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#spreadjoynotgerms Blog Hop

I am so excited to be participating in the #spreadjoynotgerms blog hop today! If you are new here, my name is Elyse, and I am an avid paper crafter. I am so delighted that you are here for the hop! All of the supplies used to make my cards are linked at the end of the post.

There are 31 sponsors and 153 bloggers participating. We’re spreading a whole lot of joy to those that are doing their part, staying home and NOT spreading germs!

Before I tell you about my cards, I wanted to tell you about the prizes and all of the info on the hop.


We have 31 Sponsors!

The prizes will be randomly drawn from all the blogs and all the comments. Leave as many comments on as many blogs as you can for the best chance to win! Some of the companies are offering discounts and freebies. That info will be found on the company blogs, so keep hopping to find them!

Deadline to enter is April 24 for prizes. Winners will be announced on Monday, April 27 on Catherine Pooler blog and the Hedgehog Hollow blog.


All of the info on the hop, prizes and all of the links can be found on these blogs:
Hedgehog Hollow

Catherine Pooler Blog


This hop is all about fun cards that will make the recipient happy. For my cards, I created these cute 4-bar sized cards using the Trinity Stamps Crafty Post – Stamp & Postcard Die Bundle and decorated it with the Love You Bunches Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set. The Crafty Post set is new from Trinity Stamps, it released on April 10.

Because I was making so many cards, I knew that I didn’t want to color them all. Instead, I heat embossed the floral stamp onto colored cardstock, and added a little shading with a colored pencil towards the base of the flower. This adds just a little detail to make your card look even more professional.

I made these cards to be flat cards, with the back looking like a postcard using the stamps from the Crafty Post stamp set. I stamped the stamp image, and the lines in black ink, then took the heart from the Crafty Post set and a single stem flower from the Love You Bunches set in a coordinating ink color to the cardstock. I stamped the greeting on the front of my card in the same color ink.


Today on my YouTube Channel, I have another card with Trinity products. I hope that you enjoy watching it!


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160 thoughts on “#spreadjoynotgerms Blog Hop

  1. I love the bright colors of these cards–it does put a smile on my face! Thanks for participating!

  2. I love those cassette tapes — I made a TON of mixed tapes in my day! I am an essential employee, so have been working in our office for most days. We have had staff working remotely for about a month…they are finding that working at home isn’t all what it is cracked up to be. Stay safe.

    1. Absolutely stunning cards. I love that you have stamped on coloured card and just added a little shading, it really helps the flowers pop. I’m new to your site so will be a new follower (if I can work out how 😁) Thank you for sharing your talent and for the inspiration X X (UK)

  3. Love your cards. So pretty! I haven’t used white embossing powder like that for a flower. I’m going to give it a try. Thanks for the Inspiration.

  4. Love your cards. So pretty! I haven’t used white embossing powder like that for a flower. I’m going to give that a try. Thanks for the Inspiration.

  5. Adorable, elegant and soothing cards.. I love these.. Def going to try this out ❀️❀️

  6. FUN card. We’re dating ourselves. Tee hee. I actually talked to the video…nooo make it black…and you did. Love it. Suggesting much smaller scissors, move the image not the scissors. It looked good to me. Thanks and please be well!

  7. Postcards… so innovative and pretty. Love the idea of white embossed images on colored cardstock so you don’t need to color as much. This makes it so easy to make a lot of cards in less time and they look great!

  8. Love your cards. Thanks for the video and the card inspirations. We are all well and coping as well as we can. Most miss not being able to give my grandkids a hug and see them whenever I want to. Be well and stay healthy@ Thanks for participating in this fun blog hop.

  9. Love those beautiful post cards! And the cassette tape card was darling. Thanks so much for sharing them.

  10. I haven’t seen postcard in so long! They are so simple but so pretty. I just love the idea of white embossing on colored cardstock, it looks so classy. Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for sharing!

  11. The simplicity of the postage card is beautiful. I like how you added a little bit of deeper color that matches the colored paper. Really elegant.

  12. Really cute card. Fussy cutting doesn’t bother me. Next time use a smaller pair of scissors. When I learned to turn the paper not the scissors, it went smoother and faster. Thanks for sharing. Stay safe.

  13. I really like your cards & the way you used the pencil crayon to add shading to the flowers, as you say, you were able to make quite a few using the coloured paper. I think Trinity’s Stamp & Postcard Die bundle would be so cool to have in my stash.

  14. Hi I love your cards. I really like how you have used coloured paper and a co-ordinating colour with the gorgeous stamp. I have lots of coloured paper and didn’t know what to do with it. Your blog has been a real inspiration to me. Thanks. xx

  15. Enjoyed both of your cards. That postcard idea is super for mass production. And your “rockin’ card is super.

  16. This card makes me laugh. Not long ago we were selling an old car that my husband used for commuting to work. And I do mean old. It actually had a cassette/cd deck in it and we found an old tape that’s had Christmas songs on it. It actually stayed in tact when we ejected it.

  17. I love how you made 4 cards using the same stamp set and embossed it to create 4 different looks.
    Such a great way to make lots of cards. So colorful and beautiful. Great job!!. Thanks for my smile.
    Stay safe.

  18. These are beautiful! I’m going to have to give that a try. I like the little pop of color the pencils add.

  19. Love the floral post cards and slim line card with the cassettes. Fussy cutting, smaller sharper scissors and move paper not scissors. I still dislike it though.

  20. These cards are beautiful and I really do feel I could mass produce with these sets. I’m coming back to look into these stamps and love that you showcased them! TFS!

  21. These cards are just beautiful! The embossing is so striking. It really shows that you don’t have to always do a lot of coloring to get lovely results. Thanks.

  22. These are simple and really stunning!! It’s amazing how elegant the white embossing on the colored stock looks. And adding the little bit of shading really makes them pop!

  23. Lovely cards. Love the simplicity with just a touch of color highlighting the centers and the details on the edges.

  24. Beautiful cards! I love your cassette card and your video! So, like you, I’m in the same clothes as yesterday and I don’t like fussy cutting either lol!

  25. I really like the embossing on the colored card stock. I enjoyed the video also. Thanks for sharing!

  26. These are such eye catching cards. I love the shortcut of using the colored cardstock and just embossing with a little pencil highlights. Quick technique when you need lots of cards. Great tip & TFS!

  27. Love your cards, just lovely. I like single flat cards either for postcards for slipping in an envelope to mail. Thanks for sharing.

  28. Your cards may have been ‘simple’ to reproduce, but are lovely to look at, and I love sending cards out but postcards are so much fun to send also. Your bonus video really had me smiling thinking about cassette tapes, I like that stamp set. I still have an old cassette player in my home. I like fussy cutting unless I have to cut out the same image a hundred times. I don’t do it the same way each time, so I cannot give you the best tip, sorry.

  29. Such a great idea to mass produce some pretty cards!! I have a similar large flowering stamp & definitely want to try this!!

  30. I enjoyed your video and agree about fussy cutting – I am not good at it either. I will do anything to keep from having to fussy cut something. Thanks for sharing your inspiration and a your great how-to video.

  31. Very pretty cards. Just that little bit of colored pencil really jazzes them up. I’ll have to remember that idea.

  32. FABULOUS cards!
    LOVE your design and colours, a great way to send SMILES all over the world πŸ™‚
    Thank You for sharing and INSPIRING!

  33. Lovely set of cards! The heat embossing looks amazing on the pretty colored card stocks… along with the scallop border… the touch of highlighting looks nice. Thank you for the inspiration! Stay safe! God bless!

  34. What a great idea making the cards to look like postcards! Love it! I also like how you colored a bit for dimension! Thank you!

  35. Wonderful cards! I’m going to make some cards on colored cardstock after seeing yours. I’m a substitute and a once a week volunteer so staying home hasn’t affected me much. Although, I do miss browsing the craft stores so I’m browsing craft websites. Thanks for sharing.

  36. I love the 4-bar size of your cards! There’s just something about miniaturized things that I adore. 😊 Thank you for participating in this excellent way to encourage stay-at-home!

  37. Oh what beautiful postcards! Lovely and creative designs in fabulous colors. The pencil coloring adds so much depth.

  38. Elyse your cards are so lovely. I really loved the Youtube card. Took me back to my youth with my little walkman. Thanks for sharing!

  39. Elyse, your cards are lovely. When I have a lot of cards to do at one time, your method of embossing an image on various colored card stock, makes the task easier. Thanks for sharing your cards and participating in the blog hop.

  40. Great cards! I really enjoyed “meeting you” on your video! Thank you for your caring and sharing!

  41. I love the cards you shared. What a neat idea to make them into postcards! Thank you for participating in the hop. Please stay safe.

  42. Hi Elyse πŸ™‚ What a delightful concept…love the postcard idea!!! Your cards are stinkin’ cute! Thanks for inspiring me πŸ™‚

  43. Beautiful cards. I haven’t seen-bar cards in a really long time. Great idea to make them postcards too, flat fronts, and less postage. Genius! Thanks for a wonderful hop and the inspiration!

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