Camp Wanna Stamp Ellen Hutson and Avery Elle Collaboration Blog Hop

Hi Friends! Welcome to Pops Of Paper and thank you for joining me on the third Essentials by Ellen Summer of Stamping Release Blog Hop. We’re sharing inspiration with the most adorable EH Exclusive Avery Elle Stamp set: Peek-a-Boo Camp Wanna Stamp.

If you are stopping by while on the Summer Of Stamping Blog Hop, you should be arriving from the Ellen Hutson blog where you can find the entire hop list. Blog Hop Giveaway Details and the entire hop list are at the end of this post. Next on the hop is the awesome Amy Kolling from the Avery Elle Design Team!

Product Release Info: Camp Wanna Stamp is sold as a Stamp/Coordinating Die combo or stamp-only (dies are not sold separately).

For my projects today, I have two cards combining all cuties canoeing from Camp Wanna Stamp and the EBE Constellation Background Designer Die. I also snuck in a little paper piecing on the bear’s red bandanna using the plaid stamp from the EBE Plaid Maker Stamp Set. All of my images were stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink, heat embossed with clear embossing powder and colored with an assortment of Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Another Year of Adventure

It’s so much fun to build little scenes with these critters. For my background, I ink-blended the Constellation Background with Blue Distress Oxide Inks and then spritzed with Sparkle Shimmer Spray. For a extra pop, I added star embellishments from my stash and little white gel star polka dots. Everything was adhered inside a rectangle frame using foam tape and liquid glue. 

Written in the Stars

With the sweet sentiment, I thought it would be cute to have the bear catching a couple stars alongside his bunny friend. I created the fishing line using silver metallic thread and used glue dots to attach the double-sided stars to the fishing line. 

So there we are friends, two adventure under the stars cards using the ADORABLE Peek-a-Boo Camp Wanna Stamp Collaboration Stamp Set. I hope you enjoyed my projects today, and it inspires you to stretch your stamps and metal dies in fun new ways. Have a fun time on the hop and enjoy all the inspiration from all the talented designers. Big Paper Hugs! 🤗

Blog Hop Details

Hop Prize Info: We’ve got a super fun prize!!! One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop!!! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! And don’t forget to comment here too for a bonus entry! Comment before Saturday, July 25th at 11:59pm PDT. The winner will be notified by email.

Blog Hop List:

EH Blog 

Emily Mydlowski (you are here)

next on the hop—>Amy Kolling 

Elena Roussakis 

Ashley Marcu 

Heather Campbell 

Kelly Griglione 

Katie Gehring 

Sandy Allnock 

Jamie Gracz 

Carly Tee Minner


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What “Inkspires” You! Card Hop

Hi Friends! Hope you are having a wonderful week and enjoying the Handmade Happiness What Inkspires You Card Hop. If this is your first time stopping by, I’m so glad you are here and big Welcome!! You can find the entire card hop at the end of this post.

Not only are we sharing our Inkspirations but we’re also celebrating my friend Courtney Kreeber’s Create and Inkspire business launch! Make sure you stop by and have a look as I hear there might be an amazing card kit launching a July 15th.

My Inkspiration

When the cardmaking/stamping bug hit, I was in need of a creative outlet to stay centered. What truly inspires me is the creative process and how my mind can escape for a little while as I take an image, a sentiment, a color palette or a new crafty tool and pull all those elements together to create a bright and cheerful smile on paper and in my soul. When I create my cards, I not only get joy from the process but it’s common for me to create fun little stories in my mind about the images or to reflect on the sentiments or the person I’m making the card for.  It helps me to be mindful to giggle and remember how important it is to play as an adult.

So today, I’m sharing a slimline card using the Take a Leap Stamp Set from Evelin T Designs. Evelin’s stamps and storybook designs are my perfect creative getaway. Don’t these little critters look like they are having the best day ever!! Bouncing on the trampoline with arms stretched wide embracing all the fun and joy of a carefree day.

The Card Making Process:

Creating the Critters: I stamped all of the critter images with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink to white card stock. Then I colored the images with different Copic markers in browns and grays. To add a little whimsy to a couple of the critters, I added little hearts on their belly. The bunny with a gel pen heart and the kitty with a colorless blender heart belly —after I colored the kitty with my Copics I used my colorless blender to remove some of the ink to create the heart pattern. After coloring, I fussy cut the images and set them aside for my final card assembly.

Creating the Slimline Card Panel: My overall goal for a slimline card is to fit into a Business/#10 Envelope. The white card panel for the background design was cut to 8.5 x 3.5 inches. The aqua card base is approximately 8.75 x 3.75 inches.

  • I stamped the tree and trampoline directly to the card panel and colored with copics and white gel pen along with the grassy ground cover.
  • Then I used a stitched heart from Trinity Stamps Slimline Series Die Set to create the heart background elements. Originally, I was going to make a shaker but instead decided to ink blended the heart die cuts using blending brushes and The Stamp Market Inks and then adhered the colorful hearts back into the stitched heart “frames”. I really love the extra pop this color combo brings to the card design. 

The Final Assembly: To complete the card, I adhered the critters to their hearts using thin foam adhesives and added the “Keep your spirits high” sentiment with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink. 

So there we are friends, a happy slimline card that’s jumping for joy. I hope this project Inkspires you to enjoy the full creative process to create a fun, playful smile on paper. Thank you so much for stopping by and be sure to join the talented card makers along the card hop. 

The Card Hop

Courtney (You Tube)

Pennie (You Tube)

Michele (You Tube)

Emily (you are here)

Amanda (You Tube)

Amalia (You Tube)

Cyn (You Tube)

LeeAnn (Blog)

Laura (You Tube)

Terra (You Tube)

Maria (You Tube)

Karen (Blog)

Jennifer (You Tube)

Keionna (You Tube)

Mary Ellen (You Tube)

Christi (Blog)

A few of the Supplies:

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Summer of Stamping: Brandi Kincaid EBE Release Blog Hop

Hello Friends and welcome to Pops of Paper! Today, I’m joining several of the EH Design Ambassadors on a Blog Hop celebrating Ellen Hutson’s Second Summer of Stamping New Release. 

The release includes two Gorgeous 4×6 floral stamp sets (Mondo Pansy and You Should Know) and the Thank you for Being a Friend 3×4 Stamp all designed by the amazing Brandi Kincaid. There’s also a combo of all three sets!

What I love most about this release are the sentiments. They’re like little paper pep talks and reminders of how special and important we are for each other and to ourselves.

My first project features the You Should Know Stamp Set and coloring with Prismacolor Pencils on both color cardstock (mossy green) and white cardstock. I love it when you can use the exact same coloring supplies and get two completely different (but both very pretty) results. List of the pencil colors: Poppy Red, Pale Vermillion, Process Red, Blush Pink, Pink, Peach, Mulberry, Parma Violet, Lilac, Violet, Yellowed Orange, Spanish Orange, Canary Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Apple Green, Grass Green, Colourless Blender.

You are doing better than you think: Stamped and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Colored with Prismacolor pencils; blended with a Prismacolor blender pencil and little pops of white gel pen polka dots for extra dimension. I added  pretty sparkly sequins for the flower center. For a little more pop, an Essentials Rectangle White Frame Border and black and white sentiment block popped up with foam tape.

We’re in it together: Stamped with Versafine Clair Ink in Green Oasis and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Colored with Prismacolor pencils; blended with a Prismacolor blender pencil and pretty sparkly sequins for the flower centers. To finish the card, I stamped the sentiments with Nocturne Versafine Clair Ink and added a skinny strip of polka dot washi tape. 

My second project features the Mondo Pansy Stamp Set. Wow, this set is amazing to color! I stamped and masked the image to cover the bottom of the card panel with pansy stems and flowers. Then I heat embossed my images with clear embossing powder.  I colored the florals with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in the following colors: Pink-025, Peach Pink-202, Yellow-050, Lemon Yellow-051, Bright Yellow-052, Turquoise Green-042, Persian Green-033, Light Violet-081, Lilac-083, English Lavendar-803.

Then I added white gel pen stipple dots and shading to the florals. For the sentiment, I used the EBE Big Scripty Hello with a vellum shadow piece and stacked black cardstock “hello”. To finish the card, I added clear sparkly sequins and sparkly Stickles

Tip: To pop-up your vellum sentiments without foam, after stacking your sentiment on the vellum, turn your sentiment over and adhere several sentiments on the underside of the layered piece. Then add adhesive along the sentiment and adhere to your card panel for no-show glue or foam spots with extra dimension.

So there we are friends, three floral cards using the new Essentials by Ellen release. I hope you enjoyed my projects today. Be sure to stop by and take a look at the entire release and all of the amazing inspiration from the talented EH Ambassadors on the Blog Hop…details below!


We’ve got a super fun prize!!! One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop!!! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! And don’t forget to comment here too for a bonus entry! Comment before Saturday, July 18th at 11:59pm PDT. The winner will be notified by email.


EH Blog 

Jessica Frost-Ballas 

Adelina Starace 

Lisa Spangler 

Michele Ferguson 

Ashlea Cornell 

Carissa Wiley 

Carly Tee Minner 

Laurel Beard 

Emily Mydlowski (You are Here)

Julie Ebersole 

Additional Supplies:

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Hero Arts and Ink Blot Shop Partner Release Blog Hop

Hi Friends! Welcome to Pops of Paper. I’m thrilled to be part of the Hero Arts & Ink Blot Shop Blog Hop!! Please scroll to the bottom of the post for all the blog hop details (hop list and giveaway details). 

The wonderful Tifany from Ink Blot Shop has partnered with Hero Arts to create the Please Deliver 6×8 Collaborative Stamp Set that is perfect for  cardmaking and decorating your envelopes. Adding a stamped image to an envelope that will carry your handmade card across the miles  is one of my favorite Happy Mail last touch details. 

Today, I’m sharing two card & matching envelope sets along with a bonus card to share with you today. With all the different border stamps in this set, it’s so quick and easy to create cheerful cards and envelopes. One stamp impression, fun coloring and you have yourself a great card set.

Missing You Card and Matching Envelope

For my first project, I used the envelope border stamp to create a full card panel background by repeat stamping the image. I added little heart stamps into spaces between the envelope border images. To help finish the full background effect, I added small pink polka dots in the nooks and crannies. Then I colored all the hearts with Tombow Dual Brush Markers and a layered sentiment square using the Ink Blot Shop Greetings to You 4×6 Stamp Set

For the matching envelope, I first stamped the address lines and the please deliver to: sentiment. Then I stamped around the address lines using the envelope border stamp. Then for total cuteness, I added a heart envelope on the back of the envelope flap. 

Tip: When coloring envelopes, I slip a piece of scrap cardstock into the envelope to prevent any ink blending. 

Thank You, Teacher!

While school might be out of session, it’s always nice to have extra Thank You cards for my kiddo’s teacher on hand for the next school year. The pencil border stamp in the set was perfect for my teacher-inspired cards. I used the Ink Blot Shop Greetings to You 4×6 Stamp Set for the rainbow pencil set and the Big Block Alpha and Sentiment Label Blocks for the No. 2 Yellow Pencil Card. 

So there we are friends, a few card sets using the new Please Deliver Collaborative Stamp Set from Hero Arts & Ink Blot Shop. I hope you enjoyed my projects today and it inspires you to decorate your envelopes and stretch your stamps in fun new ways!

Big Paper Hugs!


Giveaway Details: We will give away TWO $50 shopping sprees during this hop – one to the Hero Arts store, and one to Ink Blot Shop! Winners will be drawn from the comments left across the hop – comment on more blogs for more chances to win! Enter by Sunday, July 5th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.


Hero Arts

Tifany DeGough / Ink Blot Shop

Channin Pelletier

Daniel West

Debi Adams

Emily Mydlowski (You are Here)

Ilina Crouse

Janette Kausen

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Kelly Latevola

Libby Hickson

Michelle Short

Welcome Little One: A Baby Shower Blog Hop for Carly!

The Ellen Hutson team is having a Surprise Baby Shower Blog Hop in honor of the amazing and talented Carly Tee who is expecting a baby boy! You can see the rest of the team’s cards on the Ellen Hutson Blog here

Today, I’m sharing a sweet Dinomite BABY card because it’s so darn cute when you can replace a letter in a word with a fun little critter and the Dinosaur is the perfect fit for the letter A!

Using the Pretty Pink Posh Baby Stamps & Dies, I stamped and colored the baby word images with Copic Markers in aqua, yellow, blues and hints of gray. After my coloring was complete, I used the coordinating die to create stand-alone letters. I also cut a second set of BABY letters from aqua cardstock and layered them with the BABY word art letters for a shadow effect. 

Using the EBE Dinomite Halloween Stamp Set, I stamped, colored and die-cut the dino with the coordinating die. I added a cute little baby bottle from the PPP Baby Stamp Set & Coordinating Die and tucked it into his arms. 

Using a thick ruler as my base, I positioned and adhered the letters in a straight line across the card panel. Then I placed and adhered the Dinosaur with foam tape to take the place of the letter A. To complete the card, I stamped and colored three yellow stars and heat embossed the mini “It’s a Boy” sentiment on the aqua cardstock. 

Congratulations, Carly! I’m so excited for you and sending BIG DINOMITE Hugs your way!


Pinkfresh Studio April 2020 Stamp and Die Release Blog Hop

Hi Friends and Welcome to Pops of Paper. I am beyond excited to be invited as a quest during the April 2020 New Release and joining in on all the fun and inspiration during the Blog Hop. I had a blast playing with the new dies and stamps in the collection. So many amazing standalone dies and stamps and for someone who answers their favorite color is rainbow the dies are perfection! If you’ve been hopping along, you should have come from the incredibly talented Channin Pelletier’s Blog. You can find giveaway details and the entire blog hop at Pinkfresh Studio and at the end of my post. Next on the hop is the amazing Heather Hoffman.

For my projects today, I went all in on the rainbows and created four bright and cheerful friendship cards. I created all of my cards using colored card stock from my stash and the following Pinkfresh Studio stamps and dies:

For all of my cards today, I selected 11 different colors of card stock + white and ran both the Color Block Stripe and Rainbow through my die cutting machine numerous times. To speed up the process, I used an extended platform and cutting pads with my die-cut machine. The best part is that I have a ton of extra stripes and rainbow shapes in multiple colors that I can mix and match for future projects.

For the sentiments, I used black and white card stock and flipped and flopped between white and black as the shadow layer. I’ve never used the Pinkfresh Studio Phrase Builder Word Dies but I have to say they are absolutely wonderful!! They cut beautifully and the shadow piece is a perfect fit for the script word die for the perfect amount of pop to any card design.

Hello Beautiful Little Rainbow

This was a fun, clean and simple card to create with lots of color pop. I die cut and adhered the white Rainbow Color Block Frame to white card stock and then adhered the rainbow card colored inlay pieces into the frame.

Hello Friend

For the Hello Friend Rainbow Card, I created a floating/free-standing rainbow by using the Rainbow Frame as a template to place the color block pieces with Mondo Liquid Glue. After adhering all the pieces to the black card panel, I removed the die-cut frame to reveal a perfectly positioned corner rainbow.

Hello and Happy Thoughts

For the Hello and Happy Thoughts card, I combined both the Color Block Rainbow and Color Block Stripes dies into one happy geometric rainbow. I die cut both the stripe and rainbow from white card stock.

I Miss You

A super clean and simple card using the stripes from the Color Block Stripes die with the perfectly sized “I Miss You” sentiment on the yellow stripe. To make sure the stripes were perfectly straight, I used the same template technique as the Hello Friend card above.

So there we are friends! Four clean and simple, bright and cheerful rainbow-themed friendship cards using new stamps and dies from the April 2020 Pinkfresh Studio Stamp and Die New Release! I hope you enjoyed my cards today. Be sure to comment below for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate. Have fun hopping and enjoy all of the AMAZING inspiration from the incredible designers on the hop.

Blog Hop Details

Giveaway Details: Pinkfresh Studio we will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog, our IG feed & YouTube channel! Make sure you comment on all the blog post as each designer is giving away a $25 gift card!! Winners will be picked from blog comments. Winners will be posted on May 8, 2020 on the the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE. Please make sure you check this page to claim your prize within 2 weeks.

Blog Hop List: If you are just joining the hop, be sure to stop by all of the amazing designers by clicking to join the InLinz Party or stop by the Pinkfresh Studio Blog for the entire list of participants.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

I hope you enjoyed all the inspiration today! Be sure to stop by Pinkfresh Studio to see the entire new release of stamps and dies and grab yourself some new card making goodies. Now is also a great time to shop because Pinkfresh Studio is offering offering free US or discounted international shipping on all orders $35+ from April 30th to May 7th.

Big Paper Hugs!

#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

One Piece of 6×6 Patterned Paper, Three Ways: Catherine Pooler and Ellen Hutson Blog Hop

Hi Friends and Welcome to the Pops of Paper Blog! The EH Ambassadors are hopping along sharing inspiration from the Catherine Pooler New Release. This release is so much fun and I have to say it took me back to my rainbow-loving, puffy sticker collecting, roller-skating days! 

You can find all the hop giveaway details and all the links for the entire hop at the end of this post.

Today, I thought it would be fun to stretch a 6×6 pattern paper. I’m a pattern paper hoarder so getting the most out of one sheet is a huge deal for me and Catherine Pooler has some amazing rainbow designs in the Totally Rad Paper Pack that I know I will be using again and again. My favorite out of the collection was the bright and chunky rainbow stripe paper.

I was able to use the one sheet of rainbow stripe paper three different ways (four times) on two cards. 

  1. Rectangle Rainbow borders around the sentiments on both cards using the awesome EBE Essentials Rectangles
  2. A thin side-panel background on the Happy Birthday Card.
  3. The rainbow stripe background on the Let the Good Times Roll! card. 

And…I still have a few rectangle pieces of the ONE 6×6 pattern paper left! Paper Hoarders…this is a proud victorious moment–LOL!

Happy Birthday! 

one of my favorite things to do when I receive a stamp set, is to find all the “littles” and create my own background pattern. The rainbow, stars and heart images are perfect together! For a little from the top I used the following Copic Colors to create my colorful rainbows: RV17, Y08, YR17, BG01, BG05, BG13, B00, B0000, C0, C1.

To create stamped pattern backgrounds, I find this method to work best for me:

  1. From the top of the card panel I stamp the largest image first across the card panel in a triangular pattern.
  2. Then the medium images are added using the same triangular approach. 
  3. Then I fill in the small gaps with the smallest image that I can find. 
  4. For the little extra spaces, I will add sequins, drops or other extra bling to even the design out. In this case, I used the rad pink and black zebra print sequins from Paisley Park. I mean come on…pink and black zebra square sequins…how TOTALLY RAD!! 

Let the Good Times Roll!

I am so happy with how this card turned out…it’s already pinned to my inspiration board to remind me that sometimes you gotta lace up your rainbow roller skates roll with it!

To create my card, I used my paper trimmer to create the individual rainbow stripes. I adhered them to my card about ¼ inches apart to let in a little white space. Then I colored the Roller Skates with Copic Markers and added the little blue circle sequins to the center of the wheels. I adhered the rainbow border sentiment and skates with thin foam adhesive squares. For a little extra pop, I added rainbow colored sequins from the Paisley Park Sequin Mix. 

So there we are friends, two cards using only one piece of 6×6 pattern paper. I hope you enjoyed my cards today and it inspires you to stretch your supplies in fun new ways!

Big Paper Hugs!

Supply List


One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Sunday, March 29th at 11:59pm PDT. Winner will be notified by email.

The Blog Hop:

Ashlea Cornell 

Emily Mydlowski (You are Here) 

Adelina Starace 

Michele Ferguson 

Kelly Griglione  

Laurel Beard 

Ardyth Percy-Robb 

Carly Tee Minner 

Julie Ebersole 

Therese Calvird 

Lisa Spangler 

Pretty Pink Posh March Release Blog Hop!

Hi Friends! Welcome to Pops of Paper! I hope you’re enjoying all the Pretty Pink Posh New Release Blog Hop Inspiration from the Ellen Hutson Ambassadors. The new Pretty Pink Posh release is all about spring; from tulips and daffodils, hedgehogs and bunnies and the sweetest little baby stamps and dies. Today, I’m sharing three (2 cards and a tag) Yellow-Inspired Springtime projects using the Spring Days Set and Hedgehog Friends Stamps and Coordinating Die.

Yellow is my go-to color for bright and cheerful cards and what better way to share a little sunshine than yellow daffodils with pops of pink and purple tulips! The Spring Days Stamp Set has you covered with a border full of daffodils along with a square daffodil floral image perfect for tags and clean and simple card designs.

I stamped and inked all of my projects with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink, Heat Embossed the images with WoW Clear Embossing Powder and colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I used a combination of the following colors for the flowers: Yellow-050, Lemon Yellow-051, Bright Yellow-052, Pale Yellow-055, Green-040, Emerald Green-048, Dark Pink-027, Lilac-083.

Love you Bunches

When I saw the cute little hedgehog critter holding the flower, I new I wanted her to be standing in a field of springtime blossoms with the Love You Bunches sentiment.

For the Love You Bunches card, I colored two daffodil borders and fussy cut. Then I colored and die cut the cute little hedgehog and butterfly images. Then I stacked the images using tape runner and different thicknesses of foam adhesive.

A little tip/trick: To keep my die cut layers “flat/even” but with dimensional pop, I use a thin foam adhesive for anything that is attached to another die cut piece and a thicker foam adhesive for the parts of the die cut that are adhered to the card panel (with no die cut piece). The different heights in foam adhesive provide even dimensional die cuts. This is how I adhered the Hedgehog to the card panel.

Hello Friend

For the Hello Friend card, I colored two daffodil borders and fussy cut and then adhered to a white card panel to create a portrait version of the love you bunches. Then I die cut the Hello Friend sentiment several times from yellow card stock and stacked them together with adhesive to give the sentiment a little dimension off the card panel. I thought the yellow card stock lettering looked too plain against the bright daffodils and tulips, so I used my Y15 and Y17 Copic Markers to create a shaded effect on the script sentiment. For a little extra pop, I added the darling sparkling clear flower sequins.

Daffodil Tag

For my third project, I created a cute little tag that I can’t wait to tie around a fresh bundle of springtime flowers from my garden…I am so wishing for winter to be over…as I write this I’m watching snow fall on the first day of Spring.

I colored the daffodil image and cut into a square using my paper trimmer. Then I die cut the Scallop Tag and created an aqua card stock border that fit within the scallop trip but just enough peeking through behind the daffodil images. I used my crop-a-dile to creat the little hole for the tag and then added some cheerful yellow twine.

Thank you For Stopping By!

So there we are friends. Three Yellow-Themed Spring Inspired projects using goodies from the Pretty Pink Posh New Release. I hope you enjoyed my projects today and it inspires you to break out your yellow crayons, markers and paints.

Blog Hop Details

Be sure to hop along for more inspiration and don’t forget to comment at all the stops for a chance to win a prize!

Hop Giveaway info…
One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Wednesday, March 25th at 11:59pm PDT. Winner will be notified by email.

The Blog Hop List of Inspiration

Julie Ebersole 

Adelina Starace 

Carolyn Peeler 

Michele Ferguson 

Ardyth Percy-Robb 

Emily Mydlowski (You are here)

Kelly Griglione  

Ashlea Cornell

Carly Tee Minner 

Sandy Allnock 

Below are affiliate links (at no additional cost to you) to a few of the supplies I used to create today’s projects. Thank you so much for your support!!