Thursday, January 10, 2008

Mug of Thanks



Hello!

I was at a party last night -- the release party at the My Favorite Things Forum at SCS. That design team cracks me up -- there was a lot of good-spirited teasing going on in there! Part of the evening was the Guest Designer Challenge -- to make a project that isn't a square or rectangle. I made this card for the challenge -- it was a fun one!

I started with a 4.25" x 4" card base. With the fold at the bottom, I ran the front of the card through my Cuttlebug with the Spots & Dots A2 embossing folder. I then used a corner rounder on the top, and I traced around a can to round the bottom corners. To make the handle, I used my SU! Large Oval Punch, then punched around that with my Marvy Mega Oval Punch. The "foam" is Liquid Applique, heated to puff it up. The MFT set I used is Hot Stuff. I paper pieced her dress and colored the rest with my Copics. One of the benefits of the clear stamps is that you can bend them to create a curved sentiment -- that's what I did on the handle. I made the inside a gift card holder by using my Slit Punch, but you could just leave it alone and write a message inside! To close the card, I just tied white grosgrain around the back, brought it to the front and slid it behind the image panel (it's raised on dimensionals for that reason), and tied a bow.

This card will fit in a regular A2 envelope, but it's definitely not a regular card! :) It was fun to make! Thanks for visiting today -- I do appreciate it!!! :) Have a wonderful day!

Stamps: Hot Stuff (MFT) Ink: Basic Black (SU!) Paper: Cool Caribbean, Pixie Pink, Petals & Paisleys dsp (SU!); Crafters Select White (Papertrey Ink) Other: Cuttlebug and Spots & Dots embossing folder (Provo Craft), Liquid Applique, Copic Markers, oval punches, slit punch, white grosgrain, dimensionals

11 comments:

Alli Miles said...

Ohhhhh I love your creative designs!!!! So cute. The MFT team cracks me up too...especially Carolyn K. Thanks for sharing.

Christi said...

This is adorable!!! I LOVE it! This set is at the top of my list. :)

Dawn Easton said...

So stinkin' adorable! LOVE it!

Linsey R said...

This is so sweet! I love your style and your blog is full of delightful inspiration! I'm adding it to my list of favorites on my blog--thanks for sharing your talent! ~hugs~

jenstamps said...

This is such a clever idea!!! I love your design!!!

Jennifer Ofiana said...

Oh that is so cool! Very clever! I hope you win!!! I don't have time this month to play... maybe next month!! It was nice chatting with ya last night.. although those forums go fast!

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

Another darling card! Love the embossed background, color, shape! Darling!

shel9999 said...

So cute, Christina! I love the foam!

barb said...

This is a wonderful card! I love everything about it!! TFS

Lauren (mytime) said...

I just said "awe" outloud. How supah cute is that?

Carolyn King said...

Oh man....sooo cute. I just bought two mailboxes today...LOVE what you did with yours!