Sunday, January 2, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Challenge

Happy New Year!
My first post of the New Year is a special one. I have been following Robyn from My Pink Stamper for quite some time and love her blog! She is having a contest to add 2 lucky followers to her design team.
The contest rules are as follows: Use the colors pink, green and brown (Robyn's favorite colors) and your favorite Cricut Cartridge. You are allowed to use other optional colors but the project must be newly created for this contest. You can not be a member of any other design team that would be in competition with products created by The Pink Stamper.

SO..... here is my entry!
Click on a photo to enlarge the image and get a better look!

The "recipe" for the card:
Tools and Machines:
Cricut Expression
Imaginace I Rock Tool
Xyron X
Wrap It Up
Winter Woodland
Embossing Folder:
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Scotch ATG
Scotch Foam Squares
Bazzil - 2 shades of simmer pink
Stampin' Up - Chocolate Chip
Recollections Cardstock (from Michael's)- black
Light Green and light tan from my scrap stash
Basic Narrows from Michael's - brown with pink stitching
I Rock gems from Imaginisce
How I did it:
I cut the from Wrap It Up (page 66) at 4 1/2 inches
I then cut the to get the flower overlay in a lighter pink shimmer paper.
I also used the layer and the layer to complete all the layers for this cut.
I decided it needed a shadow which this cartridge does not offer, so I again cut
in black cardstock at 4 3/4" and then hand trimmed it a bit to get the look I wanted.
I used my Gyspy to cut the tag feature from <3dbldg3> on page 77 of Winter Woodland Cartridge. I sized it to 4.80 x 6.50".
I then cut the phrase "Thank You" from the Thanksgiving solutions cartridge, sized at 2.66 x 2.o using the Gyspy again.
Using the ATG gun I applied the scallop to the base of the chocolate chip brown card base (cut to make a 5x7 inch card front) and then glued my layers of the bouquet all together. I added a bit of bling to the already shimmery looking flowers by using the I Rock to attach 2 gems. I wrapped a bit of the brown ribbon (that had the perfect pink stitching running through it) to the bouquet. I then attached my created black cardstock shadow to the bouquet and used Scotch foam layering tape to pop it up from the scallop which lies flat on the card base. After adding my sentiment of "Thank You" to the top, my card was complete!
Wish me luck....there are so many talented paper crafters who would all love the chance to be on Robyn's team! I will be using this card as a Thank You to some friends who live in Alaska for the lovely Christmas gift they sent, so this card is getting double duty!
Thank you for looking! I have a series of photos I took of other projects I've made over the past few weeks but with the Holidays, neglected to add to the blog. Please check back for them soon.
I'd love to see your comments so I know you visited! Consider following me for further updates!

Robyn asked us to use our FAVORITE Cricut Cartridge for this challenge and for me that is almost impossible. I love all my cartridges for various reasons and my "favorite" changes with
the project I am working on! I do like Wrap It Up a lot for the wide variety of cuts it offers and for the neat boxes and tags you can create. Winter Woodland has been a favorite of mine for the Christmas season and winter images. I got a lot of use out of the Thanksgiving cartridge as I made some Thanksgiving cards and decorations! So can I say I used my absolute favorite cartridge for this challenge... NO...because I love them ALL!!


Staying Crafty said...

This is beautiful!

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!

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 will have to revisit those carts. great way to use the thanksgiving one! TFS!

We are doing a blog hop today for the three Kings day and there will be some yummy blog candy along the way! I hope you can stop by

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

very pretty!!! Good luck!!! :-)
-Sam :-)

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

CarrieAnne said...

Great dry embossing on your card. I am sure your friends are going to love it. Good luck on the DT call.

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