Stamp Club - Sunshine And Sunflowers

Hello and welcome to the stamp club blog hop! I'm always so excited when Maria asks me to take part in the hop. I've made a ton of cards but I'll be sharing four with you today and a cheeky YouTube video of a special card I made. 

My Sunflower Field

Sunshine and Sunflowers 

Sunshine and Sunflowers Stamp Set A5 6"x8" Stamp Set - inspired by Maria Willis - 4547E

Set includes 20 stamps, including one large corner sunflower arrangement, three separate sunflowers, bugs including two bees and a ladybird, leaves and sweet sentiments.

Sunshine and Sunflowers Die Set A5 6"x8" Die Set - inspired by Maria Willis - 4548E 

Set includes 31 dies including dies to cut around all of your sunflower, leaves and bug stamps plus an assortment of additional dies to create wonderfully unique layered sunflowers! 

Largest Die Size:

60mm x 61mm (2.4" x 2.4")

Sunflowers are my favorite flower and they mean so much to me. My momma is a true bohemian and I had a fabulously diverse childhood filled with love, adventure, and and a dash of eccentricity. We lived on a commune for about 18 months until I was 4 and my Grandpa had to gently remind my mom I needed to start school soon and that's when we headed back to more of a standard environment, although not as fun, lol.  My first experience of sunflowers was on the commune. We would frequent the sunflower fields in season and let me tell you, it was something to behold. If anyone has ever been, they will know what I mean when I say it was vast and the sunflowers are HUGE. 

We moved around when I was young but as a coincidence we always ended up near sunflower fields and to this day it's one of the most vivid memories I have as a child - Grant's Pass, Portland, Salem and then onto Southern California. 
So, when Maria asked me to take part in this blog hop, I felt completely inspired and have thought about each card I created very carefully. 

Card 1- I'm so glad we're friends (Mini Slimline)

This is a mini slimline card and it measures 6.5 inches by 3.5 inches. I generally start off with something clean and simple. I find it gets my creativity going and often leads to other ideas. 

Card 2 - You brighten my day (ATC)
I do like little notelets and the smallest sunflower was perfect for this sweet ATC. This is little but mighty and took me back to when I was a small child surrounded by the beauty of sunflowers.

Cards 3 and 4 are my yin and yang, one clean and tidy and the other a little more free. I often do this with cards as I love the same but different thing. 

Card 3 Hey Sunshine (shaped)
I can never get enough of sunflowers and wanted to make a clean card, focusing on the flower and the beautifully rich colors of the alcohol markers. Did you see that paperclip? It's a die! It's an older die but seriously, someone needs to bring out a set of paper clips and tabs. Please lol 
Card 4 - I appreciate you (A2)
I'm thinking this is sort of a mixed media card, or maybe I've dipped my toe into that world. My last card in this first set is the most detailed and used wet and dry mediums. I’ve colored the sunflower head in with Nuvo Alcohol Markers and the rest with Aqua Flow Pens and ink.

When you see the two cards together you might understand where I was coming from - they're the same, but different. 


  • One lucky winner will win a £50/$50 Giftcard to Tonic Studios and the Sunshine & Sunflowers Bundle!
  • To enter comment on the blogs in the hop by 11:59pm PST on June 30, 2021/ 7:59am GST on June 1, 2021
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Do you like the set as a whole or is there one card that stands out to you?

I adore her work and it's an honor to be hopping alonside 
her and the rest of these amazing papercrafters. 

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  1. Lovely cards. I love how you stamped a sentiment along the stem of the flower on the one card. So clever.

  2. You made some beautiful cards. I really like your use of the faint 'bubbles' in the background

  3. Your cards are gorgeous, love all the different techniques you used and that paper clip die! Thanks for sharing. Sunflowers just say -"we want to have sun!!"

  4. I loved your saying of "clean and tidy and one free" when describing your 2 cards. Perfect! Thanks for sharing.

  5. I love your splatters and coloring on the sunflowers!!!

  6. Really like your set of cards! However, one does jump right out at me and that is the mini slimline card. Using the sentiment for the stem is such a neat idea! Thanks for sharing your story about your love of sunflowers and what they mean to you. I could not locate your video.

  7. I understand your love of sunflower 🌻 fields. I first saw them in North Dakota. They took my breath away and I got to share that experience with my granddaughter. They are her favorite flowers now. I love you mixed media card. It is fabulous.

  8. love your cards - the ink splatters gives them a very arty touch:)

  9. Marisela Delgado said: Such beautiful cards. I love the paper clip!

  10. Jen. Omg your cards are gorgeous!!! ❤️❤️❤️

  11. My favorite is the one with the bee and ink splatter. I like that it is leaning to the side and the watercolor around it is beautiful.

  12. Love the single flower with the sentiment.
    Looks like you are talking directly to the
    recipient. Wonderful cards.
    thanks for sharing

  13. WOW Jen... simply saying all your sunflowers are stunning. Splatters or none, all are beautiful. I've saved your video as I want to improve my skill with my Nuvo alchol markers. Thank you for the tutorial, I just love this set & used your affiliate link, just love your work, thanks again !

  14. I especially like the addition of the dots to the flower cards. These are gorgeous. I love how the dots soften the look of the flowers.

  15. Fabulous cards with these beautiful sunflowers! I love the colors you used and your awesome coloring! Each card is a delight, and I especially love the style of card #3!

  16. Absolutely lovely cards. Wonderful Kit this month as well.


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