April Fool's Day Blog Hop!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Welcome to the It's A Joy 2 Scrap's - April Fool's Day Blog Hop!  I hope everyone is having a fabulous Friday!  If you came here from  Patty at The Crafty Kitten, you are in the right place. However, if you just happened to be visiting me today, make sure you head over to the beginning at It's A Joy 2 Scrap's by April, so you don't miss any of the fun!

This is my first hop and I am so excited to be a part of it!  For this hop, we were asked to create a project that “tricks the eye.” I made a birthday card.  Here's what I did:

I started out by just making the gift box on the Forever Young Cartridge.  This has become one of my favorite cartridges lately.  I added some holographic paper because I feel like it always tricks your eye when it moves.  Here's how it looks:
 Then I decided it wasn't eye tricking enough, so I made it do this:
To make the gift box open: First, I cut the shadow (it's purple, I'm not sure you can tell in the picture) of the box out twice (at 3.5") and glued them together just around the edges.  I added layers to make it pretty.  Then, I cut the assembled box apart where the lid and the box met.  Since I only glued the boxes around the edges, it was open on the inside.  So, I attached some paper to the lid so that it could slide in and out of the box.  Since it is a birthday card, I decided to stamp a happy birthday sentiment on the inside of the box as a surprise for the person who receives the card!
What I Used:
* Green Card Stock cut at  8.5" x 5.5", scored in half
* Pink Polka Dot Paper - From the Dollar Spot at Target Cut 5.25" x 4"
* Self Adhesive Holographic Paper from Hobby Lobby
* Striped Paper - DCWV Christmas Combo Stack
* Scrap Purple, Bright Blue and Light Blue Paper
* Happy Birthday Stamp (I can't remember who they are made by, but I got the set for $1.00 on clearance at Wal-Mart)
* Gemstones

Carlene from Me N' Miss Pink Cricut is up next. She always makes amazing projects. So, hop over and see what wonderful idea she has for you today! If you get lost along the way, here is the line up:
* AMY
* KIM
* PATTY  (This is where you came from)
* TIFFANY  (This is me!)
* CARLENE  (This is where to hop to next)
Before you go... What's a hop without some wonderful candy?!?!  Today for blog candy I have a few of my favorite "eye catching" things (you'll notice I felt like spring colors were necessary):
D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder, 3 pack of Stickles glitter glue, 2 spools of The Paper Studio's Ribbon Trends and some amazing Paper Studio gems
To be eligible to win my candy just leave a comment on this post with a way that I can contact you.  You don't have to become a follower, but of course I would love it if you did. I will choose a winner using random.org and announce it on Monday. Don't forget! If you leave a comment on all the blogs in this hop by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. CST. You have a chance to win some fabulous prizes from April! *~* Thanks for stopping by*~*

55 sparkly comments:

the cricutologist said...

Such a sweet card! Love the sparkle! I'm your newest follower!

Misty said...

Very inventive, tricky card!! Love it!
I am holding my 1st blog hop, please
come to my blog for more info & to join me!

Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Crafty Geek said...

Very clever! TFS!
~Janice "The Craftin' Geek"
http://craftingeek.blogspot.com/

Celeste said...

great card.. I love it.

Cyndi S said...

Great card. I love the idea of being able to pull the lid off the box.
cstephenson at q dot com

*Star said...

Beautiful Card! I love how you made this!! Tfs and have a great day. :)
stars paper passion at gmail dot com
starspaperpassion.blogspot.com

Tammy said...

I love the holographic paper and the way the present lifts out! Super cool!!
Tammy
http://tammyjennings.blogspot.com
otrbanks at earthlink dot net

Amy said...

ooooooooohhhhh, pretty!! :) I love it!! I especially love that it's a pocket card and I really love the SPARKLE!!

Thanks for participating in the HOP!! I'm your newest follower!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

iluvkatie74 said...

Love the card. It is adorable.

iluvkatie74
at yahoo
dot com

Krystal said...

This is super cute!! Love the idea!

Krystal
http://www.krystalskreativity.blogspot.com
kreative.krystal at gmail dot com

Misha said...

Very clever!
misha_113 at yahoo dot com

Angela said...

Very cute...love what you did to the card!! Fabulous!

lauermaa at gmail dot com

Lillian Child said...

Great creativity, Tiffany!

I just found your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com
lillianchild at cox dot net

BunnyFreak said...

Love the holographic card.
username at yahoo dot com

Scrappin with the bug said...

So adorable. Love the box great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Cute card! Thanks for sharing.

http://scrappinrabbitdesigns.blogspot.com/

Jenn said...

Congrats on being in your first hop! Love the card you've made - especially that holographic paper, TFS!
xxJenn
craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com
smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

Jacqueline said...

Hi Tiffany,
Love the glitter and sparkle on your project. New follower as well.
Hugs ~ Jacqueline
madebyjacqueline@yahoo.ca
Ps – I got a hop that started to day too – tons of candy – click here

Sheila said...

Gorgous card!! Thanks so much for sharing.

http://2pawprints.blogspot.com

Tami B. said...

Hey Tiffany,
I wish I could see this one in person, it's so cute. (Why won't camera's pick up all the sparkle in our projects?)

Theresa said...

What an awesome idea!!!! I love this! GREAT JOB.
TFS
Theresa
tmdettloff@gmail.com

kathlee said...

Really cute idea! Loved it. TFS
Kathlee
kathlee154atgmaildotcom
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Ohhhh i love the sparkly paper used on both cards!!! And I love how you made this card work!!! I'm def. a new follower TFS!
Lisa
summer_sunset54@hotmail.com

girlia said...

Great job. The paper you used on this project was awesome.

Sherrie K. said...

Congrats on your first blog hop!!! Great job on your card too. Great colors and love the glitter! I am a follower of yours already...
Sherrie K.
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Tanya said...

Super cute! Love this idea :)

Following!

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

Barbara said...

This is such a great idea and I'll be doing this myself soon.
Thanks for the idea.
meagain20002000@yahoo.com

Nana Jo said...

Love your card - love glitz and what a cool idea. I am a new follower.
mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

Ola said...

Fantastic idea... and very pretty!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Elaine said...

Great job on your first hop!
I love the card and how you made it pull open, I have to use this idea!
I already follow you
Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win:)

ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

mamawcindy said...

Your card is so cute!!! Very Creative. I may have to try to make one of these. Thank you for the chance to win your great giveaway. :0)
cindymarshall63@hotmail dot com

shersl84bed said...

Cute cute cute. Love your idea for the card sliding out like that.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed at aol dot com

Carlene said...

Just had to pop by and say LOVE THIS! So cool!!!

Karen said...

Very nicely done. TFS Momo sent me so hi friend.

Karen C

http://emptynestboutique.blogspot.com
emptynestboutique at yahoo dot com

scrappinC said...

What a great idea. I like how you did the box. I am a new follower and am looking forward to your new creations.
TFS!
Cindy Lou
http://scrappinc.blogspot.com
endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

Suzy said...

Super cute card idea ! Happy belated April Fool's Day and thanks for the chance to win :)
-Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

Trisha said...

Clever and pretty card. Love the holographic paper. TFS and the chance to win. I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Tamara said...

Great card! TFS!
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

lisastuf said...

Great card! Love the sparkle & bling!
Lisa H.
lisastuf.blogspot.com
lisastuf at gmail dot com

Kristin said...

What a delightful card! I love the birthday cake and the paper and bling you used.

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

karensk said...

Love the color combinations. Bright and cheery cute card. I am a follower.
Thanks for sharing
karenk3 at ameritech dot net

Ashley said...

Love your card! I've never used holographic paper, but I just might have to try some!

~Ashley
proudusmcwife@gmail.com

Becky Dunham said...

Fabulous card Tiffany! I love this idea! That holographic paper is very fun :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Crafting Misfit said...

thanks for all your kind words on my blog!

http://www.craftingmisfit.blogspot.com/

joydee1963 said...

Great card,love all the details. joydee1963@yahoo.com

Katie said...

Beautiful card! I love that cut.

AJoy said...

Tiffany, Thank you for participating in my first blog hop! I love your card. Very shiny and surprising!

I hope you had fun creating and hopping!

April
nginerd at gmail dot com

Tonia said...

Very pretty and of course sparkly :)

Tonia
toniasolomon at comcast dot net

Nova said...

I love the card!! I may just have to borrow that idea. Your blog is great!

Cricut Design Chicks SWARM said...

love this card. all the versions!! can't wait to see more..
parkernana5@cox.net

Jessica said...

Love the slide out! TFS, a new follower...
smith52706 at gmail dot com

Darlene said...

Awesome and very creative! love it!

Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Anna said...

Beautiful. Just wonderful.
Thanks for the chance to win.
I am a new follower.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

JANLYNN said...

Love the glitter and shine. Great idea that the box opens. We all like to see what is in our gift boxes. jls@eplus.net

Debican said...

Tiffany, I really enjoyed being in the hop with everyone. I was wowed by all the great projects. Hugs, Debi

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