Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fools Day Blog Hop!

Welcome to It's A Joy 2 Scrap's April Fool's Day Blog Hop! I hope everyone is having a fantastic Friday! If you came here from ajoy2scrap , you are in the right place. However, if you happened upon my blog, please head over to It's A Joy 2 Scrap's blog so you don't miss any of the fun.
For this hop, we were asked to create a project that “tricks the eye.” 

I made a Never Ending Card for a birthday. I found out how to make this on YouTube, just type in never ending card and tons of them will come up. It really is very easy to do, so if you like it you should definitely give it a try.

The designer paper is from StampinUp, it is called "Ice cream parlor"
The solid paper is from Michaels it was a birthday gift.

For the front page I embossed the words "Happy Birthday" using versamark and the "Birthday Bash Sentiments" set from Paper Trey Ink.
On the second page for the "cupcake & celebrate" I used the "Once Upon a Princess" cartridge
 and cut them both at 2.5"
For the third page I used the "Sweet Treats" cartridge and cut the words "ready set blow" out at 2.5"
I then cut them apart to use on the card.
For the candle I cut the flame out at 3" and cut a candle by hand.
For the last page I used the "Sweet Treats" cartridge to cut out "Make a Wish", it was cut at 2.5" then I cut off the "Wish" because it was way to big. Then I re-cut the "Make a Wish" again at 1" so I could use the word "Wish".

1st layer

2nd layer
3rd layer
see the flames
4th layer 
now you don't

Here is a link to see the card in motion, I couldn't get it to load on here
but it loaded on my FB page. Click Here to see it.

I hope you like it, It was a lot of fun to make!
And of course we can't forget the Candy!!
I have Gellyroll Stardust Sparkling Glitter Pens, I love these!
Be a follower and make sure you leave a way for me to contact you if you are the winner:)

Next in line is VICKI from scrapbookingcreationsbyvicki. What I like about her blog is, she has lots of great layouts. Which is something I really need to start making, I am 24 years behind! lol
If you get lost along the way, here is the line up of my fellow crafters:

JOY   Our lovely host
ELAINE     You are here

Don't forget!
 If you leave a comment on all the blogs by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. CST. You have a chance to win some fabulous prizes.


  1. Love your never ending card. I am wanting to make one. I am a follower
    Katsews at Gmail dotcom

  2. That is very clever. It looks complicated to make.
    I am holding my 1st blog hop, please
    come to my blog for more info & to join me!

    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  3. Wow that sure is a never ending card lol. Looks like it must have taken forever to complete. TFS.

    Karen C
    emptynestboutique at yahoo dot com

  4. I love the sentament ready, set, blow for a Bday card....tooo cute!

  5. Pretty Card!! I have to try one sometime!


    ~Janice "The Craftin' Geek"

  6. The flames disappear!! COOL!! :)

    Love what ya did for the HOP!!

    Amy :) at

  7. Your card is the best! love it! thanks for the lovely giveaway.
    I am a follower

  8. Interesting, I have never heard of this type of card. It looks like it would be a lot of fun to make and to give. I will definitely be visiting YouTube when I am done with the blog hop. Thanks.
    cstephenson at q dot com

  9. I love the colors on your card~neat idea, too! I am a new follower thanks to the blog hop! :)

  10. I love these type of cards! I have got to try one, but it looks like so much work! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Awesome card! I have never done a card like this before but after seeing this I'm thinking I should give it a try. :) Tfs and have a great day.
    stars paper passion at gmail dot com

  12. I am so going to look that up! How fun would that be? I love it!!

    Very creative.
    kreative.krystal at gmail dot com

  13. I have never seen a card like that! Great job. I love it.

    at yahoo
    dot com

  14. What a fantastic card!! I want to make one of these!!
    otrbanks at earthlink dot net

  15. Love what you did with the never ending card!!!
    lauermaa at gmail dot com

  16. What a delightful project, Elaine!

    And I'm already a follower.
    lillianchild at cox dot net

  17. I've got to learn how to make this kind of card. Great inspiration, thanks!
    misha_113 at yahoo dot com

  18. Love the never ending card idea.
    username at yahoo dot com

  19. wow that never ending card is so cool and all the colors are so great. thanks for sharing!

  20. That really turned out pretty, Elaine. I've seen these cards in action and they're really something. Good job!-- Pat N.

  21. Wow!!! That's a great card.

  22. Wonderful card! I love how the candles blow out - great trick! TFS!
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

  23. Your card is great!!! I also seen this card made on youtube. I have been wanting to make one. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. :0)
    cindymarshall63@hotmail dot com

  24. Great card! Thanks for the chance to win.

  25. Way too cute! Looks pretty complicated tho! TY for the chance to win!

  26. Cute Card.
    Hugs ~ Jacqueline
    Ps – I got a hop that started to day too – tons of candy – click here

  27. Love your never ending card, I have yet to make one! Thanks for inspiring. New follower here :)

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

  28. WOW!! That is awesome and is for sure on my list of must tries. Thanks for sharing :)


    I made a typo on the above comment :)

  29. What an awesome card. I will have to try one of those. I am a new follower and look forward to seeing your new designs.
    Cindy Lou
    endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

  30. Thank you for your sweet comment! Love your blog! Cute projects!I'm following you too now.

  31. Love the card...very creative!!! I am a new follower of yours. I welcome you to my blog and follow too:)
    Sherrie K

  32. I love this card! I really need to try and make one, my son would get a kick out of it!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    okj83 at live dot com

  33. This card is just awesome!
    So colorful and cute...I've never seen a card like this. I will have to try one!
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Lisa H.
    lisastuf at gmail dot com

  34. Thanks for sharing this, I am going to try this one myself
    joanieodonnell at hotmail dot com

  35. Back once more. Finished the blog hop and what fun it was! Couldn't find Jennys entry tho...nothing for today on her site.:-( Great talent ladies! TY for the evening of fun!

  36. Very interesting card - will have to try that.'
    mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

  37. Cute card... thanks for the new idea, I've never seen one before :)
    smith52706 at gmail dot com

  38. OMG! I have never seen a card like this before...very cool! TFS!

  39. LOVE your card!!! I'll have to try one myself.


  40. I love your idea, I haven't seen one like this before. Its so pretty.

    Smiles Sher
    ShersL84bed at aol dot com

  41. What a neat idea. I had never heard of a never ending card before . Thanks for an eye opening idea.

  42. Very nice card. Love the papers. Once I get all my Easter projects done, I will try making one of these. TFS and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  43. Wow! What a great card. This is on my to try list for sure. Thanks for sharing.

    vwilson577 at

  44. This is incredible!! What a fantastic job you did. Thanks for joining us at Birthday Sundaes!

  45. What a clever card! Happy belated April Fool's Day and thanks for the chance to win :)

  46. Great job Elaine! TFS

    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

  47. Wow! That looks like a lot of work! So cute though!!! TFS! :)
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

  48. Love your card! I've never done one of these, but it is definitely on my to do list! So glad to be part of the hop with you :)


  49. Love the never ending card! I plan on making one for my cousin for her wedding - I can't wait! I am a follower

    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

  50. Hi Elaine, Your card is fabulous.....what a fun card for a Birthday!
    Thanks 4 joining us at Birthday Sundaes!

  51. Thanks for a great blog hop! loved seeing so much inspirational work!

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

  53. What a fantastic card. I love the never ending card idea!! Keep up the fabulous work =)

  54. Fabulous card Elaine! Don't you just love those neverending cards? I have made a couple and they are not that difficult but everyone is always so amazed by them - as am I :) I love how you decorated this one - very fun and colorful!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  55. cute card! Never seen one of those. It was fun to see this blog hop and be a part of it too!

  56. Elaine, Thanks for participating! I really do love all your different kinds of cards and your sense of color!

    Hope you had fun!
    nginerd at gmail dot com

  57. Very nice!! I may have to make one of these!! Love it!

    toniasolomon at comcast dot net

  58. i will be back to read and re-read about ur card. sounds interesting!

  59. Way cool! Nice hopping with you.I really need to give this card a try.

    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

  60. Wow awesome card. Just wonderful.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    I am a follower.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  61. Elaine, I had alot fun being in the hop with everyone. I was wowed by all the great projects. Hope we can do this again soon.
    Hugs, Debi

  62. I was unable to visit the hop this weekend but I'm still stopping by to see the wonderful projects,I'm glad I did. Love your card!


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