Saturday, February 26, 2011


The time has come! You should be arriving from Kim's blog

Today, I will be exploring the waterfall technique with you. It allows for a greater number of elements in a smaller amount of space, with a super fun interactive twist!

Depending on the size of the items you'll be using, your base strip will vary in both length and width. My poker chips are around 1" so each of my scored cardstock squares are 3/4" We don't want the strip to be showing.

I trimmed the corners since my items are round.

Apply the items from the last to the first. So, I am progressing BACKWARDS from the $100 chip to the $5 chip, adding on at each scored mark.

The length of the strip needs to be DOUBLE the total length of all the elements, PLUS a bit to 'PULL' and a bit to 'secure' beside the flipping pieces. I.E. Measuring my poker chips here, laid out, they are about 4.5" So the total length is 9" PLUS 2 to work with to pull, and notice about 1.5" to the right of my $100 chip that we'll use soon.

The card piece we'll be assembling our waterfall on.

Add the fun 'suite' trim for detail!

I have added a matching cardstock piece about 1/4" wide and 1/4" long on either side of our base strip. IT is now glued (centered) flush with the far right edge that we left.

A brad in each, just for fun!

The flip side. IMPORTANT-add dimensional foam on each side so that it is elevated for the underside to slide.

Now, it is attached, by the foam squares ONLY. The 'pull' area remains to the right.

I have now trimmed the area to fit on my card and added the 3'D dice (die) to 'PULL"

The cardstock sticker 'Show Me the $' is placed on the inside strip to be revealed when the die is pulled, as the poker chips flip!

It's like you can HEAR the chips stacking! LOVE IT!

This is the inside of my card, with a 3-D dollar sign and added stickers from the collection.

Plenty of 'white space' left for writing out a fun message to your favorite Casino fan!

This is the finished card! It is still fairly flat, but I'd add $.60 postage just to be sure! My video shows the card in action!

I LOVE scrapbooking, so I HAD to use this technique for a layout!

This is the page in full view, using the same technique as above, only substituting photos.

I kept this layout fairly simple, showcasing this fun waterfall and not my typical shabby-chic style!

I sprayed the paper flowers with Chalkboard Glimmer Mist to co-ordinate with my colors.

This is the waterfall piece.

You pull the layered flower piece on the right for movement.


And the reveal-my sister being a goof and my journaling about the moment!

I plan to use this technique to create the page of my youngest baby learning to walk! It will be FABULOUS!

Remember that this can be used from either direction, though both of mine are shown pulling from the right.

I created a video to share with you and demonstrate these projects in action. Please take a few minutes to examine the waterfall technique further by viewing it here.

BLOG CANDY: I am giving away a package of paper flowers (as seen on the project) for you to ink, spray and alter how you'd like. Also, 2 rhinestone accents from Kaiser Craft, a stamp set from The Angel Company, AND (enjoying a bit of gaming fun) a deck of PINK playing cards! You do not HAVE to follow me to be eligible for my blog candy, but I'd sure be delighted if you did! Please be sure to leave a way to contact you along with your comment. I will draw a winner randomly tomorrow.

THANK YOU so very much for visiting me here today. I hope you enjoy all the amazing things you're learning today in this fun hop! A special thank you to Ellen too, for allowing me the opportunity to share with you and hop with her! Your next stop is with Ashley! I hope to see you again soon!
REMINISCE-Casino Collection
BAZZILL-ALL Cardstock (I only use Bazzill)
CRICUT CARTRIDGE-Lyrical Letters, Loop-de-loop feature
PETALOO-Color Me Crazy flowers
TATTERED ANGELS-Chalkboard Glimmer Mist, Evergreen


  1. OMG!!! Totally loving the waterfall card and LO. Those chips are too cute!!! Your photos on the LO are "fun".. thanks for sharing...


  2. Love the Poker Chip waterfall card! What a great idea! I am your newest follower! TFS!
    lauermaa at gmail dot com

  3. Love the card and the layout. TFS!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

  4. Such a great technique, and I LOVE that you used it on a layout! What a great way to get lots of photos AND journaling on a page! Great job...thanks for sharing!


  5. That is a wondeful technique! Great job!

    Amanda (

  6. I LOVE your card and idea to use the actual chips and dice cube. I am DEFINITELY going to "lift" this idea for an invitation when I host my girls' poker night. How TOTALLY fun!!! PLEASE share that LO of your youngest walking when you get it done!!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    cardmonkey at Comcast dot net

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  7. I like you card. I like how you used the card chips on it.



    tristans_time_4_craftin at yahoo dot com

  8. what a clever card im lucy i can cut a card straight i think i need a lot of

  9. I've never seen a waterfall on a layout before; I love it!

  10. Clever, creative, and cute - love it! TFS!
    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

  11. I love the card but the page is just the greatest

    Thanks for sharing with us

    teri dot barefoot at gmail dot com

  12. I love the card and especially the one with the photographs. How creative of you!

    pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

  13. New follower! Love the casino card - I have got to make that for a friend who would love it!!!
    craftycardgallery at gmail dot com

  14. What a COOL TECHNIQUE!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the lo and the card!! WOW!:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  15. that is soo awesome, love the technique, and the poker chip card is awesome!! thanks for sharing!

  16. Beautiful card! love the technique! I am a follower now! Off I go hoppity hop!
    viji.lg at gmail dot com

  17. Great idea to use the photos as a waterfall! I never thought of that! I'll have to try this!

    Thanks for participating in the hop! I'm already a follower!

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  18. These are amazing! I love them! I am writing this on my list to create right now! Thank you for sharing!

  19. Your card stopped me in my tracks- you are one smart cookie to come up with something like this it is way to cool for words!!! You knocked this out of the ballpark!

  20. I love, love, love your card! Super fun and creative! What a great technique, and thank you for all of the pictures and step by step directions, I love when I find that!

  21. This is flippin (haha) amazing.. there is no other words... I LOVE IT... I have done a few waterfall cards but you gals on this hop have gone all the way!!!!! And the layout!!!!!!!!!!!! Amazing!!!

  22. I love your card with the poker chips! Thanks for a chance to win. You know how to get hold of me.=)

  23. Your card is delightful, but I am in love with the LO..can't wait to try that. TFS!

  24. Love the poker waterfall card! So fun, the inside of it too! Great idea to use it on a layout as well, love the colours. TFS! :)
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

  25. Great card and I love how you used the technique on your LO!
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  26. Brynn,

    I so love the card, reminds of Vegas!
    I never would have thought of using the waterfall for a scrapbook, I absolutely love this idea. Hope you don't mind if I steal it. hehe

    Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win:)

  27. I absolutely love both of your projects, Your card is do eyecatching. The layout is a great way to add multiple picture with some action. TFS

    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  28. Thank you for the detailed explaination of the waterfall technique. I will be following your blog ad will come back to watch the video. This is one I want to givea try. The pictures of your son learning to walk will be great using this technique.

    mariannebrinkley at msn dot com

  29. I love waterfall cards. This is a great technique.

    Patti's Paper Fun

  30. What a Fabulous card!!! I just love the theme and how you tied it all in together! Just became your newest follower and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your creations :)

  31. I love the idea of incorporating this into a scrapbooking page, using multiple photos!!! This is a great idea. :) I love that you journal on the part that pulls out. Great job. If I am lucky enough to win blog candy, please contact me at my blog: Thanks.

  32. Brynn, you did fabulous projects. I love this technique and can't wait to put it to use. Thanks for the great instructions. It's been a pleasure participating in this hop with you.


  33. Wonderful waterfalls! The poker chips look awesome done this way and I really like using photos on a waterfall!

  34. OMG, I love your card. It is just adorable. I am already a follower and look forward to seeing more of your projects along the way. TFS Dee:)

  35. Your card and layout are awesome. I love the pic waterfall effect and our son would really like the poker chip card. (He is 29) Great hop.

  36. OMGOSH! Awesome cards! The "Party Time" card is so perfect for my mom and the picture card is so nice and personal. tfs the tutorial. I am in a hop until Monday and I am giving candy away too.

  37. Wow Brynn - these are fabulous! I have been wanting to try this waterfall technique on a card but never even considered it for a layout - what an awesome idea! Thanks too for the video - huge help for me - I gotta see it in action for me to do it :) I am already a follower of your fun blog!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  38. Love the waterfall card. The theme of the it is awesome. Something different, I love it.

  39. I love the idea of using this technique in a layout!

  40. Love the Waterfall card. You did a fantastic job

    Thanks for sharing


  41. Your card is fun and fab! Love your layout! TFS! I'm a new follower.

  42. Fantastic use of the waterfall technique!!! I love what you did in both projects. Great ide to use it on the LO.
    I am a new follower.

    vivienpapel (at)gmail(dot)com

  43. Love that card!! Great way to think outside of the box for the LO too! TFS

    paperbutterflies AT sbcglobal DOT net

  44. Wow! I love how you incorporated this technique in your scrapbook as well :) I am a follower and love your blog!

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B
    Suenj99 at yahoo dot com

  45. Cute cards! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win. I'm already a follower.

  46. Awesome technique!!!! Love your card and LO, will definitely be giving this a try!! Thanks so much!
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

  47. Now that is something! I love it! I will have to study this more and try it. Thanks. ( your cards).
    susanslomski at yahoo dot com

  48. First, love your blog layout! and the title is too cute too!!! I love the poker theme of the card. I also love how you transfered the same technique to a scrapbook page! Thanks for the ideas!!!

  49. Wow how clever and creative. Just awesome!!!
    I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
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    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  50. OH MY WORD!!!!! I absolutely LOVE the poker chip idea!!!! I think I'm going to make one like this for my anniversary (coming up next week)!! I LOVE IT!!!! What a great job; TFS!!!! :)

    Celeste B.
    mctdbillman at gmail dot com

  51. Brynn I have never seen the waterfall techinque done horizontally I love it. Super cute card but your LO is gorgeous. TFS with us today.
    Cathy S

  52. I love the girls card. It is so nice of you all to share your designs with us.

  53. I am a follower. I just loved your waterfall card and so impressed by using the technique in a layout. I would not have thought of that. TFS and the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  54. What delightful projects! We love playing poker and that first card creation would be a fabulous idea for a poker party invite! And your page layout - oh my - fabulous job!

  55. These projects are so cute! Love this rechnique.

  56. Love your card, it looks like a lot of fun to make.

  57. That card is awesome. I love the poker chips....cute. I also like the hidden journaling on the LO.
    lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

  58. Your directions are awesome, thanks for posting all the ins and outs!


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