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Friday, April 20, 2012

BBTB2 Design Team Challenge

Hello all!

Today I've got a special post... but first, I have to give a "warning" to two people. :)

If you are one of my mothers.... mom or mom-in-law...




Pretty Please!! :)  You don't want to ruin your mother's day gifts... do you now?

Ok, now on to the real post.

I am turning this post in to be considered for the BBTB2 Design Team (and also for the My Pink Stamper Mother's Day Challenge).

I made several things for my moms, a card and a picture frame.  I'll add my supply list at the end.

Two pictures frames I altered.  Frames are 5x7 from Hobby Lobby.

Altered frame for my mom-in-law.  The frame is a 5x7 and from Hobby Lobby.

Altered frame for my mom.  Same frame, but in black, 5x7 from Hobby Lobby.

Close up of flowers.  Red and cream flower (with red inking) flower tutorial here.  A different tutorial for the cream and blue flowers here.

More pretty flowers

Flowers and flourish

Frame and matching card for my mom-in-law.

Card close-up

Inside of card
Frame and matching card for my mom.

Front of card

Inside of card using extra "lined notebook" scrapbook paper.

All the creations and my outside Lighthouse :)  It lights up at night by a solar panel
Altered Frames
I cut the large red flowers using my Preserves Cricut cartridge and used the "shift" button to use the center of the apple cut in order to get the 5 petal flower.  I cut the large red "roses" at 2.5 inches.  I used the same technique for the cream roses and cut them at 1.75 inches.  I inked them with red ink.

For the "carnation-like" flowers I used two different punches. The larger cream carnation flower was cut with a 1.5 inch round circle punch.  I followed the technique in the video.  I did the same technique for the small blue and red carnations, but I used Martha Stewart's 1 inch scallop circle punch, it gives it the ruffly edges.

Behind the red roses are green flowers, and I cut them with the Cricut Essentials on my E2 machine.  They were cut at 2 inches.  I inked them with green ink.

The flourishes were cut from my E2 as well with the Cricut Essentials as well.  (My new favorite flourish!) They were cut at 3 inches.

The large capital H was cut at 4.5 inches from Stone Script.  And the lowercase h was ct at 4.5 inches from Cricut American Alphabet. 

I cut the base of this card to make a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card.  I used the extra paper from the backgrounds of both frames. I again used the rose flower technique cut at 1.75 inches for both flowers.  I used some kraft paper to make the banner and used some brads and buttons from my stash.   I used the EK Success punch Scroll and Dots for the punch. I also used the Martha Stewart 1" Scallop Square Punch to make the ends of the banners.
The letter "m" for the words mom I used the Stone Script and Cricut American Alphabet cartridges again, for the corresponding cards.  I cut the letters about 2".

Here are the supplies I used:

Frames: Hobby Lobby 5x7

Cardstock: AC Cardstock and scraps from my stash

Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio Open Stock from Hobby Lobby

Ink: Red ink (G Studio), Brown ink (Stayz On), Green (G Studio)

Punches: Martha Stewart Scallop Circle Punch, Fiskars 1" Round Circle Punch, Martha Stewart 1: Scallop Square Punch, EK Success Scallop and Dot Punch

Cricut Cartridges: Stone Script, E2 Cricut Essentials, E2 Cricut American Alphabet, Preserves

Thanks for stopping by!

P.S.  I have had that super cute lighthouse for nearly 7 years.  It has moved all over with us.  My awesome parents found it at Walmart right after I first got married. (:


  1. What lovely projects and fabulous cards! Your "moms" will be thrilled! Thanks for submitting to our BBTB2 DT call and best of luck. xxD

  2. Oh wow, this is fabulous---the flowers you made just look incredible!! What a great gift!! Thanks for joining the My Pink Stamper Pinkalicous Blog Hop this month!!


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