Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Pals Blog Hop March 2018

Welcome to the Pals March 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “Spring has Sprung”. The Stampin’ Pretty Pals will inspire you with Spring or Spring-related projects. You may see floral, Easter or other general Spring-inspired designs. You may be just starting or hopped over from another Pal. In either case you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Spring has certainly sprung here in North Carolina! The weather has warmed, the trees have bloomed...and we had snow here on Tuesday right in the middle of it. What a crazy week we've had!

Flowers are in season here on my blog today. When I think Spring, I always think flowers. They go so well with Easter projects, or Mother's Day...or any day really. Flowers are always "in".
 I made a little gift box using the Window Box Thinlits Dies, but I wanted to try something a tad different. I used the new Basket Weave embossing folder on the sides to make this into a basket, and I really love the look! I made the rolled paper flowers (in Pink Pirouette, Whisper White and So Saffron) using the largest Layering Circles die that I cut a spiral into and then rolled.  I added leaves using the leaf punch, and added some Glitter Enamel dots to the center of the flowers for a little sparkle.
But what's a gift box without a card?!

Of course there is a card! It's what we do :)
The coordinating card uses the Blossoming Basket stamp set. I watercolored the flowers in Pink Pirouette and So Saffron , and the leaves in Wild Wasabi to echo the box. The Crumb Cake Basket Weave panel ties it all together.

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on April 11, 2018 for our Family First Hop. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  2. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  4. Corinne Blake at The Creative Compendium
  5. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  8. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  9. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin' Hoot!
  10. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  11. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  12. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  13. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  14. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  15. Nina King at Ink Paper Sequins
  16. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  17. Karen Hallam at Karen's Stampin' Habit!
  18. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  19. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
I hope you enjoyed today's project, come back and visit again soon:)

Have a magical day!


  1. Your gift box is amazing, Nina! The flowers look good enough to eat! I need to learn how to make those!

  2. Nina these projects are amazing! I love those flowers. Great job!

  3. The flowers are awesome! They really are so beautiful on top of the box! And the card is the perfect side kick!!! Both are wonderful

  4. Your little gift box is beautiful with the rolled flowers! And your card is beautiful too!

  5. Wowza, Nina! Your basket of flowers is gorgeous, BUT the flowers you've created for the box topper are AMAZING! Love them. So happy you hopped with us! <3


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