spring leaves march 2021 candy hearts blog ho

Spring Leaves for the Candy Hearts Blog Hop is an Easter card with spring greetings. For today’s March blog hop we are sharing spring-themed projects, and I have a boatload of pastel leaves for you! After reading my post, please hop to the blog of the next person on the list, then hop around to see all the great projects the Candy Hearts have created for you!

My project for today’s blog hop has lots of pastel colors and a sweet spring and Easter sentiment

Spring Leaves - Candy Hearts Blog Hop

When I started to make the card I got excited about spring and flowers and new growth Then I looked outside at piles of snow and saw a few flurries in the air and remembered that spring arrives late in New England. Sigh! But, it’s spring somewhere, right? Instead of flowers that are not yet blooming where I live, I chose lots of pastel leaves and a wood slab for my card. I used the stamp set Rooted in Nature and the corresponding Nature’s Roots dies to stamp, emboss and die cut the leaves in a variety of colors. I have used this set with fall and winter colors, and I was pleased to see the results in spring pastels. This card presented a good opportunity to use scraps of cardstock, and stamping the same color of ink as the cardstock gives dimension to the leaves.

Card Measurements

  • Thick White cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored and folded at 4-1/4″ for card base
  • White cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
  • Seaside Spray cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 2-5/8″
  • Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper: 5-1/2″ x 1-1/2″
  • Seaside Spray Scalloped Linen Ribbon: 5-1/2″

I stamped the wood slab on the white panel, then stamped and/or embossed and die cut the leaves. I then started layering, using both glue and Stamping Dimensionals to adhere the leaves to the panel. I then matted the panel on a blue layer, and added a sliver of designer paper and Seaside Spray ribbon to peek out from the bottom. I stamped the sentiment “Happy Easter, Happy Spring, happy, happy everything” from the Timeless Tulips stamp set in Seaside Spray ink directly on the card base. 

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Here are the Stampin’ Up! colors I used. Click on each to see the available products in each color.


Below are the Stampin’ Up! products I used to make the Spring Leaves for the Candy Hearts Blog Hop. Click on each image to learn more or to purchase in my online store.

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Linda K, The Stamp Caoch