Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Spring Critters

Welcome to our Monthly Joyful Stars March Blog Hop!

Thank you so much for visiting today.  If you've reached my blog after visiting Helen's blog, then you're right on track!  However, if my blog is your starting point, that's okay too... just continue the hop by clicking the links at the end of each posting by each of these talented ladies, and you'll be inspired with loads of creativity.

This month, I tried something new!  I did NOT use my Cricut cartridge, but instead, used our new adorable Spring Critters Thin Cuts (Z3207) and coordinating Spring Critters Stamp Set (C1638).  I love, love, love these coordinating die and stamp sets!  Take a look below how cute the little chick and frog (also part of the set) come out when stamped and then cut...

To cut this little critters out, first I stamped them on White Daisy Cardstock, using Black CTMH Exclusive Inks Stamp pad.  I then easily aligned the coordinating thin cuts on the stamp image, with a small piece of washi tape to hold it in place - and then ran it through my Cuttlebug machine.

To make my fox and chick cards pictured above, I used papers from the Penelope Paper Packet (X7207B).  I cut a piece of the White Daisy Cardstock and colored the background 'sky' and 'grass' using the Watercolor paints (Z3132) and Paintbrush Set (Z3188).  

I colored my the fox and chick critters using the ShinHan TouchTwin Markers.  I attached all components of my card using the Bonding Memories Glue Pen (Z553) and 3-D Foam Tape, behind the critters for added dimension (Z1151).

I finished off my card by adding my favorite... bling!  I love the pretty Playful Puffies (Z3205), which are butterflies, flowers, and arrows, all loaded with glitter!

I really enjoyed putting these together, and these just scream 'SPRING is HERE!' to me.  I love how the stamps also come with additional phrases like: 'How you doin? Hello there!, Birthday Wishes!, and of course... Happy Easter!' - all just in time for Spring!  

Don't forget to check out Joyce's blog next.  She's the leader on this hop, so if you get lost, be sure to check out her blog for the entire list of talented ladies so you don't miss out on this month's creativity!

Have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day, and see you next month!!  Happy crafting!!  ~Yvonne (Evie)


  1. Ohhhh they are super adorable! Love the coloring :)

  2. These Spring Critters are so fun and so cute! Great job on your watercoloring, your cards are adorable :)

  3. I love Thin Cuts! They make cardmaking so easy! Your cards are adorable; thanks for sharing!

  4. Adorable cards! Nice coloring with the markers. The shading on the fox is awesome!

  5. You are an expert at coloring with the Shin Han Markers! Beautiful job and such adorable cards.