So Suzy Friends & Family Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends,

It's time for a special event with past and current design team members (and former owner) of So Suzy Stamps.  We have created a TON of inspiration for you and hope to inspire your creativity.   There are 4 prizes being offered (see details at end of post) to those who visit and leave a comment on each stop!


I'm always on the lookout for new ideas to make handmade cards for the special people in my life.  I'm a big believer in giving people encouragement and the sentiment used here is spot on for someone graduating or pursuing some other really important life goal. The top panel is the only stamped part of this card.  I used a patterned paper, some kraft paper, another solid teal color paper (torn around the edges) and layered it all on a cream colored card base.



I used a circle mask on the top layer and stamped the tall leafy branch stamp all around the outside of the circle to create a frame.  After removing the mask, I added bottle green Nuvo drops around the circle (leaving a little space in between) to create a division between the center space and the stamping.  I used my Brother Scan N Cut machine to cut out around the stamped panel.  It could also be fussy cut.

The sentiment was stamped in two steps.  I covered up the words below "Be Fearless" with some washi tape,  stamped on a Versamark ink pad, removed the tape, then stamped onto the circle.  I added hot chocolate Nuvo embossing powder and heat set.

The bottom part of the sentiment was stamped with Versamark (same approach as above) onto a piece of vellum, added detail white embossing powder and heat set.  I colored the back of the vellum afterwards with a bright teal alcohol marker to coordinate with the patterned paper and used fine tip scissors to add fringe to the ends.  I glued the vellum with double sided tape, which wasn't visible due to the coloring.

Here's the lineup for this hop:

Maria PilarDe Ancos       
Teresa Dewitt Pierce >>> You are here


We will be offering a 1st Place price of $25 dollars gift card from the store, and three additional prizes of $15 dollars gift card from the store.  The way to enter the drawing is to visit and comment on each blog from April 26, 2018 to midnight on April 29, 2018.
The winners will be announced on So Suzy's Blog and So Suzy's Facebook page on May 4th, 2018.

The products I used for this project are listed below (note: affiliate links are used - if you use them and purchase a product I may make a small commission and it does not change the price you pay.  For more information please see my disclosures page)
Thanks for stopping by!


30 comments

  1. Wow - love how you did the leafy circle, SO creative! Gorgeous card! TFS!

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    1. Hi Sam - thanks for looking and letting me know your thoughts! 😘

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  2. Love all the ideas using stamps from this new to me company. Will be checking them out more and more!!!

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    1. Hope - Yay! I am so glad you stopped by and shared your thoughts!

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  3. Wow...awesome & so creative!! I looked at your card, then looked below to see what wreath stamp you used & realized it was just one stamp!! Excellent!!

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    1. Thank you so much Patty.😀 It was an “ aha” moment when the idea came to me and glad you and others seem to like it.

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  4. That leafy wreath you created is stunning!

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  5. Wonderful card, I'm loving the So Suzy sentiments, Cathy x

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  6. Great card and I love the design. Such a pretty wreath! Beautiful job.

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    1. Thank you Ericka - I appreciate you taking a moment to leave me a sweet comment! 😊

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  7. I need this card! The sentiment is really what I should be living by! And the design and colors are FABULOUS! I love it!

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  8. Beautiful layering and color combo! Awesome sentiment!

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  9. Gorgeous! Amazing colors and layering. Fantastic textures.

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  10. Beautiful card and lovely sentiment. Just love it. Thankyou for sharing.

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  11. Such a beautiful card! I love the colors and the way you used the leafy branch.

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  12. wow the design of your card is gorgeous - thanks for the ideas:0

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  13. Really awesome card. Thanks so much for sharing...

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  14. Beautiful card....I love the sentiment :) Hugs...Janie

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  15. This is beautiful. I like the colors and the layers.

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  16. Beautiful card!
    Love the colors
    and design.
    Carla from Utah

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  17. Loved the circle stamping of the branches and the whole effect -- Beautiful and very creative!

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  18. Your card is simply incredible !! Congratulations !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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Your sweet comments make me do a happy dance! If I've inspired you in some way I would appreciate you leaving me one!