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Saturday, July 16, 2011

MPS Design Team Submission

Hi everyone!  I hope you are having a great weekend.  I just got back from visiting my mom up at Stanford.  She was very happy to have some company for the weekend.  And I was glad to bring a smile to her face.  She is such a trooper.  You can read about my mom's battle with lymphoma by clicking on the "Nancy's Care Page" link at the left side of my blog.

This project is my submission for the My Pink Stamper's design team call.  It included the challenge of using brown, green, turquoise and brown on your card.  At first, I was a little set back by this color combination.  But when I started playing with the papers...I was really wowed by the combination.

I knew I wanted to make a shaped card.  So I used the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge to create the card base by welding two of the shapes together with my Gypsy.  The card base was cut at 5.5 inches.  The layers, using the same shape, were cut at 5 and 4.75 inches.

The hot air ballon is from the Everyday Pop Up Cards Cricut cartridge and is cut (with all the layers) at 3.25 inches.  The clouds are from Create a Critter and are cut at 1.5 inches and 1.25 inches.  I then stamped the clouds with Hero Arts Magical Background cling stamp.  All of that turquoise really needed some white to break it up....and the clouds were the perfect remedy for that.  I lined the clouds with a thin line of Star Dust Stickles to give them a little shimmer and stamped my greeting, which is from My Pink Stamper's Family and Friends stamp set, on one of the clouds in brown ink.  I took another look at the card and decided it needed a couple more touches of orange...so I added two hearts punched from some orange patterned paper...and added some Stickles to really make them sparkle.


I hope you have a wonderful day!  Thanks for stopping by!

Card Supplies and Recipe
Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge (Shaped Card 5.5 inches), welded using the Gypsy
Everyday Pop Up Cards (hot air balloon, 3.25 inches)
Create A Critter (clouds, 1.5 and 1.25 inches)
My Pink Stamper Family and Friends Stamp Set (sentiment)
Hero Arts Magical Background cling stamp
Twine (from The Twinery)
Patterned Papers (Echo Park, green and turquise and My Mind's Eye, orange)
Stampin Up card stock in Early Espresso
Stickles
Stampin Up Early Espresso and Soft Sky Inks

55 comments:

  1. I love your card! It made me smile! Hopfully we will both be on the design team!!!

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  2. This is SUPER cute! Good luck with the challenge!

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  3. This is so cute!! I love the shape you used and all the extra details you added!! Good luck!!

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  4. Your card is so happy. Made me smile. Good luck with the challenge.
    Susan
    itsmesusanp.blogspot.com

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  5. This is a beautiful card! You did a great job :) Good luck!!!

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  6. Carissa your card is wonderful, I love it!
    Good Luck!

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  7. I love this card. This is a BIG contender in my book. Good luck on the MPS DT call. I see I have found another lover of ZEBRA print. I love your Blog background. Love anything Zebra print.
    Wihing you all the best.
    Dee B

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  8. Sorry to post again. Correction.

    Wishing you all the best.

    Dee B

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  9. You did a beautiful card! Isn't this such a great cart! Best of luck with the challenge!

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  10. This is a very nice card. I love everything about it.

    Pookie
    scraptaculardesigns.blogspot.com

    ps-my daughter is a carrissa (I spelled her name with 2 s's and 2 r's) she will be 14 on the 21st of July. Awesome. Good luck. It's a great opportunity.

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  11. Your card is wonderful! I love it! Good luck!
    Craftelicious.blogspot.com

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  12. Love your card! It's absolutely fabulous! :) good luck!

    -Jo:)
    http://joboogie.typepad.com

    p.s. I'm a nurse too! :)

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  13. Carissa, this is gorgeous! I almost chose this hot air balloon image too. I absolutely LOVE your card. Good luck with the DT call.

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  14. Your card is gorgeous! Love everything about it!

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  15. I love this! So adorable! Good luck!

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  16. Your card is gorgeous! Great job!
    www.dawnicakorner.blogspot.com
    I am a new follower

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  17. I love the use of your colors! The paper patterns are perfect!!
    Tina
    www.myhoppyplace.blogspot.com

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  18. SUPER job! I love all the patters :) Best of luck!

    Jenny
    www.papercutcreations.blogspot.com
    papercraftjenny@gmail.com

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  19. This ia one cute card! It fed my love for hot air balloons! Good Luck!

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  20. Love this! Love the patterns, love the embellishments - love it! Good luck!

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  21. I LOVE this card! It's such a great shape and the balloon cut is one of my favorites :)

    Good luck!

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  22. your card is amazing! Would love for you to stop by my blog.
    karen
    www.littlescrappieces.blogspot.com

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  23. Love your card! Great job and good luck!!!

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  24. This is super cute! Good luck!!

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  25. Awesome card design!
    Best of luck! ;)

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  26. You have made me so excited to get my pop up cart. I LOVE the hot air balloon! I really hope you make the design team! Best Wishes!

    gettincraftystarkie.blogspot.com

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  27. Beautiful card! Love the details on the hot air balloon and your shaped card as well. New follower here! Good luck!
    Crystal
    http://crystalshoppyplace.blogspot.com/

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  28. Great job with the color combo challenge! Love it!

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  29. This is soo pretty! You did a great job. Good luck!

    Candace
    mypassion4scrappin.blogspot.com

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  30. Good Luck...you did a great job.

    craftingwithjamie.blogspot.com

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  31. Carissa,
    Congratulations on being chosen to be on Robyn's Design Team. You certainly are deserving, as your project was wonderful.

    grammygoodson@bellsouth.net

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  32. Carrissa - congratulations on the selection to the design team - you deserved it!!!

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  33. Great job! I knew as soon as I saw your card that you were a sure pick!!! Can't wait to see more of your work!

    Amanda

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  34. What a cute card! Congratulations on making the DT! Sounds like you will have a great time! :)

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  35. Congratulations!!! on being on the MY PINK STAMPER DT

    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  36. I had to come back and congradulate you on being chosen for MPS DT, what an honor. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us.
    Again, Congrats.
    Thanks
    Dee B

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  37. Hi Carissa! Congratulations on making the MPS Design Team! I look forward to working with you & seeing your creations! :o)

    Michelle

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  38. I just wanted to tell you congratulations on your new position on the My Pink Stamper DT! I am a new follower of your so I will be able to see all of the wonderful creativity you have to share!

    Kayla at My Scrapbooking Hideaway

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  39. Congrats Carissa! I am beyond thrilled to get to work along side you! When I was peaking at the entries I knew Robyn would pick you! You are beyond talented. If you ever need any help or have a question dont hesitate to ask.
    Big hugs,
    Cristi
    www.Scrappin5littlecupcakes.blogspot.com

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  40. I did love your card so much! Congrats on being a new member of the MPS Design Team! You deserve it with all that talent!

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  41. Congratulations Carissa! Your card was really pretty. Looking forward to seeing more of your work:)
    ~Madison funkycards.blogspot.com

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  42. congratulations!! I am your newest follower and wanted to let you know that I am amazed by your creations here on your blog (not just your MPS submission)! I look forward to seeing more of your talent!

    Kerri
    www.caresofkerri.blogspot.com

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  43. Congratulations, Carissa!! You are sp talented! I look forward to more of your creations!!

    Jamie
    Http://oohlalapaperie.blogspot.com

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  44. Congrats on making the design team. Your card is so pretty. Look forward to seeing more projects from you.

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  45. carissa, welcome to the pink team and congratulations on making it. your project is super pretty. it looks like a mini layout. so much fun looking at it.

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  46. Loved your card...great detail! Congratulations! I look forward to creating with you on the My Pink Stamper design team!

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  47. Your card is so adorable, can't wait to see more from you. congrats.

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  48. Your card is absolutely adorable! Congrats on making the design team!

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  49. Your card is beautiful! I love all the details! Looking forward to working with you on the MPS Design Team! :)

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  50. Congrats on making the design team! Can't wait to work with you!! :D

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  51. I LOVE your card. Beautiful design & colors.
    Congratulations on being a part of the design team. I look forward to getting to know you. We have so much fun!

    Angela
    Simple Creations
    www.scpapercrafts.com

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