WCC27: Hearts & Folds and a surprisingly full box!

WCC27 – Iris Twist

Jackie’s Technique  Challenge

WCC27 - Twisted Iris - Jackie's Technique Challenge for the Watercooler Challenge

Welcome to a new Watercolor Challenge.   Jackie has provided us with a wonderful (and yes a bit challenging) technique to work with.  Today’s challenge is a “twist” on the original Iris Fold technique.  I’m overjoyed at that since it’s a tad easier and gives us more than a few options.   As you’ve likely seen (on the challenge blog) we’re, most of us, choosing a faux version or “twisted” version.  And trust me when I say…many of us were stretching to twist our brains around this version of the technique simple as it really is.

Here’s my version of Jackie’s wonderful technique challenge.  I decided to work with a small 3-D canvas.  Fun but requires a high degree of dexterity…and an ability to work with gluey fingers!   Hard to believe from the picture that this is a little 2″x2″ mini treat box.

WCC27 - Jackie's Iris Twist Challenge - Hearts and Folds creation by  Jean Fitch

And with a hidden prize inside….an accordion fold card insert!

WCC27 Card - Hearts and Folds by Jean Fitch - insert accordion card extended - front view-Floral Wings & Butterfly Basics stamp sets.

Can you believe that all fit inside such a tiny box?

WCC27 Hearts and Folds Collage - Iris Twist - Jean Fitch

Side views and more. Click on the picture for a larger view.

 

 

One of the things I love about this project is that the simplicity of the outer shell gives no hint of the play of color and folds to be found inside.   My twist on a Shaker or Amish look outside and a riot of a slightly more vintage color and style inside.  Most boxes of this type have the thread or ribbon showing outside…I decided to hide the full surprise inside the box…like a jack in the box with the lace ribbon swirled at the top to provide a pull up handle.  Another nice thing about this colorful design…I have lots of room on the backside of the accordion card insert to hand write or further stamp a personalized note.   Hm…should I put a note in there for the person to pull it out and turn it over do you think?

Supplies:

Stamps: Butterfly Basics, Floral Wings (hostess set), You Brighten my Day (Sale-a-Bration 2015 now retired)

Ink:  Calypso Coral, Old Olive

Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Pretty Petals Paper Stack, Kraft Mini Treat Boxes

Punches: Sweetheart, Itty Bitty Accents Pack (heart), Bitty Butterfly, Ornate Tag Topper, 1-3/4″ Circle

Other:  Big Shot, Butterfly Thinlits,  Simply Scored Scoring Board, Victorian Crochet Trim,  Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Dimensionals, SNAIL

 

Tip: You can fit larger die cuts into a smaller space if you use your bone folder.  The small lace look butterfly die cut was actually too big for the tiny treat box and the accordion fold strip…until…I curled the wings and locked them more or less in place with a double (next time I’ll use triple) set of stacked dimensionals.

One further note:  I CASE’d  the basic idea and measurements from this post and video by Sarah-Jane Rae and added my own touches as well as the challenge technique.  The concept of accordion cards inside boxes has been around for ages but Sarah-Janes video is really wonderful for this particular design so I encourage you to watch the video and check out her blog for other wonderfully creative ideas.  I know I’ll be making many of these in the days to come…they are really addicting.  Of course…they may not all be Iris Twist versions.  LOL.

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If you’d like to try your own addition to the challenge here are a few resources you might find helpful:

For a faux version…here’s a video similar to the technique that I used – https://youtu.be/IjmmEE5WmjU  I hope this video in particular will convince you that this really is a fairly simple technique that gives a big bang visually.

If you want to learn more about the true Iris Fold technique:  I first learned about the true Iris fold technique and found helpful information and patterns here: http://www.circleofcrafters.com/irisfolding/

You’ll see their patterns all over Pinterest and other sources and community boards.

Of course being a Stampin’ up demonstrator I had to see what people in my own community were doing and the Stampin’ Up papers they were using.  A few years ago I came across this very helpful post by fellow demo Anne Hayward. It shows a variety of styles and templates and is followed up by a wonderful video on the traditional method she is teaching. At this point in time it’s a tad dated as to papers, etc. but still the real deal with great tips and examples.  Scroll on down to the bottom of her posts for the video.
http://www.stampingwithbluemooncreations.com/my_weblog/iris-folding-instructions-and-video-tutorial.html

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Join the rest of the design team over at the Challenge Blog website here to see the rest of the teams designs and to add your own version with the linky doodad.  When you add your own design and there are more than three entries, one of you will be a challenge winner and have the option to place the winner’s badge on your own site.  Of course…you’ll also win bragging rights!

That’s it for this challenge.   Check out the last challenges winner for the linky added projects.  We had a wonderful set of 7 submissions so we were able to award the prize (three are required to award a prize).  I hope this time around you’ll join in the fun and grab a friend or two as well and get creating!  Check the challenge site for rules on competing for this and future challenges.

Hugs and Blessings to all my friends and readers.

Jean Fitch in pink

June Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop: Celebrating the New Annual Catalog

June 2015 Wacky Watercooler Hop Banner

Welcome to the blog hop.

Welcome to the new catalog!

Hopefully you’ve arrived from Stefanie’s wonderful Crafty Medic blog.  Stef is indeed one crafty medic.  She’s also one of our Canadian contributors.  Her blog is definitely one I turn to when I need to jump start my mojo.  She has some wonderful videos too!  As usual you can follow this hop in a circle going either direction.  Of course you can also return to the home hop site if you ever get lost along the way.

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When there is a special event we dress up right?  So today’s celebration of the new 2015-2016 Annual Catalog seemed the appropriate time to dress up with a vest and bow tie.  After all…Father’s Day is just around the corner too.   Thankfully these bow ties are made from paper with a punch.  If you’ve ever seen me try to tie a real bow tie you’ll understand my relief.  :D

Take Out Box Vest

Vest Take Out Box Top View - Wacky Watercooler New Catalog  June Hop - Jean Fitch

Hard to tell it’s a box from the top isn’t it?  Here’s a side view:

Vest Take Out Box - side view - Wacky Watercooler New Catalog June Hop - Jean Fitch

And here’s all the pieces.  I left the inside sentiment blank so I can customize it when I’m ready to use it.

Vest Take Out Box in pieces - Wacky Watercooler New Catalog June Hop - Jean Fitch

I’ll save the template pieces for future box decorations.  Did you spot the new product?  My favorite new paper stack…Pretty Petals.  Trust me…you’ll be buying lots of this stack!   And the Just Because sentiment is from the new stamp set Tin of Cards (this is one set you will find yourself using for just about everything!).  The tag ends used the new Triple Banner Punch.  The Note Tag and Bow Builder Punches are carryovers from the previous seasonal catalogs but new to the Annual Catalog.

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Card Vest

Vest Card Case - Wacky Watercooler New Catalog June Hop - Jean Fitch

Here’s all the pieces:

Vest Card in Pieces - Wacky Watercooler New Catalog June Hop - Jean Fitch

This card doesn’t unfold (unlike the take out box version).  The inner card just slips out and you can write on the front or the back.  You can also glue down or add a pocket for a gift card.

Can you spot the new products?  Greetings Thinlit die (yep…a favorite already), Go Wild paper Stack and the sorta new punches I noted above.  I love that the bow tie was created from the flip side of the vest paper.  Way to go Stampin’ Up on coordination yet again.

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Both versions of the vest have a pull out card where you can stamp or write your heartfelt sentiments.  And the Take Out Box also opens (without destroying the card) to hold a lovely treat for the man in your life (though of course some of us women also like vests, ties and treats too!).

Supplies:

Stamps: Tin of Cards

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Suede

Paper: Kraft 12×12, Basic Black, Pacific Point, Pretty Petals Stack, Go Wild Stack, copy paper for template for box

Punches: Note Tag, 7/8″ Scallop Circle, Itty Bitty Accents Pack (star), Bow Builder, Envelope Punch Board

Other: Big Shot, Greetings Thinlits, Silver Basic Metal Buttons, Take Out Boxes, Stampin’ Trimmer, Craft Knife, SNAIL or Tombow multipurpose adhesive glue.  Glue dots

Hopefully it’s clear which supplies apply to which version.  The box uses the blue theme from a Pretty Petals page and the card uses the neutrals from the Go Wild stack along with coordinating cardstock papers.  As I mentioned before I was jazzed that the flip side of the vest was perfect for the bow tie.  Meant I used up most of one 6×6 page for the entire card.   I don’t know about you…but I’m loving the new 6″x6″ paper stacks.  So many projects only need one page where before they needed close to two!   Perfect for some of the punch board projects too that start with that size!

The take out box version was inspired by our Demonstrator only, Stampin’ Success Magazine from May/June.   Took a bit of figuring how those wonderful Stampin’ Up Artists put it all together but it didn’t take long.  Of course other crafty demos quickly figured out how to turn this into a fun card as well.  I CASE’d my version (with a tweak or two)  from Sharon Armstrong, a sister demo.

Since I created these projects for a recent event as well as the hop I thought I’d simplify things for you by sharing the directions from the event as well as a link to a video that explained how the card version was created using the Envelope Punch Board.

Directions from Stamp Camp for both Vest projects: Sweater Vest Card or Box Directions by Jean Fitch

Video and post by Sharon: http://txstampinsharon.blogspot.com/2015/05/ics-blog-hop-celebrate-dad.html

That’s it for my share of the hop.  Time to move on over to Miss Buffy’s wonderful post sharing her always creative outlook and gorgeous projects fashioned from new and old products from the new catalog.

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WCC26 – Lemonade anyone?

WCC26 – Jean’s Lemonade Pie Color Challenge

Welcome to a new Challange.  This time around we are focusing on three colors and if you want you can also use the picture for inspiration…or just let it make you hungry!  LOL

The official start of summer is just a few short days away.  Well alright…more like a week.  But hey…Mother Nature has been getting in some practice in my neck of the woods with an early start on turning grass to hay and soaring temperatures.   So I thought…what better time for lemonade pie and colors that will also work for Father’s Day…also coming up in a hurry.

Check it out.  Isn’t that pie scrumptious?   I like the china plate and the table runner too!   If you want to make the pie…here’s the recipe link  If you want to play along…check out the information at the bottom of the post.

WCC26 - Watercooler Challenge -Lemonade Pie Color Challenge - June 14 2015Here’s my version…non edible but it has soft and fluttering butterfly embossing, a cool trick with the Note Tag punch from Stampin’ Up and a few other yummy bits and pieces.   Best of all…whether it’s given for Father’s Day or another occasion…it tells the recipient how much they are loved.  Click the picture to see all the detail close up.

WCC26 - Jean's  Lemondade Pie Color Challenge - recipe included!

Supplies:

Stamps: Lovely Amazing You (still available for a short time), Papillon Potpourri

Ink:  Marine Mist, Daffodil Delight Classic Inks

Paper: Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla

Punches: Note Tag, Itty Bitty Accents Pack (heart), Bitty Butterfly, Banner

Other:  Big Shot, Fluttering Embossing Folder (new),  1/4″ Daffodil Delight Cotton Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dimensionals, SNAIL

I wish this design had shown off the very cool Fluttering folder a bit better.  Perhaps I need to sponge some color onto the layer to show off the wings.  This new and very cool folder is a new 6″ x 6″ size and trust me when I say…you are going to love it and want it.  The new catalog is all about the butterflies this year.  Well…cake and cupcakes makes it in too…and of course trees, flowers…and more.  But really…look at the butterflies…that’s a big trend…and I’m loving it!!

The newish cotton ribbon is pretty cool too.  Soft, silky and very easy to tie.  Yes it was in last years catalog but somehow I never got around to trying or discovering it.  Yep…I do foolish things sometimes.  If you don’t want to follow in that path…try it!  ’nuff said.

Tool tips: Note Tag punch does more than tags.  Are you wondering what die was used to create the window layer?  No die…it’s the Note Tag punch!  Brenda Quintana has a fun video showing how to create this window and others.   I used a square of 3-1/4″ for mine.

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Join the rest of the design team over at the Challenge blog website here to see the rest of the teams designs and to add your own with the linky doodad.  When you add your own design and there are more than three entries, one of you will be a challenge winner and have the option to place the winner’s badge on your own site.  Of course…you’ll also win bragging rights!

That’s it for this challenge.   Sadly we didn’t have a winner for the linky added projects last time.  We need three or more submissions to award that prize.  I hope this time you’ll join in the fun and grab a friend or two as well and get creating!  Check the challenge site for rules on competing for this and future challenges.

Hugs and Blessings to all my friends and readers.

Jean Fitch in pink

Watercooler Challenge – WCC25 – Mandarin Wetlands

WCC25 – Mandarin Wetlands

also known as Kath’s Challenge Photo

For this challenge my fellow artist Kath provided us with a beautiful photo of what I think is a Mandarin duck.   Beautiful isn’t it? I kept coming back to the photo (I finally put it on my desktop) trying to decide on the colors I wanted to use.  Using feathers or a bird image or the idea of water was a given for me.  It was the colors that kept my brain running in circles.  There are so many wonderful ones to choose from don’t you think?  And surprisingly some have an almost neon look too.  How does Mother Nature do that? Got me thinking that Stampin’ Up needs a copper metallic paper…don’t you agree?

WCC25 - Kath's Inspiration Photo Challenge

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Here’s what I finally came up with:

Watercooler Challenge WCC25 - Mandarin Wetlands - Jean Fitch

Now if only my camera could have shown the right shade for the Crisp Cantaloupe! (ARGHH).   With the retirement of so many favorite products only days away I took the opportunity to bring out some of the ones I will miss featuring the most for another playtime.   I was late to the party in loving Crisp Cantaloupe…I know…dumb huh?   But now I can’t stop picking it up and working it into any number of designs including this one.  Until this week I hadn’t even realized how beautifully it pairs with Cajun Craze.  In looking at our inspiration photo at first I was caught by the darker and brighter colors…then I looked a bit more closely and what do you know…there were a few almost pastel shades to offset the deeper, darker colors.  Can you see the Cantaloupe color in the small section of the neck?  The Cajun Craze & Early Espresso were a no brainer for me and the Night of Navy was a nod to the slightly more neon blue that shades to a deep purple.

Then I scratched my head about how to show the feathery texture and the edging of cream color that seemed to outline so many colorful sections of this beautiful bird.  Then my eyes lit on my Sahara Sand Lace from the soon to be gone Occasions Catalog.  Perfect!  After all sand and water birds go together right?  That outlining as well as the water ripples was also the inspiration for the scored lines at the top of the Crisp Cantaloupe layer.  I’ve seen quite a few cards on Pinterest that use the scoring technique as an accent and it was fun to give it a try for myself.  Especially since I didn’t want the lace edging overwhelmed by an overall embossed layer.

The use of the Wetlands stamp set (thankfully not retiring) was a tough choice in some ways.  I wanted to play with the retiring Four Feathers but decided in the end that ducks had a lot in common with other shore birds and I wanted something a bit delicate to go with the lace.  I heat embossed two stampings of the single long image from the set with Whisper White Craft Ink and then Whisper White embossing powder on my Early Espresso paper then punched sections from both stamped images with the 1″ square punch.   The mat layer was a nod to the new catalog using Tip Top Taupe with the retiring Postage Punch.   Why oh why did Stampin’ Up have to choose that punch when looking to make room for new ones.   Sigh…it was the perfect layer for the 1″ Square punch don’t you think?   And you know how much I love creating layered inchies.

Supplies:

Stamps:  Wetlands, Label Love (retiring)

Ink:  Whisper White Craft Ink, Night of Navy Classic Ink

Paper: Cajun Craze, Crisp Cantaloupe (retiring), Early Espresso, Night of Navy, Tip Top Taupe (new In Color) Cardstock

Punches: Artisan Label (retiring), 1″ Square, Postage (retiring)

Other:  Heat Tool, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Sahara Sand Lace (Occasions Catalog and thankfully carrying over to the annual), Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, SNAIL

Tool tips:

1) To create a grouping of scored lines you need to take your courage in hand and allow yourself to freehand the look.  Start at your desired point and then draw lines of varying lengths 1/8″ apart.  The Simply Scored Board is perfect for this technique since the entire board is sectioned in 1/8″ lines. 

2) To create the mat for the sentiment – punch another Artisan Label shape in a contrasting color.  Cut the piece in half across the middle, snip the bottom corners and adhere each section to the back of the stamped punch piece.

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Join the rest of the design team over at the Challenge blog website here to see the rest of the teams designs and to add your own with the linky doodad.  When you add your own design and there are more than three entries, one of you will be a challenge winner and have the option to place the winner’s badge on your own site.  Of course…you’ll also win bragging rights!

That’s it for this challenge.   Don’t forget to check the Watercooler Challenge Blog post here to see who was the winner of the last challenge submissions by linky artists.    Check the challenge site for rules on competing for future challenges.

Hugs and Blessings to all my friends and readers.

Jean Fitch in pink

Watercooler Challenge – WCC24 – Red Letter Birthday

WCC24 – Stefanie’s Sketch resulted in…

a Red Letter Birthday Card

For this challenge Stef provided us with a sketch that sent many of us in different directions (up, down and sideways).   I think you’ll notice a bit of a theme that emerged…many of us received out sneak peek products from the new annual catalog that launches June 2 and of course…we just had to play with them!

WCC24 - Stef Sketch

Join the rest of the design team over at the Challenge blog website here to see the rest of the teams designs and to add your own with the linky doodad.  When you add your own design and there are more than three entries, one of you will be a challenge winner and have the option to place the winner’s badge on your own site.  Of course…you’ll also win bragging rights!

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Here’s my interpretation of Stef’s sketch flipped In a different direction.   It’s a red letter birthday card ( I know..bad image pun in the card, but I have lots of friends with significant milestone birthdays this year) using one of my favorite non catalog stamp sets from the Photopolymer Collection.  Lovely Amazing You provided one of  the sentiments, the feather background and the stamped red letter envelope.  This stamp set covers it all that’s for sure.

WCC24 - Red Letter Day - Jean Fitch - Lovely Amazing You and 2015-2016 Annual Catalog Sneak Peeks

Did you see the new catalog sneak peeks?  They’re subtle…here’s a hint…think shapes.  Punches and dies.

 Supplies:

Stamps:  Lovely Amazing You, Crazy About You (Birthday).

Ink:  Marina Mist, Real Red, Night of Navy & Project Life Journaling Pen (Black)

Paper: Naturals Ivory, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Marina Mist, Night of Navy

Punches: Tree Builder (new – bitty bird), Boho Blossom (retiring), Banner Triple (new – creates the flag/banner ends and side indent)

Other:  Big Shot, Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Die (bow is one of the accessories), Flower Frenzy die (leaf bough), Sale-a-Bration In Color buttons (no longer available), Paper Snips,  Two Way glue pen, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, SNAIL

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When I saw the new Banner Triple punch my heart went into triple time hammering!   I know…crazy right…over a punch?    But it did.  I saw the same bypass channel (yep…another bad pun) that the Scallop Tag Topper punch has and I knew I could slide the side of a card in and punch an indent!   I love alternate uses.  Of course the original intention of punching a perfect banner end to a strip of paper is pretty cool too!  This punch does it all…and for three different sizes of strips.   Of course I’m sure those crafty crafters out there will find other and cooler uses as well.

So that was new product #1.  Have you guessed what #2 is?  The little birds come from the Tree Builder Punch that coordinates with the new Ronald McDonald House Charity set Sprinkles of Life.   Not only do I love this new stamp set…but I love that with my purchase I just donated $3 (courtesy of Stampin’ Up!) to the RMHC fund.  They do amazing work and help patient’s families be present for their loved ones who are hospitalized.  Stampin’ Up demonstrators help in many of the houses too, providing a bit of distraction through crafting as well as donating supplies and ready made cards as needed.

And product #3…it’s not exactly new but the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit die from the 2015 Occasions catalog has moved into the new annual catalog.  Yay!!   While the bag is fun to make, the accessory dies have even more use for cards and other project types.  My “label” and the “skinny” bow for today’s project came from that die set.

Here are a few more pictures to give you a better look at the elements and products used.

WCC24 - Red Letter Day tool shot - watermarked

WCC24 - Red Letter Day - Triple Banner Punch indent detail - watermarked

WCC24 -insert detail

To get the layered indent look that I had envisioned, I punched (sliding the cardstock into the bypass channel of the punch)  both the Naturals Ivory card base and the Marina Mist layer.  I had to remove a skosh off the unpunched side of the layer so that all the edges lined up correctly when the mat was placed on the base.  Note to self…put those corrected measurements in a document or other set of notes for future reference.  The leftover punch piece as stamped and added to the inside of the card base.

Here’s the link to a flyer for the stamp set as well so you can see all it’s cool images:

http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/docs/Photopolymer/NA/2015_February/Flyer_photopolymer_LovelyAmazingYou_02.10_US.pdf

It’s only guaranteed available for another month or two (after that it’s while supplies last) so if you want it…buy it now!

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That’s it for this challenge.  I hope you’ll join the Watercooler challenge and show us your own sketch inspired project and link up to us.  We didn’t have sufficient linky posts to declare a winner for the last challenge but I hope you’ll check this post out so you can see the wonderful additions by Susie & Sheri. Check the challenge site for rules on competing for future challenges.

Hugs and Blessings to all my challenge friends and readers.

Jean Fitch in pink

Retirement Blues Watercooler Blog Hop

May Retirement Blues Banner

Welcome to the hop.

I’m typing one handed so keeping it short and simple today.

Moonlight Silhouette

Moonlight Silhouette - Watercooler Retirement Blues Hop - Jean Fitch

Moonlight Silhouette 2

Moonlight Silhouette 2 - Watercooler Retirement Blues Hop - Jean Fitch

Moonlight Designer Series Stack has been one of my all time favorite papers so I had to give it a Retirement Blues Hop send off.  After all…Lost Lagoon is a sorta blue right?   Luckily the rest of the products on these cards are staying, so my mourning period should be short.

The new catalog is coming and I’ve had a sneak peek.  I’ll be able to reproduce this quick and simple design (one I’ve CASE’d from my dear friend Linda Aarhus) with new and wonderful papers.   You didn’t hear it from me…but the new catalog has 3 new paper stacks and they’ve been upgraded to 6″ x  6″ in size – perfect for small envelopes, small boxes and of course cards and scrapbooking.

Supplies:

Stamps: Trust God (staying) & Really Good Greetings (retiring)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper: Basic Black, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White (all staying) & Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack (retiring)

Punches: Bird Builder, Owl Builder (circles) – both staying

Other: Sticky Strip (retiring but a new replacement will be loved by us all) , SNAIL or Tombow multipurpose adhesive glue.  Glue dots

 

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Watercooler Challenge – WCC23 – Mother’s Day Flowers Inspiration

WCC23 – Mother’s Day Flowers Inspiration

For this challenge Marsha provided us with a beautiful photo of a flower bouquet for a Mother’s Day (or other occasion) Inspiration.  Beautiful isn’t it?  My own Mom is no longer here to receive a bouquet but I hope she would like the paper version I’ve placed on a card for her and all my “other” mothers.  If you have a Mom or an “other” mother (a friend or person who you look up to and learn from and love as you would a mother) maybe this would be a good time to create your own card to let them know you are thinking of them.  Other mothers are wonderful to have in your life don’t you agree?

WCC 23 - Watercooler Challenge - Marsha's Mothers Day Flowers

Join the rest of the design team over at the Challenge blog website here to see the rest of the teams designs and to add your own with the linky doodad.  When you add your own design and there are more than three entries, one of you will be a challenge winner and have the option to place the winner’s badge on your own site.  Of course…you’ll also win bragging rights!

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Here’s my interpretation of Marsha’s lovely inspiration piece using one of my favorite stamp sets from the 2015 Occasions Catalog.  Build a Bouquet provided the sentiment, bamboo looking background and the stamped elements on the flower.  This stamp set has it all that’s for sure.

WCC23 - Marsha's Mother's Day Flower Inspiration - CASE Creation by Jean Fitch

 Supplies:

Stamps:  Build a Bouquet, Butterfly Basics (butterfly image).

Ink:  Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar, So Saffron

Paper: Naturals Ivory, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi

Punches: Petite Petal, Pansy, Bitty Butterfly

Other:  Big Shot, Labels Framelit Collection, Flower Frenzy die (leaf bough), Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Wild Wasabi Twine from the Painted Blooms Cotton Twine Collection (Occasions Catalog), Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Baker’s Twine, Two Way glue pen, Sticky Strip, SNAIL

I also just happen to have project directions in a PDF format in case you want to make one of your own.   There is one direction I realized after rereading that I left off.  You can take a stylus and add lines to the the leaves on the bough to give a more natural and textured look.

Build a Bouquet Card

One quick note:  The Label’s Collection Framelits and the Flower Frenzy die are on the retiring product list and even better…are 50% off.  Cool!  Some of the items used are also in the Occasions Catalog which ends June 2.  Check with your demonstrator for details.

Some parts of the card are my own idea but the basic layout came from a number of Pinterest posts that came up when I did a quick Google search for inspiration using Build a Bouquet.  The primary being a post from Nicole Tugrul for a Connie and Mary Spring Collection Blog Hop.  You can see that card here.

That’s it for this challenge.  I hope you’ll join the Watercooler challenge and show us your own Flower Inspiration project and link up to us.  Don’t forget to check the Watercooler Challenge Blog post here to see who was the winner of the last challenge submissions by linky artists.    Check the challenge site for rules on competing for future challenges.

Hugs and Blessings to all my other mothers out there, friends and readers.

Jean Fitch in pink

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