Tuesday, April 9, 2019

STAMPlorations Spring Fling Day 9 project

STAMPlorations is having a Spring Fling 12 days of giveaway with great prizes.
Just look at this list.

Day 1 - $15 gift certificate
Day 2 - Choice of 3 in-stock 3x5 stamp sets ($21 value)
Day 3 - $25 gift code
Day 4 - Choice of 3 Sanna Lippert Designs stencils ($15 value)
Day 5 - Choice of 1 in-stock 4x6 Dee's Artsy Impressions stamp set ($15 value)
Day 6 - Choice of 1 cover plate die ($25 value)
Day 7 - Choice of 1 in-stock 4x6 The Bee's Knees stamp set ($15 value)
Day 8 - Choice of 1 in-stock Big Grins by Becca Cruger stamp set ($15 value)
Day 9 - Choice of 3 in-stock CUTplorations word/phrase dies (up to $30 value)
Day 10 - Choice of 1 4x8 stamp set ($20 value)
Day 11 - Choice of 1 in-stock 4x6 Shery Russ Designs stamp set ($15 value)
Day 12 - $15 gift certificate

Day 17 (extra prize) - three winners of $10 gift codes

I started my project for today using pale purple cardstock and
I also cut thin strips out of the pale purple cardstock.

I started by taping the strips to the back of the "frame".
 Then I wove the strips to make the trellis for my card. 

I had a mono print that I had made using markers and my gel pad. It had an abstract feeling. I thought it would make a good background for behind the trellis. I wanted a little texture so I embossed it with music notes. This photo also shows some of the flowers.

I made these 3-d flowers by stamping some of the flowers from 

I colored the flowers and fussy cut them out. I cut a big flower and 2 of the smaller flower for each of the 3-d flowers. It was a lot of stamping coloring, cutting, layering and gluing but I think it was worth it. I also put glitter in the centers of the flowers. Some I did with teal glitter and some I did with purple glitter. Because I watercolored the flowers, no two flowers looked exactly the same. Just like they would in real life. 

I added some die cut leaves and made it an easel card.

The butterfly and flower on the inside work as the stoppers for the easel. The sentiment was stamped on a scrap piece of cardsotck. I used the sentiment from 

With this really pretty garden, I just knew that it would make a perfect home for my butterfly. (Look for this butterfly to visit all my projects for the Spring Fling.) 

I hope you have been inspired by my spring fling project. Remember to comment on the featured blogs to win that day's prize. There is one other way that you can be a winner. Shery has a SPRING FLING section at STAMPlorations where the product is automatically 25% off. Isn't that great? But it gets even better. If you use my design team code, below, you will get an additional 20% off. That is a total of 45 % off for product in that section.


  1. This is a whole lot of GORGEOUS! I love how you made the lattice for your beautiful flowers! That butterfly is a stunner! I wish my garden looked like this!

  2. I love the lattice and the way you layered your flowers on this pretty spring card!

  3. How creative is this! Super duper! TFS and for that tip on the lattice card! Beautiful MariLynn!!

  4. This reminds me of my garden. SO pretty. Great job.

  5. Bless your heart for stamping, coloring and fussy cutting all those pretty flowers!! Your card is just stunning. Brilliant idea to make your own trellis.

  6. Such a cool way to do the flowers! So many layers of fun!

  7. What a creative way to form a trellis to show off those gorgeous flowers!

  8. Wow! I'm in love for your card and the amazing colors!!!

  9. A-m-a-z-i-n-g !!! Beautiful, I am tounge tied. The colors, the texture (flowers, butterflies, lattice, brads, etc), the idea to make it a easel card. One fabulous card.

  10. So clever and creative! Great handmade trellis for your card! Awesome work!

  11. Wow...what a gorgeous card..live love you made that background with strips..

  12. Beautiful. Love the music and lattice background for the butterflies and flowers.

  13. Love how you made the lattice background! Beautiful flowers...love the the dimension with the layered flowers!

  14. Fantastic. Love the lattice and
    all of the flowers climbing on it.
    the butterflies are gorgeous.
    Using the little flower for the
    easel stand was great. thanks
    for sharing.

  15. Gorgeous!! I love how you made the lattice! And those flowers are definitely beautiful!

  16. In love with your pictorial, the flowers are absolutely gorgeous.Thanks for the great inspiration.

    1. Thank you for your sweet comments. Blessings.

  17. Wow! What a beautiful card! The lattice is genius and your flowers and composition is stunning. Love the dimension.

  18. What a wonderful card. Love all the details.