Wacky Watercooler’s March Madness Blog Hop

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Are you ready for a mad, mad Wacky Watercooler’s March Madness Blog Hop?  There are ten of us that will be showing off our “mad” creations, all Stampin’ Up Demonstrators who love our products!  We will each show you at least one fancy fold to delight and inspire you!

As you make your rounds through the blog tour you will see projects from some amazing stampers.  The projects will feature products from the Stampin’ Up! Handmade from the Heart Occasions, Sale-A-Bration and annual catalog to celebrate the occasions in our lives.

Before I share my projects with you, I want to remind you this is a circular Blog Hop. That means that wherever you begin, if you continue to go to the “next” blog on the list, you will eventually wind up right where you first started. You will find the “next” button (and the “previous” button if you want to go backwards) at the end of this post. The “home” button will give you a listing of all participating blogs.

If you have been moving forward through the hop you would have arrived here after visiting Buffy Cooper’s blog.  Isn’t she awesome!

Happy Hopping!

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When preparing for this hop I looked at a lot of different fancy folds, and decided to share two fancy folds with you that I had never tried before.

The Swing Easel Card

This first fancy fold is called a Swing Easel Card fold.  It is actually an easy card to do, especially when there are so many videos on the internet to learn from.  I watched this video made by Debbie Henderson.

Botanical Blooms My Tanglewood Cottage Special Fold

Botanical Blooms My Tanglewood Cottage Special Fold 3

Botanical Blooms My Tanglewood Cottage Special Fold 2

I can’t believe I only used one stamp to make this card!  Gotta love the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies!  Can you find where I stamped?

Pop Up Slider Card

I have to tell you I really liked making this card.  I love this fold and have more ideas in mind to share later.  You can find a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers here.  Since I wanted to mat the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper with Old Olive card stock I watched the video at the end of the tutorial rather than following the “pictured” instructions.

I chose to use the beautiful flower in the Birthday Blooms set as my focal point.

 

Birthday Blooms My Tanglewood Cottage Special Fold

The large flower is stamped on Whisper White paper than colored with markers.  I then cut a portion of the flower away and slipped an oval die under and around it to die cut out the oval shape, leaving a portion of the flower “breaking out” of the oval.  I stamped small flowers which are on the large stamp and then cut them out to add more detail to the card.  The leaves are made using the Bird Builder Punch.  The butterflies are from the Kinda Eclectic set and punched out with the Bitty Butterfly Punch.

Birthday Blooms My Tanglewood Cottage Special Fold Opened

When you pull on the ribbon the paper slides up to expose the greetings.  This card also opens like a basic card, I just could not get a good picture to share with you.

3-D Project – Berry Basket

I just recently bought the Berry Basket Die and have been busy making some for our booth at a local scrap-booking and stamping  event.   One of the other demonstrators in the booth made a birthday diansaur cake using the Cutie Pie Thinlits, so I made a basket to compliment the cake as a birthday favor. ( I hope I remember to take a picture of the cake to share with you later!)  We both used the No Bones About It stamp set and the Sprinkles of Life set to make our projects.

When you purchase the Sprinkles of Life set Stampin’ Up! will donate $3.00 to the Ronald McDonald House to keep families together and surrounded by love when their child is receiving medical treatment far away from home.

No Bones About It Berry Basket 1 My Tanglewood Cottage

I filled a cellophane bag with toy dinosaurs to put in the basket and tied off the bag with Burlap Ribbon.

Don’t you think a little boy would just love getting this!

No Bones About It Berry Basket My Tanglewood Cottage 2

No Bones About It Berry Basket My Tanglewood Cottage 3

No Bones About It Berry Basket My Tanglewood Cottage 4

I used my fringed scissors to make the grass along the bottom of the basket.

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It’s time for you to hop on over the see what the crafty Christine Giuda has to share with you for our March Madness hop.  She always has such wonderful projects and I know you will be “mad” about her creations this month!

Thanks for stopping by!

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16 thoughts on “Wacky Watercooler’s March Madness Blog Hop

  1. Wonderful projects Marie! Love the Botanical Garden easel card. I haven’t attempted one of those yet – must give it a try.

  2. Beautiful projects, Marie! Your swing easel card is so clever, and I LOVE the pop-up slider. Of course, you’re right – any little boy (or girl) would be thrilled to receive that basket of dinosaurs. (Using the burlap ribbon for the bag is perfect!)

  3. Wow – love the swing easel and pop up slider cards, Marie!! Thanks so much for including links to the tutorials – these 2 are going on my list for sure! Your berry basket is so cute with the dinosaurs; you worked in the tree stamp & punch, and the fringe scissors perfectly!

    • Thanks Deb for your kind remarks. I am so thankful when others share their resources so I am always happy to share my resources. Have fun with those fun folds!

  4. Beautiful job on the folds Marie. I think the leaf lines were the stamping? I really had to look hard. Thank heavens my iPad expands pictures quite a lot! Gotta love those Apple guys…makes hops even more fun when I can get a close up view of a stampers creativity. Brilliant idea for a boy basket. Boy am I going to miss that Sprinkles set when it’s gone. Hoping too that the Botanical bundle and the Birthday Blooms carries over. So many wonderful ideas out there to case…including yours. Thanks for the creative hopping. The Watercooler gals rock!

    • Jean, you are right, it was the leaf lines! I’m going to miss the Sprinkles set as a current set too. It is so versatile and has such fun elements. I’m glad I purchased it to use after I can’t offer it any more. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you are feeling better.

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