Hello Sunshine for the March 2020 Spring Candy Hearts Blog Hop

Hello Sunshine for the March 2020 Spring Candy Hearts Blog Hop! This is the first ever Candy Hearts blog hop, and our theme is SPRING!  All of the projects and blog posts are created by members of the Candy Hearts, a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. After reading my post, please hop to the blog of the next person on the list below. Be sure to check out all of the great projects we have created for you today.

hello sunshine for the candy hearts blog hop

Hello Sunshine is an appropriate sentiment for a simple spring card. I am ready for spring – longer days, warmer weather, flowers and sunshine. The stamps I used are from the Under My Umbrella stamp set, which coordinates with the Umbrella Builder Punch. You can buy the stamp set and the punch as a bundle and receive a 10% discount.

The card base is 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Very Vanilla Thick card stock, scored and folded at 4 1/4″. The Very Vanilla layers are 3 3/4″ x 3/4″, and 3 1/2″ x 2 1/4″. The Terracotta Tile layers are 2 5/8″ x 5 1/2″, 3 3/4″ x 7/8″, and 3 5/8″ x 2 3/8″. The designer paper layer is 2 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.  Scrap pieces of designer paper, Very Vanilla card stock and Terracotta Tile card stock are needed for stamped images.

To make the card, I stamped the Hello Sunshine element onto the long strip of Very Vanilla, I chose Early Espresso ink because it gives a dark image that is a little bit softer than black. I stamped the rain boots on a scrap of Terracotta Tile, the flowers on Very Vanilla, and the umbrella on the designer paper. After stamping the flowers, I used Old Olive Stampin’ Blends, both light and dark to color the leaves of the flowers, and Calypso Coral and Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends for the flowers. I dotted the center of the flowers using the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, then cut the flowers and the boots with paper snips.  I cut the stamped umbrella with the Umbrella Builder Punch, then layered it on the umbrella handle that I had stamped on the Very Vanilla layer.

After stamping and cutting I assembled the card by adhering the vanilla and designer layers to the Terracotta Tile layers. The designer paper layer was adhered first, then the other elements were added. I notched the right side of the strip for the sentiment with the Triple Banner Punch, then added three Champagne Rhinestones before gluing it across the top of the card. I glued the boots, then layered the flowers above them using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. After gluing the umbrella (downward to greet the sunshine!), I added a large Champagne Rhinestone for some umbrella bling!  

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope you enjoyed my super simple spring card. Please hop to the other blog posts to enjoy the creativity from this talented group of Candy Hearts!


  1. Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

  3. Joanne Brown of Stamping With Jojo

  5. Linda Krueger of The Stamp Coach – You Are Here
Below are the Stampin’ Up! products I used to make this card. Click on any image to purchase or to learn more about each product in my online store.
Stamping regards,
Linda K, The Stamp Coach