Spellbinders + FSJ Hello Summer Blog Hop

Hey there and welcome to the FSJ Hello Summer Release Blog Hop with Spellbinders! Fun Stampers Journal (“FSJ”) is a fabulous line of stamps at Spellbinders and their newest release Hello Summer is absolutely adorable!

For today’s hop, I created with the Critternauts and Space Cadet stamp sets. It’s been a little while since I last used rubber stamps and I had forgotten how beautifully crisp and detailed they stamp! I stamped all the images in a black hybrid ink and colored them up with copic markers. Since there were no matching dies for these, I used my ScanNCut to cut these out.

I decided to create a soft galaxy sky through ink blending. I generally splattered it with white gouache paint to add plenty of stars. I heat embossed the sentiment from the Critternauts stamp set in white.

The critters, space rocks, and space ship were added last to the card with foam tape. Aren’t they so cute?!

Blog Hop

This post is part of the Spellbinders Fun Stampers Journey Hello Summer Blog Hop! If you’ve been hopping along with us, you would have arrived here from Bibi Cameron’s blog and your next stop is with Mariana Grigsby! You can find the full blog hop list or start at the beginning from the Spellbinders blog.


To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Monday, July 1st, 11:59 pm EDT. Winners will be announced in our blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties, and taxes.



  1. Love the new Splash Zone set. Great cards can be made with the set.

  2. Adorable astronauts!

  3. So cute

  4. What a pretty card! The cutest space critters ever.

  5. I love the background on this!

  6. Cute stamp set and you made a lovely galaxy for the critternauts to hang around in.

  7. What a fun runner and and beautiful background!

  8. Loving the cute critters! Well done on the background! Tyfs!

  9. This is adorable. I love your space background!

  10. So cute! Love these sets.

  11. Just so cute!

  12. Cute card!!

  13. Super cute and great background!!!

  14. Crafting made so easy with all items needed to shop for right here on same page! The kitty cat is my fav of critters in space ! love the results !! thanks

  15. Love your color palette, these space critters are so cute!

  16. love the background! cute card!!

  17. Love the space background

  18. Critternauts! Novel way to switch it up for my galaxy backgrounds.

  19. Adorable!

  20. Awesome cards.

  21. That background is out of this world!

  22. I love the whole Hello Summer collection and this card is absolutely adorable!! Great background! Thanks for sharing!

  23. Oh wow! Awesome background and such an adorable card! 🙂

  24. What a fun idea to use gouache for stars. It makes the number of stars look infinite!

  25. These cards are absolutely out in space. They are so cute.

  26. Sooo cute, my granddaughter would love this card!

  27. Love how you did the background. Was it done with pan pastels?

    1. Thank you! The background is fully ink blended with distress oxides.

  28. Great card!

  29. Fun card – love the cute space critters!

  30. adorable, Just loved the little critters floating in space.

  31. Adorable!!

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  33. So adorable! Fabulous background!

  34. Oh my gosh, the animals are so cute and funny!!!!!!!!! My grandson would LOVE this!

  35. Adorable card for a child. So much to discover on it.

  36. I won’t need a ”catastronaut” any time soon. But I Love the sky for other stampibg!!

  37. Love your card. So adorable!

  38. So fun and adorable. Great card!

  39. Amazing background and those little critters are the cutest ever.

  40. Cute animal astronauts.

  41. I love the lighter galaxy! What a tremendous idea!

  42. Love the color combos!

  43. Great card & adorable astronaughts

  44. This background is so cool and perfect for these stamps. I love FSJ’s red rubber stamps. They are so clear, crisp and detailed. Thanks for sharing this great card!

  45. These critters are just delightful on this inked background. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

  46. Aww so delightful a card. You sure made outer space floating look like a blast!

  47. Cute!

  48. Critternauts! LMAO! This is soooooo cute!

  49. Great job! The astronauts are so cute!

  50. OMG! Fab background as per usual! I love these critters soooo funny!

  51. Those critter nuts are so fun!

  52. So much fun.

  53. Your card is out of this world cute!

  54. Love these cards. So timely with the space program.

  55. Those cats are out of this world!

  56. They are so cute.💙 lovely card.

  57. Love the new Splash Zone set. Actually love it all!

  58. Hilarious! I love the critters in space!

  59. What a fun project!

  60. such a fun scene – love the backgorund

  61. So cute!

  62. These critter astronauts are super adorable. Love them.

  63. I love the background on this card

  64. Love those Critternauts! Great card, so much to look at!

  65. This is adorable.

  66. Adorable space animals card:)

  67. Cute card…great set of new products!

  68. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create. Thank you!

  69. Oh this is so cute!! What a delightful release!

  70. The animals in this make me laugh

  71. This stamp set is adorable! I am definitely going to try this background technique in different color combinations as I think there are many ways to use it. Thanks for the inspiration!

  72. Nice card.

  73. Adorable card! Love the BG

  74. So cute! Love the soft colors. 🙂

  75. Oh my, great card!

  76. Wow the background on your card is amazing. I love that you created a galaxy that looks more lighter than some of the more traditional dark/Black themed galaxies!

  77. Fun space theme with these animal astronauts.

  78. Love the colors you used in this card. Soft and friendly

  79. Super cute card! Love the background!!

  80. Love the cats in space! Might have to get that set. Fun card and great background

  81. 😍😍😍😍beautiful card

  82. Such a cute card! And the background is done so well!

  83. Very cute and fun card.

  84. cute card & I like the background

  85. Wonderful background!! Love the cute animal astronauts!! They are colored beautifully!!

  86. okay, this is lol funny!

  87. Love your cards. Thank you for sharing your ideas and creativity.

  88. Adorable!

  89. These are so cute.

  90. The backgrounds just pop.

  91. cute card

  92. What a cute card! I love the background!

  93. Those critternauts are the cutest things. I love this fun card (beautiful coloring, by the way), and this wonderful release.

  94. Super cute card Keeway! That background is amazing! Love the soft coloring.

  95. Love the fun stamps and the night sky!

  96. What a cute card. Such adorable critters and dreamy background. So fun!

  97. aww what a darling card – love it