Saturday, April 7, 2012

April Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop

Welcome everyone to the April Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop. If you've arrived here from Alyssa's blog you are in the right spot. If you happened here by fantastic chance, start at the beginning of our hop at the Pumpkin Spice Blog.

This month we are celebrating spring with the April Card Kit "Picnics & Poetry". This kit is so beautiful and full of amazing papers, trims, and embellishments.

April Card Kit
36 - Webster’s Pages petite papers - 2 each of 18 unique designs (Sunday Picnic & Everyday Poetry)
8 - Sheets of 8 ½ x 11 -Bazzill Cardstock in 4 coordinating colors 
2 – Sheet of 6 x 12 – Coredinations cardstock in coordinating colors
1 – 8 ½ x 11 sheet of vellum
1 – Package of Trims - Webster’s Pages - Sunday Picnic Collection. This package contains six Ribbon Trims in a variety of designs. Each measures 1 yard in length; widths range from 1/2 inch to 1-1/2 
1 – My Mind’s Eye Stella & Rose Labels Cards
4 – Webster’s Pages – Double sided Journaling Cards
1 – Set Bo Bunny “Country Garden” Dimensional Stickers
1 – Set of Bo Bunny “Country Garden” Tiny Type stickers
1 – 6 piece Button collection (Mixture of Stella & Rose and Lush 2 Collections)
1 – 5 piece Charm collection (Mixture of Stella & Rose or similar)

RETAIL $30.69SPS $16.95

Challenge: Think Happy! (happy birthday, something that makes you happy, a happy thank you - really anything): Use green, a stamp (I am not going to specify whether it's an image or a sentiment), and ribbon!
The challenge will run for the whole month. Participants must comment on all of our blogs during the hop AND participate in the challenge if they want to win the prize: May's KIT!!! Please encourage the hoppers to buy the April Kit from SPS and participate in the challenge in order to win May's kit! We'll announce the winner on the SPS blog during the hop the following month. Using the April kit is not necessary to enter the challenge, but if they use it they will get a double entry into the drawing!

This is my take on the challenge. I knew I had to make a flip and fold mini album with this kit. The papers were just shouting to be put into album form. I can't wait to fill this little mini with some spring pictures of the kiddos.

Front cover of the album. Don't you just love the butterfly embellishments.

First page : I stamped the word "happiness" on every spread.

Because the album measures 3"x6" it is so easy to cut a 6x6 sheet in half and use it for the background.

Aren't these papers just gorgeous!!

I hardly needed to embellish the pages because they are so pretty.

Back of album labeled "2012".

Each of the three inside pages have a pull out tag for journaling.

Here are all three journaling tags.

April Card Kit "Picnics & Poetry"
found here for $16.95

 Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies, Labels Four Small
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies
found here for $17.49

We can't wait to see your take on this month's challenge. Be sure to link your project at the Pumpkin Spice Blog. And check out this month's card kit and all your crafting supplies at Shop Pumpkin Spice. Finish the hop by clicking here!


  1. Wow Just Wonderful. I love this Idea

  2. Simply beautiful . I love the colrs and the papers are just so romantic.
    DIANA L.

  3. Gorgeous mini, Carissa. I love your minis and this really showed of the papers. Beautiful.

  4. Your so right the papers are gorgeous. Love your idea of making an album.

  5. VERY beautiful job!!! I couldn't wait to get to your blog to see what you created my friend! :)

  6. I love how you can take busy paper and not make it look so busy...if that makes sense. I love the mini album!

  7. Oh wow yes those papers are so elegant, and the butterflies on the front so pretty!!

  8. This is gorgeous, Carissa! I cannot wait to see what else you make with this kit!

  9. Beautiful project! Love all the butterflies :)Amy

  10. What a beautiful album! I love this paper! Thanks so much!

  11. Adorable mini album. I love it. :)

  12. What a beautiful album!!! Love the way you used the papers!


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