Friday, February 21, 2020

Polka Dot Orchard ~ Love & Friendship Blog Hop

Valentine’s Day may be over and done for this year, but Polka Dot Orchard is still celebrating with our Love & Friendship Inspiration Blog Hop. The creative team has amazing creations to share with you featuring some of our newest releases! We have two $10 gift cards for two lucky winners chosen randomly from the comments. You have until February 24th, 11:59pm EST to leave a comment on each of the blogs, including the Polka Dot Orchard blog letting us know that you completed the hop. We will announce the lucky winners on February 26th on the Polka Dot Orchard blog.

Hello there crafty friends!
I am so excited to be a part of the Love & Friendship Inspiration Blog Hop with the Polka Dot Orchard Creative Team. We have lots of fabulous inspiration to share with you using all of the newly released digi stamps... let's get to it so you can keep on hopping!

My first card features the sweet Lollipop Love digi set. I  resized and combined the lollipop image with the sentiment in a Word document and printed it off. I picked the pretty French Kiss papers by Doodlebug Design and pulled the colors from the papers to use in my coloring. I used the following copic markers:

Heart Lollipop ~ RV10, RV13, RV14, C00, C3
Purple Lollipop ~ R000, R14, R29, V09, BV04, BV11, C00, C3
Red Lollipop ~ R000, R14, R29, C00, C3
Outline ~ B0000, B00

I die cut the heart papers with a wonky stitched rectangle die and adhered it to a Spring Rain card base. I trimmed down the main image and adhered it to the card. Pretty cute and I love that sentiment!

My second card features the pretty Love and a Fabulous Cupcake digi set. Again, I resized and combined the image with the sentiment in a Word document and then printed it off. This time I dug through all of my Valentine's papers and picked this pretty polka dot paper from an old Stampin' Up paper pad called Stacked with Love. I trimmed it down and adhered it to a white card base. I used the following copic markers to color up this cute cupcake:

Icing/Cherry ~ C00, C1, C3, R000, R14, R29
Cupcake Wrapper ~  RV0000, RV00, RV52, R000, R14, R29, E24, E47
Ground ~ N0, N1, N2

 I trimmed down the panel and mat it on Real Red card stock. I then popped it up on the card using foam tape. I'm thinking I'll give this to my husband for our wedding anniversary with a couple of fabulous cupcakes... one for him and one for me!

My last card features the adorable My Pal-entine digi set. I resized the image and sentiment, but this time I kept them on separate sections of the Word document. I printed off the sheet and got to coloring up these cute pals with the following copic markers:

Penguin ~ YR15, YR21, YR68, N0, N1, N2, N4, N5
Bear ~ E23, E25, E47, N0, N1, N2, N4, N5, RV0000, RV00, RV52
Balloon ~ R000, R14, R29
Outline ~ B0000, B00

I die cut the image with a wonky stitched rectangle die and adhered it to a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" piece of red and white diagonal striped paper from Unity Stamp Company called Love is All Around Us. I adhered the entire panel to a white card base and then popped up the trimmed sentiment. Sweet!

That's it for me... be sure to keep hopping and check out all the fabulous inspiration from the Polka Dot Orchard Creative Team and don't forget to comment for your chance to win!!

~ Hop List ~

Crystal <--- you are here

up next ---> Rosemary

Thanks so much for stopping by!
See ya next time.

Inky hugs,


  1. Sweet treat cards indeed and I also love the little bear one too.

  2. Super cute cards Crystal, All I need right now is that cupcake with my coffee!

  3. These are ALL adorable! I LOVE that bear and darling lollipop sentiment!

  4. Cute cards! Love that cupcake image! Fun lollipops and adorable bear and penguin image too!

  5. They are ALL so cute! I love the bear image with the penguin! Totally adorable!!!


  6. Cute! I really like the cupcake card.

  7. You have great ideas. Need to learn the best way to resize the digi stamps.

  8. Such sweet cards! Love the Teddy Bear.

  9. Beautiful cards! The sucker card is my favorite.

  10. I like your sweet and cute cards!