Monday, June 28, 2010

Bitten by the Bug2 Genie Lamp Cut

Who wouldn't be delighted to find a Genie lamp? You know, the kind that you rub and out pops a Genie that gladly grants you three wishes. BBTB2 Designer Julia Moss wants to make that happen for you, so she's lined up a challenge that will put one right in your hand! Although a Genie won't pop out of this particular lamp or grant you three will have to use your Cricut to create it, so heck, that's almost as good! The lamp that Julia has selected for this week's Cricut cut is from Paperdoll Dress Up. It is "Accessories 2" located on page 39 of the manual. On the keyboard overlay it is the first button on the second row.

This week, because Julia is out of town, I volunteered to host the BBTB2 blog, in her place for this challenge, which means I'll have the honor of selecting the winner. I can hardly wait to see all of the beautiful Genie lamp creations that you enter over at BBTB2 to play along with us! And don't forget, you have the chance to win a sweet blog button if your project wins the challenge.

I created my own Genie Lamp by welding two of them together with my Gypsy. I cut the card base using white cardstock, and then I cut the Lamp out three times using patterned paper. Two of the lamps I pieced together to make the card front in two different patterns as shown and the third I used to line the inside of the card. The sentiment was cut using the Sweet Treats cartridge. I welded to cuts of the smoke with my Gypsy as well, and folded it to make the smoke stiff enough to not flop over when the card is standing upright.  I ran the smoke through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder to give it some texture and then adhered it to the lamp pipe. Wha-lah, a Genie Lamp is born.  Now... I just need to go make myself a Genie! :-)  In the mean time, I hope you join us for this challenge at Bitten by the Bug2!

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Green at Heart (Basic Grey)
Cardstock: White (American Crafts)
Cricut Carts: Paper Doll Dress Up and Sweet Treats
Embellishments: Pearls (Hero Arts)
Tools: Cricut Expression, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder

8 Scrappy Comments:

Heather said...

OMGoodness!! This is just gorgeous! I LOVE the smoke and how you embossed it and I love the soft colors.

**Treefrog** said...

Beth this is Great! I think we've all wished we could find a Genie lamp and this one looks like you could really rub it and make some wishes. Love it!
Froggie ((Hugs)) Theresa

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGoodness, how creative this is! Who would think a genie lamp could look so good? What a fun challenge. I would be totally flummoxed by this, I have to say, but you completely hit this one out of the ballpark.

Kristina H said...

You rock that Gypsy girl!!
I want a lesson :)

The card turned out great, love it!

CraftyGirl said...

Your lamp is fabulous!!1 I love the yummy papers you used... they are just perfect!! This looks like a fun challenge to play along with!!
Barb :)


Love your lamp card. Beautiful.


Charlene said...

What a fun fun challenge!! And your card turned out great!

Creative Momma said...

I love shaped cards :) Great job on this genie the welding on the top great the DP too..Hugs

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