Tuesday, June 29, 2021

STAMPlorations 8th birthday celebration Day 2

 It is STAMPlorations' 8th Birthday Celebration. Today is DAY 2 of the celebration. 

All the designers featured today will be showing you:
Which includes: 

Blossom Sprays #5

See the Good

Design Blox #6

Art Border Die #2

I used Blossom Sprays #5 on kraft and watercolored it. I wrote a handwritten sentiment. This is going to my friend who lost her husband recently.

Recently I joined a weight loss group. I thought it would be fun to use the Blossom Sprays #5 to make encouragement cards. This is how they looked but then I thought they needed just a little something more.... Butterflies. 

So I added little wooden butterfly buttons to the cards. They were a big hit. Everyone loved them. 

I have been making a lot of postcards lately because they are cheaper to mail.  I made this one using the Blossoms Spray #5 but I also used the border die from the bundle. But I used it in a non traditional way. I put a piece of cardstock over it and used the side of a colored pencil to make an etching. I trimmed it down to make a border on my postcard. 

My grandson Noah and I have been telling eachother puns to make the other one smile. I thought he would like this one. I used the design blox #6. I traced it and watercolored orange and blue. I then used colored pencils to doodle over the orange areas.  I then hand wrote the pun. I have decided against sending this to him because when I told him the pun over the phone he got upset and didn't like that it was making fun of his name.   My dad said that 1/2 of puns are PU. I guess he was correct.  

- one (1) winner of a $75 prize code randomly drawn from current store mailing list subscribers
- one (1) winner of a $25 prize code randomly drawn from comments left on the birthday hop posts (STAMP blog and designers' blogs)
- one (1) winner of her choice of birthday bundle randomly drawn from the birthday linky
- several surprise prizes in the form of prize codes and products

Event ends July 8. Winners announced on July 10.



  1. Oh, your flowers look wonderful! I especially like the last flower card. NICE JOB

  2. So nice to make encouragement cards. Everyone needs a lift now and then. I love the idea of making postcards to send too. I'll have to remember that tip. Wonderful work!

  3. LOL I thought that pun was funny!!! Oh well. Always love your
    fun projects and all the inky goodness. Best of luck on the WW
    journey. I can see why the group loved those pretty cards.

  4. Stunning coloring! Love these flowers!

  5. Lovely cards. What a thoughtful project for your group.

  6. What lovely floral cards, and I really like the one on kraft as a sympathy card

  7. Looks like you had a lot of fun with this bundle and I love that set of cards for your group. Butterflies and flowers are perfect for spring.

  8. Love all these projects MariLynn - and I got the pun - that was a good one, despite Noah not appreciating it. Loving the wee cards you gave to your weight-loss buddies. The two cards are beautiful. Great use of the stamp :)
    Stay safe

  9. Pretty cards, Love that flower stamp and love the idea of post cards. I send a lot of thank you cards and that would be nice to try. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Beautiful flowers and I love them in all the colors.

  11. You certainly have been busy with all these cards! Well done

  12. Lovely colouring of these gorgeous florals!

  13. Love these beautiful flowers! Pretty color combos!

  14. I love your projects, especially your encouragement cards, and the way you used the die to make an etching! I liked the pun, even if your grandson didn't!