Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Guest Designer at Papercraft Star

I am just thrilled to be the guest designer at Papercraft Star for this week's challenge!  It's a fun one - to use some or all of the colours below to create your project and include at least two of the following elements:
    * Ribbon
    * Stamped Image
    * Embossing
    * Die Cut
Here are the colours:
I decided to make a gift set for my niece.  The set includes a little gift bag, a gift card holder and a birthday card.  I found some great instructions for the bag at Scrapbook Eden.  All of the items were created using regular cardstock.  I used various embossing folders, some glitter and my white gel pen to spruce things up.  The word "Sweet" was cut from Create a Critter and manipulated to curve a bit more in order to fit around the circle.  The circle itself was cut using my Creative Memories cutting system.  I also added some gems and a ribbon to finish things off. 

Here's a closer view of the bag...
...the top of the bag...
...and the gift card holder.

I'd also like to thank Kelly at Sandcastle Stamper and Dana at Imagine What You Could Do for the Stylish Blogger Award!  Thank you so much!
Part of this blog award is that I am required to tell you eight things about myself:
  1. I always carry tissues with me.
  2. I love to eat red licorice and red jujubes (as long as they are not cherry flavoured)
  3. I make up crazy names for everybody I love.  I rarely call my husband and children by their real names.
  4. Before deciding to work toward my Master of Education, I studied forensic science.
  5. I once earned an overall grade of 100% in post-secondary physics - although I can hardly remember a thing now!! 
  6. I regularly volunteer at my youngest son's school.
  7. I speak English and French.
  8. I am really starting to feel that I would like to work outside the home again.  (I'm currently self-employed and work from home, but it gets lonely sometimes)
I would like to pass this award to some bloggers that I've recently discovered:
April at Stampwilly Designs
Angie at Scrappin_Diva
The Sleeoy Stamper at Stamping While They Sleep
Monica at Simply Cricutting

and Kimberly Ann at Paper Loves Glue

18 comments:

Besthobbyeva said...

Kate - love your project, the colors are awesome together. Your niece is going to love them! I love the circle with the 16, very clever use of the cuttlebug folder. Great job!

Congrats to all the blog award winnners, so much fun!!

Kristina said...

What an adorable set, you niece is going to love it!! I'm so happy that you joined us as a Guest Designer at Papercraft Star!!

Creative Princess said...

What a great job with all the embossing! She is going to love this!
Tara

Jen Cuthbertson said...

These are such pretty projects, Kate! I love the embossing and the gift box is perfect! Thanks for guest designing for us this week at Papercraft Star!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Yay Kate. So great to have you Guest Designing with us. Your project is sooooooooo adorable. Your niece is going to love it. Beautiful design. :)

Rhonda Emery said...

I am so happy for you. what a thrill to be ask to be guest designer. your project is so pretty. love the colors, embossing well everything. hugs

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Love your set Kate!!! The embossing os wonderful!! Congrats on your award!!
Hugs,
NOrma

Kimberly Anne said...

Kate, I am just so happy that you are the guest designer with us at Papercraft Star! I feel honored to see your creation there. Your niece is going to love this gift set you created! How fun!

And thank you for the Stylish Blogger Award! You are too sweet. It was nice to learn more about you and find that you also speak French. Oh I only wish I could too!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow kate! these are absolutely gorgeous! and congrats on the award. i wanted to study forensics but found chemistry hard to grasp. went into law instead - who knew - lol.

thanks so much for stopping by my blog. hope to see you again soon.

hugs :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super cute set! Love the bright colors and the embossing folder!

C Stephens said...

Great set Kate. I love your combination of all the embossing. Well done!

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

How wonderful to have had you with us this week as our GD at Papercraft Star ! Your set is so much fun, and so typically teenage girl as well. You are very inspiring !

Tracy said...

Congrats on your guest spot with us at Papercraft Star Kate! We've loved seeing the projects you've entered for our challenges and here's another great one. I love how you used the embossed number on your projects. Very clever! Thanks for sharing this with us all!

Liz said...

I just love your projects for your project for your GDT spot on Papercraft Star!! Thank you! We look forward to seeing more of your projects :)

Tracey said...

Great gift set Kate......love the colour combination. All the embossing really makes it look extra special, your niece will love it.

sucor said...

Congratulations on being guest designer at Papercraft Star! Great set, I love the bright colors and the embossing!

DonnaMundinger said...

Congrats on your guest DT gig, Kate! Fabulous set and thanks for the link to that bag. Gotta try one. LOVE your use of the Cuttlebug folders and the colors are gorgeous! xxD

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Congrats on your guest DT spot!! Super cute set. Love the bright fun colors. I bet your niece loved this!! I enjoyed reading your list. I make up names for my husband and kids too!! hee hee