Hello, Spring!

This card was made for a friend, and was inspired by three different card challenges:

Sunday Stamps #226 which provided the sketch:

Color My Heart Color Dare #385 photo inspiration for colors (didn't have to be St. Patrick's):

Paper Players #482 which required a "clean & simple" card with some type of flowers:

Since Spring visits us officially on March 19th this year, it seemed a perfect time to send a card. Did you know that this is the earliest Spring Equinox in 124 years?!?!?!?

I used Stampin' Up! (SU) stamp set "Circle of Spring" for both the wreath and sentiment. They were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then the wreath was hand colored using eight different SU Stampin' Write markers. The wreath was die cut using SU's matching dies "Wonderful Wreath".

The sentiment was die cut using SU "Stitched Shapes" die set. It's SU Wild Wasabi mat was cut with the next larger die in the set.

The pink strip required by the PP482 challenge was embossed using the single strip die from the SU Stitched Nested Labels Die set, then trimmed to a single strip using a paper trimmer.

Tombow glue was used to adhere all card elements. I die cut a craft foam wreath to glue on the back of the wreath to raise it up for added dimension to the card. Likewise, the sentiment element was backed with craft foam.

I think I achieved all parts of all three challenges with a simple, yet pretty spring card. I am rating the difficulty level of the card as a "2" out of a possible "5" because of the need to hand color the wreath itself.

I'm sure my friend will enjoy receiving this "springy" card!

Stamps: SU Circle of Spring
Paper: SU Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Various SU Stampin' Write Marker Colors
Accessories: SU Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, SU Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue, Craft Foam, SU Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Paper Trimmer
Techniques: Die Cutting


  1. Love the clean and simple style of your card. The wreath is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Dare :)

  2. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at Color My Heart Color Dare.

  3. Oh, lovely, Donna! You've really done this set justice here, your coloring is delicate and perfect! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  4. This is really, really cute! LOVE the simplicity, perfectly CAS! Thanks for playing with the Players this week!

  5. What a cheerful spring card! Love the simplicity of it. Thank you for joining us at Color Dare.

  6. Donna your Spring wreath is so clean and fresh! Thanks for playing along with my CAS spring flower challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

  7. Beautiful wreath! Your blooms are gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players!

  8. Perfect Spring wreath. All that white space makes my CAS loving heart so happy and I love the little pops of green. So glad you joined us at the Players this week

  9. Your card is a demonstration of how simple can be so beautiful! I love everything about your soft and warm spring card! Thanks so much for playing along with Sunday Stamps!

  10. Beautiful wreath and nice interpretation of the sketch...CAS and pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.

  11. Glorious card, Donna! The design is so springlike and refreshing. Thank you for playing along with us at Color My Heart Color Dare #385.


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