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Wednesday 24 April 2024

Spring into Card Making IG Hop - Week 7

Hello crafty friends and happy Wednesday.  I hope your week has been good so far; we've had a great start to the week here in South Wales as the weather is decidedly spring like at the moment, which is a nice change.  Let's hope it lasts for a little while.  

I'm here today to share my card for the final week of the Spring Into Card Making IG Hop, which has been organised by my lovely friend Kelly.  Each week we will be sharing a themed card focusing on the joys of spring.  If our hop inspires you please use the hashtag #2024springintocardmakinghop to join in the fun.   
For Week 7 we are celebrating the Earth.  We know not everyone has earth/world stamps so grab something recycled or reuse something not intended for crafting and get creative.  I didn't have any earth stamps so decided to recycle a cereal box and made a decorative hanger for a friend.  I hope you like it.
Here is my hanger on the wall:
A closer look:
The sweet image in more detail:
I haven't decorated the back yet as I wanted to show the cereal box:
plus I made my own 'flowers' from different circles:
I began by stamping the image with memento ink onto alcohol marker friendly card, coloured it with Promarkers and added a few highlights with a white gel pen.  I took the cereal box and cut it out using a square die.  They were nesting dies but the increments between dies was quite large so for the smaller squares, which I cut from lemon lustre pearlescent card, pink card and patterned paper, I used my paper trimmer.  I adhered all of them together with double sided tape.  I punched two holes at the top with my Crop-a-dile (after dusting it off lol!) and used white brads that came with it.  I die cut a polaroid frame from white card and adhered the image behind with liquid glue (I sadly had to cut off their gorgeous long legs).  I stamped the beautiful sentiment in black ink at the bottom of the frame.  I made my 'flowers' by cutting 3 different circle shapes and before glueing them together I distressed them by scrunching them in my hand.  I used a dot of liquid glue to adhere them together.  I used the pearlescent card to cut out the hello word, the wings of the butterfly and used some of the cereal box to cut the body.  I attached the body to the wings with liquid glue.  The friend word was a pre-printed sentiment strip which I coloured with pink ink and cut with a sentiment strip die (although I did have to trim the sides a little smaller with my trimmer).  The polaroid frame was added with double sided tape, the hello and butterfly with liquid glue and the flowers and friend sentiment with foam squares.  I found some velvet type ribbon in my long forgotten ribbon jar which was the perfect pink colour so added that through the holes so that my hanger would um you know ...... hang!  I'm really happy with the finished result and it was just like making a card so not a big deal.  

I would like to enter my hanger into the following challenges:

As You Like It challenge - clean or fussy (I like both but today I was drawn to layers)
Classic Design challenge - ATG optional twist happy birthday
Cut It Up challenge - starts with B (besties, butterfly)
Dream Valley challenge - make it female
I Love Promarkers challenge - ATG option shapes
Inkspirational challenge - mood board (love the colours)
Inspired By challenge - rainbow pops (again love the colours)
My Time To Craft challenge - everything dies (die cuts)
Sweet Stampin' challenge - earth day or use something recycled (I used a cereal box)
Triple B challenge - use at least one bird, butterfly or bloom
Try It On Tuesday challenge - inspired by a song ('you got a friend in me' by Randy Newman)

I would love it if you would pop over to Instagram and see the amazing work by all the other crafters taking part in the hop.  Please use the hashtag #2024springintocardmakinghop to find us and also so that we can find your creation if you are inspired to take part.  

I'll be back again with you tomorrow with my card for the Krafty Chicks challenge so please pop by and check it out.  I wanted to say a quick hello to my new followers; it's lovely to have you join me and I hope you visit me often.  As always I appreciate the comments you leave and thank you so much for stopping by. 

Love and hugs, 

Card ingredients:
Stamping Bella - curvy girl - besties stamp
Tonic Studios - square layering die set
MFT - LLD insert it instaframe die (retired)
Memory Box - Pippi butterfly die (? retired)
Gina K Designs - modern floral bundle (for the tiny sentiment die)
Gina K Designs - dusty rose ink pad (to colour the friend sentiment strip)
Tonic Studios - autumn maple 6 x 6 pearlescent card pack (discontinued)
Crafty Things - 6 x 6 creative paper pack (from Home Bargains)
Versafine - onyx black ink
Memento - tuxedo black ink 
Woodware - small circle punch
MFT - gerbera daisy die set (for the tiny circle) (retired)
Recycled bran flakes cereal box (other cereals are avaiable!)


Laurel said...

Adorable card! Thanks so much for playing along at Inspired By!

Alyson Mayo said...

Love those circular flowers and the sentiment is terrific. Thanks for sharing with us at MTTC :)

Chrissy said...

Fabulous layers and details, gorgeous card..
Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge this fortnight at As You Like It..


Mrs.B said...

A lovely project and great recycling too.
Love the image and song inspiration.
Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday. Avril x

Treva said...

Love your besties wall hanger, really cute image!

Thank you for joining ust at Cut it Up for our Starts With a B challenge.


Nonni said...

That is so so adorable. Great coloring and love your use of pastel colors. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational!