Monday, May 3, 2010

BBTB2 - Life is a Beach

This week's BBTB2 challenge cut is from the Life is a Beach cartridge.  When I learned that we were going to use this cut, I hopped on my gypsy to check out all the images because I didn't own the cartridge and never really considered buying it... until I looked at the font and all the images this cart has to offer as well!  Wow! I knew I had to buy it.  The cut for this challenge is the Leaf1 cut on page 38 of the manual.  First Row, 7th Row Over. Use any cut on that page for your entry at BBTB2. I chose the leaf without any feature keys selected to highlight my handmade flower for this card I created to inspire you to join us in this week's challenge. I loved the leaf's detailed cut.



Side Note:  The day after I made this card for the challenge, my youngest daughter needed a gift bag for a teacher that she was presenting a going-away gift too. (She's 18 now and STILL only gives me less than an hour notice when she needs something :-) ) ... Anyhow, I pulled the sentiment off the card... dressed up a plain kraft bag with some Pure Poppy Cardstock by Papertrey Ink and some Patterned Paper by Making Memories Escape Collection.  I pulled out my favorite border Top Crest punch by Fiskars and attached the card to the bag.  I stamped a sentiment inside the card and had my daughter sign it... Ta-Da!  One gift bag and a card in less than 10 minutes that is (I think) masculine enough for a man!  When she arrived home from school she told me that this young teacher was very impressed that I had made this gift bag and card myself...to which my daughter said to me (in what I can only imagine was her best, don't be so impressed with my mom's handiwork voice.... "I told him, ah, well making stuff like that is her JOB."  :-|     LOL... our off spring... can't eat 'em, so we just gotta love 'em.  LOL.

Card Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper:  Cherry Hill Collection (October Afternoon)
Cardstock: Softstone (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Coffee (Archival Ink) Tea Dye Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
Stamps: Classic Messages (Hero Arts)
Embellishments:  Ripe Avocado Ribbon and Vintage Buttons Holiday Mix (Papertrey Ink)
Tools: Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio, Ink Blending Tool (Tim Holtz)

15 Scrappy Comments:

CraftyGirl said...

The card is fabulous and I have to give you credit for turning it into an amazing gift bag at a moments notice!!
Barb :)

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

This is cute Beth...Krista

Julia Moss said...

Beth, you've done an outstanding job on your card. I just love it.

Kristina H said...

Great card, and way to go with that last minute gift bag!! You rock.

~KristinaH

Cristina said...

that's such a great job! I am awed by your talent. Wanted to let you know. I am also having my first giveaway on my blog

You're welcome to join as well.

http://www.craftingwithcristina.com

Tracy said...

This is a great card/gift bag Beth! Love your flower!

~JulieH~ said...

Beth this is gorgeous such lovely colours and how clever the gift bag idea! Love it!
Juliexx

Creative Momma said...

Wow, Beth...this is so beautiful I LOVE your color combo :)
Hugs
Marina

Margie said...

Beautiful, Beth! Love the different papers and your quick thinking with the gift bag.

Lynn in FL said...

Beautiful! Can you please share how you made the flower?? Pretty please???

Lynn in FL

Jeri said...

Love how you took that card and put it onto a gift bag. Great job!!!

Enfys said...

This is beautiful Beth, what a gorgeous set.
big hugs
En xx

Jeannie Phillips said...

I love your card...its amazing!!..such a beautiful job... you paper choices are just perfect.
hugs
Jeannie

Heather said...

LOL! I have bought so many carts myself because of the challenges. This is just beautiful...I LOVE the book print background and the red accents. Gorgeous!!

joeygirl86 said...

Oh wow I just love your take on the challenge for bbtb2 this week! The flowers is so pretty! Awesome job!

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