Thursday, March 17, 2016

Wacky Watercooler March Madness Blog Hop!

Welcome to another wonderful Wacky Watercooler Hop.

A group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators join together,
hoping to inspire you with fun crafting ideas and themes.
This is our March Madness hop, featuring Special Folds.
If you are following the hop line-up, this is the first blog. 

This is a circular hop, so you can start anywhere.
You may also be arriving from viewing Christine's
wonderful projects at dancinstamps.   
If you missed them, you can click on the "previous" icon,
 to check out Christine's very creative Special Fold ideas.

Sadly, I haven't been able to track down the inspiration
for my card above.  I believe that it was a SU demonstrator from
the UK or Australia. 

I love the SAB Flowering Fields set and coordinating
Wildflower Fields DSP on page 12 of the SAB brochure.
For this project, I stamped the various flowers and colored
 with colors from the DSP pack.  I highlighted the 
Hello Honey areas with the Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

 The fold was achieved by folding a piece of card stock
and placing it in the largest framelit of the Ovals Collection
Framelits (on page 173), positioning it so that the fold was
not cut through. The oval with the images was attached to that, so that all of the scallops around the edge would be complete.

This combination was fit to the front of the card.
I had to make the card slightly narrower (4"), so that the
scalloped edge could swing past the outside edge of the card.
(Sorry if this makes no sense.  I really did this seat-of-my-pants).
It is set up so that the event/sentiment can be added inside this fold.
My second card was inspired by  
I used the Timeless Elegance DSP (p 143) to decorate a 4x4
card that opens at the bottom.  The insert pulls out via
the 5/8" Gold Satin ribbon tab.  I used a gold brad to hold the fold
in place, because 3 layers made it very hard to bend and 
fasten with adhesive.   More 5/8" Gold Satin ribbon (p 159)
was used to form a bow around the project, with an Antique Brad
(p 160) attached.

It's hard to tell, but I did cut out extra flowers and layer
them on the card insert, to give it more dimension.
I think that this would a neat format to use to make place cards,
with the insert containing the menu for the event.

This is another card featuring the Wildflower Fields DSP 
on page 12.  I used the banner from the Circle Card Thinlits
as a layer for the sentiment, and the card closure.
Pretty quick card, with a brad holding it closed. 
Thank you for looking at my offerings!
Now please hop on over to Deb's site to enjoy her
Wacky Watercooler March Madness projects.
She does a wonderful job and you won't want to miss them!

You can also go to the Blog Hop Home, to
check out all of the sites hopping this evening.
You are sure to see some great crafting ideas!


Christine said...

Jackie, your cards are so beautiful. You have outdone yourself....again.

Gail said...

Beautiful projects Jackie! My fave is the Timeless Elegance card. It's just, well, elegant!

Marie Green said...

Such beautiful card Jackie. I can't pick a favorite because they are all so awesome!

Buffy said...

Lovely cards, Jackie! The scallop oval is such a fun change from a "regular" card. I love the elegance of the insert card. And I always like to add "quick card" ideas to my files.

libbystamps said...

Very nice projects! I like the first one - quite clever with that oval. I'll have to give that a try! I'm inspired!

Marsha J Reed said...

Lovely projects, Jackie! I especially love the one made using the Timeless Elegance DSP.

Penny Hanuszak said...

What inspiring cards Jackie. I like all three, but find the fancy fold on the front a nice change of pace. I agree the second card would be beautiful for wedding or special event place settings, and a menu would fit nicely on the insert. Thanks for sharing.

Deborah said...

I love how you've featured 3 very different cards, Jackie! Something for everyone - though I love them all :) I think my favourite is the Timeless Elegance card; I haven't seen this type before, and love the folded corner.

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Wonderful and interesting folds Miss Jackie. New to me that's for sure and fun use of the various papers that really show them to advantage. They are all going into the CASE file. 😄

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Jackie, what a great assortment of special folds! I love the first card. I didn't expect only the bottom partial circle to open and was delighted to see how it functions. Great idea using the Hint of Stella gold to highlight the Hello Honey areas. I love your idea of using the second special fold to make place cards with the menu on the insert. What a good idea! I'm amazed at how beautifully the Wildflower Fields DSP compliments the script pattern from the Neutrals Paper Stack. Holding the front closed with the combination banner and brad: brilliant!