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>CCCC #22 Tags, Bags, Boxes and More

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Welcome to Week #22 of the CCCC (Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge). Last week Paula at More Than Favors hosted the Accent Essentials Cartridge Chaos Challenge #21. Paula at More Than Favors and I will be alternating weeks. The Next CCCC on June 27th will be posted on her Blog. This week the Poll and the Mr. Linky will be here. Don’t forget to vote for Next Week’s Cartridge. The Poll is over on the right hand side. Now on to the Winner from the 21th CCCC! This person will have an entry into the Cartridge Giveaway on Tuesday July 5th!

Random.org selected #1 The Winner is: Shannen from:
Shannen, you have now won an entry into the Cartridge giveaway. This month’s cartridge is yet to be announced.

Now on to this week’s Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge. The Cartridge was picked by our followers… The Cartridge is Tags, Bags, Boxes and More!
Here is Paula’ s Adorable little box:

Recipe:
Cricut Cartridge ” Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More ”
Prima Flowers
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in ” Vintage Photo”
Crafters Scrap Paper
Here is my quick little tag:
Recipe:
Cosmo Cricket ” Odds and Ends ” Paper Stack
Tim Holtz Distress Ink In ” Vintage Photo “
Recollections Black Pearls
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Ribbon Scraps
If this is your first time playing along, here is how this will work. Paula and I will alternate weeks posting the challenge. Last week Paula posted the Challenge and this weeks its me. There will always be a poll up on the right hand side where you can vote for the cartridge that you would like us to use next week. The Challenge will run from Monday – Sunday. On Monday’s along with our winner we will post the New Projects! I hope you will Join us!
Here are the rules:

1. You must be a follower.

2. You must link it to Mr. Linky (if you have a problem feel free to email me I will help you link it).

3. If you don’t have a Blog just email Paula your project at morethanfavors@gmail.com and she will link it for you.

4. Leave a Comment.

5. Deadline for this Challenge is 11:59pm PST Sunday June 26th (giving the West Coast a chance to get there entries in as well).

6. If you do not have the challenge cartridge, you may make something with a similar cartridge.

7. Most importantly HAVE FUN!!!

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>Father’s Day Paper Bag Card

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Hello Friends,

Today I have a quick fun project to share with you using a paper bag, paper, and your favorite Pink By Design Stamps. I grabbed some paper bags at Michael’s the other day in hopes to make a mini album. I paid 2.99 for a bag of 20, but I think you can find them cheaper or at a higher quantity at Walmart or Target. All paper used on this card is from the Cosmo Cricket ” Wanted ” Paper Stack.

Now onto the project :

To Start off I folded the bag in half, and basically just cut the paper a quarter of an inch smaller than the dimensions of the bag. I stamped Pink By Design’s ” Newsprint ” Background Stamp ontop of the base layer of the card. I added another belt layer to the card to give it more depth. I stamped ” Dad ” using Pink By Design’s ” Banner ” Alpha’s that come with the image set. Of course I had to ink all the edges with Catseye chalk ink in cocoa and black. Because this is a Man’s card I didn’t want to bling it up to much, so I just added some Recollections black pearls.

All the same layering techniques that were done on the outside were applied to the inside. I added some tags to the automatic envelope the paper bag gives you!

The tags were stamped with Pink By Design ” Our Father’s ” Stamp Set. I added some beading twine to the tags and inked around the edges.

I added a small paper bag on the inside, perfect for a gift card. I don’t have a gift card yet, so my Costco card will have to do 🙂 I added more inking to the edges of the small bag and stamped the center using Pink By Design’s ” Labels ” Stamp Set. Of course the bottom of the little bag needed something so I added the rest of my black pearls. The opening of the bag creates another fun little pocket. Perfect for maybe a hidden gift, or like what I did, a place to for my kids to write a note to there dad. The larger tag was stamped with Pink By Design ” Vintage Elements ” Image Set, along with Pink By Design’s ” Our Father’s ” Stamp Set. I added a small pull tag with some more beading twine.

I wanted to bring your attention to this small detail I skipped over. For this little effect I took a piece of the same cardstock I used for the card and used some Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Picket Fence. I let it dry then dabbed it with Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I heat dried that with my heating tool, then applied another coat of the same Distress Crackle Paint. And lastly I dabbed Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Ink. I like that it let the frayed burlap and the original cardstock bleed through. Gives it a more rustic MAN feel. I finished the card with some buttons.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and I would love to see you all create a paper bag card, and share it on the Pink By Design Message Board!  

Have A Wonderful Thursday,

>Stamptastic Tuesday

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Hello Friends, 
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Today Is Tuesday which means its another Stamptastic Tuesday! In case you are new to the Stamptastic Tuesday I’ll explain how it works. Every Tuesday Paula at More Than Favors, Sarah from Pink Cricut, and I will be showcasing a stamp set from Pink By Design. During that week you can buy the showcased stamp set at a reduced price. We do inspiration projects featuring the stamp set of the week.

This week we are showcasing Pink By Design ” Just For Men ” Stamp Set.

This is a perfect stamp set for Father’s Day, or really any day you want to celebrate,or just give the men your in life a card. Also this set is perfect for scrapbooking those menly men pictures 🙂
Here is my inspiration card showcasing this stamp set :
Does’nt this guy look like he is showing you his guns?

Recipe:
Cricut Cartridge Campin’ Critters for Card Base and Image
Cosmo Cricket ” Mr. Campy ” Paper Stack
Beading Twine and Button
Google Eyes

This week only, when you purchase the Just For Men Stamp Set, along with any other stamp sets, you will get free shipping on your entire order! 
Be sure to stop by Sarah’s, Paula’s, and Bryan’s Blogs to see there awesome inspiration projects using this stamp set 🙂
Have a Wonderful Tuesday 🙂

>Pink By Design " Sneak Peek " !

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Hello Friends,

Today I have a Super Pink By Design Sneak For you! This card actually has 3 sneaks, well actually 2 now since Mr. Pink spilled the beans on June’s Stamp of the Month 🙂

Let’s see if you can find the other two 🙂

Card Base is 5.5 x 5.5

For My Card I used 3 Pink By Design Stamps (yet to be announced)

Cosmo Cricket ” Material Girl ” Paper

Cricut Cartridge Lacy Lables

Ribbon and Button’s from Joanns

Recollections Bling

Martha Stewart Paper Doily

I really love June’s Stamp of the Month! It’s perfect for paper piecing or just a stamped image! SO CUTE!

Did You find the other two sneak peeks? Well if you didn’t don’t worry! You will be able to see all of Pink By Design’s June’s release by coming to Sarah’s Ustream : http://www.ustream.tv/channel/pink-by-design-stamp-release.

Time: ‎7:00PM Friday, June 3rd

I hope to see you there! It’s gonna be so much FUN!!!! PINK CRICUT STYLE!!!!!
P.S. If anyone can tell me how they fixed there blogger to where they can leave comments, Please share your secret 🙂

>Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge " New Arrival "

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Welcome to another week of the CCCC (Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge). Last week I hosted the CCCC, This week you can find the Challenge at More Than Favors. We will be alternating weeks. This week the Poll and the Mr. Linky will be at Paula’s Blog. I want to Thank You all for joining our challenges, and it’s so much fun to see all the entries!
This week the winning cartridge is ” New Arrival ” .  And here is my project featuring that cartridge.
Recipe:
Cricut Cartridge ” New Arrrival ”
Cosmo Cricket ” Garden Variety ”
Ribbon and Button from Michaels
Stickles
So Head on over to Paula’s Blog, and Play along with us! Have a great and Happy Memorial Day!

>A FRUITY HELLO!!!

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Hello Everyone,
I hope you have been checking out and enjoying all the wonderful projects the Pink by Design Design Team and Sarah have been making for you on their Our New Home. I think its super neat that now instead of having projects on Fridays their will be one everyday! Keeping your creative juices flowing! Not to mention you can chat it up and post your wonderful creations in the Message Board! Today Is my first day getting to post on the new blog and I am super excited to share my card with you!

For My card I used the Pink By Design ” It’s A Date ” Stamp Set along with Pink By Design ” Vintage Greetings “.  I cut out the It’s a Date SVG and then stamped on top of it. I used Tim Holtz distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy to distress the doily,svg, and around the Graphic 45 images. All pattern paper is Cosmo Cricket ” Garden Variety and the images are from Graphic 45 ” Domestic Goddess “. I felt that card needed a larger pear to make it fruity. I cut the pear at 4 inches using Gypsy Font on my Gypsy. Stickles really made  the fruit in the images pop! I completed the card by using some homemade crinkle ribbon.  I guess when I think of May I think of all the fruit trees blossoming, I am so looking forward to picking some fresh fruit.

Have  a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend!

>Cricut Cardz Challenge # 75

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Welcome Friends,
This week Mary had asked us to make a masculine birthday card with wheels for design team inspiratation. I just got a new cartridge the other day so I instantly knew that I was gonna use it! Of course I had to give it a vintage/rustic look 🙂
Recipe:
Pink By Design ” Just For Men ” Stamp Set
Cricut Cartridge Fathers Day Solution
Cosmo Cricket ” Circa 1934 ” Paper
Recollections Nuts and Bolts Brads
White Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo
So Be sure to head on over to the Cricut Cardz Challenge and play along with us 🙂

>Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge " Indie Art ".

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Welcome to another week of the CCCC (Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge). Last week I hosted the CCCC, This week you can find the Challenge at More Than Favors. We will be alternating weeks. This week the Poll and the Mr. Linky will be at Paula’s Blog. I want to Thank You all for joining our challenges, and it’s so much fun to see all the entries!
Indie Art:

Recipe for Card:
Cosmo Cricket ” Garden Variety ” Paper Stack
Martha Stewart Punch and Course Glitter
Recollectons Pearls
I hope everyone has a good Monday. See you all tomorrow for Stamptastic Tuesday.
Hugs and Crafts,

>Stamptastic Tuesday and Gloria’s Birthday Blog Hop Winner!

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Happy 1 year Birthday Pink Cricut! It’s not Sarah’s Birthday but it is her 1 year blogaversary!!!
And she is celebrating her blog birthday by having a great sale on some of her stamp sets. She only has 10 available of the following sets so your gonna have to hurry and see if there is any left.
Remember once the first 10 of each stamp set are sold that price will no longer be available.
Welcome to another Stamptastic Tuesday. Incase you are new to the Stamptastic Tuesday I’ll explain how it works. Every Tuesday Paula at More Than Favors and I will be showcasing a stamp from Pink By Design. During that week you can buy the showcased stamp at a reduced price. We do inspiration projects featuring the stamp set of the week.
This week the showcased stamp set is Feelin Groovy.
This stamp set goes well with the Cricut Cartridge Groovy Times, But It goes so well with other projects as well.
Here is my card:
Recipe for Golf Card:
Card Base is 5.5×5.5
Graphic 45 ” A Proper Gentleman Collection “
Cosmo Cricket ” Social Club “
Catseye Chalk Ink in Bronze
We R Memory Keepers Corner Puncher in Deco Tag
My Own Ribbon and Stash of Buttons
Green Braiding Cord
Be sure to hop on over to Paula’s Blog by clicking HERE!
And Don’t forget to drop by Sarah’s blog and wish her a Happy 1 Year Blog-a-versary by Clicking HERE!
Have a very fun filled, crafty Tuesday and I will see you all tomorrow for Wacky Wednesday. OHHHHHH the Winner from Gloria’s Birthday Blog Hop is #90!
Sherri said…
Ooh, I love your stuff! I am now a follower. I love all the detail you put into your cards. Very cool!!
Congrats Sherri! Please contact me at twoscraptasticgals@gmail.com. And I will get your prize mailed to you!

>Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge #10 " Doodlecharms".

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Hello Crafty Friends,
Welcome to Week #10 of the CCCC (Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge). Can You believe we are already at Week 10? Last week I hosted the CCCC, This week you can find the Challenge at http://www.morethanfavors.blogspot.com/. We will be alternating weeks. This week the Poll and the Mr. Linky will be at Paula’s Blog.
 Doodlecharms

Recipe for Apple Card:
Cricut Cartridge ” Doodlecharms ”
Apple is welded together in shadow feature to make a card.
Cosmo Cricket ” Garden Variety ” Paper Stack
Divine Twine in Green Apple and Cherry
Catseye Chalk in ” Warmed Red ”
We R Memory Keepers ” Corner Chomper ”
I also want to say Thank You to all my old and new friends, as Two Scraptastic Gals hit a glorious Mile Stone. We reached 1000 Friends. Not only did that happen over the weekend, but now we are at 1006!!! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! You are all the best and I am so lucky to have you all as Crafty Friends. I will See you all Tomorrow for another Stamptastic Tuesday! Have a Great Day!