Watercooler Wednesday WWC36


Today is another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This time the challenge is to make a 3D project of your choosing.

Square Pillow Box, Vintage Leaves

I decided to make a pillow box using the Square Pillow Box Die.  The difference is, this pillow box is larger than the usual box but is very easy to make.  It is 7 1/4 ” long instead of 4 1/2″.   The ‘Thanks” is one of the Expressions Natural Elements.  I pressed it into a Mossy Meadow ink pad to color it.

Here is a little tutorial on how to make a box this size.

Take one piece of 8 1/4″ by 5″ cardstock and lay it on the Magnetic Platform.  I liked using the Magnetic Platform instead of the normal one because it holds the Thinlit in place.  Make sure the Square Pillow Box Thinlit is right up and one side of the cardstock and the top of the cardstock as shown below (the black arrows are there to show you what I am talking about).


Then lay your second plate partially over the die.  Make sure you line it up as shown in the photo above.  The die will not cut where there isn’t a plate.


Now run it through the Big Shot this way.  Your cardstock will look like this after it is cut.


Now flip your cardstock around and do the exact same thing making sure to line up one edge of your die with the edge of the cardstock as shown in the photo.


Lay your plate partially over the die as shown and then run it through the Big Shot.


You cardstock will look like this  You might have to cut a little bit where the arrows are with your Paper Snips.


You need to do this twice so you have two pieces of cardstock.  Then just put your Pillow Box together the same way you normally would.

You can see the other Watercooler Wednesday artist’s project HERE.  You can also make your own project to share with the rest of us by linking up at the bottom of the page.

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Stampin’ Up! Videos

Here are some fun videos showing a couple of different products that Stampin’ Up! offers.

The first one is showing how to use the Festive Flower Punch to make beautiful flowers.  It is so much easier than it looks and you end up with beautiful 3D flowers.

This next video shows you the beautiful Designer Series Paper that is in the 2015 Holiday Catalog and how Stampin’ Up! comes up with the designs for this paper.

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A Washi Butterfly

Washi Tape, Happy Birthday Everyone

I made this card for my friend, Sherry.  Yesterday she had a big birthday.  I mean BIG BIRTHDAY!  I won’t tell you how big but just know it was BIG!  The good thing is she is still very young at heart.

I thought this Happy Birthday stamp would be perfect for her BIG birthday since, well, it is a big stamp!  It is from a hostess set that is in the Annual Catalog called Happy Birthday, Everyone.  You can only buy this set if you either host a party that has $150 in sales or make a purchase of $150 or more.

I cut out the butterfly using the Butterflies Thinlits.  Then I lightly traced around it onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock so I could correctly place the Washi Tape.

I hope you had an awesome birthday, Sherry!

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Birthday Celebration

Celebrate Today

This is a stamp set that was originally in the 2015 Occasions Catalog and got carried over into the Annual Catalog.  I am always happy to see sets that have matching Framelits (called Balloon Framelits Dies) get carried over because the less I have to cut things out by hand, the happier I am.  What is even better is if you buy the stamp set and the Framelits together you can save 15%!  Who doesn’t like to save money??

The Designer Series Paper I used is called Cherry On Top.  I used the 2 1/2″ and the 1 1/4″ Circle Punches as well and the Banner Triple Punch.

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More Ombre Cards

Tin Of Cards

A couple of weeks ago our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge was to make a card using the ombre technique.  I made a bunch of them, but of course, only posted one for the challenge.  This card using the technique in a couple of ways.  First I stamped the background using a stamp from Kinda Eclectic.  I used Soft Sky, Pool Party, Lost Lagoon and Island Indigo.  Then I layered the labels from Lots Of Labels on top of that.  I wasn’t sure if I liked it very much so I made another card.

Flower Patch, Kinda Eclectic

This time I used the stamp set Flower Patch with the same background as the card on top.  Leave me a comment to let me know which one do you like better?

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Watercooler Wednesday WWC35


Today is another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge Day.  This time the challenge was given to us by Marsha and it was an “Anything Goes” challenge.  That means we can doing anything.  You can make a card, 3D project, scrapbook page or whatever you wish.  It is not too hard of a challenge because I pretty much make anything goes every day.

Curvy Corner Punch, Winter Wishes

I decided to make a photo Christmas card using merchandise from the 2015 Holiday Catalog.  Of course, I had to put Madelyn in the photo card. The Designer Series Paper is called Merry Moments.  I used the Curvy Corner Trio Punch for the frame around the photo.  The holly leaves were made from die in the Square Pillow Box Thinlits and the berries were punched using the Cupcake Punch.

Now you can make an “Anything Goes” project and post it to our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge web site HERE.  It is not too hard.  Just make anything!

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By The Tide Thank You

By The Tide

I needed a thank you card for a man.  We all know how hard that is.  There are only so many sets you can use.  You can’t have ribbon or bows.  You can’t have buttons or bling.  It has to be “manly” colors.  It is a tough thing to do.

I decided to get my an old stamp set (but still current) called By The Tide.  Actually, I hope this set never retires.  I was sad when By The Seashore retired but at least we still had this one.  Of course, if you have been reading my blog for any length of time you will know that I am always sad when stamp sets retire.  The Designer Series Paper I used for this card is from the Neutrals Color Collection and the sentiment is from the stamp set called One Big Meaning.  Everyone should own this set.  It thanks people seven different ways.  It is all you ever need for thank you cards.

I went to visit Madelyn last weekend.  I hadn’t seen her for a little over a month.  I was so surprised at how much she has grown!  The best part is she has the greatest smile.  Rob and I picked her up at day care and when she saw us she had the biggest smile on her face.  It was awesome!


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