You gave him exactly what he wanted; you didn't hold back.
You filled his arms with gifts; you gave him a right royal welcome.
He wanted a good life; you gave it to him, and then made it a long life as a bonus.
You lifted him high and bright as a cumulus cloud,
then dressed him in rainbow COLORS.
You pile blessings on him; you make him glad when you smile.
Psalm 21 : 3-5
Welcome to the Cooking With Cricut/Paper Crafting WorldTuesday Challenge! I’ve really been enjoying my participation in being on the Design Team for these several weeks and I hope you’ve enjoyed all of the creative ideas shared by the other Designers and me!
***Sky Blue, Navy, Turquoise Green,
Light (Honeydew) Melon, Strawberry, Goldenrod***
To be honest, when I saw the colors for this week’s Challenge – although they are each beautiful in and of themselves – I was a bit taken aback by the intent of using them all together in one project… They are not colors I would necessarily think as ‘going together,’ yet as you can see from the Challenge photo, evidently ‘Somebody bigger than you and me’ (great song!) thought to put the colors together… * smile * It took quite a while to figure out what to do – then my personal design process began which includes sketching, notating and choosing papers and embellishments – then the actual creating process – and…I am actually quite pleased with my two outcomes! I think they turned out to have a bit of a Retro/’50s look. I rather enjoyed having an unusual color palette to work with and to do something a bit outside of my ‘color comfort zone.’
My first project is a cover/holder for a Memo Pad. In thinking about what project to make, I looked through the many items that I pick up here and there – on Clearance usually – to have on hand for last-minute or spur-of-the-moment gifts. I noticed this Memo Pad with red and green print and decided to design around it.
I found a cardstock that was Sky Blue on one side and Light (Honeydew) Melon on the other! I measured the Memo Pad, adding ¼” around 3 sides of it and ½” for the spine, which I scored and then folded. I discovered a CWC/PCW digital file of flowers that included Strawberry and Goldenrod. (‘Blog Hop Day 1 – Vintage Roses’) I used the CWC/PCW ‘3d Bow n OvalFrame 2g CF’ cutting file for the frame and shadows on the front, using Navy, Turquoise Green and Strawberry.
Using a lacy Martha Stewart punch, I punched the edge and then pleated 2 strips of Strawberry for the top and bottom trim, finishing them with a strip of Light (Honeydew) Melon and Navy. I concluded the front with a Turquoise Green bow.
To affix the Memo Pad to the Holder, I stapled a narrow width of cardstock to the inside back on each edge and then slid the cardboard backing of the pad down through it – See the Sky Blue strip in these photos.
My second project is a Recipe Card Holder for a package of recipe cards to give as a gift. These were also in my ‘stash of impromptu gifts’…
I used an 8.5 x 11 Goldenrod cardstock, scored and folded to make the Holder. (If you are interested in the exact scoring and cutting, let me know and I’ll send you a copy of the ‘template’ I use. I also use these for my 'sets' of A2-size cards.)
I used the CWC/PCW ‘6 Pt Flower Spray’ for the front flap, using scraps of paper from the first project. I added some Recollections gems. I 'faux-stitched' around the edge with red marker. Using my double-hole punch, I punched matching holes in the top flap and the underside of the front so that I could thread a ribbon through them and tie it as the closure.
I hope you are inspired by the projects we offer this week – that you’ll make one - then link it to CWC/PCW so we can see YOUR craftiness! As always, if you have questions on anything I’ve posted, feel free to contact me. Have a great paper-crafting week! See you next week -