Sunday 3 April 2016

Crazy Crafters April Blog Hop with Special Guest

"Hi Stampers" (if you have ever watched Dawns videos you will get the connection)
Thank you for joining us for our monthly Blog Hop.

We are again very excited and very fortunate to be CASEing another top demonstrator...this time, Million Dollar Earner Dawn Griffith from Dawns Stamping Thoughts.

You may have just come from the previous person or you may be starting the hop here, at my page Michelle Mills - Hello Day Cards.
If you get off track, there is a list of the full line up at the bottom of this post.

I hope as you hop around to all the amazing blogs, you find some inspiration for your projects.

It's no secret, I'm a big fan of Dawn. I pretty much CASE just about everything she makes a video for, so this hop was easy peasy.

I saw the video for this card and was immediately in love.
I knew I had to make this. There is so much I love about this card.

Click on this link to see Dawns full video tutorial on making this card.

 Here is my version

One thing I love about CASE-ing (Copy and Selectively Editing)  is that you can take a card you really like and just change a few elements so as not to copy it exactly.

With this card, I changed four. 
1. Dawn made the original card for Easter.
I decided to make a baby card as I don't make any where near enough of them.

2. The color. Dawn made the originals in Blue and Pink to suit boys and girls.
As mine was a baby card, I decided on So Saffron. Again, this is something I don't use nearly enough of and its a soft neutral baby color.
3. The Dawns was an Easter card, the sentiment reflected Easter.
So I chose this stamp set to reflect a new baby. The Washi Label punch is perfect for this sentiment as well.

4. Rather than a fabric bow, I decided to use our new Bow Paper Clips Embellishments for the corner.
They just slide on, so easy.

I found this card so easy and fun to make. Why not give it a try.

Here is a recipe of current products I used to make this card:

  • So Saffron A4 Cardstock 108611 $12.25
  • Whisper White Thick A4 Cardstock 140490 $12.25
  • Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack 138437 $38.50
  • Friends & Flowers Stamp Set 140508 $47.00
  • Suite Sayings Stamp Set 140709 $50.00
  • Washi Label Punch 138296 $31.00
  • 2-1/2" Circle Punch 120906 $31.00
  • Festive Flower Punch (for ears) NOW RETIRED (you can fussy cut these out)
  • Basic Black Archival Ink Pad 140931 $12.25
  • Bow Paper Clips Embellishments 140559 $9.75
  • Dazzling Diamonds 133751 $8.75
  • 2 way glue pen 100425 $8.00

You can shop for these and many more gorgeous products in my store here:

Thank you for stopping by!
It would make my day if you could leave a comment.

Here is a list of the lineup for this hop.
Make sure you hop on over to the next blog to check out the awesome project.
Craft long and hard!


  1. So cute Michelle.....such an awesome card

  2. Love your card Michelle. I think I need this bundle now after seeing your card!

  3. This is such a cute card, Missy! xx

  4. So sweet!! I love the colour used. I really need to get this set of stamps!!

  5. Such a gorgeous card for a new baby Michelle! Love it! xoxo

  6. Love the colours - and it's so stinking cute! (trying to summon up my inner Dawn there!).

  7. So sweet!! I love the colours. Great baby card.

  8. Awe, super cute card Michelle! I love the colours - a cute card for any bubba!

  9. Such a cute card, love how you made it for a baby and love the colour combo...well done!

  10. So cute and adorable card, love the Peek-a-boo take on the greeting. :)

  11. This is a super cute baby card Michelle :) Great take on Dawn's project

  12. Adorable Michelle, I've ordered this set and can't wait for it to arrive so I can start to play

  13. This is such a cute card, loveing your CASEing

  14. This card is just too cute, and I love how you have CASE the card, so clever.

  15. Michelle, Oh my goodness " Hi Stampers" ( Love that !) Your card is so stinking awesome .. When I made that card I was thinking the same thing as you... That this would be such a cute baby card . I love your card, I love the bow ~ I love everything about your card . Thank you for your sweet comment . I'm so happy to hear you are my biggest fan ( right behind my hubby of course LOL!) You're so sweet . Thank you for making my day !
    Dawn Griffith

  16. This is soooooooo cute! Thank you for the inspiration to use this stamp set - I actually need to make a baby card!

  17. Wow Michelle I really love this, so cute and the colour is awesome.

  18. So cute! Michelle. I don't have any animal stamps but I maybe need one.

  19. This is so cute!! I love Dawns original (it was the other one I was going to CASE) but your colours are gorgeous and the baby card idea is great.


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