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Friday, March 23, 2012

Welcome to the Fiskateers Spring Blog Hop!

You should have come from Tifany 5942If you are hopping into the middle of our blog hop and you are a Fiskateer, you can start here

If you are thinking a “Fiskawhat?”, you should know that Fiskateers ( is an online community of craftiness (paper crafts, sewing, gardening, etc.) all based around our love and appreciation of Fiskars (think orange-handled scissors to start). There is a blog, gallery, and message board led by four lovely Lead Fiskateers who along with the other Fiskateers are fabulous at getting creativity flowing via chats, challenges, on-line crops, and interviews with other crafty celebrities. If you would like to join in the inspiration of Fiskateers, or would like to learn more, you can email Tami (one of the Lead Fiskateers) at Then, join in the fun at the beginning, for a complete list of blog hop stops.

We’ll be hopping all weekend , March 24th and 25th to welcome spring!

The blog hop officially ends on Sunday March 25th at 11pm CST.

Some Fiskateers are offering sur-prizes…check their directions carefully to participate.

You ever find you need a card in a hurry? I do every once in awhile. I also noticed on many sites the thing is "fast and simple" which is fine with me sometimes. So that is what I thought I'd do, fast and simple yet nice....and with Fiskars products, it is oh so easy.  So when I think of spring I think of birth.  No matter if it is a plant poking through the ground or the birth of the animals. So for my project I did a fast and simple birthday card. (Another think I love about the background stamp is that if I wanted I could have colored in the bigger fonts to match the cupcake paper. It would have added a splash of color but I did say simple & fast so....)

Inside sentiments

White Cardstock - Georgia Pacific
Orange Cardstock- Bazzill
Punch - Fiskars Border Punch "Cupcakes"
Stamp, background - Fiskars Continuous Stamp Wheel with Birthday Stamp
Stamp, cupcake & inside sentiments - Fiskars "It's Your Day"
Ink - Memento Tuxido Black
Fiskars Crimper (candle)
Copic Markers

And what is a blog hop without candy???? How about a chance to win your own set of Fiskars Stamps? Want to know how? That is simple and fast too, just....

1. Be a follower of my blog
2. Leave me a comment telling me what you think of when you think of spring.

Make sure I have a way to contact you if you are the winner.

Me, I also think of all the yummy stuff to eat and drink that we don't do so much during the winter but more so during the warmer months of spring/summer. Like sun tea with fresh mint sprigs picked from my own plants. Sitting at the picnic table or on the patio sipping it and enjoying the day. So I picked this stamp set for you.

Thanks for stopping by & don't forget to stop back tomorrow for another chance to win. The winner will be announced on Monday.

Now make like a bunny and hop on over to Ladydoc Karen 2858.


  1. you are right...sometimes quick and simple is what I need! Adorable card...I don't see many of those rolling stamp backgrounds anymore, but that is perfect for the card. Thanks for hopping this weekend!

  2. Loving the stamped background! Super cute idea!! I am a new follower.

  3. Quick, easy and VERY CUTE card! Thanks for being part of the HOP!

  4. That is a great quick card! and i always love quick cards!!! you know i always think of easter when i think of spring but for me it is autumn when it is easter where i live always has been but with all the bunnies etc you just have to thin of spring

  5. I love your nice simple card, some times it is all we need

  6. what a cute idea for a quick card!

  7. quick, simple, and cute...right up my ally for the best kinds of cards.

  8. I became a follower and would LOVE to win those stamps. Card making has become a passion of mine & I have even started giving them out as gifts. When I think of spring I think of all my flowers starting to pop out of the ground!!

  9. Fabulous card!! Love it! Thanks for being a part of the Fiskateer blog hop!

  10. Very cute birthday cupcake card. When I think of spring I think of beginning to garden. I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  11. Very sweet simple and fast card. Well done. I love the birds waking me in the mornings. And the flowers sticking their heads out. The smell of new mown grass cut the first time of the season. I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Hugs, Jessica

  12. Quick cards are good! When I think of Spring, I think of new beginnings.

  13. Great quick card! I challenged myself to make a few cards awhile back without any sentiments on them. For the simple purpose of grabbing the sentiment you need at that last minute and added it to a finished card!
    Love your background paper for the cupcake card!
    My thinking of Spring always brings to mind an open window and the sound of the birds chirping/singing away!

  14. When I think of spring I think of beautiful flowers and colors!!

  15. I love your quick and easy card. We all need those at times. Thanks for sharing. The first thing I think of for spring is all of the smells..... flowers, grass.... etc.

  16. I love the way you did your background paper! I never think to do that, but it looks so good. When I think of spring, I think of flowers! (And allergies, but let's not focus on that part....)

  17. Super cute project! :)

    I love the rain and the flowers of spring. A renewing and beautiful time of the year.

    Fiskateer #6361

  18. Now that is an inspiring project! Never thought to use the crimper for a candle. Thank you, Sue!

    I think of all the beautiful dimensional layers out of doors when I think of spring--at the start, some trees and plants are leafless and some are flowering before they get their leaves. As spring slowly rolls in, the green starts appearing, first here, then a little more there, until it's a real riot of colors. Sort of decorating the existing structure, LOL : )

  19. Cute project! I think of flowers blooming, sunshine and birds when I think of Spring!

  20. Sweet card! Love the stamped background and that you left it uncolored! First thing I think of when I think of spring coming is the peepers, I love listening to them at night :) Vicky #7622

  21. I became a follower. What a fun card!
    When I think of spring I think about all the pretty flowers that are waking up from their winters sleep.
    Fiskateer #4437

  22. Hi, from Suzi #5563 in CA! I think yours is the first sample I've seen of the Fiskars rolling stamper. I love the way it came out. When I think of Spring, I think of the birds chirping. From my craft desk I hear them a lot. It is sweet music.

  23. Simple but very cite card. I love the punch you used. When I think of spring the first thing I think of is warmer weather and my yearly trip to California. visiting family. Going to the beach. The kids running and jumping on the slip and slide. thanks for sharing your card with us.
    Amy #8546

  24. What a great way to use the Cupcake Border Punch!!! Really festive :)

    Happy Spring, Deb♥

  25. Great card. Always looking for fast and easy cards. Gonna lift this one.
    When I think of Spring....I think of golf. It's the best time of the year to play

  26. Love your card - the border punch through the middle is a great touch.
    don't include me for the prize.
    Christine C #2264

  27. Fun card! Love the cupcakes border!

  28. Fun card! Love the way you used the border punch.
    I'm a new follower.

  29. Sue,

    I actually like that the background is in black. With the border and the cupcake being in color, it really does look good!

    No RAK for me, I am lucky enough to own that set of stamps already. However, spring, to me, means longer days that are warmer, filled with sunshine, but unfortunately very windy for about 3 months in our neck of the woods.

  30. Cute border and I love that stamp set. Thanks for sharing.
    Elaine #7777

  31. Cute card Sue - I love fast and simple as I am such a slow, slow crafter!!! Your cupcake looks great layered on top of the cupcake border :)

  32. Ooops - forgot to say that I love the beautiful colours, shapes, textures and smells of Spring :)
    ... I say smells as amongst the lovely perfumes, we get the strong smell of wattles in bloom and that means hay fever time!!!

  33. Cute card Sue and I love that it is so easy. I am a follower and when I think of Spring, I think of birds singing outside my craftroom window while building their nest.

    1. Oh my... my Fiskateer number didn't show up and I don't know how to fix that. I'm number #1781

  34. I am a big fan of simple and fast!
    When I think of spring, I think of flowers. :o)
    - Tifany #5942

  35. Great card! Loved how you used the cupcake border punch behind the big cupcake. Nice inside sentiment. When I think of spring the first thing I think of is singing birds and all the colorful flowers. Now a follower. Thanks for sharing and for being part of the Blog Hop. Lisa #4791

  36. Great simple and fast birthday card. I too love the border punch in the middle. I think of tulips when I think of spring.

    sandyh50 Fiskateer #4165

  37. Lovely card! I really like the cupcake border punch and I think you've highlighted it really well.


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