Sunday, September 25, 2022

Re-Discover Your Supplies Instagram Hop - Theme: Teacher Appreciation

Hi Crafty Friends and Happy Sunday!  I am participating in the Re-Discover Your Supplies Instagram Hop along with several of my crafty friends.  The theme is Teacher Appreciation and it's a Just For Fun and Inspiration Hop.

The premise of the Hop is to inspire you to shop your stash and "re-discover" products you haven't used in a while (or forgot about) to create something for yourself or someone else.  You can hop along starting HERE.

I don't have school aged children anymore so I haven't thought of Teacher Appreciation gifts in a very long time.  I went shopping my stash and re-discovered the Organic Fruits Stamp Set from Simon Says Stamp.  I decided to create a Thank You card with some red apples as the focal images.

With this set, you can stamp layer or stencil the color on.  I decided to stamp layer using red and green shades of Catherine Pooler inks.  Just as the name implies, the stamping of color is not supposed to line up perfectly.  Going outside the lines gives the stamping an organic, retro and whimsical look which I like very much.

Also from my stash (my embarrasingly large stash) of patterned paper, I chose 2 snippets from the Bo Bunny "Kiss the Cook" 6x6 paper pad.  I've fussy cut the apples and leaves, stamped the sentiment from the stamp set directly to the card panel and popped the images on craft foam for dimension.  Lastly, I've added silver gems from Kat Scrappiness.  

Stop by the Hop on Instagram and see what my friends have created by shopping their stashes.  I'm excited to see what their Teacher Appreciation inspiration projects are.  

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


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  1. I love the stamps and wonky colouring,great co=ordinating papers too
    Carol x

  2. The colours give a lovely fresh feel Donna, many thanks for sharing with us at We Love Stamping September challenge.

    B x

  3. A fabulous card Donna - and well done in 'shopping your stash' so very effectively!

  4. I'm not so much on Instagram anymore but this is such a great idea of a hop. And loving the products you found in your stash. Beautifully done and thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge too!

  5. A lovely colourful card, love the apples!
    Thank you for joining us at Festive Fridays Challenges!
    Festive Fridays DT Leader

  6. What a cheery card. I love bold colours they always make things glow. Great apple stamps and great use of patterned paper. Lovely to see this beauty in the we love stamping gallery xx

  7. Loving the colours and fab apples! thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue x

  8. Lovely card Donna. I have one of those embarassing large stashes too - I am trying unsuccessfully to reduce mine. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  9. Gorgeous card and beautiful colouring. Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.
    Pauline xx


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