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Sunny Days, The Crafty Carrot Co Blog Hop

Create sunny days whenever someone needs them with the Crafty Carrot Co this May.  Join us for a series of online classes featuring the fresh, summery, feel-good 'Sunny Days' stamp set!

Today's blog hop is a little creative 'warm-up' for our team of tutors.  It gives us a chance to play with the set and share with you some initial ideas to whet your appetite for the upcoming monthly program!

For my card today, I featured those sweet little drinks.  They were so fun to colour with Stampin' Blends!  I even coloured my doilies to create a little delicate bordering detail to match.

Click the next link below to see what my Crafty Carrot friend, the talented  Krista Frattin of Stampin' Dolce fame, has to share with you!

Of course, these are just a few of our ideas, we save the best for our exclusive Facebook live classes.  Subscribe today to catch all the fun throughout May!


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A Spring Walk, Pieces of the Story

Today's layout shares a little snapshot of one of my favourite routines - walking in nature!  We are so blessed to have amazing walking trails and parks in our neighbourhood and I enjoy venturing out with my family. 

This week's Global Design Team theme challenge - A Day at the Park - was the inspiration behind me sharing this memory with you today.

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Love making your own gifts and packaging?  Then you'll love these three unique gift bag punch board project ideas. 
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Supplies Used
Stamps: Lined Alphabet, Labeller Alphabet, Blended Seasons (retired)
Card: Whisper White, Shimmery White, Balmy Blue, Basic BlackPaper: Dashing Along (retired), Gold Fancy Foil Vellum (retired)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark, Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Pineapple Punch
Accessories & Tools: Stampin Blends in Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green and Soft Suede, Clasic Label Punch, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Moments Like These Memories and More (retired)


DIY Background, Let's Get Hopping #19

Is there anything more creatively satisfying than taking a plain sheet of paper and turning it into something special?  Today, the Let's Get Hopping team are inspiring you to rock your cardmaking tools to make your own DIY backgrounds.  I've chosen to get messy with Brusho colour crystals to create this watercolour washed effect.

I started with panel of Shimmery White cardstock, brushed it lightly with water in my aqua painter and haphazardly sprinkled on yellows, reds and orange crystals.  Then I blended the colours and as it was drying, added a few more sprinkles of colour, leaving them to create the splatter detail.

Once it was dry, I left it under heavy books for a day or so to flatten out.  Then I had to decide what stamps to pair it with!  I went for the Fairy Celebration imagery in the end.  I felt like the shimmery, whimsical background worked well with this playful Fairy theme.  What stamps would you pair with a background like this?

For more fun DIY backgrounds, click the next link below to continue the hop with a visit to my lovely friend Tracy Bish

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Supplies Used
Stamps: Fairy Celebration
Card: Whisper White, Shimmery White, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
Accessories & Tools: Stampin Blends in Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Petal Pink and Pineapple Punch, Brusho Crystal Colour, Aqua Painter, Copper Embossing Powder, Heat Tool.