Thursday, April 21, 2016

Stampin Friends April Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin Friends April Blog Hop! We will be hopping on the third Thursday every month, with a different theme to inspire you each time. The theme for April is “All things Animal.

If you arrived from Deana’s Blog, thank you for continuing with the hop! If you didn’t then be sure to click on the previous button below to see what she created for us. 

Be sure to check out this month’s Guest Hoppers:

Do not forget to click the Next button below to check out Lynn’s lovely creations. If you get lost along the way, I have provided the full list of participants at the bottom of this post. PLUS, keep reading for a change to win a bunch of new crafting gifts! 

Ready to view what I created?

All things animal should be easy right? Wrong! As I searched my craft room I had thoughts of using the Go Wild DSP stack and Zoo Babies stamp set. Once I had the supplies on my desk it just sat there for a few days. So needless to say I didn’t use them. I searched for some inspiration on Pinterest (ok I got lost for a few minutes – ok ok hours – geesh, don’t judge me. I know you do it too! Your secret is safe with me. wink wink) 

I came across a very adorable set of bear cards and just needed to create them Stampin’ Up! style. I CASE'd Joni Nina Andaya. Choose to make these Baby Bear cards. One for a boy and one for a girl. 

I heat embossed the noses in Gold embossing powder. Do you see the bows? I used the Cotton Ribbon to just add some additional texture to these simple cute bear cards. 

I added a bit of “blush” to her cheeks. 

You ready to see what’s next?

I came up with this all on my own and thought it could be used for wedding or new parents. It’s always great to make a gift that has a multipurpose. Don't you agree?

It all started with the Shine On Specialty DSP. I like the Silver Stripe and well the other side (aka inside of the mini treat bag) is Watermelon Wonder triangles. So that is what started my color scheme and design. Silver, Kraft and Watermelon Wonder. Interesting combination right? Well I think it worked out well. With having the "Love Birds" on my mind (for wedding or new parents) the World of Dreams image would work perfectly. I used Crumb Cake ink as the base (for the tree branches and nest) then used my Cucumber Crush marker to color the leaves and the Watermelon Wonder marker to color the birds. Silver Heart Fancy Foil vellum softens the stamped image on top of the Tea Lace Doily. I used up some of my scrap pieces of ribbons and some wooden embellishments for some additional flair. 

Here is the back side to show off the Watermelon Wonder 1” Stitched Ribbon that is wrapped around the entire mini treat bag. The seam is hidden behind the doily.  Hope you enjoyed my animal creations. 

Before you leave…

Do you love crafting supplies? If the answer is YES, be sure to visit all 14 Blog Posts in this hop, leave a comment in addition with the hashtag #SFAprHop. One lucky commenter will win an awesome crafting gift from every blogger! That mean you have 14 chances to win 14 crafty gifts.

Thank you for visiting us today. Good Luck to you on being a lucky winner! Be sure to comment (don’t forget that hashtag - #SFAprHop) and let me know what you think. Now let’s hop on over to Lynn’s blog with the next button below or use the participant list. 

Blog Hop Participant List:
Leanne Johnson  <---------------- YOU ARE HERE


Baby Bear Cards
  • Very Vanilla card base 4 ¼” x 11” scored at 5 ½”
  • Kraft 4” x 5 ¼” and ½” x 4” 


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE your projects Leanne!! The bear cards are adorable - I love them. The treat bag looks great also - the tassles of ribbon are so pretty.

  2. Those bears are adorable. Thank you for sharing...#SFAprilhop

  3. Too Cute! The great outdoors!

  4. Your bear card is so cute! I just love that treat bag

  5. #SFAprHop The bears are so cute! And the treat bag is so sweet! Great ideas!

  6. The bag you made is divine! I need to try for the next little gift bag I make. I also adore the Bear card, it is so creative, especially the added extra on the bows!

  7. Love your projects! Thanks for the inspiration! #SFAprHop

  8. I absolutely loved your projects….you are beyond talented!!! Thanks for sharing:)

  9. Awe baby square bears! #SFAPRHOP

  10. Love the girl bear with the blushing cheeks!

  11. #SFAprHop
    Adorable boy and girl bears!

  12. Cute, cute! Love the bears and the sweet gift bag! #SFAprHop

  13. Adorable baby bear cards and love the embellishments on the mini treat bag!!

  14. Love these. I like seeing alternatives to what the stamp set was advertised I jave biththese and will be recreating. Thanks so much! #SFAprHop

  15. The bears would be cute baby cards! And the bag will be perfect for a gift. Thanx for sharing.

  16. Great creations Leanne! Just love the beats!

  17. Bears, not beats... Trying to comment from my phone.

  18. i love your cute bear baby cards, but your bag is absolutely stunning!

  19. I love both projects, but that Mama Bear is the cutest!

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