Monday, March 5, 2012

It's Almost Spring

Well, it’s the first Monday of the month and if you’ve been following my blog then you’ll realize that means it time for another round of fun and blog hopping with the fabulous designers of the Designer Craft Connection!  

This month our theme was “Spring” and I thought I would share with all of you my “Flowers & Dragonflies” frame. It’s so fun and colorful and to me it just screams “Spring”!!!

If you’re new to the Designer Craft Connection blog hop, then let me explain real quickly. There are about 50 different professional designers, who on the first Monday of each month post a project that we have created with whatever the theme is for that month. What that means for you is that you can “hop” to each of our blogs to get 50+ project ideas! That is a heck of a lot of ideas all in one place (so to speak). 

For a bonus this month, there are many designers that are offering giveaways on their blogs!!! Lots of different prizes to be won this month. The way to see all of these great ideas and have a chance to win some cool prizes, just click on the Designer Craft Connection blinkie on the right side of my blog. It’s going to be fabulous fun, so let’s get hopping!!!
Thanks for joinging me. Until next time…

Crafty Hugs,

Stampin’ Queen Creations

Give The Queen A Call!!!


  • Sizzix® Bigz Die- Leaves #657119
  • Sizzix® Big Shot Die Cut Machine
  • Sizzix® Label, Ornate #3 & #5
  • Provo Craft® Wood Frame
  • Floral Pattern Paper
  • Leafy Pattern Paper
  • Card Stock- White, Pink, Light Green, Green & Lavender
  • Colored Mini Brads
  • 1/8” Hole Punch
  • Pink Wire
  • Ribbon
  • Floral Trim
  • Beacon Adhesives® Zip Dry Paper Glue™
  • Glue Gun
  • Therm-O-Web® 3D Foam Squares
  • Lavender Acrylic Paint
  • Spray Sealer
  • Decorative Scissors
  • Copic® Sketch Markers
  • Clearsnap® ColorBox® Archival Dye Inkpad- Black
  • Stephanie Barnard™ The Stamps of Life Sets- Creations2Fill & Cone2Dish 


Paint frame with Lavender acrylic paint, let dry. Spray frame with sealer, let dry. Using Zip Dry Paper Glue, adhere floral pattern paper to front of frame. Adhere floral trim to frame, set aside.

Adhere leafy pattern paper to light green card stock. Run paper through the Big Shot machine with the leaves die according to manufacturer’s instructions. Repeat three times. Run the paper through four more times cutting out just the small leaf. You should have four large and medium leaves and eight small leave. Trim leaves with decorative scissors.

Stamp flowers with black inkpad, color with Copic markers and cut out. Use a pencil to “fluff” the four flowers in the vase. Stamp vase twice with black inkpad on lavender card stock, cut out. Apply foam squares to vases and adhere together.

Remove frame backing and cover with light green card stock. Replace backing. Punch holes in the center of each flower and add brads. Adhere four small leaves and wire to back of flowers. Adhere vase to frame center and add flowers. Adhere flowers and leaves to four corners of the frame.

On white card stock, stamp dragonfly twice with black inkpad. Color with markers, cut out. Shape wire into antennas and adhere to back of front dragonfly. Wrap wire around pencil a few times, cut and adhere to dragonfly. Apply foam squares and adhere dragonflies together.

Run pink and green card stock through Big Shot machine using the label dies. Stamp saying onto pink card stock. Add lines and dots with a marker. Adhere dragonfly to back of pink label, then adhere both labels together. Adhere labels to frame. Adhere bow to vase.


KimberlyRae said...

Beautiful, Bright and
H A P P Y creation!
Hugs and Blessings,

Eileen Hull said...

Beautiful Lisa- Kimberly Rae is so right! Your happy disposition shines through in your work and I love it. That's cool paper you used and what a fun project. Thanks myu friend. Can't wait for another KFC dinner- I owe you this time :-)

Eva said...

very very pretty and I love the paper you used for the leaves too.
Eva :0)

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Absolutely beautiful...

Ann Butler said...

As always a wonderful project! Love it!

Terry said...

Very sweet! I love Eileen's new line.

*Star said...

So pretty! I love the colors!! Tfs and have a great day. :)

Anonymous said...

Lisa, you are indeed the Queen of happy, colorful, and inspiring projects!

Anita Braddock said...

How beautiful is this love love the colors you used. I love how you made this with the vase in side of a frame very cool great job. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

So pretty. That bouquet would brighten anyone's day!

Karen B said...

What beautiful layering and stamping! Such lovely colors, too. Love it!

Mylene said...

I LOVE the serrated edge on your leaves.... it gives them a totally different look.

Einat Kessler said...

Beautiful and full of colors.A happy feeling of spring!

Becky Conley said...

lovely details, very spring"y" :o) TFS

CindiB said...

A burst of colorful springtime smiles!

Molly Smith said...

Gorgeous card, Lisa! I love your layered flowers. Such a pretty and cheerful project!

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

Beautiful card, love all the spring colors!

Melony said...

Beautifully detailed stamped creation once again Lisa. Thanks for the close up photos!

creativegoddess said...

Super cute Lisa!

Terry said...

Awesome--and it's even better in close-up where you can see the details. I like the effect of the patterned paper in the leaves.