#spreadjoynotgerms Blog Hop

Hello Friends and Welcome to Pops of Paper! I’m so happy to be joining the #spreadjoynotgerms blog hop. This hop is full of amazing designers and companies celebrating the joy of happy mail! If you’ve been hopping along, you should have arrived from the talented Victoria Maria

For my post today, I’m not sharing a card…I know crazy…but it is Happy Mail Inspired. Instead, I’m sharing how my 10 year old daughter and I spent a few “stay-stuck-at-home” hours creating a Crafty Girls! Happy Mail sign for our Craft Room Door. It was an idea the kiddo has been wanting to create for the longest time, and finally we had the time to make it happen. 

Our project today combined stamps and dies from two Amazing Blog Hop Sponsor companies: Ellen Hutson and Trinity Stamps.

We absolutely adore the Essentials by Ellen Leading Ladies series illustrated by the lovely Brandi Kincaid and the Crafty Lady and Little Lady were the perfect Crafty Girls for our project. The kiddo stamped and colored all the images (can you tell her favorite color is blue) along and I did all the fussy cutting. 

For the “Crafty Girls” letters, hearts and stars, we created customer colored cardstock by ink-blended several pink, blue and aqua Distress Oxide Ink colors to white cardstock. Then we used the newly released Marshmallow Alphabet Dies from Trinity Stamps to die cut the ink-blended letters. 

The Send More Happy Mail pocket was created using white cardstock and some ¼-in score-lines and score-tape. To decorate the pocket we used some scrap paper and the Essentials by Ellen Classic Block Alpha Dies by Julie Ebersole.

Then we arranged and rearranged all of the elements (so many times I lost count) to an 11×11 sheet of white card stock until we were finally happy with the layout. Then we took deep breaths and pasted everything together; clipped the final poster to a 12×12 clipboard and hung it on the door. 

I love that each time I walk into the craft room, I’m reminded of all the creative fun we had together along with being a great reminder to fill-up the pocket with handmade cards to send in the mail. 

We hope you enjoyed our project today. We had so much fun creating together and we’re so happy we can share our happy mail creation with you. Remember to keep spreading joy! Thank you for stopping by and Big Paper Hugs! 

Next up on the hop is the amazing Daniel L West

You can find the entire blog hop at Catherine Pooler Designs and Hedgehog Hollow

The AMAZING Sponsors and Prizes:

THIRTY ONE companies are offering more than FIFTY prizes on this hop! Comment on the blogs on the hop to be entered. No minimum number of comments required, but the more blogs you comment on, the greater the chances of winning. Deadline to enter is April 24 and winners will be announced on Monday, April 27 on the Catherine Pooler Designs and Hedgehog Hollow blogs.

Catherine Pooler Designs – $20 Gift Certificate on the CP blog and each of the Brand Ambassadors’ blogs

Hedgehog Hollow – one month free sub to the box with free us shipping

CAS-ual Fridays – Win the new release – over $80 value

Heffy Doodle – £35 voucher for the store

Whimsy Stamps – $15 GC on each of their Creative Team team blogs

Sassy and Crafty Stamps – $35 Gift Certificate

The Ton – $20 Gift Certificate (stamps, dies, ink or sequins)

Ellen Hutson – $35 Gift Certificate

Polka Dot Orchard- $20 Gift Certificate

Ink on 3 – $35 Gift Certificate

Brutus Monroe – $50 GC

STAMPlorations – $25 gift code on the STAMPlorations blog + $10 gift code on each designer blogs.

Trinity Stamps– $25 Gift Certificate

WOW! Embossing Powder – two gift vouchers 1 x £30 and 1 x $30 that covers the USA, UK and Europe 

Greeting Farm -$25 Gift Certificate

Miss Ink Stamps -$25 Gift Certificate

Pear Blossom Press -$25 gift certificate

Trinity Stamps -$25 Gift Certificate

Paper Sweeties – $50 Gift Certificate

Xyron – Mega Runner, Refill & 1.5 inch sticker maker, refill

Beacon – Product gift bag

Artesprix – Getting Started Kit

iCrafter – $20 Gift Certificate

Joy Clair – $25 Gift Certificate

Dina Kowal – Two $10 gift codes to Dina Kowal Creative

Rabbit Hole Designs – $10.00 gift code on each DT members blogs

You’re Next Stamp – $25 Gift Certificate

Taylored Expressions – $50 Gift Certificate

Pink and Main – $25 Gift Certificate

Unity – two $25 Gift Certificates

Dress My Craft – $35 gift certificate

136 thoughts on “#spreadjoynotgerms Blog Hop

  1. What a fun project! Love the images and the pocket…. perfect for holding the postage and a few envelopes! Thanks for sharing joy on the hop!


  2. Very cute project. Glad you had that time with your daughter. I miss those days when my son wanted to do something creative. They are such special times. Thanks for sharing

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  3. This is adorable!!! What a great decoration (and useful, too!) to hang in your craftroom and it’s so fun that you were able to create it together with your kiddo!

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  4. Love what you and your daughter created together! It looks amazing and I’m sure that you will always treasure not only your finished project, but the fun time you had together making it! I love my craftroom too and have been very busy making lots and lots of cards during my free time after work at home. I’m working from home, so instead of spending an hour driving home on the road, I get to put my work laptop aside and start working on my cards and having fun! LOL! I’ve been sending out lots of birthday cards too! I love making and sending out cards, even if the postage is getting crazy expensive. The joy of my friends and family receiving their home-made cards, makes it all worth it. Thanks for spreading some joy today and being part of this amazing hop!

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  5. What a cute Happy Mail Sign. Glad that you two were able to spend time creating your sign. Keep on crafting together!! 🙂


  6. Thank you for participating in this excellent way to encourage stay-at-home! What an excellent mom-and-daughter project!


  7. I just love that it shows a mother and daughter crafting together!!! Super useful and adorable and fun that you two put this together together!!! #spreadjoynotgerms


  8. I love that you and your daughter made a Crafty Girls sign together. After this pandemic is over, we can at least be thankful for the family time that we have shared with loved ones. Stay healthy.


  9. Great cards! I love that your cards are based on solid stamped images in rainbow colors. Thank you for the inspiration. Healthy wishes.


  10. Such a cute and fun project together! Just darling! Thanks for a wonderful hop and the inspiration!


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