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Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop Part Deux!

Hey there! Didn't you just love Marsha's projects!! She's so talented.

Any who, it's been cooooooold here lately! We hit -50F (you read that correctly) in North Pole, Alaska yesterday and I'm glad I didn't have to venture farther than the end of the road for the bus stop! Today it's hovering around -40, so its warming back up. LOL!

I only live here because I love sharing this with friends.  Bananas, right?
For the hop! We were to make 2 projects for this to showcase the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration! I just loooooooovvvveeee the new catalogs. Actually, the whole year of Stampin' Up! catalogs have been probably the best BY FAR. Seriously. Love em. And hopefully will too after this hop! ;)

For my first project, I CASED (copy and selectively edit, share everything, you get the picture) the annual catalog! I used the Balloon adventures set and made this fun and very simple balloon card. Its simple because the stamps are photopolymer, so they are completely see through. That makes it easy to line them up without using a MISTI, Stamp-a-majig, etc. The sentiment is from the Sale-a-bration set Tasty Trucks!

For my second (and third) projects, I wanted to make a 3D item and a matching card that could be used as a gift set. I made this box using my gift box punch board and the thin cardboard that comes off the top of a new pack of grid paper! I used the Sale-a-bration (SAB) Carried Away DSP to decorate with retired Mint Macaron lace ribbon with the other SAB metallic ribbon combo pack. They are gorgeous! It measures 4x4x3.25 and used an 11x11 sheet of paper or the cardboard, like I used. 

The matching card for the box is this fun hot air balloon card! Since I had the perfect sized scrap, I might as well use it up, right? My favorite part of the DSP is you know what colors coordinate, making the choices much easier. I used the swirly bits from the cupcake cutout thinlits and the sentiment is from Glamper Greetings, which is on the carryover list! I think it matches perfectly! 

Thanks for joining us on this hop! I hope you enjoy and found some inspiration for your own crafty projects! Have a stamptastic day!! 

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  1. Great inspiration and loving the stamped balloons Birthday card...another item added to the growing wish list! ;)

  2. Okay - first, I had no idea that you lived at the North Pole, Jayme!! You're a strong, brave (and probably very layered dressed) woman! Second - love your projects :) The balloons are perfect for celebrating any occasion. Stay warm!!

  3. Great projects! I love the Balloon Adventures stamp set. There is so much you can do with it!

  4. Great projects! Well done showcasing Balloon Adventures.

  5. Wow Jaime great to have you on board for this blog hop. I flipped when I read the temps in your homeland...........yes very cold! Your cards are awesome, especially the balloon one. I love the symmetry. Nicely done and shows what you can do with those stamps. The box and matching card are also such great projects. Good for you for using your gift box punch board. The box is great and I love the DSP choice for your card. Cool! Thanks for inspiring.

  6. What a great job of stamping those balloons, Jayme. You certainly aren't in need of a Misti with that perfect placement. I've decided to stop moaning and groaning about our temperatures now. Obviously I don't know the meaning of cold. Love that little gift box with the Carried Away DSP, too. What a clever idea, using those swirly bits from the cupcakes for your last card. They're just right with those hot air balloons and that sentiment.

  7. Your cards and the gift box are beautifully done! Lots of beautiful colors and great stamping.

  8. I am in awe of your ability to stamp those balloons so perfectly spaced! Such fun, festive cards! (Stay warm...just wondering do you live in the same neighborhood as Santa?)

  9. Love the balloon theme you have going. All wonderful projects! You've emboldened me to try that multi balloon card with the see through stamp and multi colors. Wish I could send you some warm Oregon weather. We've been sitting in the 30's thanks to the Alaska stream you sent our way. At least the two feet of snow finally melted. Yeah...I know...we're wimps! LOL

  10. Brrr...glad you can stay INSIDE and stamp! Love the "DSP" you made with the balloon stamps; great idea. And your little box will make someone smile. Great projects, Jayme!


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