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Sunday, April 21, 2024

Spring Storytime

Welcome everyone - I have a Diva post today with some inspiration for our April Die Cut Diva Challenge - Make a Spring Card! We have RAM Stamps as our fabulous sponsor this month; Rachelle Anne Miller designs just adorable images & I've enjoyed coloring them!! 

Here's my card:

Supplies: Paper - Paper Studio A2 card; 
Hero Arts Bermuda; Neenah white; scrap of yellow
Digi Stamp - RAM Stamps Storytime
Clear Stamp - Hero Arts Sky's the Limit (c2009 - retired)
Embossing Folder - Spellbinders Checkered Scallops (EOM-Mar24)
Dies - Kat Scrappiness Never Ending Square Dies
Other - Creative Expressions Wordies Hello Spring;
Copic Markers; foam tape

RAM Stamps is offering a prize of a $10 gift certificate for our 
random winner drawn from eligible April entries.

I see Spring because the tree seems to be sprouting its new leaves. To reinforce the theme, I used a spring sentiment. The printed digi (thanks Arlene!) was colored with Copics, die cut with a square and matted with another square. In keeping with Darnell's IDEAS (E for embossing), I decided to layer it onto an embossed panel. First time that folder got used (just 1 month from receipt, fantastic!) so I'll add my card to Darnell's April NBUS Challenge. A stamped/fussy cut sun & a preprinted sentiment strip finished the card.

Now for a bonus using a fave image of the Divas - Friendship Mouse - such a cutie!!

Supplies: Paper - Paper Studio A2 card; Neenah white;
Michael's green
Digi Stamp - RAM Stamps Friendship Mouse
Dies - Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles (retired)
Other - Creative Expressions Wordies Hello Spring;
Copic Markers

We hope to see you in the April Diva gallery with your Spring creation! Just remember to include a die cut or use an embossing folder in your design &, if it's not obvious, share why your project evokes Spring.

Thanks for stopping & happy crafting!!


Trina P. said...

Both cards are so sweet. The adorable mouse on the second card stole my heart.

Jean said...

Wonderful spring-themed cards! You've nicely complemented the focal items with your sentiments, dry-embossing, and color choices.

Lisa Elton said...

Two perfectly adorable cards, Linda! Love those sweet little critters!

Dawn T said...

Two adorable cards Linda. There are some gorgeous images from RAM Stamps and love the ones you've used.

papierelle said...

Oh, that's soooo cute and I'm just imagining that it looks exactly like that in our forest!!!

HilaryJane said...

What a lovely little woodland scene. Love that background too. Thanks for the bonus card, so cute xx

Arlene said...

The animals under the tree are so cute! Great job. And you too, couldn't pass up that cute mouse under the flower. Love them both.

Viv said...

Two lovely cards Linda - cute, colourful and sure to bring a smile - what's not to like?! x

Rosemary said...

Super sweet set of cards, Linda. The images are just adorable, especially that sweet little mouse holding the giant flower. Your coloring of the images is wonderful!

Greta said...

Sweet cards! Love that embossing folder!