Friday, April 8, 2022

Springtime Hugs

Hi There! Hello!
I have a springtime box card to share with you today.

As I am writing this post, it's beginning to rain and thunder here. Oh, I do love me a good thunderstorm.

Cut file from Silhouette library
Pink & Main 6x6 pad, Home Sweet Home
Cardz TV Stamps, Spring Fling
Some Vinyl cuts...

You know I hate liquid glue. I mean, I'll use it when I have to, but I avoid it to extreme measures. Meaning I'll use anything else I can find first, and only use liquid glue as a last resort.

So... if you follow my monthly refrigerator calendars I make for Bonnie to help her visualize time, days, events, etc, you'll know I recently had a brainstorm: Why am I fussing with gluing thin numbers to put on the die cuts for the frig, when vinyl works just like stickers?!?!?!

I've started incorporating that new idea to my other various craft projects as well, like this box card where the small cuts for this project were actually cut vinyl.... the umbrella handle and colored panels, all layers of the rainboots, and the raindrops under the cloud.  

I am loving this idea of using vinyl for small pieces!  I get so excited about little things like that. hahaha

(Ooooo, did you hear that? Big ba-da-boom! 
It's getting darker and darker outside, and currently it's only 1pm on Tuesday when I'm writing this up to post for Thursday.)

I'm glad you stopped by today to check out my project.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog,
following, & commenting!!
:) Janis, Pause Dream Enjoy

Owner & Design Team, Crafting Happiness Challenges
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  1. Oh Janis what an awesome idea! Such fun and looks GREAT!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.


  2. WOW! another outstanding make Janis. Love the boots and umbrella. Perfect!
    Faith x

  3. Brilliant box card Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
    My Blog As I do Rondos

  4. Nice card.
    Thanks for joining our challenge.
    Caroline DT 2Sistersontheblog

  5. Sweet box card and perfect to create on a stormy day! Thanks for sharing with us at The Four Seasons Challenge!

  6. Cute box card! Lov ethe boots and umbrella
    Have a great day!

  7. Beautiful Spring box!
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  8. Fantastic card, box cards are always so fun to make, and really gets me ready for nice weather! Thanks for sharing with us at Four Seasons.

  9. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  10. What a wonderful spring card. I love all of the bright colors and patterned papers you included. Thank you so much for sharing your work us at the Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Challenge and we hope that you can join us again soon.
    Anna, Design Team

  11. Very cool project. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  12. Well I hope that this storm passed you by rapidly!!

    This is a fabulous make, every piece works so well together and I want a pair of wellies like this

    Thank you so much for joining us at The Crafty Friends Challenge

  13. I'm not sure how familiar you are with "wellies"....I mean the Wellington boots, lol

  14. Very Fun! Love all the great spring objects.
    Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” April Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!

  15. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Pattie's Creations Challenge.

    Helen x