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Friday, April 17, 2020

Spread Joy not Germs Blog Hop!!!


Hello and welcome!! I'm so happy to be participating in the #spreadjoynotgerms blog hop which was put together by our friends at Catherine Pooler Designs and Hedgehog Hollow. We're coming together to make some Happy cards which we encourage you to send out during this uncertain time.
We are all experiencing something different and out of the norm. There is no better time to send out some happiness, whether it be across the globe or across the street. Let's create a card and make the world smile!

This is a MASSIVE blog hop with TONS of prizes. There are 31 sponsors who have generously donated more than 50 prizes. Please remember that these small businesses are struggling right now and still donated to this hop. Let's help them out a bit:) More details will be provided at the end of the post!



I'm using products from Pink & Main which is generously offering a $25 gift certificate to the online shop! Let's have a look at what I've created!


I went with a clean and simple design. This card could easily be massed produced. I started by cutting a white panel with the largest of the Stitched Rectangles Set 2 dies. I then placed the Mask It Circle Stencil towards the left centre of the panel. Using the Ergonomic Blending Brush, I blended some All That Jazz ink. I repeated the process by adding 2 more circles on the right side of the panel.


Using the stencil, I cut a mask out of typing paper so I could cover the lower half of the circle before stamping the florals.  These come from a fab set called Gorgeous Vases. I chose 3 different bouquets and using Versafine Black Onyx Ink stamped them inside the circles.

The sentiment comes from the Just Because Stamp Set and was stamped onto a Sentiment Strip Die. I originally had the sentiment on just a white banner but decided to add the same blue ink to make it pop of the white background.


I added a few pencil details to one of the flowers in each bouquet but this step could easily be skipped. After adding the panel to a grey card base (yes, it has white heat embossing on it) that I just happened to have in my stash, I added a few black gems and called the card done!  I think this card could be fun to send to a friend, sibling or even a neighbour. Who would you send this card to?

The next stop on this creative journey is : KAREN B.


To be eligible to win, all you need to do is leave a little love at each stop of the hop. This is a large hop and we appreciate you taking the time to comment! You don't have to comment on each stop, but your chances of winning increase with each comment you leave! I suggest maybe grabbing a coffee/tea/glass of wine to keep you company on this journey :)
Deadline to enter is April 24, 2020!!

Winners will be announced on April 27th, 2020 on both Catherine Pooler's Blog and the Hedgehog Hollow Blog!

For more information on all the prizes being offered or if you'd like to see the full list of hoppers, please visit:

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Thank you so much for stopping by! Have fun hopping and good luck!!

Be well, my friends!

Laurie




129 comments:

  1. I love this card--it does put a smile on my face! Thanks for participating!

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  2. Beautiful card, love the circles with the patterns. Very nice! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. I love the blues with the black inked flowers! SO pretty!

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  4. so pretty, a limited palette can be really effective

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  5. love this layout very much - pretty card TFS and being part of the hop-- blessings

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  6. Love the layout and its so elegant

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  7. Cute, thanks for thinking of us and sharing.

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  8. So fun to see this lovely card, I will have to check out Pink and Main more

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  9. I love everything about this card!

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  10. Gorgeous card! I love turquoise and black... love it!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps

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  11. Love the classy color combo - very Tiffany-eque!

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  12. How pretty. The touches of pale blue are such a nice accent, and you've showcased the stamps so beautifully. Thanks for inspiring and sharing in this special blog hop.

    I'm not on the blog hop list, but I am participating as part of the Paper Sweeties DT if you'd like to stop by and see my project. Hope you're staying safe and healthy.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  13. The flowers are so pretty!! Love how you've used the circle for blending the ink! TFS!

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  14. Cool idea. I have never seen one quite like this! Thanks for sharing

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  15. LOVE your blue and black flower card! So pretty!

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  16. Beautiful card! I would send it to my BFF!!

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  17. Thank you for the inspiration, especially during this difficult time. A nice pick me up.

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  18. Beautiful! Simple and so effective! Thank you!

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  19. What a stunningly simple and card! It's gorgeous and really shows off the beautiful floral images. Thanks for the inspiration and for spreading joy!

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  20. wow... love the simply card design. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

    Hugs
    Ute
    DT Whimsy Stamps

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  21. Love the black and white with a little pop of color!

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  22. Love the color blue and the 3 circles. Coloring the sentiment strip is a great idea!

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  23. This is gorgeous! I love the blue and the stamping on top!

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  24. I would definitely send this to my students! 💖

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  25. Love the masked circles as focal points~really clever. TFS

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  26. Gorgeous card! I love the colors! Very classy. :)

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  27. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

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  28. Love the look of your card. I'm definitely going to try it. Thanks for inspiring me.

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  29. Love the soft pink and blue with the black!

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  30. Darling card! perfect for this hop! Thank you to all who have come together!

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  31. I think this would be great as a boxed gift set. Thinking I might use this inspiration for my hubbies co workers for Chrisfmas. Thanks really love this! Please stay well!

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  32. Simple but beautiful. Love the colors. TFS

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  33. Great idea! This is so wonderful to do! Thank you!

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  34. Oh no, I don't know what is wrong with my computer, cause clearly everyone can see you card, but I can't :-( I'll need to mess around with my settings!

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    1. Oooooh, I can see it now, and it's stunning!!! LOVE IT! Great design! :-)

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  35. I have a sad because I can't see your card. :(

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  36. oooohhh I LOVE this design! very creative! could make a set with different colors. thanks for the inspiration

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  37. I love the colors and the pattern you have made. The stamps are simple but comforting. 😊

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  38. What a lovely card. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Adorable card! I love the little line detail on the flowers. This is so pretty!

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  40. I love this technique! You created a beautiful card with such simple methods & I look forward to trying it for myself.

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  41. A lovely card with the pretty flowers! And, a fab design!

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  42. Thank you for participating in this blog hop, and for sharing the joy with us!

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  43. So quick and simple. I like the look

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  44. Love the blue pop great card

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  45. Such a pretty card. I really liked the partial circles. Thank you for sharing!

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  46. Such a pretty monochromatic color palette!!

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  47. Pretty card. The masking is so effective.

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  48. Beautiful design! I love how you used the masking and the palette.

    Cheryl
    http://shestamps.blogspot.com/

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  49. I really love the spotlight stamping! Thanks for sharing!

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  50. Perfect card! Thanks for sharing and participating in this fun blog hop.

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  51. Your card is so very lovely. Thank you for sharing!

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  52. Love your CAS card! Very pretty! Thanks for spreading some joy today and being part of this amazing hop!

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  53. I really love what you did on your card Laurie and the name of your blog is so perfect! I am definitely going to try your technique on a card, I love the CAS look it has and it really highlights the flowers! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  54. Simple and beautiful, my kind of card. Thank you.

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  55. What a great idea! Thank you for inspiring me :D
    Huge hugs
    Amy xx

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  56. I must try to CASE this card, what a beauty!

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  57. Beautiful card. Simple yet elegant. Love the flowers stamped in black with the little extra on the centers of the flowers. Thanks for sharing. Stay safe.

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  58. simple, but powerful card, thank you

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  59. Beautiful card! I love it! Thank you for helping to spread joy!

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  60. Very sweet card. Can't go wrong with the distressed circles!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  61. Thanks for the amazing inspiration! This card is really beautiful!

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  62. Really love your card. I like simple, clean cards - the dots on the grey card are almost like little lights around the edge and the blue, graded circles are lovely. xx

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  63. Beautiful card, love the circles with the patterns. Very nice design that draws the eyes. TFS

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  64. Such a lovely card!! Thank you for sharing!!

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  65. Your card is simply stunning. I love the products you sued from Pink and Main. The florals from Gorgeous vases is phenomenal. Great card to indeed spread joy.

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  66. Your card is beautiful!!! Stay safe! Stay healthy! Stay crafty!

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  67. Very pretty card!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  68. Elegant and beautiful design. Love the spotlight stamping. So lovely. Hugs, Wends xoxo

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  69. Fabulous design for your card. And the blue is just so soothing. I love it!

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  70. Such a beautiful clean and simple card that is sure to spread JOY.

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  71. What a beautiful card. Love that ink color. I need it, going to look now. :)

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  72. Gorgeous creation! Awesome event to spread Joy during these uncertain times! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  73. Beautiful card! I love the technique!

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  74. What a clean looking card and so, so pretty. Great work!

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  75. Gorgeous card. I love that style. I'm going to try to adapt it for my grandchildren -- the sentiment is perfect!

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  76. I adore simple black and white cards with a pop of color. Really like the way you stamped this with the circles and the blue ink -- gorgeous and quick, simple and elegant. I could easily mass produce this card and I love that about this one!

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  77. That's a beautiful elegant card! Love the soft colors and design! :)

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  78. Simple and really beautiful!! These do look like they would be easy to mass produce and would be perfect for sending a smile someone's way!

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  79. Beautiful card! Love the pretty floral design! Thanks for spreading some joy!

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  80. I really like the CAS look you went for on this card. it's perfect for so many occassions. Beautifully done! xx

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  81. I like this fast and easy way to create a pretty card.

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  82. Oh I love this design! I can see that circle mask stencil becoming as "essential purchase". just don't tell my hubby, lol!

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  83. Love the arrangement of the
    "windows". Having the top
    and bottom go off the card
    is great. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  84. Great idea with the stencil and masking. The blue is soft and inviting. Beautiful card. I would send this to my son and his wife who are currently stationed in Germany. TFS!

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  85. Lovely and so appropriate to send during this time. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  86. I like the blended circles with the flower stamping.

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  87. Pretty! (I love the Mama Elephant stamp set you have in your header!) Thanks for sharing. :) XO

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  88. So pretty! I love the inked and stamped circles with the muted color palette

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  89. I love your clean design with the heavy black and just a little bit of color. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  90. Beautiful technique. I love this clean and simple card. great use of the color

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  91. Lovely card. The black flowers against the blue is very striking. I would send this card to my friend who is in the hospital. Blue is her favorite color.

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  92. Love this design! So beautiful! I think you could send this card to almost anyone... right now I'd send it to a friend I was supposed to visit this Summer, but probably won't be able to. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  93. BEAUTIFUL card!
    LOVE your flowers, LOVE the black & white with spotlights of blue too, a wonderful design that brings a smile :) I would send this to my sister, miss her so much and luckily she is able to enjoy her garden while we're all social distancing.
    Thank You for sharing and INSPIRING!

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  94. What a sweet card Laurie. The sponged circles are the perfect backdrops to the flowers. SWEET! Thank you for the inspiration! Stay safe! God bless!

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  95. Beautiful card! I have a hard time with CAS simple and love seeing other inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

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  96. Love this card going to have to give this a try!

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  97. I love the beautiful simplicity of your card. The spotlight effect is such a creative idea. I love it :) Hugs...Janie

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  98. Thank you for participating in this excellent way to encourage stay-at-home!

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  99. Very pretty. Love the layout/design of your card. Thanks for sharing

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  100. Such a lovely card! Beautiful and creative design.

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  101. A gorgeous card. Fantastic technique and beautiful colour. Thanks for sharing!

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  102. Such a great way to use a masking stencil!

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  103. Hi Laurie :) I love the concepts behind this card!!! So adaptable! I'd send it to my Mom! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  104. I love the card you shared. Thank you for participating in the hop. Please stay safe.

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  105. Love the color on your card with the black flower stamp, it is stunning.

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  106. It's beautiful- Gets me thinking I could use CP's Circle stencil that I use in my canvo Journal.

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  107. Pretty flowers and I like the circle design.

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  108. Beautiful card! Thanks for a wonderful hop and the inspiration!

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