Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Wacky Watercooler Year End Blog Hop

Yes the Wacky Watercooler is hopping again! You may have just hopped here from Christine's Blog, Christine has given me some fantastic cards over the years so I am sure you were impressed with her work too.

I have been busy making Christmas cards, tis the season!
Card#1 Ornament Keepsake
It doesn't show in the photo but the Ornament sparkles, it has Dazzling Diamond mixed in with the Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder
Score and fold Whisper White card base in half.
Run the Cherry Cobbler Corodinatons CS front through the Big Shot in the Stylish Strips Folder. Lightly sand and add to card base. 
Add Whisper White oval to card.
Dust a Whisper White CS piece with the Embossing Buddy.  Stamp Ornament with Versamark on to the Whisper White piece cover with Glittery Cherry Cobbler and heat with embossing gun. Run through the Big Shot with the Ornament Framelit. Add  Dimensionals to the back of the ornament and add to the oval.
On a Whisper White CS strip stamp phrase from More Merry Messages with Cherry Cobbler Ink cut with the Banner Framelit. Add Dimensionals to the back of the phrase and add to the card front.

Card #2 Greetings of the Season

Score and fold Pool Party card base in half.
Emboss the front of the card base with the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder.
Flag cut the ends of the DSP and Card Stock strips then layer them onto the card base.
Dust  the Whisper White Card Stock with Embossing Buddy then stamp with Bermuda Bay and Quickly cover with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and heat with Embossing Gun.
Run the stamped piece through the Big Shot cutting it out with Apothecary Accents Framelit 
Run the Island Indigo CS through the Big Shot cutting it with the Chalk Talk Framelit .
Layer the stamped piece onto the Island Indigo piece, add  Dimensional to the back and add piece over the banner piece.

Card #3 Santa's List

Score and fold Very Vanilla card base in half.
Run the Very Vanilla CS piece through the Big Shot centering the Circle Framelit  on it.
Run the Real Red CS piece through the Big Shot, use the Very Vanilla piece to center the next larger Circle Framelit.
Re-run the Very Vanilla CS piece through the Big Shot in the Pretty Print embossing Folder.
Center the Santa on the card base and stamp with Real Red Ink.
Layer the Real Red CS piece on the card base then layer with the Very Vanilla CS piece.

So this is my start on Christmas Cards I hope they have given you some ideas. Now it is time to hop on over to Gail's


  1. good job on your cards, Kath!!

  2. Love the clean look of all your projects - and then, on closer inspection, all the details appear.

  3. Great selection of cards, Kath! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Those lucky people on your Christmas card list!!! Amazing and colorful - every one!!

  5. Hi Kath, I loved all your wonderful creations. I love the way you've kept the ornament card to just the white and Cherry Cobbler. It is striking! The sanded Core'dinations is a wonderful effect, almost adding another colour to the mix. I can just imagine how your ornament must sparkle. Is there anything more sparkly than Dazzling Diamonds? And from the red and white we go to the blues and white of your next card. I love the simplicity of the embossing and the banners. The touch of Designer Paper really makes it pop. And then there is Santa checking his list. I love that stamp set! I really like the cut-out in the embossed cardstock--it spotlights Santa beautifully. Thank you so much for being part of the Blog Hop.

  6. Great ideas for those of who need to finish making our Christmas cards. Love your cards and all the little details.

  7. Kath I love the dazzle on the ornament. I'm going to get out my c.c. Core'dinations cardstock and use that e.f. I almost forgot I had it! Yours turned out so well.

  8. Kath, your cards are fabulous! I am so slow to get going on mine, but now I can use some of your ideas to help me along. The blog hop is wonderful, again, and you all are so inspiring!

  9. Your cards are beautiful, Kath. I love them all!