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‘Blooming For You’ Apr 2022 Release Instagram hop and prizes to be won!

Hi everyone, hope you all are having a good week so far.

As you might have guessed, today's post is for our Instagram hop for our latest collection - 'Blooming For You'. If you don’t follow me on Instagram, please do so here. I would love to welcome you in our little tribe. We do share lots more inspiration (and entertainment) over there, than we do here on the blog alone. It’s a fun place to be and yes, every month we have giveaways too :)

As I was crafting for this hop, my mind was full of thoughts of Ukraine. My heart goes out to all the people who are suffering not only in this country but across several different parts of world under oppression. And despite all the gloomy, scary, horrifying images one thing stands out for me and that is the indestructible spirit of creatives, the human spirit.

One such creative I have admired for years is Yana Smakula. She just dazzles in the crafting world - her color choices, her quirky ways of using supplies and her detailed YouTube instructions. I am a fan. During this time when she and her country is struggling I just want her to know that she still inspires me. I stand with her and other creatives like her. I am so grateful for her.

For today's card I used one of her older creations and re-created it in a slightly different way.

My card:

Yana's creation (from 2014! Yes!!)

For my card, I did the background as well as created the frame + sentiment cluster in PowerPoint. Will share video soon.

Then I cut out my frames using my trusted Brother Scan and Cut and the background panel using Memory Box Wrapped Stitch Rectangles dies. I colored my frames in similar colors.

One more thing I did differently was that I assembled my frames with foam tape instead of keeping it one layer.

Hope you liked this twist on Yana's original idea. :)

Instagram Hop

We are hoping along starting from my feed @VaradaSharma. Do drop by to check out the full list of participants. We will pick 3 winners to receive $10 store credit each, from comments across all the stops. So, what are you waiting for?


For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used or the ones you can use for making similar cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which I use to run this blog. I truly appreciate your support!


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