Thursday, April 16, 2015

It's Another Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop!

Wacky Watercooler April (Fool) Blog Hop

It's time for another Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop, and this month we are having fun with a little April Fools trickery.  Each post along the hop will include an item that isn't what it appears to fun is that?
As always, our hop is a circle--hop on anywhere along the way and click on the "next" or "previous" buttons at the bottom to hop over to the next blog.  If you have joined me from Gail's blog (aren't her projects the bestest?) I thank you for the visit.  I hope you enjoy my post and have fun hopping!

First up, my April Fool magic:
Looks like a regular baby card, right?  Wrong!  Look again:

It opens to reveal a gift card holder:
This fun-fold card always gets a "wow!" and finding a gift card inside makes it even more special!  The card uses Island Indigo, Pool Party and Whisper White cardstock, Maritime Designer Series Paper, and the Something for Baby stamps with coordinating Baby's First Framelits, along with the Gift Card Envelope Thinlits.  I'll post directions on how this fun fold works in a few days; please come back!

Now, in keeping with the baby theme, I created a fun party favor for a baby shower (or child's birthday party):
Imagine having a whole alphabet-full of these little treat boxes, dressed up to look like childrens blocks.  Wouldn't that be fun?
The Tiny Treat boxes come 25 to a package, just one short of a whole alphabet!  Each one is dressed up in little squares of designer series paper (I used Birthday Bash, Lullabye and Sweet Taffy).  A coordinating circle was punched for the top, and the letter was stamped using my favorite Epic Alphabet set.  And in a nod to April Fools--the little symbol stamps on the front of the blocks are no longer available!  Ha ha!  I bought these when I first started as a Stampin' UP! demo, and have saved them to create an alphabet book for my grandkids...someday...<sigh>

But I couldn't resist decorating these cute boxes with them; I'll be making more for my grandson's second birthday, coming up!

Now let's switch gears for my final project and think about the next month and Mother's Day!:

I bought the beautiful Stippled Blossoms set when the catalog went live last summer, and have only used it once (an April Fools joke on me!).  So I decided to pull it out and create a pretty card for the next celebration.

I chose the watercolored-look paper from Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper; I cut an oval using the Oval Framelits, and added a slightly smaller one of Tangerine Tango underneath.   I stamped the leaves from Kinda Eclectic (using Daffodil Delight ink, stamped off once).  Using a Stamp-a-Ma-Jig, I carefully lined up the Pear Pizzazz leaves on the Whisper White inside to match up with the Daffodil Delight ones.
My blossoms are stamped in Daffodil Delight, with the second layer in Calypso Coral.  So pretty!  Each blossom was fussy-cut with my Paper Snips; leaves were added and the flowers were popped up with Dimensionals.  I used some 2-Way Glue to add Dazzling Diamonds, and painted some Pearls Basic Jewels to add to the center.

A pretty double bow and a few Tangerine Tango butterflies finish my card. 

So it's time to hop below and head on over to see the surprises that Anna has for you.  Thanks for visiting; I hope you'll come back again soon!

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Christine said...

I simply love, love all your projects. That baby card is darling,

Unknown said...

Oh I can't wait to come back and get the directions for that adorable gift card holder - it's just wonderful. (I'm a sucker for gift card holders!). Love all your projects!

Anna said...

Your projects are beautiful. I absolutely love your Mother's Day card.

Created by Kath said...

Love the baby card!

paper bag create said...

The baby card is so CUTE!! Love the WOW factor when you open it up. and I love my Stippled Blossoms set that my bestie got me hooked on! :)

Jackie said...

Priscilla, what darling projects. Love the baby card, cause I find those complicated openings so interesting. The blocks are so sweet. said...

That baby card is adorable. So fun! And the blocks are so clever. Stippled Blossoms is one of my favorite sets, too. Great job!!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Three awesome projects Priscilla. I adore that baby gift card holder, and I'll be coming back for sure to check out your tutorial. Who would have known it opened that way and concealed a gift card. Very cool indeed!. I was blown away by your Mother's Day card as Stippled Blossoms is one of my favourite all time stamp sets and I use it often, but never in that gorgeous colour scheme. You put a lot into that card and it really showed. Aren't those little gift boxes awesome! I love the way you've decorated them. They are great for advent gift holders and other special occasions! Thanks so much for sharing!

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Priscilla, thanks for being part of the Blog Hop. My goodness, you've made up for not being able to participate because of your injured hand! What lovely projects you've posted. I love the fun fold but have never tried one. I definitely have it on my to-do list now. The baby building blocks are a perfect use of the tiny boxes Stampin' Up! offers. Love them. And the Stippled Blossoms card is simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Marsha Reed said...

Wonderful projects, Priscilla! Enjoyed them all.

Deborah Smart said...

Wow - I love that baby gift card - very cool! I'll have to try that one, for sure.

Terri said...

Awesome gift card holder... what a way to fool someone into thinking they only get a card. :D I like all your projects!

Stampin' Amigos said...

Thanks, Terri; good to hear from you!