We've decided that we like getting together (virtually) to create, and by the numbers of viewers from our past Blog Hops, we're guessing that you enjoy it, too! So we've started doing these Hops monthly, and we hope you'll keep coming back to join in the fun!
….until you open it – then "BOOM"!
It's an Explosion Box!!
How cool is this?! Now you see why I was so thrilled 🙂 The box itself is easy to construct, but filling it in can take a bit of time – especially if you're like me, and agonize over the placement of every flower and butterfly! LOL
I have to share some close-up pictures of the 4 panels and the centre flowers with you – after all, I did take the time to make them, so I have to show them off! 🙂
These are the 4 panels, which I decorated with butterflies using the Beautiful Wings Embosslits and the Elegant Butterfly Punch. I used strips of Window Sheets to help the butterflies 'fly'! The flowers were made using a combination of the Boho Blossoms Punch and the 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, and made from Creped Filter Paper coloured by spritzing it with reinkers and alcohol mixed in the Stampin' Spritzer.
How about these flowers – aren't they gorgeous?! No, I'm not just lovin' on myself, here – I really do love the new Spiral Flower Die, and when you pair it with new Fringe Scissors , you can see the terrific results. I'll be posting a tutorial in a the next day or so on how to do the 'full fringe' and the 'partial fringe' with the die, so make sure you come back & check out my Tutorial page!
Cardstock: Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding
Designer Series Paper: Soho Subway (#130140), Sweet Sorbet (#133521-FREE during SAB)
Inks: Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Ink Pads; Pool Party and Crisp Cantaloupe Re-inkers
Tools: Big Shot (#113439), Magnetic Platform (#130658), Chalk Talk Framelits (#129983), Beautiful Wings Embosslits (#118138), Elegant Butterfly Punch (#127526), Bird Builder Punch (#117191), Boho Blossoms Punch (#119858), 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch (#127811)
Other: Creped Filter Paper (#129392), Stampin' Spritzer (#126185), Candy Dot Brads (#132293), Window Sheets (#114323), Fringe Scissors (#133325), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430), Anywhere Glue Sticks (#104045), Sticky Strip (#104294)
Easter is on it's way, and so is the Easter Bunny! My next project was also such fun, because I put the Fringe Scissors to use again, plus I just love the cute little bunny in the Eggstra Spectacular stamp set! 🙂
What do you think – does it look like the Easter Bunny just hid some eggs, and is now on moving on? Tee hee! I wanted to add some visual interest to this card, so I created 'layers' of grass in which to hide the eggs, and made a little frame for the special bunny 🙂
Here's a side view, so you can see how I made the layers – popped up each one with Dimensionals, so that I could still hide the eggs.
Cardstock: Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Fresh Prints Paper Stack (#132996), Watercolour Wonder (#132994)
Stamp Set: Eggstra Spectacular (#133071cm, 133068wm)
Inks: Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad
Tools: Fringe Scissors (#133325), Large Oval Punch (#119855), Ovals Collection Framelits (#129381), Labels Collection Framelits (#125598), Big Shot (#113439), Magnetic Platform (#130658)
Other: Daffodil Delight Ribbon (clearance rack), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
Can you imagine the smiles when someone receives one of these little cuties?! You'll notice that they are each just a tiny bit different – not just because I used a different background stamp on each one, but because I mis-judged the placement of the punch (too high!) on the one on the right! But it still looks okay, right?
Here's a close-up of the cute little chicks – so easy to make, but so cute! A few punches, a few snips, and you have your egg and chick!
Well, I hope you've enjoyed seeing my projects as much as I enjoyed making them! Next on the Blog Hop is the amazingly talented Jackie Susnick – click on the 'Next' link below if you'd like to Hop forward; if you'd like to Hop backwards, you can go to Bev Q.'s blog by clicking the 'Previous' Button, or you can Hop to our Home page by clicking – you guessed it! – the 'Home button! You can also randomly visit all of the blogs whenever you like; the full list is at the bottome of this post, as well as on the Home page.
Thanks for visiting – if you have time, I'd appreciate any comment you'd like to leave for me! Happy Hopping!
List of Participating Blogs: in order of appearance
~Deborah Smart – www.stampandcreate.net (you are here!)
Jackie Susnik – www.jackotterstamp.blogspot.com
Susan Horr – http://susanstamps.wordpress.com
Marsha Reed – http://www.coffeepotstampingcafe.com
Heidi Weaver – http://heidistampinalong.blogspot.com/
Jean Fitch – http://jlfstudio.wordpress.com/
Jeanne Kupsh – http://happy-jeannie.blogspot.ca
Christine Giuda – http://www.dancinstamps.blogspot.com
Kath R. – http://kath-allthatscrap.blogspot.com/
Gail Allen – http://stampingandotherstuff.blogspot.ca/
Stefanie Pletscher – http://craftymedic.blogspot.ca
KatheD – http://kathesadventure.blogspot.ca
Buffy Cooper – http://buffycooper.com/
Terri Antoniw – http://stampwithter.blogspot.ca
Bev Q – http://stampwithbev.blogspot.ca/
Home Page – Wacky Watercooler Stamping – http://wackywatercoolerstamping.blogspot.com
Until next time – Happy Stamping!