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Great Impressions Stamps - Spring Watering Can

Hello!  Happy Monday!  Today is my day to post on the Great Impressions Stamps blog.


I am still hoping and waiting for the early spring that the groundhog predicted.  To help dispel the winter blues, I decided to make a spring-y card this week.   I pulled out this sweet image, Watering Can (E670), and pair it up with some pretty, spring papers. 


2013-03-04 GI Watering Can WM


I once again die cut a Starbucks coffee sleeve to add some texture to my project.  I love using these in my crafting and, I hate to admit it, often times have a cup sitting on my desk and ready to use.


Don’t forget to stop back to tomorrow when we kick off the Great Impressions Stamps Spring Bunny Hop.  Hop along with us to see some gorgeous eye candy and your chance to win prizes!


Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great week!



  • Spring Watering Can (E670) and Missed You (A121) from Great Impressions Stamps
  • Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Papertrey Classic Kraft
  • Papers:  Neenah Classic Crest solar white CS, Papertrey kraft CS, Bazzill Basics Lemonade CS, My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline Howdy Doody paper pad
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Papertrey Victorian Lace border die, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Hug Snug cream seam binding, May Arts burlap twine, misc. button

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Annette said…
Very pretty...
Pat (mspfd) said…
How pretty! Love the look of the soft coloring against the vivid background,
Libby Hickson said…
Such a pretty card!
Desire Fourie said…
This is so pretty and sunny. The button and twine is a lovely creative touch.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}
Theresa said…
Love this card. Before I read I had to blow up the photo to see the lace cut - fabulous use of the cardboard sleeve. Lovely lovely card.
Lisa said…
What a gorgeous card!! I love the colors and papers!! The watering can is so adorable!! This is fabulous!! Happy Monday :)

A Mermaid's Crafts
Sandra H said…
Lovely card Cheryl......beautiful image and so colourful is your papers x
Riet said…
What a beautiful card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
Sue - bearhouse said…
This is gorgeous Cheryl. I love the image and beautiful Spring time colours
Sue xx
Anita said…
Beautiful card Cheryl. Your coloring is fabulous and I love the "spring" feel to this card. I'm not sure @ the early spring though - we're expecting 2-4" of snow here tomorrow :(
Jennipher said…
Truly gorgeous Cheryl! Love those yummy patterns you paired the beautifully colored image with.
Tracy said…
Some of my fave papers and a sweet birdie too. Can't beat that. :-) Hugs!
Beautiful card! Great image and wonderful details! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!
Missy said…
So pretty Cheryl, I really like the card layout!!
Chana said…
Hi, Cheryl! Thanks for entering another fabulous project in our challenge! You can definitely feel Spring when you look at this!

I have a stash of corrugated cardboard behind the door in my studio. I haven't been to Starbuck's since I retired. But I have found the FedEx and USPS Boxes are about the same weight.

Chana, Owner
613 Avenue Create
Margaret said…
Very nice. Love the stitching.
Thanks for joining us at Avadares for this challenge.
Margaret, DT
Renee said…
Cheryl, this is definitely "springy"! Love the colors you used, reminds me of sunshine!
Hugs, Renee
Imke said…
Very pretty, Cheryl. I like the soft colors and the victorian lace border !
Kathyk said…
Fab card and so many things I love about it (sewing, stripes, colour, corrugated card - get the picture?).

Thanks so much for joining our first challenge over at Hobbycutz

theCook said…
Nice and cheerful colors!
Denise said…
Love your spring card! The colours is lovely! Thank you for entering your project in the first Hobbycutz Challenge, and don't forget to join in the Blog Hop if you haven't already. Good luck .......
Jackie C said…
How fresh and lovely is this? Hugs Jackie (saw you on MIM)
Heather said…
A beautiful card Cheryl, a fabulous design and such wonderful spring colours. Your image is delightful and gorgeous detailing!!

Thanks for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge,
Heather xx
Chitra Nair said…
Such a beautiful card Cheryl..
Thanks for playing along with us at CC&CC.
Leanne said…
Thank you for playing our stitching challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!
Lori said…
Thanks for entering yet another GORGEOUS stitching creation to our 4 Crafty Chicks challenge, Cheryl! WTG!
Taniaj said…
Such a cute image, love the colours of the card.Thank you for joining us at Ginger Loft for our Ribbon & Bow Challenge txx
Ribbon Girl said…
Thank you for joining in with the Ribbon Girl March Card challenge to add ribbon or twine, best of luck, Mary x
Tamie said…
Awe this is simply cute! I adore all of the image, colors, layout and fantastic stitching. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.
Birgit said…
The stamp is wonderful and the card is full of spring with the papers you used. I love the little touches you put in the card-Alot of love is in this card. I saw this on MIM
Chrissy said…
Beautiful card Cheryl, love the spring colours in the gorgeous papers and such a sweet image and fabulous colouring.
Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

Marianne said…
Well done, this is a great card.
Thank you for joining us here at Shelly's Images.
Greetings Marianne
happyglitzygirl said…
Great card, love the colour hue and the details, thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft, blessings Hilde
Christa said…
A very lovely card with spring colours ! Thank you for joining us at NMWC. Christa.
Nadja said…
I love your spring card! The image is great and you colored it so beautifully. All the details are just very pretty. Thank you for playing along at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards.
Laura said…
Love these colours, so warm
Thanks for joining in at Crafty Ribbons
Kathyk said…
Hi there, me again, Don’t miss the Hobbycutz blog hop
here - you can win prizes
LOVE the yellow Cheryl! Always a pleasure to stop by and see what you've created! Great job! Thanks so much for joining our "SEW Much Fun" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images Design Team

Amy said…
Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with Bugaboo at Catch the Bug!!!
Lisa T said…
What a pretty spring card! I am so ready for spring. Saw your card on MIM.
Angi Crandall said…
LOL I just read your post on the GI blog...I laughed when I read about the coffee sleeve. I don't drink coffee, but my darling husband does and he gets the sleeves just for me (he doesn't use them!), so I can use them in my crafting! We could all use a little more kraft, right? This is a gorgeous card!
Joan Macdonald said…
Fabulous Spring card and great image. Thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

Joan x
Debra Miller said…
Such a sweet image and the papers are perfect. Love the scalloped trim too. Beautiful card Cheryl. Saw it on MIM - Deb
Tessa en Anke said…
Beautiful creation. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this time.
hugs Anke
You're definitely in FULL SPRING mode!!!

Love the cards you've been posting!!
Jenn Zeeb said…
Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes Challenge” with Bugaboo Stamps! Just loved your card, and hope to see more of your work in future challenges!

Bugaboo Stamps DT
Jenn Zeeb
Lady Anne said…
Such a bright and cheerful card. Love the colours you have used, great image which you have coloured so nicely. Love the button on the bow. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

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1CardCreator said…
Sweet card and image! ~Diane
Beautiful card Cheryl

Thanks for playing at NMWC this month.

Happy Crafting
Kathi Silvia said…
Very cute image and beautifully colored! Love your choice of papers, die cuts and the overall design of the card. Thanks for sharing with us and playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!

Co-Owner/DT Coordinator

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Sandy said…
Such a pretty card, lovely fresh colour, love the image, texture and the stitching too. Thanks for joining the challenge at Gingerloft this fortnight.
Hope to see you again soon.
Julia said…
I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are: #211, #213, #229, and #235.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by JuliaMe and Myself on the Dark… and My Art... Healing The Soul.


Kobie Fouché said…
Thank You for joining us in our first challenge over at Hobbycutz with your lovely card! Hope to see you again...Hugs Kobie
Lorraine said…
Fabulous card Cheryl and thank you for sharing it with us at Hobbycutz Challenge.
Lorraine xx
Kim Bell said…
love your card! Wow. Just stunning!
Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's Digital Stamps.

Ellis said…
Beautiful card and great layout! =)
Thanks for joining us at Vickie's Challenge! =)
Hugs, Elenor DT
kren said…
I have been unofficially following you for quite a while. I am now your newest follower. Hope you will come and follow me as well. Have a creative day!

kren @
Crafty Cath said…
Stunning card Cheryl! Oh my I love watering cans and your use of sunny yellow has me wishing for days in my garden. Perfect for spring and perfect for this month's spring Oozak challenge. So glad you could join us. Cath DT

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