Thursday, August 20, 2015

A New Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop

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Yes it's time for another blog hop by the WackyWatercooler gang.  Our hop is a circle; by clicking on the links you will be able to visit all those who are playing along this month.  You may have just popped over from Kath's blog; she always wows me with her creations!  And if you've just joined here, please continue around to see what all our participants have created.

This month we are showcasing a special stamp set, Sprinkles of Life.  Stampin' UP! has long been a supporter of the Ronald McDonald House Charities and each year creates a special stamp set just for RMHC.  For every Sprinkles of Life set sold, Stampin' UP! will donate $3.00 (US) to this wonderful cause.  So let's see if our blog hop creations will inspire you to purchase a set of your own and be a part of the contributions!

Traditional Sprinkles:

I started with a traditional (though slightly enlarged) birthday card.  Who doesn't love cupcakes for birthdays?  The base is Tip Top Taupe, with a layer of the Tip Top Taupe-striped Envelope Paper.  My layer of Mint Macaroon has an oval opening (Oval Framelits).  It was stamped with an image from Butterfly Basics along the edges.  This layer is popped up on Dimensionals over the stamped images.

The cupcake stand was stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Tip Top Taupe ink.  I cut a piece of Mint Macaroon Dotted Lace Ribbon and adhered it to the stand.

My cupcake is in Mint Macaroon and Blushing Bride with a Calypso Coral banner.  The frosting is drizzled with Dazzling Details and a few Blushing Bride Sequins were scattered.

And of course, there's a matching envelope!
And...I needed a gift card holder:

The Mini Treat Bag Thinlets were just the ticket!  Teamed up with BYOP, I had a sweet gift for my daughter-in-law.

Sprinkles of Life Thinking Outside the Box

Or maybe this should be called "inside the box"?  This is a shadow box card, one that folds flat for mailing, but allows you to build a scene inside.

My sky is sponged, and my ground is stamped with the "hill" from Sheltering Tree.  My trees are stamped (Sprinkles of Life) and punched with the matching punch, and popped up on Dimensionals.

See the little pumpkin?  That is actually punched with the Tree Builder Punch (it's the APPLE!) and I drew a little jack-o-lantern face on it.

The leaves in my basket were "rocked and rolled" in Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist and Rich Razzleberry.

Cute?  I had a lot of fun creating my diarama!

Our final project was to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) a project from the new Annual Catalog.  I chose a pretty card on page 74, which uses Wild About Flowers:

And here is my card:
I used the same set and basically the same layout, with some changes.  Perhaps the biggest difference is my burlap label. 
I cut the edges off Burlap Ribbon and layered the strips over a Deco Label (framelits) out of cardstock.  My stamped images are in Old Olive and Delightful Dijon inks, and happy birthday is stamped in Early Espresso.

My Crumb Cake card base is splattered with stamps from Gorgeous Grunge and Awesomely Artistic.  I used my Deco Label framelit as a stencil to paper pierce around.  Then I took a strip of the white Corrugated Paper, stamped a few splats on it, and adhered it.  Next came my burlap label, and my stamped image (I took some Silver Metallic Thread and stuck it on the back with a Mini Glue Dot, but this is hard to see in the photo; see close-up above).

I finished with a cut-down strip of Crumb Cake 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and added a Vintage Faceted Button with a Metal Rimmed Pearl in the center and a little bow of Linen Thread underneath. 

That's it for me!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Please head on over to Bev's blog; I always love seeing what she has to show us.

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Deborah Smart said...

All of your projects are wonderful, Priscilla - I think my favourite has to be your Shadow Box card! What a great idea - love the little apple/pumpkin!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Priscilla your projects are simply rocking this month! Loved the first card with the cupcake and all the detail, then I scroll down to your Halloween card and was blown out of the water. I've been back to it 3-4 times just checking it out. I also liked your CASE card. Love the way you stepped it up, the burlap and the paper piercing are all awesome!

Bev said...

Don't even know where to start as everything is fabulous. Outside, inside the box -- this is so incredible.

Created by Kath said...

Great projects, love you CASE1

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Priscilla, thanks for continuing to be part of our awesome blog hop group. You've raised the bar with your projects. I love your oversized card and coordination envelope as well as the treat bag holding the gift card. What great ideas and beautifully done as well. Your shadow box card is gorgeous. I really, really have to try my hand at one of those! What a great idea for your CASE! I love your combinations of ribbons. They add a wonderful texture to your creation.

DDstampin said...

Priscilla, your projects are awesome! I love the bag/giftcard holder! That shadowbox card- Amazing! And your catalog CASE is stunning! Great projects!

Christine said...

Love your projects, especially the shadow box.

Unknown said...

Wow! All of your projects are awesome!