Spread Joy Not Germs Blog Hop! Come Join Us!

Hey Friends!

Welcome back to the Victoria Marie Blog! Today, I am so excited to be part of the Spread Joy Not Germs Blog Hop, hosted by the Hedgehog Hollow and Catherine Pooler Designs! Come join me and my fellow card makers as we spread lots of joy and creative inspiration as we support each other through the current Coronavirus pandemic. For this blog hop, I am representing Catherine Pooler Designs!

If you are looking for a creative distraction, then be sure to follow this blog hop! Also, there are a TON of fantastic sponsors who are offering fun prizes and giveaways – you don’t want to miss it!

To be entered to win a prize, all you have to do is answer the following question in the comments section: “What is your favorite creative tool that you cannot live without?”

You must comment in order to be entered to win a prize. And the more blogs you comment on, the better your chance of winning a prize! THIRTY ONE companies are offering more than FIFTY prizes on this hop!

Comment on the blogs on the hop to be entered. No minimum number of comments required, but the more blogs you comment on, the greater the chances of winning.

The deadline to enter is April 24, 2020 and winners will be announced on Monday, April 27, 2020 on the Catherine Pooler Designs and Hedgehog Hollow blogs. To view the list of prizes, HERE!

Check out some of the participating sponsors!

For this blog hop, I created two fun cards using inks and dies from Catherine Pooler Designs! A full list of available products are listed at the end of this blog post.

Catherine Pooler stamps, inks, and dies make creating cards a breeze! For this project, I used a direct to paper technique using CP inks!

Starting with a 4.25 x 5.5 inch white card panel, I applied Catherine Pooler stamping inks directly to the panel, creating a vertical strip of color from the top to the bottom of the panel. Each color overlaps slightly, creating an interesting color blending effect!

For my second card, I repeated this same technique using the front of a 4.25 x 5×5 inch card base.

Next, I ran the inked panel and one solid white 4.25 x 5.5 inch panel through my Gemini die cutting machine using the Catherine Pooler Wall Flowers Cover Plate Die.

The both panels were adhered to a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base.

For the sentiment, I used the “We’re All in This Together” printable by Catherine Pooler. This printable was created to spread joy and encouragement during the current pandemic. To grab this FREE printable, click HERE!

Using the Picture Frame Die by Catherine Pooler, I die cut the sentiment and adhered it to the front of the panel for both cards. For the first card, I created a layered design using black card stock to frame the printable.

For a finishing touch, I stamped and die cut small flowers using the Catherine Pooler Whipped This Up Stamp Set and the Whipped This Up Dies.

I hope the projects in this blog hop bring you joy and inspire you to create something beautiful for a friend or loved well!

And don’t forget to play along with this hop and leave comment on each blog (no limit) so you can be entered to win some amazing prizes!

To be entered to win a prize, all you have to do is answer the following question in the comments section of this blog: “What is your favorite creative tool that you cannot live without?”

Next Up…

Next up in the blog hop is Emily Mydlowski! Click HERE to check out her project!

Good luck and enjoy! Please stay safe and be well!

Disclosure: Affiliate links are provided in this post.  As an ambassador and affiliate for Catherine Pooler Designs, Victoria Marie Designs receives a small commission from Catherine Pooler Designs whenever these links are used.  Note: These links are FREE for you do use.  All opinions and reviews are that of my own.  I only recommend products that I use for both business and personal reasons, and from reputable companies that I trust. 

125 thoughts on “Spread Joy Not Germs Blog Hop! Come Join Us!

  1. Jill A Figley says:

    Beautiful cards, I love the ink blending with the background die. You had to ask such a hard question…lol! I think it would have to be my stamping positioning tool. Thank you for sharing.


    Your color combinations make me feel like I’m on an island somewhere. We need that take me away moment and your project have it. Very pretty. I can’t live without my trimmer. No cutting straight lines without it. Thanks for sharing

  3. Amara says:

    Pretty! I love the vibrant colors of your cards.
    There are two tools I cannot live without. My Bigshot and my Misti.

  4. Heather Mills says:

    These are beautiful!! I love the fabulous backgrounds and the shape of that picture frame die!! I’m pretty sure I couldn’t live without my die cutting machine! Or my paper trimmer; it’s not very glamorous, but it is a necessity for sure!

  5. Kathy Dippner says:

    Beautiful cards! I love your backgrounds. Very vibrant. My favorite tool is probably my die cutting machine. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Roberta Stevenson says:

    Your card is absolutely beautiful! I actually have 4 tools that I can’t live without when making my card creations! MISTI (I have all of them!), Cuttlebug (Always beside me), glass roller for making sure paper or pop-ups are adhered solidly to the base and lastly, Creative Memories Mutlipurpose Tool (I have 3, since I keep misplacing them) LOL! Awesome for using for placement and separating double-sided tape or if I have to lift the paper or piece that I just put down incorrectly without destroying my creation! Thanks for spreading some joy today and being part of this amazing hop!

  7. Deborah Whittington says:

    Hi there Victoria Marie!
    I am loving what you’ve done with your inks and cover plates together! Definitely looking like I need to add more cover plates to my collection too. So inspired. I like the addition of your little stamped flowers, so so sweet and Springy!

    Just an FYI, I tried to follow the link on front of the CP blog and looks like it has broken. I still found my way here! Glad I did, beautiful work 🙂 take care!

  8. Deborah Whittington says:

    Oops, my favorite tool? Has got to be my stamping tool I have the Tim Holtz platform. Has made a world of difference in my own stamping 😉

  9. Carmen Smith says:

    2 real pretty cards. I love the ombre look backgrounds.
    One tool that I cannot live without is a paper cutter. It would take me forever to cut out the paper by hand…
    Thanks for sharing with us. 🙂

  10. Jennifer says:

    Thank you for participating in this excellent way to encourage stay-at-home! My must-have crafty tool is Scor tape. I always make a terrible mess when using glue, so dry adhesive is a must for me. 🙂

  11. Robin Monsos says:

    My favorite tools are my stamps! Over the years I have grown quite the collection. Love your work!

  12. laurie2cats says:

    Beautiful cards! My favorite creative “tool” is the internet: so much inspiration from blogs and blog hops, great instructional help, and of course the shopping!

  13. Sandee Lunneborg says:

    Awesome cards I love that coverplate!! The Misti ofcourse I don’t know how we stamped without it!!

  14. My Kraft Kloset Kim Klinkovsky says:

    My favorite tool I can’t live without would be my craft tweezers! I use those things for everything! Beautiful cards. Thanks for a wonderful hop and the inspiration!

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