(Originally published on Toronto Teacher Mom.)
On the weekend, the weather was so cold that we had to turn the heat back on. While Mother Nature may have a hard time understanding that it is spring, Stampin' Up! knows full well that it's the perfect time to celebrate the season of May flowers with their Spring Surprise Bundle, coordinating inks and card stock in bright colours. Stampin' Up! sent me a sample of the bundle that features the Round Array stamp set (available in clear-mount only) and the coordinating Scallop Circle 7/8" punch featured above. The stamp set includes five stamps with sentiments and three generic stamps that are perfect for everyday embellishments.
The Stampin' Up! Spring Surprise Bundle is a perfect set for those looking to incorporate stamping into their crafts as it includes all the elements required to complete a project. With these stamps and coordinating punch, you can easily embellish a variety of projects, like cards, notes, jars of homemade goodies, and more!
Since I love to make greeting cards, I chose to use some Stampin' Up! card stock in Primrose Petal and Raspberry Ripple with coordinating water-based dye ink to create a couple of birthday cards which measure at 5.5" by 4.25". I stamped and punched two of the same images and attached them using a dimensional to add some pop.
I loved using the stamps and coordinating punch so much that I decided to embellish the inside of the cards as well. I seriously need to look into getting more coordinating stamp and punch sets...
And for Administrative Profesionals' Day, I made some very simple Thank U cards using a large prima flower as the centrepiece with a stamped and punched sentiment glued on to the centre. (I am so excited that these cards have recently been featured on Listen to Lena!)
The Spring Surprise Bundle retails for $29.95. Keep an eye out for the Stampin' Up! annual catalogue which I hear is scheduled to launch at the end of May.
Disclosure: I was sent product to help facilitate this review. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.