“Enjoy an Egg-cellent Easter” with Paper Pals Spring Blog Hop!

Pals Spring Hop

Welcome to the March Pals Blog Hop where we are celebrating spring. This month we are featuring spring related projects for Mother’s Day, Easter or any other occasion that celebrates winter coming to an end.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

For Peeps Sake is the Stampin’ Up! stamp set I used here. This past weekend was the first time I “played” with it and I had a ball all weekend!!! I’ll have plenty of samples to share with you in the next several days.

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Filling the “Void” but Keeping White Space:
White space is good! There’s something very appealing about the clean, crisp element of … nothing.
However … when I was done, I felt the card lacked balance. Instead of sacrificing my white space, I simply used another image from the same stamp set and heat embossed it the full length of the card with clear embossing powder. I love me some clear embossing!

Creating the Banner:
I started with a piece of 2″ x 4″ Whisper White cardstock and stamped the greeting in the center. Then, using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch, I punched both ends of the cardstock. Now the banner has a “fanciful” top and bottom to emulate the brackets in the stamped image.

enjoy03Coloring the Chicks:
Simply stamp the chicks in Daffodil Delight ink and then add the details of eyes, ears, ribbon and flower with our Stampin’ Write Markers. I didn’t have room for all three chicks that appear on this stamp so I eliminated the middle chick. I inked one chick at a time by covering the others with Scotch tape. Then I removed the tape and stamped each image where I wanted by using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.

Tying on the Ribbon:
Here, I threaded the Crisp Cantaloupe ribbon through the slots created by the punch. Then, I wrapped it around the front of the Best Year Ever DSP and taped both ends in place on the backside. I snipped about four inches of all three colors from this pack and tied them in a knot around the Crisp Cantaloupe ribbon above the banner. Done!

I. LOVE. THIS. RIBBON. It ties beautifully! Ribbon can be tricky but this one slips through your fingers with ease and makes tying very easy. All three ribbons (and coordinating buttons not used here) are part of the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Both the Accessory Pack and Best Year Ever DSP can be earned for FREE now through March 31st with qualifying orders. See details here.

The next stop is Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month.

  1. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  2. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  3. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  4. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  5. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  6. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  7. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  8. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
  9. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  10. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  11. Natalie Bradley at Soiree by Natalie Bradley
  12. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  13. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  14. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  16. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  17. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  18. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  19. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  20. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Blog
  21. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  22. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  23. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  24. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  25. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  26. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  27. Benjaman Turner at He Stamps
  28. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  29. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  30. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  31. September Gray at septembergray.com
  32. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  33. Becky Volpp at inkblossomwithbecky.com
  34. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom

 

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9 thoughts on ““Enjoy an Egg-cellent Easter” with Paper Pals Spring Blog Hop!

  1. I love the rows of eggs in the white space – what a wonderful way to create an interesting background without taking away from the adorable chicks. Great card!

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  2. Too much “white space” makes a card look unfinished to me. Your idea of clear embossing adds just the right touch. Thanks for the tip.

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