Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Wacky Watercooler April Blog Hop – Spring has Sprung

The Wacky Watercooler April Blog Hop – Spring has Sprung

If you have just visited Jackie's Blog weren't her projects awesome?  She always inspires me.  Tonight I have a technique class and I made my two projects to go along with the themes of this hop--Spring!

The first technique we are learning tonight is the Card in a Box.  Deb Valder's Stampladee is the website that I followed to make my card, she had very clear instructions and I really appreciated her help and incites. The bonus is that the card fits in a A2 envelope with extra postage.  I found that you had to make sure your flowers were inside the box while closed or it wouldn't fit in the envelope.

Fresh Prints Card in a Box

Ink: Real Red and Coastal Cabana
Paper:  Fresh Prints DSP pack(Spring Catalog), Whisper White, Coastal Cabana and Crumb Cake Card Stock
Stamps:  Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Papillon Potpourri and Simply Sketched(Hostess)
Accessories:  Petite Petals Punch, Pansy Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlit and Fringe Scissors

The next technique I have to show you is the No-Line Piercing Technique.  I saw beautiful cards using this technique on Beth Rush's Beth's Paper Cuts 
No-Line Piercing Happy Watercolor
Closeup of No-Line Piercing
Ink: Gumball Green, Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral
Paper:  Watercolor Paper, Crisp Cantaloupe and Daffodil Delight Card Stock, Watercolor Wonder DSP
Stamp:  Happy Watercolor
Accessories:    Pin, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Aqua Painter, Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon and Decorative Label Punch
As always if you wish, scroll to the bottom of the page to see updates on my two granddaughters.  Next up, Deb Smart and enjoy the hop and come back and visit us next month!

Jackie Susnik

 My husband Scott, is a bee keeper.  Last year he had twenty hives and this year his goal is thirty, so bees are a theme in our family.  So here are my little bees:
Corinne May - 15 months

Addison Grace - 20 months


Deborah said...

Love your card in a box, Debbie! Such bright springy colours. I've never seen the 'no line paper piercing technique' before - very creative! Thanks for sharing :)

Buffy said...

Love that watercolor wonder card with the piercing! And I always enjoy seeing pictures of the grands!!

Kath Ricks said...

I will have to check out the no line watercoloring and your busy bees are adorable

Gail said...

Great techniques! I'm sure your class attendees loved them. The no-line piercing is intriguing.

Terri said...

I never heard of that piercing technique. Very interesting. The bees are cute!! I bet they don't sting.

Crafty Medic said...

Love the box card! I'll definitely be CASEing!

Heidi Weaver said...

Debbie, thanks so much for being part of this blog hop. I love your "bees" and applaud your husband's determination to increase his hives. It's important to support the bees in our world.

What a lovely card-in-a-box you've made, Debbie! They're such fun to make, aren't they? The "no-line paper piercing technique" is something new and intrigues me. I'm going to have to check out your source URL. Your sample is stunning!

Christine said...

Very pretty projects, Debbie. I love the colors.
Those babies are sure cuties. Don't they grow so fast.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Very pretty cards! I've found that people are really loving the "card in a box" cards too. Gorgeous grandbabies!!!!

Marsha J Reed said...

Very pretty Card in a Box. Great projects, Debbie.

Jackie said...

Debbie, Love the box but I'm really glad that you shared the no-line paper piercing. What a cool technique and card!