The Stampin' Connection Watercooler, where the conversation threads are frequently wacky, has been offering up blog hops for a year - WooHoo! So this is an anniversary for us, and most of my watercooler friends have prepared anniversary cards, but I forgot to create one. I completely concentrated on the awesome new designer series papers, since you can get one pack free with purchase of three, and who doesn't love free?
For my free package, I chose Flashback - it's not the first one I would have chosen, but I love the camera images. As it turns out, I pretty much love all the designs in the package, so I've made two very different cards using that paper. Neither card is an original design - you can see the Pinterest versions that I CASE*'d here and here - since I've been a bit preoccupied with moving and family obligations recently.
stamp sets - Lots of Thanks, Flower Shop; ink - Real Red; card stock - Naturals Vanilla; designer series paper - Flashback; punch - Pansy
stamp set - Four You; ink - Crushed Curry; card stock - Real Red, Crushed Curry, Pool Party; designer series paper - Flashback
In retrospect, I think the sentiment should have been stamped in Real Red, but I was afraid it would be too overpowering. And there's no reason (other than my faulty memory) that this couldn't have been an anniversary card!
The next project is also not an original idea; my upline Nisha learned it from another demonstrator group and shared it with our group. We each made enough two-inch squares to share with everyone in the group and "swapped", then arranged them in 8"x8" shadow box frames; of course the hardest part was deciding where to place each wonderful "twinchie"! The designer series paper used in many of the squares is Flowerpot - a fun summery design:
I hope you've enjoyed the awesome, wonderful projects we've tried to wow you with, but if you haven't been all the way around, just choose a watercooler button below to go back to Bev's post, forward to Jackie's post, or home to the Watercooler itself.
*CASE = Copy and Share Everything