You know the saying the "Gangs All Here", well that certainly applies to this blog hop because we're fortunate to have all of the original design artists here to help us celebrate this very special occasion. If you're interested in going back in time and seeing the original blog post from July 2013 here is the link:
If you started at the beginning then you've probably arrived here from the incredibly talented Marie Green's blog. Wasn't it fun? This is a circular blog so no matter where you started, if you continue going to the next blog, you'll wind up where you started from.
For this special hop, the design artists were asked to feature an anniversary card, a project using one of the original stamp sets that has survived since 2013 and to CASE one of the original designer's projects. What fun! Let the games begin...............
Project One: An Anniversary Card
Since this is an Anniversary Celebration for the blog hop itself, I thought it would be fun to actually make a celebration card for the original "Wacky Watercooler Wednesday" crew. It took some thinking about what needed to be in this card, but here's what I came up with:
This is a rectangle box style pop up card, that's super easy to assemble............what's hard is deciding how to dress it up with all the right stuff. Where to start? I made all my decisions based on the DSP I had on hand and that happened to be the new By the Shore. I've totally fallen in love with this DSP. It is so much more versatile than one would think, simply by the name. Don't be afraid to use it for other projects that aren't "beachy".
|Isn't this box card colourful and fun? I had a wonderful time deciding what elements I would include. You can see I've made some labels using my computer and printed off a couple of the watercoolers. I've also added lots of balloons and stars.|
|From this view you can see the DSP I used on the bottom of the card as well as the banner for this anniversary celebration.|
Stamps: Number of Years, Celebrate Today
Ink: Dapper Denim, Mint Macaroon, Calypso Coral
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Dapper Denim, Mint Macaroon, Calypso Coral
Accessories: Big Shot, Trimmer, Balloon Bouquet punch, Medium Star Punch, Small Star from Itty Bitty Punch Pack (R), Basic Rhinestones, Balloon Framelits, Large Number Framelits, Dimensionals, Tom Bow Glue, Sponge Daubers, Computer
Project Two: Featured Stamp Set
For this project I chose to use two stamps from the original blog hop that have survived all the retirement cuts and are still current today. The stamp sets are Wetlands and Gorgeous Grunge. You simply can't go wrong with these two sets. Here is my card:
Once again I've used the By the Shore Paper this time as the background for my beautiful Canada Goose. The goose and reeds from Wetlands were stamped on Watercolour paper and I used my aqua painter to blend the colours. I fussy cut around the image and adhered it to the DSP with dimensionals to give it some depth.
|This is a not very clear view of the inside of the card. The card base was cut from Soft Suede.|
Stamp Sets: Wetlands, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim
Card Stock: Watercolour Paper, Soft Suede, Dapper Denim, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: By the Shore
Accessories: Trimmer, Acetate Blocks, Dimensionals, Tom Bow Adhesive, Scissor, Aqua Blender
While I loved all the projects from the design team in the Original Blog Post, one really stood out for me. The project was designed by Jean Fitch and featured a box and belly band made origami style from a single sheet of designer series paper. Jean CASED her box from Tanya B an Australian Demo, who created a youtube video showing how to make this origami box.
Here is Jean's original version followed by my CASE.
Here's my updated version
Instead of making a birthday card I've made Christmas boxes, using the absolutely awesome Christmas Designer Specialty paper. This is lightweight paper, so is ideal for all the folds required to make this box. You get 24 sheets - 4 each of six double sided designs. Love it!
|I loved making the belly bands for these boxes. What fun! Next week I'll do a post showing what supplies and some how too's on these fun bands.|
Stamp Sets: Time of Year, Wonderous Wreath
Card Stock: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper #141628,
Gold Glimmer Paper
Ink: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Trimmer, Simply Scored Board, Bone Folder, Big Shot, Mini Treat Bag Thinlets, Layering Squares Framelits, Perfect Pines Framelits
Well that's it for my projects today. I hope you enjoyed them. I'll be back in a day or so with some more information on how to assemble project 3. Hope you'll return to see the instructions.
If you're moving on to the next hopper you'll be going to the wonderful Marsha Reed's Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe where I know she's going to simply wow you!
|Marie Green's My Tanglewood Cottage|
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