Signs of Spring with Easter Lamb and Fable Friends for the Make My Monday Challenge

Spring Card with Pretty Gingham paper from Stampin Up!


There’s a new challenge at Make My Monday and it’s open for your interpretation – “Something New: Baby, Job, Home, Stash, etc.” I almost made a card for my older son, who just purchased a new car. However, I was going through my supplies and found this new die I just bought by Tutti Designs called Easter Lamb. It was just too cute not to use it! Pairing it with the new Gingham designer paper, I wanted make a card to celebrate Spring, a new cycle of life after winter. I love Spring after the long (sometimes too cold) winters we can get in Michigan and this one has been particularly difficult for us.


Spring Card with Pretty Gingham paper from Stampin Up!


My Secrets to Making This Project

  • After cutting and coloring my image with Stampin’ Blends, I spent some time trying to find the best paper to place behind it. I had several choices but, in the end, the Balmy Blue Gingham DSP won. I embossed the gingham paper in the Subtles embossing folder to add a little interest to the background and also added some Sahara Sand along the edges to distress it just a little.
  • Although Easter Lamb isn’t a Stampin’ Up! product (they can’t make everything!), they do have so many sentiments that would go beautifully with it. I really loved the “Happy Spring” from Fable Friends. Which sentiment do you think would go well with it? Let me know in a comment!

Product Spotlight 

Classic gingham checks in light, fresh colors. Large check design on one side; smaller check design on the other side.
40 sheets: 8 each of 5 double-sided designs
6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm)
Acid free/Lignin free
Coordinating colors: Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White



Product List

Basic Gray Stampin' Write Marker

Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker


I am submitting this card to the following challenges and hope you will look at their wonderful designs then play along as well:

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  1. an absolutely delightful card, teamie!

    hugs and kisses from germany
    silvi xoxo

  2. Hi, Debbie! Your little lamb scene is so so SOOOOO cute! I love the details, and the sweetness factor, especially with those pretty spring papers! So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Hope to see more of your creations in the future. Please check back to see if you are a winner or A Designer Favorite. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
    {Creative Smiles – my little crafting world}

  3. Sadly not able to see your card again this week Debbie, just get an error message where it should be, think perhaps your blog is WordPress and seem to be lots of problems for some of us non subscribers commenting recently, but doesn’t stop me saying thanks for joining in our ‘Seasons theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  4. Such a pretty card and what a fabulous sketch too! Perfect little spring scene for our “themes” challenge at Allsorts, thank you so much for joining us!

  5. Super sweet card—great choice for background colors—thanks for sharing

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