Sunday, January 2, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Challenge

Robyn, of My Pink Stamper, is in the process of introducing her new design team.  She has two spots open and has challenged anyone with a blog and a Cricut to apply.  I figured, why not try.  Wouldn't it be amazing to be a part of such a well-known and creative design team?  So . . . her rules were these:

Pick a favorite cartridge - not so easy since I've found something special on just about every cartridge I own.
Create your design using pink, green, and brown - her favorite colors.  I happen to love pink and brown and adding a touch of green is never a problem.
Include the full recipe and reason for your creation.

Here is my card.  I used my "go-to" sketch (see August, 2010) and some of my favorite things: paper layering, heat embossing powder, foam dimensionals, and ribbon :).

 Size A2
White 5.5 x 8.5 cardstock, folded
 Pink background mat  5.25 x 4
 Brown patterned paper (BoBunny Love Bandit) 5 x 3.75 
 Pink cardstock rectangle 2 x 3
 Brown mat 2.25 x 3.25
 Green dot mat  2.5 x 3.5
Layered Heart - Sweethearts Cartridge page 34
*Brown glitter - shadow feature @ 2.5
*White cardstock - shadow feature @ 2.25
*Pink cardstock - shadow feature @ 2  then covered with Versamark and heat embossed with Ranger Holographic embossing powder
*Red cardstock - base image @ 2
Foam dimensionals between the brown glittered heart and background, and between white and pink hearts
Ribbon - Bazzill Basics
Stamps by Stampendous
  Sentiment stamped with ColorBox pigment, brown, heat embossed with Kaleidoscope embossing powder
Small heart stamped with Martha Stewart glue pad then MS fine glitter

I chose the Sweethearts cartridge for two reasons: 1) I wanted to make a Valentine card for this design team challenge, but also one that could be made in multiples to send to Cards for Soldiers.  I can not use glitter on the CFS cards, but I can use the heat embossing.  2) Sweethearts has a great deal of versatility.  Along with the expected "wedding,"  "engagement," and "love" cuts, there are many that can be used for other projects - the frog prince, the monkey, the puppy and kitten are all adorable.  There are some wonderful flourishes, flowers, a wreath and  fleur d lis, as well.  And, best of all, each cut has a companion card and envelope (easily sized on DS or the Gypsy).

Thanks for visiting.  I hope you like my design.  I stayed true to my design style - simple, clean, and lots of paper layering.

Hugs and Happy Crafting,


Glenda said...

So gorgeous Larelyn! Excellent choice of cut--Love the heart. Your papers are so pretty and I love that sketch! Best of luck!!

Staying Crafty said...

Very nice! I love the glitter and the fun polka dots :)

girlia said...

Gorgeous card.

Ginger said...

Great card! You did an awesome job!

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 that cart. That is our wedding anniversary too :) 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...

I see why this is your go to sketch your card came out great. Good luck on the DT call.

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