March 16, 2022

Paper Crafting Blog Hop - Friends Of The Forest And Deer Builder Punch


We have a great blog hop for you this month. For our March Paper Crafting Blog Hop the theme is animals and punches. There are so many fun projects and design styles from this group of talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the globe! Be sure to stop at each of our blogs. You may have arrived from Julia M's blog. Her projects are always great!

A Little Fun Forest Whimsy 

The FRIENDS OF THE FOREST stamp set gives me such a youthful and whimsical feeling. And I love, love, love how the DEER BUILDER punch will punch the deer stamped image exactly! But I couldn't stop there. I wanted the tree and bird to have that cut out look so as you can see I did a little "fussy cutting" with my PAPER SNIPS scissors. (I have to admit it really wasn't too painful). Then of course I "popped up" those images with Stampin' Dimensionals because everything is better with a little extra dimension! I tied it all together with a little white frame using the STITCHED RECTANGLE dies. 

For the background I used the BEAUTY OF THE EARTH Designer Series Paper. I tore a 2" x 5-1/4" (5 cm x 14.4 cm) strip of DSP and layered them together for the grass. I also stamped the toadstools and flower stamp directly onto the DSP in Mossy Meadow ink. I used Stampin' Blends for all of the images. But look closely at the toadstools and flowers and you will see some white touches. I used a White Craft ink refill and a toothpick to add those. 

I also had a lot of fun stamping and coloring a piece for the inside of my card. I stamped the images on a separate piece of Basic White cardstock because I wanted to use Stampin' Blends to color the images and there is always a little bleed through on the back side. I cut my Basic White cardstock to fit exactly the inside at 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.5 cm x 14.9 cm) then I attached the stamped piece to the inside of the card base. 

Now I just have to decide who will receive this fun card!

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Thanks for hopping with us this month. Now click on the "Next Blog" image to zoom to Julia Q's blog to see another fantastic project!

Joy 🌷

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Here's the list of hoppers just in case you get off the trail... 🐇

Shirley Merker

Sue Boerner

Julia Mazur

Joy Nelson   YOU ARE HERE

Julia Quinn

Tracy Held

Mickey Moore

Annette McMillan

Maureen Rauchfuss

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    1. beautiful card Joy - I love it!

    2. OH THIS IS PERFECT!! I love love love the rectangle detail tying it all together. And the ripped edges of the horizons paper is fabulous. And the coloured flowers and toadstools are glorious. And your card is just marvellous!! I love everything about it! Thankyou for the amazing inspiration!

      1. Awww...thanks for the great compliments. It means a lot coming from you, Julia. I'm a huge fan of yours!

    3. I have to say this is just adorable. It looks like a scene straight out of Bambi. Thanks for sharing this!

      1. It does kinda look like Bambi. Thanks for your compliment!

    4. Gorgeous card, indeed has a very whimsical feeling. Agree with everything Julia said so well.

    5. What a beautiful card! Love it! The stitched rectangle frame is such a nice touch!

    6. Very fun card! Thanks for sharing!


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