Saturday, September 12, 2009

the tree party continues . . .

The second in the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog party challenges is to create a card and giftbag. I am so loving the earthy tones I am playing with for these! If you do not have Cosmo Cricket's Earth Love run to the lss for it is adorable!

For this card I used all of my faves right now. Earth Love, Maya Road (tree/trim), Thickers, and my Cuttlebug. I tried the "ink the bumpy" side of my folder before running the card through technique again since I loved it on the tree trunk of the first card. I know that all the experienced buggers are probably giggling at me, but as a baby bug I am soooo enjoying trying each technique. I get so giddy at the different things I can do with it.

The gift back gave me a bit more trouble. I wanted to just run the whole bag through my Bug. *Looks at bag size. Looks at bug. * Darn. Let's face it--right now I am so into this machine that I want to run ME through it. I needed the bigger bag since the party favor is a little tree to take home and plant and it needs to fit in the bag.

oh, did I forget to mention that Allie is so into this theme that she has decided it is her birthday party for next summer? And with my decisive 10yo I do not have to think she will change her mind--I know this is it.

Allie wanted the bag to say "I heart trees". The heart was giving us fits. We wanted it to pop with a bolder color. We tried a dozen different ones before we decided on this orange one cut out of some Autumn Leaves tags. I am sure that each bag will be just a bit different as we make them. We will probably end up using all of the dozen hearts we discarded all over the scrap desk.

Here is the close up of the embossing:

Obvious in real life, but not so much in the big photo. I must admit that the most fun for me with this challenge is getting to share it with Allie. She really has some lovely design ideas and is so excited about everything we make. We are having a ball!

10 comments:

cheryln said...

such cute projects!!

Cindy said...

These are super, too, Dora! What great theme and great embossing here and particularly on your invite posted below! Glad to see you partying with Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot!

Cassie said...

oh wow - just love them!! and i'm glad you're trying out all the techniques! there's nothing wrong with using them over and over - they are so fun and give such neat looks!
thanks for joining in at cuttlebug challenge!
http://www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

June Houck said...

You and Allie make a great team! I love the simplicity of the card, yet it is trendy and totally cool. All of your agonizing over the bag was worth it, because I think it's terrific :)

June Houck
Proud DT member @ Cuttlebug Challenge blog
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

Terrie B x said...

I completly love these ..absolutly `gorgeous` TFS
Thanks for joining in with the CB this week:)
terrie
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

Beth said...

Darling gift bag and card Dora love your tree theme so gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at cuttlebug challenge this week.
Beth

BettyBee said...

Dora, this whole theme, and your write up just makes me smile! I am so happy that you and your daughter are so into this together, and that you are loving your Cuttlebug! You are making some awesome projects!!! This card and bag are just great, and I love the orange hearts!! I can't wait to see what you come up with for the next Challenge!

Jessie said...

Wow, what beautiful projects! Great job on the challenge too :)

Shantaie said...

I heart your projects, and Im so thrilled that you are sharing such a great expierence with your daughter!
thanks so very much for joining our party at cuttlebug challenge!

Meda said...

Wow! This is really one of my favorite themes from the challenge. I LOVE your card. Thanks again for joining our challenge.