April Blog Hop

I am so thankful for this blog hop, otherwise you may never see me on here! Life has been busy like a bee on crack, so I haven't had any free time to take for stamping or crafting (other than the wedding invites you're about to see.)

I was commissioned to make 130 of these darling invitations. The bride, her mom, and I worked together to transform her mind's design into a real life paper one. I love her concept and had fun making these (as proven true by the glue on my fingers when I was done).
Inside (with info blurred out)
Supplies used:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Naturals Ivory
Punches: Decorative Label, 1" Circle
Stamp set: Farm Life
Supplies: Hemp twine, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Powder Pals, Gold embossing powder, Black embossing powder, Tombow
Other: Retired alphabet set, retired punches (slit, notch, double circle), Burlap

Part of my crazy spring has involved getting back into my exercise routine by walking outside. I was loving looking at all the blooms, until the rain we've gotten recently beat them back into submission for a while. So, I decided for my 3-D project to make my own flower box. The great thing about this box is that it will transport easily to work with me, and I can't kill the flowers! (unless the cat tries eating them)

For the box, I cut out two of the Fancy Favor dies, and glued them together inside out so they score lines didn't show. For the "dirt" I ran Chocolate Chip through my Paper Crimper (which I haven't used in about 6 years), and then ran that through my shredder! 

I love the new Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper, which can be purchased as a sneak peek this month. Also, the Summer Smooches fabric brads can only be purchased in April. Aren't they fun?

Supplies used:
Card stock: Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Wisteria Wonder, Chocolate Chip
DSP: Flirtatious, Summer Smooches
Punches: Mixed Bunch
Ribbon: Melon Mambo 1/2" Scallop Dots, Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta, Daffodil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding, Whisper White 5/8" Organza
Supplies: Big Shot, Fancy Favor XL die, XL cutting plates, Paper Crimper, Brights collection Buttons, Summer Smooches fabric brads, Glue Dots, Distressing Kit
Other: packing peanuts

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the rest of our April blog hop!

  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  4. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps a Lot
  5. Anji C. of Altered Scraps Blog
  6. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  7. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  8. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  9. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
  10. Heather W. of Heather's Stampin' Blog
  11. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  12. Linda O. of Stamp at Linda's
  13. Marla R. of Marla's Stampin' Spot
  14. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  15. Nicole B. of Creations by Mommy
  16. Pam S. of Sunny Girl Scraps
  17. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim


  1. I love the flowers! The wedding project looks like a lot of work and it's very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  2. The flower box is such a great idea. I should try and come up with a version for DH's office. He doesn't get much sunlight in there and bless his heart, try as he might nothing stays alive for very long.

  3. Great job on the wedding invites! They look like a lot of work. And the flower box is so cute, and weed free lol!

  4. Very nice job on the wedding invitations! I LOVE your flower box! The flowers are just as pretty as the real thing and they never wilt! Awesome! :)

  5. Darcy, wonderful projects.. I love the wedding invitations. You did an amazing job. :) Inky Hugs!

  6. Absolutely wonderful projects! Love the planter filled with flowers... So creative ;)

  7. Wow that is a lot of invites but I am sure the bride loved them. They turned out great. Beautiful flowers too!

  8. Great thinking, using the fancy favor box to create your planter.

  9. Hahaha... Love your planter box!!!!!!!
    That invitation also looks unbelievable! Must have taken you all hours and hours of work! Great job!!!

  10. I love the flower box! So cute! And invites must be taking you forever to make! Beautiful!