Thursday, January 7, 2010

Special Announcement - Sweet Treats Thursday

Greetings everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR, I hope 2010 is starting off on a happy note for all … This is ♥Carol♥ … and today I’d like to share a special announcement. Over at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog, a new team of creative designers have come together to form a design team called SWEET TREATS THURSDAY.

This team of designers will tantalize your taste buds with a delicious selection of yummie creations using their favorite crafting tools (Cricut and Cricut Cartridges, Cuttlebug, YourStory, YuDu and the Gypsy). I’m very pleased and excited to be included with this wonderful team of talented crafters as a Design Team Member. I hope you’ll pop over and take a look … and be sure to check back every Thursday as the SWEET TREATS THURSDAY Design Team will be presenting fun new crafts, tutorials and/or other helpful hints and tricks to help keep you inspired.

Our first assignment was to use our Cricuts and the Doodle Charms cartridge to create a set of projects. We were instructed to use not less than 2 cuts from the DC cart, but were allowed to use as many as we liked. I selected to use the teddy bear and the heart … but as you will see here … I used several other cuts as well.

The Teddy Gift Set Trio …

Supplies used for this project were:

Cricut Expressions
Doodle Charms Cricut Cartridge
White and Pink Card Stock
Kiwi Embroidery Paper – Pink Gingham Check
Pink Gingham Ribbon – width sizes 1.25 and .50 inches
Darning Threads – Pink and White
Small Pearls
White Doodle Pen
(Glue Glider Pro, Zig 2-way Glue Pen, Dimensionals, Glue Dots)
Wrapping Paper

The Card and Envelope
The card measures 5”x 6.5”

(REMINDER … Click on any image to see full view)

The Photo Frame

The Photo frame measures 17”X10”, but the little frames on each side of the main picture
measure only 1.5”x2”, so each of the Doodle Charms cuts were made at a 1” size or less.
The cuts are embellished with hand doodling, pearls for eyes on the critters
and small bows on the hearts that are ½” or less across.
I also added small gingham bows to accent the main picture opening and then
tied a nice big bow around the frame.

The Gift Package

When I went to wrap the gift, I discovered that I didn’t have any paper that would
match the set, so I used a solid color wrapping paper that I had and
turned it inside out so that I was using the inside (white) as the wrapping.
To accent the package, I cut little 1” teddy bears and hearts,
embossed them and adhered them down with glue dots.
I actually like the way this turned out and plan to use this trick again in the future
whenever I don’t have the exact wrapping that I need.
Whoops … I see that the teddy bear tag did not make on the package
before the picture was taken.

All three items were super easy to make, and the great thing is, they were actually very inexpensive to make too!

I hope you enjoy these projects as much as I did making them and sharing them with you … feel free to leave comments, I would love to hear what you think. As always, thank you for visiting me here at my Little Creation Corner and don’t forget to stop by and check out the other creations at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog.




Beth said...

Carol your projects are adorable and such a beautiful gift set I especially like the frame I will definitely be learning from you talented gals.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Carol amazing! SO sweet love it!

Sheila McShea said...

Oh Carol this project is beautiful so soft and delicate, perfect for a baby gift. I love all the detail you put in this project! Thanks for sharing this amazing project with us! Hugs back at you!!!

Andrea Padilla said...

I love the frame. Did it already come with the cut-outs for the pictures in the mat? Or did you cut those out?

~JulieH~ said...

Oh Carol what a beautiful set I love every piece and how clever you have been with the wrapping paper. Congratulations on your DT Position I so look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous creations

alwayscharlie said...

Carol I loved this project! I can't wait to make it (in blue) for my daughters baby shower next month.

Enfys said...

Totally adorable Carol, huge congrats on the DT position, look forward to seeing more fab creations from you
big hugs
En xx

Anonymous said...

These projects are `beautiufl`
Welcome to the Team Carol:)x

AndreaA said...

Wow!!!! Carol I love this.
Adorable and of course its is pink so that makes it extra special.
This would be very cute for my DGD baby album that I am making her for her first birthday in May.

Audrey Frelx said...

OMG! The card, the frame, the book are all just gorgeous! What a wonderful gift this would be for my friend's daughter who's expecting her first child! Can she have it? LOL!!! Just kidding, but it is beautiful! And, it's another matching set -- which I love! TFS!