Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team 2011 Challenge

So, I have only been using my Cricut Expression for a few days now and I am going to be entering my first submission in becoming a design team member for Robyn's, "My Pink Stamper".  I have been following her for several months and if you are interested you can find here at http://www.mypinkstamper.com/ .  Robyn has proposed the following challenge:

To make a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project with your favorite cartridge using Robyn's favorite colors; pink, green, brown and an optional color of our choice.

I decided to use the "Paper Pups" cartridge along with the grass from the "Plantin SchoolBook" cartridge for my niece's Happy Birthday card.  Both of these came with my Cricut machine.  For the base of my card I used a 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of  Dark Brown cardstock which I folded in half making a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card.  Next, I adhered a 5 1/8" x  3 7/8" piece of Bubble Gum cardstock and a 4 3/4" x 3 5/8" piece of Blue cardstock together.  I sewed a decorative pink zig-zag stitch around the top and two sides.  Then I attached the three layers of green grass that were cut from the "Plantin SchoolBook" cartridge along with the green ribbon at the bottom of the grass.  The card was then ready for the playful birthday pup, presents and happy birthday from the "Paper Pups" cartridge.  Finally, adhere this portion to the Dark Brown card stock and Voila you have the cutest birthday card.  Next project is to create my son, Bryan's, first birthday invitation. 

Cutting Machine:
Cricut Expression
Paper Pups
Plantin SchoolBook
The Paper Company - Dark Brown from the Cypress Fashion Colors pack
The Paper Studio - Medium Brown from the Earthtone pack
AC Moore - Spring Green, Grass Green, Blush, Bubble Gum, Blue
Hobby Lobby - Scrap Pack Ribbon
Clark's Pink Thread

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