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Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy April Fool's Day!! Blog Hop & Candy!! :)

Welcome to It's A Joy 2 Scrap's April Fool's Day Blog Hop!! No foolin'...  I have a FUN project for ya!! If you came here from Kara's Blog, you are in the right place. However, if you're just visiting me by chance or just checking in, you'll want to hop over to It's A Joy 2 Scrap's blog so you don't miss out on any of the fun!!
For this hop, we were asked to create a project that “tricks the eye” or does something you might not have expected it to do... I saw a Scrapbook Purse very similar to this one on Split Coast Stamper (sorry, I tried to go back and find it, but it's been too long, and I can't find the original person who posted -- if it was you, please let me know so I can give you credit!!)...  Then, a few days ago, a friend of mine sent me an email with pictures of another one!!  Now how did she know I had made one of these just for this occasion???  I thought it was the coolest thing!!  Kinda like an explosion box, but with a little twist...
Click on picture to enlarge...  :)
I used three full pieces of 12x12 paper (one cardstock, two designer sheets) plus one 4x12 strip of cardstock to create my Scrapbook Purse...  Plus some scraps!!  :)  The punch-art-flower is one of the flowers I am giving away on THIS previous post (it's not too late to enter to win, so if ya haven't... click HERE!)...
Click on picture to enlarge...  :)
You can add photos to any of the inside squares and triangles...  Now how stinkin' cute is that??  :)  Simply score your base piece of cardstock 4" from each edge, and then create mountain/valley folds on two sides (opposite sides)...  I wrapped my extra 4x12 strip around the center to create the purse 'flap' and give it some extra support...  

Now how about some Blog Candy on this Blog Hop???  No foolin'...  I've got CANDY!!  :)  Unfortunately, I do not have a picture of the candy at the moment (Blogger just gave me a few issues while getting this post ready) -- If ya wanna see what the candy is, come on back in a bit -- I'll edit my post to include the candy, candy, candy!!  :)  To WIN, all ya have to do is leave a comment with the BEST April Fool's joke you ever played on someone else OR that someone else played on you...  Although you don't have to be a follower to win, I'd love for you to join my Fabulous Followers if ya like what ya see here!!  :)

Next in line is Ashley from Marine Wife's Scrappin' Life!! I hope you'll hop on over to her blog and see what she's created to trick your eye and surprise ya!!  While you're there, scroll through and check out her layouts and cards -- Y'all know how much I  L-O-V-E layouts!!  :)

If you get lost along the way, here is the line up of everyone participating in the hop...

REMEMBER -- If you leave a comment on all the blogs by Sunday (April 3) at 11:59pm (CST), you will have a chance to win some fabulous prizes!!!


Sheila said...

Awesome purse project!! Http://

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your scrapbook purse.
Katsews at Gmail dotcom

comopark1886 said...

Great purse. It looks complicated to make...

Misty said...

Amy, that IS so stinking cute, but it looks SO hard!

I just told my DD school was cancelled *snicker* It's not, so I better make sure she is up!

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

Melissa said...

Wow, never seen a purse like that before, YOU GO GIRL!! Very nice!!!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Theresa said...

Love this idea!!!! Are you ever thinking about doing a tutorial. I am one of those people who desperatly need one when it comes to explosion boxes....or purses lol I love this idea, my daughter would love it!

Crafty Geek said...

The best joke I heard was on the radio... they announced that Delaware was closed so they could count the cars and people actually fell for it!! SO FUNNY!!

I love your purse... so cute!
~Janice "The Craftin' Geek"

Anonymous said...

Absolutley beautiful... I love it....

Cyndi S said...

This is very cute. I am not sure if my brain could handle it.I will have to give it a try when I have no distractions. Was it very difficult? It is very interesting so I definitely have to give it a try.
cstephenson at q dot com

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is a fantastic project! I love it! This is hard for me, because I don't really have any good April Fool's jokes that are that great, except for being given a "lottery ticket" by my mom when I came home from school in high school and I didn't think much of it because we always played the scratch and win ones... but this one said I won thousands of dollars and I was thrilled jumping up and down screaming... until I found the joke was on me Happy April Fools hehehe! Thank you for the great share!

*Star said...

Beautiful Project! I have never seen one of these before. Very cool! Tfs and have a great day. :)
stars paper passion at gmail dot com

Sugarlips said...

Adorable purse. I think you did a great job.

i haven't pulled an april fools prank. :(

at yahoo
dot com

Tammy said...

Love the purse explosion box!! I am not much of an April Fool's gal, probably telling friends that school was cancelled when I was in school, a thousand years ago would be the highlights of my April Foolery! LOL
otrbanks at earthlink dot net

Krystal said...

Love the purse!

Okay, best April Fool's Day joke ever...hmmmm..
Okay, my daughter was 7 and very VERY big into N'Sync, especially J.C. Chazez.

She was always hard to wake up for school so this particular April 1st morning, I ran in her room and shook her hard and yelled "OMGosh, Alissa, J.C. is on the phone and he wants to talk to you!!!!!!"

She jumped out of bed all groggy and stumbling around looking for the phone.

I only felt bad for a second but it was priceless!!! VERY VERY Funny!

hahahahha. (I'm a terribly mean mom!)

kreative.krystal at gmail dot com

Angela said...

My son just played an April Fool's on me this morning and yelled "There's a mouse!" I jumped as I don't like mice and then he says "April Fools!" He got me good!


lauermaa at gmail dot com

Lillian Child said...

An explosion purse - oh my goodness but that's darling!
lillianchild at cox dot net

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the explosion purse. what an cool twist on the box.

Bunnyfreak said...

I forgot to mention the April Fools joke. A friend's room mates had all his personal effects put in storage on campus (it only has normal day time hours). By the time he came home he had no clothes or sheets etc and no way to get them until the next day.

Misha said...

OMG...that is such an incredible idea. Hmmm, my niece is planning a tea party for her birthday, this would be perfect to make for a birthday "album" for her to keep.

We've never really played big jokes on each othe here, but I do like to make a special dinner where the food looks like something it's not...mashed potato "ice-cream sundaes" for example.
misha_113 at yahoo dot com

Chris said...

Amy, you're my hero!

Jae said...

Great project! I love the flower on the front and the colours!

mamawcindy said...

Wow!!! That is Awesome!!!! You did a great job. I'm a new follower. :0)

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Love the purse. I already follow.

kathlee said...

Great project. That looked a bit difficult but your directions are great!

Jacqueline said...

already a follower - fantastic project... i've never played any big april fools jokes - when we were younger my brother and I put glue on the toilet seat (so when u sat down ... lol) seemed funny at the time but we both got in trouble.
Hugs ~ Jacqueline
Ps – I got a hop that started to day too – tons of candy – click here

Tami B. said...

Amy, you knocked it out of the park with this one! I've seen similar things but never a purse- so cute and incredibly clever.

Tanya said...

This is really cool!

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Lizzie Laine said...

This is a cool purse,love the flower!
thanks for sharing and for the chance to win:)

girlia said...

This purse is gorgeous. Love that flower. I am gonna need instructions to make this one. I don't have a joke to share. Take care

Love to scrap Lyndra said...

I love your explosive box, it is adorable, those flowers are beautiful, thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

This is super adorable!!!

My youngest son acted like he busted pen all over my white shirt, needless to say I was not too happy... until I found out it was fake ink!!!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

okj83 at live dot com

Stuff-n-Such By Lisa said...

Oh my goodness! This purse is so darn cute!
I love that you can add pictures inside it.
My Granddaughters would love this!
You know I seriously cannot remember any April Fools jokes played on myself nor ones that I have pulled.
That's awful isn't it??!! Sorry!
Lisa H.

Barbara Greenberg said...

Such a cute purse, love love love the flower on it.

Nana Jo said...

great project - already am a follower.
mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

Jessica said...

Very interesting project... I will be back again to see if I can do it!
4/1 - As co-workers leave for a meeting, take a post-it and cover the LED signal light on the wireless mouse... Make sure your close enought to hear their frustrations as they return :) April Fools!

scrappinC said...

What an awesome idea. My nieces would love this purse. Sorry I don't remember and April Fools events.
Cindy Lou
endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

Ashley said...

What a great take on the explosion purse! LOVE it! I'm a new follower! I don't usually play a lot of April Fool's jokes, but I got one of my students good today. I told him I'd decided that it was too difficult for me to keep up with the sticker poster, so I was doing away with homework passes for the rest of the year. He was in hook, line, and sinker!


ShersL84bed said...

That is so cool. It always amazes me when I see something new like this. Great project.

ShersL84bed at aol dot com

Vicki said...

Love the purse. Will have to try one. Thanks for sharing.

vwilson577 at

Trisha said...

Love your photo purse. Amazing. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Suzy said...

What a beautiful box! Happy belated April Fool's Day and thanks for the chance to win :)

Tamara said...

Very cute purse project! TFS! I am not big on doing April fools days pranks but I do remember as a kid, my dad taping the sprayer at the kitchen sink into the on position and when my mom went to use the sink she got hosed down! LOL I was pretty funny as a kid. :)
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

Rhonda Emery said...

hi amy could you please email so I will have your email address. my hubby accidentaly erase all mine. thanks and hugs

Tiffany said...

Your purse is amazing! Being an elementary school teacher... April Fool's Day is usually quite interesting. My students usually try their best to trick me, but they are usually pretty cheesy (i.e. They tell me my shoe is untied, but I'm not wearing tie shoes lol). I still get a laugh out of all of their effort :) So glad to be a part of this hop with you!


Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

Love your explosion creation. My girfriend saw me drive past her on the street one day and recorded the time, etc. She called my house later that evening saying she was from the police dept and that I had not stopped when a police officer was waving me down and stated the time/place, etc she saw me. That I would be charged with not stopping for a police officer, ergh! scary moment!

joydee1963 said...

Love the purse ,too cute,

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

OMGosh Amy your project for this hop turned out Awesome!!! Happy to be on this fun hop with you.

Wendy aka Roo

Kristin said...

Very cute purse! Love your flower on the front! It's not really a great April Fool's joke but I switched the language settings on a co-workers computer so whenever they typed anything it came out in a foreign language. She's not too computer savy so she had to ask how to change it back!

ksully4597 at gmail dot com

karensk said...

Love your explosion purse.Love the color combinations. Bright and cheery, I am a follower. April fools father woke us all up and got us ready for school then told us it was Saturday
Thanks for sharing
karenk3 at ameritech dot net

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Amy - this is so cute! i love the colors you used and those punchart flowers are amazing! I am going to have to try to find the tutorial on this purse - it looks like a lot of fun :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great project! I wasn't much of a prankster, but once I told my brother he was super late for school and about to miss the bus.. it was a Saturday!

AJoy said...

Amy, Thank you for participating in my blog hop! Great job on the explosion purse. I would have never thought to use multiple colors...duh!

I hope you had fun creating and hopping!

nginerd at gmail dot com

Tonia said...

Great purse!! So cute!

toniasolomon at comcast dot net

Doris P. said...

new to ur blog - became a follower. The biggest 1st April was i had a complete meltdown at my job and by the time most of the mgrs came into the office I then APRIL 1st them!!

Darlene said...

WOW I've never seen this version before! uv it

desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Anna said...

Amazing. Love this.
Thanks for the chance to win.
I am a follower.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Debican said...

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

kathlee said...

The first time around I said it was great....not I'm telling you that this is AWESOME!! GREAT it and I will try it!

thekolbes said...

What a unique and awesome idea. Thanks so much for sharing
krazykcrafters at msn dot com said...

Amy you amaze me and I have to get myself back on track....I am so very overwhelmed with all your Awesome 9 Projects and your now My most favorite Blog I have found In the year I have been Blogging!! Thank You Amy!!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

Juliana T said...

ok..I want to make one! It is awesome!

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