Welcome to A Crowning Creation and the Inspire, Create and Share Blog Hop – It’s a Spring thing!   If you are new to my page, I hope you find this project fun and inspiring, too.  Hop on down to see all the fun!

Here is a very fun card using the Fabled Friends stamp set that will bring a smile to anyone’s face.  These little cutie pies paired with the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper just speak Spring.

Cynthia McQueen, Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator. Fabled Friends stamp set, Stitched Shapes framelits, Gingham Gala DSP, Window Sheets. Click thru for more info.Did you notice the peek-a-boo affect in the middle using the Window Sheets?  It’s always nice to get a little surprise extra on a card.  Reminds me of goodies in the bottom of an Easter basket!

Cynthia McQueen, Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator. Fabled Friends stamp set, Stitched Shapes framelits, Gingham Gala DSP, Window Sheets. Click thru for more info.Here I used the FREE Sale-a-Bration Gingham Ribbon that was such a big hit that we ran out of stock in no time, ordered more and depleted that shipment, too.  Not to worry…I have a fix for you and it happens to be one of my favorite crafting hacks.  I’ve talked about it several times on my Facebook Live events called Wine Wednesday because it’s such a great tip!  You can use this hack with any Whisper White or Very Vanilla ribbon to achieve colored ribbon to coordinate with your project.  It’s so easy, too.  Just take your ribbon and 1) push down on it while pulling it across a stamp pad, 2) use a Stampin’ Write marker to color it,  3) use a Stampin’ Blends marker to color it, or 4) pick up ink with a blender pen or aqua painter from your ink pad and color.  Seriously, this has saved me on projects several times when I don’t have the color I need to embellish a project.  Your welcome! 😉

Cynthia McQueen, Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator. Fabled Friends stamp set, Stitched Shapes framelits, Gingham Gala DSP, Window Sheets. Click thru for more info.

Now back to our regularly scheduled program…

Cynthia McQueen, Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator. Fabled Friends stamp set, Stitched Shapes framelits, Gingham Gala DSP, Window Sheets. Click thru for more info.

I colored our Mama duck and ducklings with the Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends markers.  And yes, I am so “glad we’re friends”!

If you liked this fun project, I hope you take a moment and subscribe for more fun, tips and tricks. If you liked this card, you can see another project I made here with this same fun stamp set.  You can also hop over and Like my Facebook Page here.  I do Facebook Live events and we have a ton of fun!

Click below to continue through our Blog Hop to see the next project made by Janey Becker and experience even more great spring projects.  Also, I would love it if you would post a comment below and let me know how you liked this card. Thanx for stopping by and try using some Window Sheets on a card for little surprise.  It will surely make your project A Crowning Creation!

~Cynthia McQueen~

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