Monday, 6 May 2013

Blog Hop

Welcome to our StampInkPaper Team Mother's Day Blog Hop.  A blog hop is where you 'hop' from blog to blog linked by the same theme, you may have arrived here from Carolyn Campbell-McLean's blog, or just happened upon the tour by chance.  Our theme is of course Mother's Day.  Each of our team members have made a card using Stampin'Up! products.

My Mum is a woman of simple taste- no frills or flowers for her!  I knew she would love something so plain and simple.  I saw a card similar to this on Pinterest (a great way to spend 5 hours).  The card was inspired by Amiee Cretsinger.  It was made by using three shades of green using a stamp from the Betsy's Blossom set.  I then punched out the images with three sizes of circle punches (2 1/2", 1 3/4" and 1 1/4").  I used Stampin' Dimensionals to give the tree some depth.  I then attached a red  (Real Red) heart using the Small Heart Punch.  The trunk was hand cut and I ran it through the big shot using the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  The 'Mum' greeting was from a versatile stamp set called For My Family.  I love how it it a set that spells 'Mum' like we do here in Australia.

When you have finished here, you can continue the hop through the link at the end of this post to the next team member's creations.

Lost?  Here's a list of links to all the participants so you can find your way again.

Vanessa Cook -
Michelle Dyson -
Clare McIlhatton -
Anne Farrar -
Marilyn Scholz-
Carolyn Campbell-McLean -
Karen Fowler-

You'll find lots of great ideas as you hop through the chain of our different team members’ fantastic blogs.  Why not add my blog to your "follow" list, or subscribe to my newsletter for info about my upcoming events.

Want to win some Free Stuff?  Simply leave a comment on each blog in the hop and then email Vanessa and let her know you’ve done so and you’ll be in the running for a fantastic prize of handmade cards plus other goodies from each of the participants.  SU demonstrators are not eligible, but we'd love to read your comments!

Next up on the hop is Michelle Dyson,  enjoy the rest of the tour.


  1. This is a clever card Vanessa. You have such a great way of making simple = effective & eyecatching!! Bet your mum will love it :)

  2. Gorgeous! Inspires me to dig out this set and have a play. I love the elegant simplicity of this, and will pop it in my CASE file!

  3. Such a cute card!! Love the layering. :)

  4. Very simple but very effective. Love the use of the circles to make a tree.

  5. simple but clever Ness, and ive had my eye on that greeting set! xx