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Hello Stampers!  It's April...AND, it's time for the Creative Inking Blog Hop!  As the old saying goes...April Showers bring May Flowers.  Well, in Texas, they are getting waaaay more than their share of the rain.  There is major flooding going on, so my thoughts and prayers to the residents battling the torrential downpours.  This month we are featuring creations based on the theme "Springing into Flowers".  I am excited to play with some flower stamps...they can be used for all sorts of occasions...wedding, birthday, thinking of you, and get well soon.

You may be starting from here at my blog, Lori Mueller - Stampin' Dreams, or you may have come here from the talented Sandy Mott's blog. Please be sure to click the 'Next' button to move along the blog hop. If you get off track at any time, the full line up below will help you move along from blog to blog.  So, here is my Springing into Flowers card share.

I have a couple of dear friends who have been dealing with breast cancer and the chemo treatments that have been prescribed for the last several months.  It's not a fun occasion by any means, but they are both very strong women and have been doing really well.  YEAH!!.  I got my inspiration for this card from a similar one I remembered seeing on Pinterest.  Gotta love that resource!  haha  I really like my version and can't wait to share this fun one with you!

Creative Tips:

  • The Wisteria Wonder cardbase is from the Subtles color family....a pretty-pretty color that I have not played with in quite a while. I started with the card base (8-1/2" x 5-1/2") scored at 4-1/4".
  • Very Vanilla is the main panel.  There are six beautiful flowers to choose from in the Flower Shop stamp set.  The image you see was inked in Early Espresso and randomly stamped on the bottom portion.  NOTE:  You'll need a scrap piece of paper to cover the upper section so that you keep it clean and free to stamp the sentiment.
  • The sentiment is from the Fabulous Four stamp set (which is on the Stampin' Up! Retirement list)...also inked in Early Espresso.
  • I added a strip of Kraft Corrugated Paper to add some texture and give a better eye-appealing separation of the panel. This paper is another item on the Retirement List and I am going to really miss this paper.  LOVE it!
  • To add some color to the front of the card and connect to the cardbase, I added some Wisteria Wonder Seam Binding (also on the Retirement list) and used the Owl Punch for the smaller circles to the flower centers.  The Rhinestones add the perfect bling appeal, don't you think?
  • Last, the whole Very Vanilla layer was added to a Soft Suede layer and then glued to the cardbase using Fast Fuse.

Super, super EASY!!  The best part...the card layout can be created in sooo many different colors.  :)  Take a peek!

For more Springing into Flowers creations, you will want to make sure to hop on over to Dena's blog...I can't wait to see what amazing card/project she has to share with you.  Click on the 'Next' button and you'll be at your next stop.  If you get lost or sidetracked, please come on back and follow the list of participants shown below.  Have fun filling your inspiration bucket...don't forget to come back real soon.  :)

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11. Lori Mueller <--  You Are Here!



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