Friday, March 23, 2018

My Sweet Petunia (MISTI) with Pink and Main Blog Hop

Hello everyone!
Spring is on the way, making this the perfect time for a blog hop. Today, My Sweet Petunia is hopping with the delightful Pink and Main. 

And yes, we have prizes. Two lucky commenters from the hop will win one of two prizes: a $50.00 shopping spree at My Sweet Petunia and a $50.00 shopping spree at Pink and Main! Leave your comments no later than Sunday, April 1st, at 11:59 PM Central time and winners will be announced on Tuesday April 3rd, on the Pink and Main and My Sweet Petunia blogs. So be sure to visit everyone in the hop where you will find great ideas and inspiration.

For my first card today I used my Original Misti as well as my Mini Misti and the ever adorable Happy Mail Stamp Set. 
 I started by stamping my die cut panel with the snail, butterfly and hearts included in the set and heat embossing with clear embossing powder. To watercolour my background I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Broken China, Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch, adding several layers of colour and drying in between each.
 I stamped the little letter carrier using Ranger Archival Ink in Manganese Blue and heat embossed with clear embossing powder, then cut out. I also stamped the sentiment using the same ink colour and die cut for the front of my card.
 For the inside I stamped the open envelope, again using the Manganese Blue, then stamped the sentiment using Vermilion Ink. Not shown here are the 2 butterflies I also stamped in the blue ink.
 I also stamped the bottom of my envelope, overlapping with the help of post it notes, using the open envelope stamp with several of the sentiments that are included with the set.
To put my card together I attached fun foam to the back of my panel, then added the vellum piece along with the little carrier, and added the sentiment banner across the bottom. I also stamped another butterfly.
My postal carrier is a great lady who has lugged lots of "stuff" for me, and she always makes sure I get my "fun stuff", so I gave this card to her to give to a young one in her family. 

On to my second card.
 I used my Mini Misti along with the Rain or ShineRain Frogs and on the inside I used the little Flower Mouse that was gifted to me by Pink and Main. How thoughtful is that?  
 I stamped the Rain or Shine mouse with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder, then watercoloured with Zig Brushes. For the background I stamped the boots from the Rain Frogs stamp set using Ranger Archival Inks in Paradise Teal, and added Wink of Stella to the polka dots.
The inside was done the same way with the same colours. 

I have done a video showing the above card.
I hope you enjoy today's card and video. 
Have fun on the hop and don't forget to leave your comments for a chance to win.

You should have arrived at my blog from Yolie Burke's blog, and next up is Mindy Eggen

 me* Kia Gibson-Clapper *me
My Sweet Petunia



Products Used: MISTI Original and Mini, My Sweet Petunia Bar Magnet, My Sweet Petunia Original and Mini Mouse Pads, Pink and Main Rain or Shine, Rain Frogs, Flower Mouse Stamp Sets, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock, Aura 100lb. Cardstock, Fabriano Hot Press 140lb Watercolour Paper, 40lb White Vellum, Zig Brushes Light Gray, Blue Gray, Light Blue, Light Pink, Light Carmine, Carmine Red, Flesh Color, Dark Oatmeal, Yellow and Black, Ranger Archival Inks in Jet Black, Paradise Teal, Vermilion, Manganese Blue, Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Broken China, Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch and Citron, VersaMark Embossing Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Frantic Stamper Lables and Strips Die Set, Simon Says Stamp Wonky Rectangles Die Set, Stitched Rectangles and Stitched Circles Die Sets, Fun Foam, Foam Tape, Watercolour Brushes, Wink of Stella, Acrylic Block, YNS Gumdrops.

44 comments :

geezypeasey papercrafting said...

Great job! Especially like how you decorated the envelope. Too cute! ❤️😊

Lydia Fiedler said...

OMG Kia these are so cute!

craftjunkiesc said...

So many special touches, the snail background on the special delivery card just cracks me up, Simply fabulous cards.

Helen Gullett said...

Aaaaaadorable cards!

Debra Rumpza said...

Adorable cards! I love the snail background!

~amy~ said...

These are both so cute!

Pam MacKay said...

Very cute love the background you created!

Brandi R said...

Sweet cards. LOVE the backgrounds ♥

Lindar C said...

Oh my gosh!! Your cards are so adorable. I really love the mailman card with the snail background (I'm retired letter carrier)

Annie Wills said...

Love the backgrounds you created...they really make your focal images pop!

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

Adorable cards, love your background!

Dana M said...

Such sweet and adorable cards! Fantastic backgrounds. I love all the special touches to enhance the inside of the cards and envelopes.

Sandy S. (CraftyCreations) said...

Your cards are so cute. I especially love the little mailman. As a mother of 4 boys, I love anything with little boys. :)

Jenni said...

such great backgrounds!! sweet cards!

jennik

cghundley said...

Cute cards and
Love the postman!
Carla from Utah

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Two such adorable cards!!! Am in love with those cute Pink and Main images!! LOVE the Misti to make repetitive stamping!! Am so in need of a regular size one! Hoping to win that gift certificate!

Gayle said...

Beautiful cards. Love the backgrounds.

ocean-dreamer said...

Very cute! I love how you decorated your envelope too!

Andrea Hastilow said...

Loving both of these cards, so colourful and fun, great images on background and foreground. I like the vellum panel behind postie allowing you to clearly see the image but still the background.

Audrey Hiltke said...

Hi Kia - These cards are adorable!! I'm watching your video on my laptop hanging out with my Cockatiel and every time your Bird tweets MY BIRD (Pierre) tweets!! It's so fun and cute! What kind is your bird? I just Love your cards and your birdie :).

A Pease said...

Both of these are adorable! Great job!

Christi Steinbeck said...

Both cards are adorable! Great work! New Follower!

Dee Earnshaw said...

these cards are so cute - love the stamping on the background - great idea:)

Cindy Holmes said...

Soo cute! I especially love the mailman one with the little letters!

Sue D said...

Cute cards inside and out. I like the stamped backgrounds.

Alaska .Kris said...

Sweet! Those are my favorite colors for a background!

KCC Matt said...

These cards are so sweet! I especially love the mouse.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a beautiful post with cute stuff!

Denise Bryant said...

Adorable cards! I really love the background you created for your first card with those cute snails!

craftymom205 said...

Cute cards.

Cathy Lillie said...

The postal carrier is adorable and what a sweet background you created for your card! I like how you carried the design over to the inside of the card, as well as the envelope. Cute little rain boots with the mice in your second card! Again, everything is so nicely finished off.

Mary Holshouser said...

Darling cards.
Love how the background is tied
in with the stamp - the snail for
the mail is funny. thanks
for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

That’s a super sweet duo of cards !
[margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

Sweet April said...

Fabulous cards they are so gorgeous,fantastic and adorable. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

McStamper said...

What very creative and adorable cards. Love the great backgrounds and the so cute little mailman and mouse. Your coloring is awesome.

Shanna said...

I love all of the new ideas!

Robin 67 said...

Loving the backgrounds. I need to start using my stamps for backgrounds too.

Melissa Craig said...

Oooh, love that background! The mouse card is real cute.

Pat S said...

So cute! I love the background you made for the image. Without my Misti I could not continue to make cards, my RA is so bad. I enjoyed your video.

Jean said...

Great cards. Loving that background
.

Arianna Barbara said...

Awww!!! Too cute!!! Beautiful backgrounds!!!

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Super cute. Love the colors, patterns, and designs. Just adorable.

Pocono Pam said...

Cute cards!

JustYolie said...

Love the background on these cards! Beautiful work!

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