Friday, October 20, 2017


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Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.
There’s just something about interactive cards!  And Waterfall Cards are among the best interactive card techniques.  They look intricate, though, so we’ll let you in on any hints we uncover along the way.   Hopefully, we’ll inspire you to try one for yourself.
If you would like to check out our past technique hops, you can do that here:
       February-So Sketchy
       March-no hop this month
       April-Stamp Set Showdown
       May-World of Watercolor
       June-Basic Card Folds
       July-Bleaching Your Card
This month our amazing sponsor is none other than  Bugaboo Stamps
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We really appreciate feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today.  The winner will be announced on Sunday, October 29, 2017, on A Piece of (my) Heart’s blog, so be sure to check her blog on Sunday.  If you would prefer to be notified if you win, please leave your email address in the comments and someone will contact you.  The winner will have until November 16, 2017, to claim their prize.
You should have arrived here from Jodie. If you're visiting here first, you might want to start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing and increase your chances of winning by commenting on each blog.
Gracie on our design team shows us three great cards.

I had so much fun making these cards!  This is the 1st time I have tried a waterfall card.  The first card with the angels is made using 2 Raison Boat stamp sets.  The stamps are colored with Spectrum Noir markers.  This was a case of measure twice to cut once!  I used an embossing folder from Darice as a panel and cardstock from Recollections. The second card was made using a new stamp set from Whimsey Stamps.  They also were colored with Spectrum Noir markers.  I placed them on paper from Simple Stories Hello Fall collection. The third card was made using a digital stamp set from Bugaboo stamps and the sentiment is from Art Impressions.  The cats were also colored with Spectrum Noir markers.  I am unsure where the paper came from - it has been in my stash for a while! - Gracie

 Denise also has three cards.

A couple of years ago, I did the waterfall cards for all of my family's birthdays.  Here are three of them.

This card used a lot of cuts from my Cricut. I mostly used the Life is a Beach cartridge.

  I made a lot of "sea" jokes for a 6 year old who loved mermaids.

 This card was inspired by the song about monkeys jumping on the bed.  I played around with the strip holding the flip to look like a bed and used a punch on the bottom to mimic a bed skirt. It took some playing around to keep the wall paper and bedspread in place as the flips took place, but it turned out pretty good.  The monkeys were cut with my Cricut along with the bed posts.

And finally all the monkeys are off the bed.

A more sophisticated card.


Who doesn't love to compare age to wine?  Sorry for the quality of the pictures because I just snapped pictures as I made them not knowing I would be posting them online a few years later. - Denise

Now you’re off to visit with Debbie. Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by. See you next month with another technique!
Card a Day Challenge Design Team.
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  1. These are all so very different! I love seeing everyone' take on how to decorate these waterfall cards. Great hopping with you. Appreciate the inspiration.

  2. Such a fantastic variety of cards here! A feast for the eyes!

  3. Gracie, your cards are always superb.

  4. These are amazing! Such sweet little angels - I love that card. I'd never have thought of using the waterfall for sentiments and riddles and jokes. What a cute idea. And those monkeys jumping on the bed...oh my!! Thanks SO much for sharing these.

  5. Beautiful cards! I love the monkeys!☺

  6. Wonderful cards, ladies! Always an inspiration.

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  7. Your team is amazing and as always, I go away with new ideas to try. I love the monkeys on the bed one.

  8. Cute set of cards.. Happy hopping with you!!

  9. Ladies you did a great job. These are wonderful examples you made. It was great hopping with you and I am looking forward to next months projects.