Razzleberry Garden Sugarplums March In!

Hello everyone!   Welcome to March, 2018.   Dare I say it ... we're finally getting closer to Spring!  Here in North Texas, the ground is saturated from recent constant rains ... and this girl is past ready to get some sunshine to replace the gray, gray, oh yes ... more gray days.

Today's card started with a nudge from the Color Challenge at Splitcoaststampers, 'Razzleberry Garden Sugarplums'.  I haven't used that combo before, and being the fan of Rich Razzleberry that I am, I quickly plucked out a sample swatch of each color.   Theme = set.

It's easy to create little floral bouquets with the blooms in the Cake Soiree stamp set, and the coordinating Sweet Cake Framelits include so many dies for flowers and foliage that the versatility is really extended for the entire bundle.  When first looking at the stamps in the Occasions catalog, you might think it's only for weddings, anniversaries, and special birthdays.  Nope ... not at all!

'Thinking of You' is from the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set, which is just one of the Saleabration choices  available through March 31.  And finally, the 'Ruffled' Dynamic Textured Impressions folder adds an easy feminine touch to the Sweet Sugarplum layer.  I'll include a list of products below for easy shopping.

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Inky (((hugs))),

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Marbled Hugs!

This is one of those unusual times when I'm glad to admit that "I was tempted!"      

What I mean is that I was tempted to join in the CAS Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.  But as I said, I'm glad I read it and was inspired to play along.   The challenge was to use a background stamp as the basis for a clean 'n simple (CAS) card ... certainly easy enough, and it's literally been ages since I've inked up a full-sized background stamp.   

Another admission:  I rarely make one-layer cards unless timing requires it, or other special circumstances.  Truthfully, this just has the background stamped on Whisper White card stock, layered atop a mat of Basic Black, then applied to the jazzy Lemon Lime Twist card base.  The horizontal layout allows space for the single strip of Black 'n White ribbon from the 2017 Holiday Catalog.  

Tex's Tip:  Alignment of the 'hugs' die from the Lovely Words framelits is easiest for me when I first die cut the circle (Layering Circles).  Then I find it easier to set the word die within the cut-out circle, eyeing the margins around the edges.  Washi tape to my rescue here!  *Setting dies in position before cutting is my favored time for using washi tape.  

Happy new week, m'friends!
Inky (((hugs))),