Welcome everyone to the Wacky Watercooler March Blog Hop. This month…Anything Goes! If it’s current we’re featuring it. The Wacky Watercooler people are an international crew so don’t be surprised if you see a few different spellings and price guides along the way. The Occasions Catalog & Sale-a-Bration are still going and if you want some inspiration along those lines check out our last couple of hops here and here.
If you are moving in hop order you’ve arrived from the very talented Heidi Weaver’s blog. Heidi’s always the first on my list to check every day – her projects never fail to excite me. You’ll definitely want to go back and check her past posts after the hop. If you are working in reverse order weren’t your socks knocked off by Jeanne’s wonderful projects? Jeanne is our American living in Germany addition to our Watercooler Hop schedule as well as a dear friend I discovered through stamping and hers is another blog to investigate after the hop for sure! Her cooking and family stories and what can I say…wacky style will keep you scrolling for hours.
However you are viewing the hop we’ve built it in a circle so you can join and hop on and off at will. If you get lost just click the hop banner or the home watercooler to get back to our hop home site with the list of participants. You may want to keep an eye on that site in between blog hops as we have plans to post somewhat regularly there too.
Here’s my first entry.
Petite Petals Blessed Easter Duo
And a couple of close ups:
Have I mentioned that I love the new Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board? Yep…it’s my latest heart throb. I can’t stop making and inventing things with it. I’ve even created a Pinterest Board here with a steadily growing set of projects to CASE. And that lovely punch board makes this basket so very, very easy! The little basket is a CASE more or less from a fellow demo and you can find more information in this pin. This is another one of those projects that I’m prepping a tutorial for and that you’ll find yourself wanting to make over and over for many occasions.
Stamps: Petite Petals, Blessed Easter, Woodgrain (basket), En Francais
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Soft Suede (basket)
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Garden Green, Elegant Eggplant, Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder
Punches: Scallop Tag Topper , Bird Builder (for the branch), Petite Petals, Label Bracket , Extra Large oval
Other: Big Shot, Lattice Die, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Circle Thinlit Card Accessory dies, mini silver brads, Daffodil Delight Ribbon – Seam Binding & Stitched Grosgrain, Piercing Tool, Pearls Basic Jewels,
This time I’m also using the Scallop Tag Topper punch that would also fit as part of the grouping above. Can you tell I’m in love with the Petite Petals punch & stamp set? Not to mention the En Francais background stamp? I’ll have a picture tutorial available for this little darling next week. Just one more picture to take and it’s done! I think you’ll be surprised at just how easy this box is to make. Trust me when I say you’ll soon be addicted! I think you’ll also see this hop that I’m hooked on the Scallop Tag Topper Punch as well.
Stamps: Petite Petals, En Français (background), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Naturals Ivory, Wisteria Wonder, Garden Green, Elegant Eggplant, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Garden Green, Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder
Punches: Scallop Tag Topper, Petite Petals, Itty Bitty Punch Pack (scallop Circle), Bird Builder (leaves), Banner (tag end)
Other: Big Shot, Lattice Bigz die, Simply Scored Board, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Adhesives, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding, Pearl Basic Jewels.
Next up is one I’m sending out at Passover this year. If you remember the Hanukkah Hop from a couple of years ago you’ll remember that I love these Star Fold cards. This time around I wanted the look and texture of matzo bread – a traditional accompaniment to a Seder meal. And the dove with olive branch is another potent symbol for this celebration. Just as Judaism predates and provides a foundation for Christianity so this year Passover is preceding Easter by just a few days. Appropriate don’t you think? I’ll be sharing more about this card later next week so if you want to see the inside and find links to a tutorial (the Hanukkah Hop link has a basic tutorial link) check back.
Stamps: Jewish Celebrations (interior)
Ink: Midnight Muse (interior)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Whisper White, Midnight Muse Cardstock. Champagne Glimmer Paper
Punches: Bird Builder, 2-1/2″ Circle, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle
Other: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing folder, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Dimensionals
And lastly a quick look at a gift card/business card holder I’ve just created. I’ll have more details for this in a follow up post next week. Just thought you’d like a quick peek.
Needless to say…I’m working on a tutorial for this one too. Since I just invented it last night it may just take another week to get it to you. Still…in plenty of time for Easter.
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Stazon Black, Crushed Curry (inked on the Honeycomb embossing folder)
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Basic Black, Gumball Green, Pumpkin Pie
Punches: 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle, Petite Petals, Small Heart, Owl Builder (heart & eyes), 1″ Square, Scallop Tag Topper, Bird Builder, Extra Large Oval, itty bitty punch pack
Other: Big Shot, Ovals Collection Framelits, Circle Card Thinlit accessory dies, Honeycomb embossing folder, Argyle embossing folder, Polka Dots Embossing Folder. Whisper White 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Daffodil Delight 1/4″ stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
That’s it for my post for this third Watercooler Hop of 2014. Hop along now to see the rest of the fabulous hop entries and look for our Wacky Watercooler crew in the coming months as we create more new hops for your viewing and crafting pleasure. Click the watercooler buttons to find your way and may your Season of Sale-a-Bration (January 28th-March 31st) be filled with creativity, inspiration and of course lots of FREE new stamping stuff!
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