Friday, March 25, 2016

Sunsational Stamps March Release Blog Hop

Welcome to Sunsational Stamps Design Team Blog Hop for March, 2016. Thank you for joining us today! Our theme for this months release is "Spring and Easter". We are so excited about this release, there are 11 sets and the images are too cute for words, I am confident that you will love them!!!


There is as always Blog Candy to be won at every stop. that means if you follow the rules we have set out you have 7 chances to win. This month we have decided to offer as blog candy one set of the winner's choice from our new release. You get to choose which you would like, we are really excited about this offer.

So that everyone gets a little something for participating in the hop there will be a free gift digital image available for you to claim at the end of the hop. It will be an exclusive image created just for this event!  

Here are a few simple rules we ask you to follow to show support for each crafter and the time they have put into their work. In order to be eligible for the drawing for the blog candy and the Free digital stamp
1) you MUST visit each blog,
2) leave a comment,
3) become a follower of each blog and our DT blog at http://

We also are offering a special for this release:You will get 10% off any order of $10.00 or more. Just use the code MARCH10.The code will be valid for one full week and ends on April 2 at midnight.

Grab your favorite beverage, and let's get hopping.

I am so thrilled to be a guest designer joining the Sunsational Stamp Design Team on the March hop this month! Thanks for the extra special blog love!!! For my project I used the  duck and bunny from one stamp set and the butterfly from another set:

This set is called Have a Purrfect Spring. I love the cute sayings with this set!
This set is appropriately called Spring is Blooming. These critters can be used in soooo many different ways!

I created this paper rosette bouquet!

This was a quick, easy and cheap (approximately $5.00! Less if you use what you have in your stash!) project that will brighten up any room for Spring and Easter!

I printed out the adorable Sunsational Stamps' digital images on my computer. I colored them with my Prismacolor pencils. I just LOVE these pencils, they blend so well! Then I made simple paper rosettes by accordion folding 12" strips of paper.

The strips are different sizes. The strip should be 1/2 of whatever size you want the final rosette to be. (If you go bigger than 2" your strip will have to be longer than 12" or it will rip!) I learned from experience! LOL The folds are every 1/4". I used a scoring board to make it easier but its not necessary. If you need a more detailed tutorial on how to make a rosette, let me know in the comments. I will be happy to post one. 

The vase, plastic eggs, burlap ribbon and the Pixie Stix were all from the Dollar Tree! I've been told that the dollar store sells paper straws but I couldn't find any! I thought the Pixie Stix were a "sweet" alternative! I would think any type of straws or sticks would work too.

The buttons were from my stash. I put buttons on the back of the rosettes too (see the picture below). This makes it look more finished and also holds the rosette more secure if you don't use a glue gun! (I have to buy a new one, mine has been misplaced and I miss it so much!)
As you can see, I didn't just use buttons on the back. On the bigger rosette I used a piece of chipboard on the back. It held it much better.

These digital stamps on the rosettes would also look awesome as gift tags!!! If you notice the rosette with the chipboard has a hole in it. Add a string or ribbon through the hole without the straw and you have an adorable tag!!!

I enjoyed creating with these stamps! They are so adorable and versatile. You can easily adapt them to so many projects! You really need to give them a try!!

Thank you for your interest and time to view my project. I hope I have inspired you to create on a budget!   What are you creating for Spring or Easter? I challenge you to create something cute for as cheap inexpensive as possible! LOL Let me know in the comments what you come up with and also what you think of mine!

If you happened to have stumbled upon this blog by chance or accident, please make sure to head to the first blog listed so you don't miss any of the Love we have to share with you. This hop runs from 6 PM March 25th through 11:59 pm March 27th, so you have plenty of time to visit every blog in the list below.

So lets get hopping:

Thank you for joining us, we hope we were able to inspire you just a bit!! Check back here often for more inspirational projects created by our very talented Design Team!