Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My Pink Design Team - May

Welcome to my blog for this month's My Pink Stamper design team project!  This month's theme was the ever elusive, ever challenging, MAN project.  LOL!  Is it just me, or is it really hard to create projects for the men in our lives?  Well, I can think of lots of projects for my husband:  cutting the grass, re grouting the the tub...

Seriously though, my work definitely tends to err on the side of whimsical and sparkly, with bright colors and ribbon.  Definitely not man material.  But I happen to have the best husband and best father on the planet, so Father's Day is something that is definitely worth celebrating.  It's good to stretch our creativity - just one of the many reasons I like "challenges", and especially love being a My Pink Designer!  Robyn's stamps are the best!  And I am especially loving the sets from her recent release.  For more information on where to purchase My Pink Stamper stamps, click here.  The stamp for today's project comes from the set Spectacular Sayings:


Do you like to shop in the dollar section at Target?  My girls LOVE to go to Target for that reason alone.  I love it when things are on sale for 75% off.  My project today comes from one of my Target Dollar Spot finds - a little Red Hots lunch box, that I embellished and made a coordinating card for.  My husband does a lot of traveling, so it was only natural to adopt a travel theme for my project:

























I thought that the little "suitcase" would be a perfect gift card holder!  And what do you need when you travel?  A passport of coarse!  Now I admit that a gift card to Mimi's may not be the most manly of gifts, but this is what I had on hand to show you.  I'll have to replace it with a gift card for Cabela's or something like that.

You will notice from previous posts that my relationship with my Gypsy had a bit of a rocky start.  But I can honestly say now that I rarely make a project without it!  I used the Gypsy with this project to weld both "Dad" and "Passport", and for the cart Gypsy Wanderings for the star emblem on the passport and the tag on the card and suitcase.  I also used the hide contour feature to remove elements on the tag.

Stamp:  My Pink Stamper Spectacular Sayings
Cricut Cartridges:  Cricut Classic Font, Gypsy Wanderings (star on passport, and tag), Gypsy
Embossing:  Cuttlebug Winter Wonderland set (plaid)
Paper:  Honestly, most of this paper was SO OLD that I'm not even sure anymore where it came from.  But the plain brown cardstock is from Roberts Crafts, and the tweed is from Making Memories
Embellishments:  Hemp twine

If you haven't already, be sure to go to My Pink Stamper to be inspired by all the creations from my fellow designers!

10 comments:

CarrieAnne said...

Great project - he'll love it!

Edna said...

OMG!!!! I love this my friend what a great creation :)

marcia said...

wow this is SOOOOO cute, love using the "suitcase" as a gift card holder! how on earth did you get the paper in all the nooks and crannies!?

Meesh said...

LOVE the box as a GC holder, too CUTE! Target Hot Spot has great deals! :o)

Michelle

Cristi said...

This is absolutly fab and your hubby is going to love it!! What amazing detail!
Big HUGS
Cristi

Glora said...

Awesome job. I'm glad that you and your Gypsy got over your rocky relationship because this is amazing. Hugs- Glora

Lady Fair said...

That is one handsome lunchbox!
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Maria said...

I love what you did for this challenge! The suitcase is perfect--love the passport! He will love it :)

LiveLaughScrap said...

Adorable & so unique. I lvoe when gift fits the recipient perfectly.
Lori

DIANA L. said...

Great idea and a wonderful job on the design.

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