Sunday, January 2, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Challenge

Hi everyone, I hope everyone had a great New Years.  It's almost time for me to go back to work after 13 days off in a row.  It was awesome.  After getting back from West Virginia, I got to scrap/craft everyday.  They had to pry me out of my craft room.  I was surfing the craft/cricut sites yesterday and I saw that My Pink Stamper was having a design team challenge for 2 openings in her Design team.  I discovered Robyn about a year ago on the Message Board for Provocraft and have been checking in on her from time to time.  She does a lot of fun give aways and Hosts live Web shows, and has an awesome blog with lots of followers.  Anyway, I thought I would throw my name in to the fray for the challenge.  I saw this gable box while looking thru the Paper Crafts magazine the other day and didn't think that any of my carts had anything similar on them, so once again I created my own using George, TBBM, and my Gypsy.  I used the rectangle and a circle off of George, and some tags from TBBM.  I sized them, welded  them and created the box that is approx 8" tall x 4" wide x 2" deep.  I cut it on my cricut and then turned the blade over and scored it using the 2nd tab I created with just the rectangles, so all I had to do was glue and fold on the score marks.  After the box was complete, I cut 1 piece of brown cardstock 3 and 5/8's x 5 1/2 for the front of the box, 1 piece of cream cardstock 4 and 7/8 x 3 1/4 inked the edges and adhered to the 1st piece of cardstock.  I then cut 1 piece of pink cardstock 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 and layered with a piece of cream cardstock that I cut 2 1/2 x4 1/8, ran thru my embosser using Cuttlebug dot embossing folder.  I inked the edges and then sewed a zig zag stitch around the whole thing.  I tied a Green ribbon around this package, and adhered to the cream and brown cardstock.  I stamped the flower image on a piece of cream cardstock using the watercolor technique, trimmed, inked and adhered to the front of the Cuttlebugged(is this a word?) cream cardstock with pop dots.  Finally I cut 4 butterflies at 1" tall using EveryDayPaper Doll.  I hid contour on 2 of them and cut the other 2 as is.  I layered these together, added pink pearls and glued to the front.  I stamped the word Sweet on a tag I cut with Gypsy Wanderings at 2" long, inked the edges and glue under the ribbon.  Here are addl pics of the project. 

The rules for the Challenge are below:
You will need to have a blog
*You cannot already be serving on a DT that has product that is a conflict of interest (most DTs are just fine as long as they do not sell product that is similar to My Pink Stamper Original Cricut Stamps idea)
*Your project must be made just for this challenge
*Post a pic on your blog with a full recipe along with what the challenge is about
*This needs to be a new project that you make just for this challenge
*Only one entry per person, please
*You must have either a Cricut or Imagine to serve on the team
*No experience necessary but you must have a love for the craft! :)
Challenge: Make a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project with your favorite cartridge using my favorite colors......
(other optional color of your choice).
If you get a chance hop on over to Robyn's blog and check it out!
Hope you enjoyed my project today,  I liked how it turned out.  I will see you later,


Creative Cutter Retreats said...

This is just beautiful! Way to go-I hope you make the team-Cathie

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

I wish you luck for the design team! Such a beautiful entry this is. Robyn is sure to take notice of this lovely design.

Staying Crafty said...

This turned out so pretty!

Thunderbirdlindy said...

Thanks everyone for you wonderful comments, they really keep me going!

DORCAS said...

This is so very pretty! Wishing you the best!

Karen said...

Very Cute! TFS! Come on over to my I have 2 Cricut Cartridge giveaways going on until Friday! Leave comments for 2 chances to win! Bug Hugs!

Lisa said...

That is beautiful, Good Luck.

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

This is beautiful!!! Good luck!!! :-)
-Sam :-)

p.s. I'm a new follower :-)

CarrieAnne said...

Wonderful bag. I love the stamping, embossing, and patterned paper. Really pretty. Good Luck!

girlia said...

gorgeous gable box. Lovely

SweetSassyDiva said...

Good Luck! I hope you check out mine at

I am enjoying all the variety and creativity! Great way to start the year! I can't wait until cha in july. I hope we can meet up. TFS!