Friday, February 6, 2015

Operation Smile You're the Bomb Blog Hop

Welcome to the Operation Smile You're the Bomb Blog Hop. There are almost twenty bloggers participating in this hop.

Not only is the You're the Bomb (C1617) stamp set versatile and adorable, but $3 of the proceeds from each stamp set sold will be donated to Operation Smile. Do not delay, because this stamp set is only available until March 31, 2015.

You should have arrived here from ***Pam's Clearly Crafty Corner***. If you get lost along the way, a complete list of participants can be found at Melinda Everitt's If You Bling It.

Here is how the front of my card turned out.

Since it is a waterfall card, there is more to share on the card front.

Finally, I had to do something a little extra special on the card inside.

Before you visit the next blogger, ***Angela White***, additional information about how my project was created follows.

This is my first waterfall card; second if you count the one I created from scraps to confirm I understood how to make the mechanism work. I recently saw one posted on another blog and, while I think my card is quite different, I decided it was time for me to give this style card a try. I used my favorite search engine, found a few written and video tutorials and set about giving this a try.

I selected this tutorial by Christina Griffiths because I do not have unlimited Internet at home and I could get started learning the concept. Christina Griffiths also has a video tutorial that I could watch during my lunch break. Christina's tutorial was in centimeters, so I grabbed a ruler and found the nearest measurements in inches and set about trying to create my card.

Try as I might, I could not find a good place on my card to add some bling. I decided perhaps there was enough happening on this card? But others say you can never have too much bling. If you had some Red Enamel Hearts (Z2009), Sparkles Clear Assortment (Z1752), Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment (Z1754) or any other embellishment CTMH offers, would you add any? If you would add bling, which would you add and where would you add it?

In case you would like to create a similar card, here are the cuts I made:
  • (5) 2" squares from Heartstrings
  • (4) 2¼" squares from Cranberry Cardstock - the 5th 2" square is added to the strip that created the movement
  • (1) 2¼" x 12" strip from Cranberry Cardstock - this is the mechanism to create the movement; I trimmed about 2⅞" this piece so it would not hang off the card
  • the anchor to hold the waterfall is the zip strip from the B&T Duo™
  • I scored the 2¼" x 12" strip from Cranberry Cardstock at 2¼", 2¾", 3¼", 3¾" and 4¼".

All supplies from Close To My Heart except where noted:
If you are not already working with a CTMH Independent Consultant, you may purchase all of the supplies I used at my online business address.

Thanks again for visiting today. I love to hear what people think of my creations; please leave a comment if you have a minute. So you do not have to scroll up, the next stop on the hop is ***Angela White***.


  1. Awesome waterfall card! I haven't done one of these yet but you are making me want to try!

  2. Love the waterfall card, clever use of stamps

  3. Fun way to incorporate the waterfall technique; perfect for the many sentiments in this stamp set.

  4. Fabulous card! Love the waterfall card.

  5. What a fabulous waterfall card. Great use of this stamp set.

  6. Wow, this is a perfect stamp set for a waterfall card, this is SO cute ... or should I say awesome, wonderful, fabulous....

  7. What a lovely project. Another for my to do list!

  8. I have never made a waterfall card. I might have to try

  9. What a great idea...I haven't made a waterfall card in years, thanks for jogging my memory!

  10. What a great use of the waterfall technique, this is sure to make anyone feel appreciated!


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