Friday, April 17, 2020

Spread Joy Not Germs Blog Hop!

Hi, friends!

Paper Sweeties decided to join the #Spreadjoynotgerms official Blog Hop!  Everyone knows that during these trying times spreading some joy is much better than spreading germs! The organizers of the hop are Catherine Pooler and Hedgehog Hollow!  As you can see above, lots of sponsors with lots of fun prizes are up for grabs!!!

THEME:  Happy cards to make someone smile and to inspire people to send their hand made cards at this time.

PRODUCTS:  Please check over the list of sponsor companies and create projects that feature those companies or any of the sponsor companies you are representing on the hop.

Blog Hop goes live on April 17th 9am Eastern.

Paper Sweeties is offering a $50 Gift Certificate!!  There are 31 Sponsors!!  The prizes will be randomly drawn from all the blog and all the comments.  We encourage you to leave as many comments on as many blogs as you can!  Some of the companies are offering discounts and freebies.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY:  April 24th for prizes.  Winners will be announced on Monday, April 27th on Catherine Pooler's and Alexandra's blogs(Hedgehog Hollow)

And, here is my card...


For my card, I started with a white card base and paired it with yellow.  The background was made using a Tim Holtz stencil.  The hope sentiment was gold embossed, which is from the Paper Sweeties set Merry and the flowers are from the set Pretty Posies.  I used Sweet Cuts-Rectangle Scallop Frames to frame the sentiment.  Sequins of cookie dough and creamsicle were added to the center of the flowers.  Gold Perfect Pearls Mist was sprayed to the card for the final touch.

Project Supplies:

If you get lost along the way while hopping, you can go to Catherine Pooler's blog or Hedgehog Hollow blog.

You should have arrived here from Debbie's blog post from Paper Sweeties!
Inspiration from the Paper Sweeties Design Team:

Karen Letchworth
Larissa Heskett
Lilian Forsyth
Maria Patrick

You will continue with the main blog hop by visiting Jess Francisco's blog next!

We hope you enjoy the hop and spread joy!  Thanks so much for dropping by today!  Take care and stay safe!!



  1. wow what a gorgeous card.. loving all the happy yellow.

  2. What a beautiful card with great stencilling and wow to those pretty flowers x.

  3. A Great monochromatic card - lovely yellow - TFS

  4. So sunny and pretty, Maria ... perfect card for this event!!!

  5. What a bright and happy card for the hop... Beautiful Maria!

  6. Such an inspirational card! Love the sun rays. 💛

  7. I love the name of the hop! Your card is lovely and so bright with the sun rays and gorgeous flowers. I love how you used those sequins as flower centers. They just sparkle.

  8. I love the golden warmth of this card. The flowers are so pretty!

  9. I have that stencil & have hardly used it. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Maria! Great theme for the hop--will have to check it out!

  10. Perfect time to send flowers and hope. Thanks and please be well!

  11. What a cheerful, pretty card, Maria. I agree that we should all spread some happy mail instead of germs!

  12. What a lovely card with the stenciled sunshine rays and pretty flowers! Love the sequin centers too for such a pretty card!

  13. What a great idea for a hop! And a great reminder to send even more cards than we normally do ... happy mail never meant more to people than it does now! And your sunshiney card of hope is excellent happy mail, Maria! Take care and keep safe! Hugs, Darnell

  14. Thanks for sharing your pretty card! Love the cheery colors and the darling flowers!

  15. LOVE the sunshine!!!!! We all need it right now especially!!

  16. Your card is full of warm sunshine and bright hope for the future, Maria! I love the gold and yellow together, and those flowers look amazing! Hope you are doing well and staying safe!

  17. I just love your card. It is so bright and cheerful. Thanks for sharing it. It gives me inspiration. Please stay safe.