Welcome to the Pals March 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “Spring has Sprung”. The Stampin’ Pretty Pals will inspire you with Spring or Spring-related projects. You may see floral, Easter or other general Spring-inspired designs. You may be just starting or hopped over from another Pal. In either case you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

I decided to make an Easter card for today.  Although my card without the added bunny would be great for many occasions.  I think I just have chocolate bunnies on my mind 🙂


Blossoming Basket, 147124


My little bunny is sort of tucked into the flowers, but he was what I wanted for Easter.  And it is not too far out there to imagine receiving a basket of flowers with a chocolate bunny mixed in.

I used a couple of stamp sets to get this card completed.  The basket of flowers is from Blossoming Basket, a SAB item.  The Happy Easter sentiment is from You’re Inspiring, and the bunny is from A Good Day.  However, I could have made the exact same card, minus bunny, with just the Blossoming Basket as there are two great sentiments in that set.




I pulled my color combination from the beautiful DSP.  It is the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It is definitely a WOW.  I could have added the Peekaboo Peach to the combination as well.  I chose that instead of yellow for the flowers.  Using the Stampin’ Blends are so addicting and just down right FUN !!

I separated the basket and the sentiment to allow more of the beautiful colors from the DSP to show.  But because the white space is pretty big on the basket and sentiment, the business of the DSP does not overpower.  I hope you like this layout.

I appreciate you visiting today.  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the post.

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on April 11, 2018 for our Family First Hop. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.


  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  4. Corinne Blake at The Creative Compendium
  5. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  8. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  9. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  10. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  11. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  12. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  13. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  14. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  15. Nina King at Ink Paper Sequins
  16. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  17. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  18. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  19. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose


 Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418

Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  During Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to join.  Not only are you getting the Ultimate Bundle ($125.00 worth of product for $99.00) but you also get to choose 2 additional stamp sets, up to $25.00 each. Additionally you will receive a 20% discount on any future purchases.  Or, if you are just wanting to test drive the idea, you would not be required to make another purchase until July!  There is no pressure for you to continue as a demonstrator. And there is no penalty if you decide not to continue.  Please contact me and let’s talk about it.  You can review the documents by clicking on the picture below.