Welcome! I'm so glad you have joined us on our journey through March Madness! There are many ways you can interpret that and I'm sure you're going to see a bit of "mad" that will have you wanting to dabble in the "madness," too!
This month I have the honor of being first stop on our Hop, but no worries if you came here from somewhere else. The Hop goes round and round, so no matter where you start, as long as you keep clicking on the "Next" button, you'll go through all the participating blogs. If you get a little lost along the way, just click the “Home” button and head back to the Wacky Watercooler Blog home page to start all over.
My first card is one I made for a Birthday Shoebox Swap for my local demonstrator meeting. It uses product from the Annual Catalog and two Sale-A-Bration stamp sets, Big Day and Nature's Perfection. Those sets are only available until March 31. It's a clean and simple design that has you wanting to reach out and pick some pretty Strawberry Slush flowers.
Stamp Sets: Big Day, Nature's Perfection; Inks: Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi; Card Stock: Pacific Point, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools: Glue Dots, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Pearl Basic Jewels, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Trimmer
One of the cards we made in the Shoebox Swap was this spinner card using the Bow Builder Punch from the Occasions Catalog. I had never made one before and love how that bright bow slides back and forth and spins while doing so. Clever! I think my oldest granddaughter will like this one for her birthday in May. The stamp set is Big Day from Sale-A-Bration. All other product can be found in the Annual Catalog.
Stamp Set: Big Day; Ink: Tempting Turquoise; Card Stock: Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools: Boho Blossom Punch, Bow Builder Punch, Brights Candy Dots, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Pennies, SNAIL Adhesive, Word Window Punch
And I saved the best for last. Well, so I say. :-) For this hop, we hoppers were all to make a fun fold card. I chose to make a Dutch Fold card. I found a tutorial from Beccy that was easy to follow and I just had to make one adjustment. When I cut the first piece, it was too narrow to match well with the second piece. I adjusted the measurement from 3-3/8" to 4-15/16" and it was perfect.
Stamp Set: Big Day; Inks: Jet Black StazOn, Pistachio Pudding; Stampin' Write Markers: Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette; Card Stock: All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack, Blushing Bride, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools: 2013-2015 In Colors Sequin Assortment, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Pearl Basic Jewels, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Trimmer
Here's a look at what the inside of the card looks like.
Your next moment of madness comes from Anna Smith. This is her first time joining us on our hop, so please give her a warm welcome. She is a very talented artist and I love her work.
Click the button below to revisit the great projects from Buffy Cooper.
Click the button below to go back to our main blog, Wacky Watercooler Stamping.
Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,
Current Hostess Code: BDU2XPTT
Marsha, I love all your projects. The colors are so "springy".ReplyDelete
Thanks, Christine! With the wonderful temps we've been having it was easy to get "springy." :-)Delete
All lovely projects, Marsha. I love that you also used Tempting Turquoise and Sweet Taffy DSP!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Gail! The Tempting Turquoise sure makes that bow stand out. :-)Delete
I wish I could see your bow spinning around, Marsha!! I love spinner cards; I can imaging the bow looks so cute :) All your projects are wonderful, as always! Thanks for sharing :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Deborah! I had never made a spinner card and love it. I think a kite would make for a cool spinner.Delete
I love the Dutch fold! I'm a 'simple fold' kind of girl and I think I could handle yours! And those little bows are my favorite! They're just so darn cute!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Anna! I, too, like simple fold. I love the bow punch now that I've had a chance to use it. It's on the top of my wish list.Delete
neat fold! miss hopping with you guys but maybe soon I'll do a guest post! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Terri! Great too see you! Look forward to you joining us again.Delete
You have out done yourself! Great projectsReplyDelete
Thanks, Kath! I kind of stayed with simple this time around.Delete
Hi Marsha, thanks so much for being part of the blog hop. That Dutch Fold card is great. Love it. It's a fold I haven't tried before but I have some birthdays coming up and know just who would appreciate one of these cards. The spinner card is so cute. I love spinners but haven't thought about spinning a bow. Great idea!ReplyDelete
I absolutely love what you did with the first card. The way you've created that "climbing" border using the Nature's Perfection stamp set and the Itty Bitty Accents punch really appeals to me. It's simple but has a real impact. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks, Heidi! I came across the Dutch Fold while searching for a new fold to use. It's got a lot of possibilities. My first spinner card and I really like the way it works.Delete
I love these cards! That first one with the sweet flowers on the vine is my kind of card. Thanks for sharing with us all your cards.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Kathy! Vines always remind me of my grandmother. She loved flowers and had trellises all around her yard.Delete
Marsha, the spinning bow is a really neat idea. thank you for sharingReplyDelete
Thanks, Jackie! Love that bow punch and the spinner cards. I didn't realize they were so easy to make.Delete
Would really like to see that spinner card in action. Hmm .. maybe a video?? Wonderful projects.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Bev! At this time, I don't have the capability to do a video but would do so if I did.Delete
Pretty cards, Marsha! Love all the flowers, and the Dutch fold is really fun!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Buffy! I seem to be making a lot of flowers lately.Delete
The first Birthday Shoebox Swap is so sweet, it really appeals to me. Love the colors in the spinner card, and what a clever idea to use a bow. The Dutch fold card is so fun, love your choice of DSP.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Marie! I love my local demo group. I do get a lot of ideas from them.Delete
hi marsha! your designs just scream...spring! i love your choice of colors as well. i've never seen the dutch fold so i have something new to add to my 'fancy fold' file! i always find your cards so inspiring. thanks for sharing your creativity ~ hugs & smiles, karen ;-)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Karen! I must admit that I've had Spring on the mind and our wonderful weather has me thinking of all the pretty flowers that will be blooming soon.Delete