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Welcome back to another Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop!  This month we’re ‘sprinkling’ some life into August – with the Sprinkles of Life stamp set!

Before I start sharing my projects, I just want to remind you that all the participating blogs are linked together in a circle, so as long as you keep clicking in one direction – either ‘Next’ or ‘Previous’ – you’ll be taken from one blog to the next, and you won’t miss a thing!  If you do get lost, or want to start all over again, you can easily do that by clicking on the ‘Home’ button, which will take you to the home blog, where you’ll find the list of participants.

So – as I said earlier, we’re all featuring the Sprinkles of Life stamp set, as well as ‘CASE-ing the catalogue’ again (which means taking 1 project found in the Annual catalogue, and making our own version of it).

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know that I have done a LOT of cards & projects already with the Sprinkles of Life set, so it was a bit of a challenge for me to think of something new (tired brain, and lots of other things on the go).

What I came up with is this cute little box; the perfect size for holding a gift card (to the Dairy Queen, maybe?), or a chocolate bar!

Sprinkles of life boxI covered the front of the box with a piece of the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack, then added the ice cream cone.  The cone was stamped in Crumb Cake ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock, then hand cut.  The ice cream scoops were stamped in Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party inks, onto their coordinating cardstocks.  I punched out each one using the Tree Builder Punch.  The sentiment was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock in Watermelon Wonder ink; it and the Bermuda Bay cardstock behind it were die cut using the Big Shot and the Tags & Labels Framelits.  I just love how I can so easily layer my tags with these dies!

I attached a piece of Watermelon Wonder 1″ Dotted Lace Trim tied in a bow to the top using a Glue Dot.

sprinkles of life box - top viewIn this picture above, you can see that I used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch for the top of the box; it tucks inside to close the box nice & snug!

My next project was to find a project in the Annual catalogue, and make it my own.  Well, I don’t know about you, but I find a lot of great stuff in the catalogue – choosing just 1 project to CASE was not easy!  However, since I apparently was in a 3D mood – I decided to CASE the Baker’s Box and a tag found on page 59 – a 2-fer 🙂  Here are the pictures from the catalogue:


baker's box catty pic

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Here are my projects:

bakers box case the catty

These little boxes are so cute, and easy to make!  All you need to do is die-cut the box 2 times using the Baker’s Box Thinlits (1 for the front, 1 for the back), use your Tear & Tape to put it together, and bah-da-bing,  you’re done!  I wanted a little handle in mine, so I die cut that into the top – that’s included in the Framelits set!

Wondering how I got the word ‘happy’ onto my Baker’s Box?!  It was easier than you think – I just used my new Happy Patterns Decorative Mask!  That’s right – I laid the mask over the die cut Baker’s Box, then sponged the dots & word onto my box, which is Bermuda Bay, in Bermuda Bay ink, to get the tone-on-tone look.  After putting the box together, I tied the top closed by tying a bow using 5/8″ Organza Ribbon.

Next, I went to work on the tag.  I just loved being able to use the mask again to add the dots 🙂  I then stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink, covered it with Gold Embossing Powder, then heat set it.  I think it looks just gorgeous over the Bermuda Bay dots!  I really liked how they did the embellishments on the tag in the catalogue, so I copied that!  I took 1 of the smallest new Gold Foil  Doilies and cut it in half, and glued it onto the left end of the tag.  I then used the 1″ Circle Punch to punch a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock, and layered that on top of the doily.  Finally, I added a small bow using the 1/8″ Gold Ribbon.  I attached the tag to the box using a Glue Dot; I think this tag is so gorgeous, whoever receives it will want to keep it! 😉

Here’s a gratuitous close-up of the tag – ’cause I think it’s so gorgeous!


And of course, you can’t leave the back of the box unfinished – someone may look at it!

bakers box back

So that’s it for my projects; I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing them!  If you have a moment to leave a comment, I’d really appreciate it; I always look forward to reading what you have to say.

If you’re heading forward, then you’ll need to click the ‘Next’ button and see what amazing projects Debbie Spano has in store for you!  If you want to go back & have another look at Bev’s projects (and no-one would blame you!), just click the ‘Previous’ button, and you’re on your way.

Thanks for spending some time with us – until next time,

Happy stamping!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

14 thoughts on “Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop – Sprinkle August with Life

  1. Thanks for tips about using the happy mask. Those are the type of item you purchase find the perfect spot to store them … then promptly forget about. I know I had!! Your boxes are a great packaging ideas for the holidays coming up.

    1. I’m glad that you found the post helpful about the ‘happy’ mask, Rosemarie! Thanks so much for your comment – I really appreciate knowing that you enjoyed my post, and the blog hop!

  2. I’m a sucker for boxes, gift card holders and bags, so your post today was simply awesome! Love all three projects. I really like the gold embossing on the tag in the last project and was grateful for the tip on getting the “happy” on the box. Thanks so much Deborah, always a great share!.

    1. You’re too kind, Penny! But I’m glad you liked the boxes; I gave away the ‘happy’ box just today, and it was very well received 🙂 So, I guess I did my job!

  3. Hmm the scallop tag tooper for the lid. I will have to think about that. Not sure how you did itbut it looks great. Your boxes are so delicate looking. Super artistic flair.

  4. Hi Deb, thanks for continuing to be part of our awesome blog hop group! What a great way to make even the tucked away portion of your box pretty. I love that you used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. And the rest of the box just follows suit. Beautifully crafted, Deb. I especially like the way you’ve used the box in the catalogue as your CASE inspiration and then went on your own way to make an even prettier box. Great idea to use that “happy” mask to dress up the back, too.

  5. What great ideas. I have the die and haven’t used it yet. I love boxes, bags and tags.

  6. Deb, your ice cream cone box is awesome–definitely gonna try that one, because I love making little boxes! And your tag is gorgeous…hmmm, wonder how that tag will go with the box? I’ll be working on it this weekend. Thanks for the great ideas!

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