrid Ink and the “hugs” was stamped with our Grand Fuchsia Dye Ink.

Next, I stamped all of the layered floral components on separate white cardstock.  For the blooms, I used our Orchid Collection, Peach Blossom Dye, Coralline Hybrid, Coral Cavern Dye, Citrine Collection and Peony Collection inks.  For the stems, I used our new Crystal Garden Collection inks.  After I stamped everything out, I had everything cut through my scan and cut machine (however, dies will be available at a later time!).  I then arranged the tulips around the edges of my card base to create a blooming border around the sentiment.  I made sure to overlap some blooms over the other blooms and leaves to create somewhat of a more realistic floral arrangement.  To create more depth, I alternated between adhering the florals and foliage directly on the card base and adhering them down with some dimensional foam tape.

Lastly, I adhered some silver rhinestones around my sentiment to finish off the card.

Your next stop on the hop is Ruby!!

Remember to leave a comment on each stop of the hop for a chance to win a $25 gift code to our shop.  We’re going to pick three winners so get to hopping!  The comment period for this giveaway will end on Wednesday, April 13 at 11:59pm.

If you’re interested in more giveaway opportunities, our Daily Release Giveaway is still going on.  You can leave a comment on each day of our Release Week (1 through 4) for a chance to win a $15 gift code to our shop.  We’ll be picking 4 winners for this giveaway.  You can leave comments on each of our design team member blogs for each coordinating day to increase your chances of winning!  This giveaway will close on Sunday, April 10 at 11:59pm.

Thanks for stopping by, everyone, and for making our Spring 2016 Release super special!!

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129 thoughts on “Spring 2016 Release Blog Hop

  1. Patt H. says:

    The stamps in this release are awesome & the card creations are out of this world! Your beautiful card today is one of my favorites. Wonderful coloring & those great big letters are perfect!


  2. Larissa Heskett says:

    SQUEAL!! LOVING LOVING LOVING the New Release!! Such a BEAUTIFUL Design!! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the Creations by the Blog Hop Ladies!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND/WEEK!! =)


  3. Denise Speigle says:

    What an awesome job all the ladies did creating such beautiful art! I have now created my new “Must Have” list for purchasing these fantastic stamps!! Thank you all for sharing your fabulous creativity!


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