Thursday, March 1, 2018

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - Wildflower Wishes

Hello!  Hope you are doing well!  I'm super excited to be hopping in A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop showcasing the fabulous February Wildflower Wishes Kit!  If you have already been hopping you should have been landed here from Lori Mueller's fabulous blog.. she is so talented!   If you are starting here, please make sure that you click the next button at the end of my post to continue on for some awesome inspiration!  

Seriously, wasn't the Wildflower Wishes Paper Pumpkin Kit awesome!!!!  I usually make one or two cards as kitted and then decide what I love about the kit and how I want to shake things up.  Well for this kit, there is so much to love!  Those small florals are sooo cool and I LOVED the sentiments!  I went all Sahara Sand and Basic Black crazy with my alternatives this month!  

This is the first card that I made.  I started out by stamping randomly all three of the small floral images tone-on-tone onto the Sahara Sand Panel.  I also sponged some of the Sahara Sand Ink around all of the edges and ran some of the Linen Thread around the panel three times and knotted it.   The Lots of Labels Framelits Dies were used to cut a matt in Basic Black for the Die-Cut Friend Sticker.  I adhered the Matted Friend Panel with Dimensionals.  I threaded more of the Linen Thread through one of the True Gentleman Buttons and tied it into a bow.  It was adhered with glue dots on the left side of the Friend Label.  I stamped the "hello sweet" in Archival Black Ink onto a scrap of  Sahara Sand Cardstock and sponged the edges of it with Sahara Sand Ink prior to matting it with Basic Black Cardstock.  I adhered the matted sentiment strip with Tombow Multipurpose Glue.  

This was super simple and may be my favorite card.  I splattered a bit of Basic Black Ink on the Sahara Sand Cardbase with my Stampin Write Black Marker before I did anything else.  I then stamped one of the front panels from the kit tone-on-tone with the "thank you" sentiment twice.  I then stamped it as well as the "so much" with Archival Black Ink.  I cut this out with one of the Layering Squares Framelits Dies and cut a matt of Basic Black with a scallop square from the same set.  I used some Fast Fuse to adhered my strip of  5/8" Burlap Ribbon.  The matted square was mounted over it with Dimensionals.  So easy and so cute!

The next two cards encorporated some of the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies.  I told you I was Sahara Sand and Basic Black crazy on these!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Please make sure you click the Next button so you can continue on to Monika Davis' amazing blog!  You'll be so glad you did!

In case you've lost your way.. Here's the entire Blog Roll!

  1. Sara Levin
  2. Kimberley Morris
  3. Melissa Thomas
  4. Kelly Acheson
  5. Candy Ford
  6. Jenny Hall
  7. Melissa Davies
  8. Dena Rekow
  9. Pam Staples
  10. Andrea Tracy-Tucker
  11. Lori Mueller
  12. Tina Riddle ----That's Me!
  13. Monika Davis
  14. Rachel Tessman
  15. Maria Willis
  16. Jennifer Hill


  1. Your cards are simply stunning. Love the dragonfly accents. :)

  2. I love these and the neutral color palette. Great ideas.

  3. Cute, cute cards Tina! That stamped background is great as is the "thank you" focal image.

  4. Great alternative projects, Tina! Thanks for sharing.

  5. These are fabulous, that color combo is very elegant...and I love the thank you card with the burlap because (even with the tiny scallops peeking out from the layer underneath) it's a great gender neutral look. Thanks so much for sharing :-D