Welcome! We are celebrating the 3rd Anniversary of the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop! We have all the original participants of the very first hop playing along with us – isn’t that exciting! To celebrate our three years of “hopping” together we have a line up of projects that will inspire you to the moon and back! Our projects will feature an anniversary card; a stamp set that has survived since being introduced in 2013 (our choice of the Wetlands, Gorgeous Grunge, or Flower Shop sets that were in the first hop); and we will be featuring our version of a CASE from the original blog hop.
How the Wacky Watercooler Blog HopWorks:
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 Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop you would have arrived here after visiting Jeannine Tarrio’s blog. Doesn’t Jean have some sweet projects!
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My anniversary card was inspired by the Best of Birds Stampin’ Up! set. Why you might ask…well it has a stamp with the words “Happy Anniversary” in it! Doesn’t take much to inspire me sometimes!!!
I dug out a very neglected coloring medium from my creative stash to make this card – chalk! I can’t even remember the last time I used chalk. I bet it has been at least 5 years.
To make this card I stated by embossing a piece of Soft Sky card stock with the Wonderland EF. After it was embossed I brayered Tip Top Taupe over the raised image. I stamped the birds and branch on Whisper White card stock. The birds were colored in with chalk and the branch was colored in with markers. After I was finished coloring I die cute out the images with the Birds and Blooms Thinlits. I then stamped three leaves from the Vintage Leaves set and die cut them out using Leaflets Framelits. The flowers are die cut using the little flower in the Botanical Builder Framelits. The greeting from the Best of Birds set is stamped on a piece of vellum. Once everything was cut out I assembled my card.
The Stamp Set That Survived!
I chose to use the Wet Lands set for this card, it has always been one of my favorite sets. I paired it with Butterfly Basics and Falling Flowers stamp sets and the May Flowers Framelits (the little sprig).
I chalked this image also.
The little flowers were die cut from the Botanical Builder Framelits. I used a button shank to cut the ends off of tiny brads then glued the brad heads on using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.
CASE from the Original Blog Hop
There were so many wonderful projects to case from the original hop that I had to look at all the possibilities several times. After much deliberation I choose to CASE a project created by Heidi Weaver. I have never made a Pillow Box, even though I own a Pillow Box punch board. (Another one of the must have tools – ha!) Heidi did provide a link to a template to make this adorable box if you don’t have a punch or die. You can find her template here.
My little Pillow Box is decked out in a floral patterned from the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper. The Floral Boutique DSP is a rich Night of Navy color with many beautiful designs. I used the Thick Baker’s Twine in Whisper White instead of making a band out of card stock to add another element to my box.
Since we are celebrating our 3rd Anniversary I added a strip of Vellum with Happy Anniversary stamped on it.
The Botanical Builder Framelits were used to cut Vellum and Whisper White Card Stock for the flower petals and the center of the flower is cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.
Thank you Heidi for the inspiration, I like my little box and will have to make more!
It’s time for you to check out what Penny Hanuszak has to created to share with you. She has such creative ideas that I know you will love!
Thanks for stopping by and joining in the fun with the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop!