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,