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Wacky Watercooler's "Carry Over Celebration" Hop

Oh Hey! Good evening everyone!

I'm super excited to be a part of the Wacky Watercooler's blog hop again! These ladies are a blast and always have great conversation and projects! I feel like if we all met in person we'd be quite the gang!

My favorites are not the "oldest" sets per-say, but they have survived another annual catalog cycle which is a feat in itself!

The first card I made is one you probably saw on my Facebook in the demo or Stampin' Cafe groups. I love it. Simplicity is my game and this one came to me out of nowhere and I'm so glad it did!

I used a sheet of the gorgeous new Wood Textures DSP pack and stamped the sentiment from Big On Birthdays in Soft Suede to look like it was carved or burned into the wood. I then took the Seasonal Sentiments dies and cut the center out of the card and layered it onto soft suede to give it some dimension, and then tied some "contraband" $1 Target twine around it to complete the rustic look. (I did have the SU twine with silver in it, but looked too "clean" for my liking, lol. )

The second card I made was still along the same lines as clean and rustic, but using Timeless Textures instead. This is honestly not a set I use a whole lot (doesn't that break your heart...poor lonely stamps...) But I do love the floral-y image and its great for just a little elegance. The banner set is a great addition to cards and it's layered on a scrap of the Wood Textures DSP.

My last card with was probably my most favorite stamp set from last year's annual catalog and I was SO happy that it carried over into this one. I'm also excited for all the other watercolor like sets that are coming June 1. I don't know why I like it so much, probably because it's easy. If you've followed me for any length of time you know that I love a card that I can make in under 10 minutes that also looks fantastic. This is a set that I can easily do that with.

Are you loving Lemon Lime Twist? Dang it's cute! It makes everything POP! I was feeling bight after all the rustic. Paired with Basic Black and Flirty Flamingo makes this card just as fun as can be. I added some Wink of Stella, initially around the hearts, then around the sentiment, then I shook it by accident and made a mess. I decided I liked the mess and added more. (If you needed a glimpse for the creative process) Finally I added silver metallic shapes. Fun right?

For more information about any of the products used, feel free to contact your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. If you are in the market for one, feel free to contact me!

Thanks so much for sticking around through all this. If you liked my projects, you'll LOVE the rest of the hop! Be sure to leave some comments on all the participant's pages, we love the love!

Next up is Marie Green! If you'd like to hop backwards, because why not? Click previous and check out Penny's awesome projects!


  1. Great post, Jayme. I love the apparent simplicity of your cards, although I know that a lot of thought usually goes into "simple". That new Wood Textures DSP is gorgeous. I totally agree that stamping the sentiment in Soft Suede does give it the look of wood-burning art. I had to laugh about that accident with your Wink of Stella. Isn't it wonderful when accidents cause a really cool look that you hadn't even expected? Sometimes crafting is precisely that: using an accident to the best of its advantage and embracing it. Great projects. Thanks for leading the pack this time.

  2. Wonderful post Jaime. All three of your cards are simply terrific. You have a nice easy style and it really reflects in them. I like the way you've combined the new Wood Textures paper and the Big on Birthdays stamp set. This is my fave. Thanks for sharing and hopping with us! Awesome!

  3. Great opportunity to showcase different *survivor* sets Jayme. My fave is the first card with the whitewashed look of the dsp. Thanks for sharing your inspiration. :)

  4. What fun cards Jaime! You definitely have the ability to create simple cards with a flare! I wish I could do that! I love them all! TFS

  5. I just had to tell you there is no such thing as a "mess". It's called a happy accident and look how wonderful that turned out!! Bright and cheery with just the right amount of pretties. Thank you


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