Monday, March 29, 2010

Paisley Purse Cut, BBTB2 Blog Hop, and Special Blog Candy


Happy Monday and welcome to the BBTB2 Monthly Blog Hop!  If you are following the blog hop you probably arrived here from Carole's blog (isn't she a sweetie??).  I will keep you for just a few minutes, then you can be on your way.  This week the Design Team was challenged to use any one of the three purses on the PAISLEY cartridge in our projects.  I chose the cut apple front purse, then I substituted cherries, also on Paisley, for the apples.


I used the fabulous Fashionista paper by Graphic 45, a line I have LOVED, to create my card.  The card front features bright cherries POPPED out on a frame of oval nesties.  At the bottom edge of the card I used a border punch on yellow cardstock to create a edge trim.  At the top of the front section I added a yellow bow with a Prima flower trimmed with tiny cherries.


The surprise factor in my card is the opening design; I welded a front piece to the shadow back of the purse to create a flip down opening.  Inside I used more of the Fashionista cherry paper as well as a smooth cream cardstock on which to write my message.  The smooth cardstock is embellished with cherries.  The image below shows the card fully opened.


I mentioned in the title that I have special Blog Candy this week.  One of my favorite scrap e-stores, SCRAP YOUR TRIP, is sponsing my blog hope this month and has given me a $20.00 gift certificate to give away!!!  How awesome is that?  Scrap Your Trip is owned by Julie Swatek, a lovely woman "My Friend Kathy" and I met a few years ago at the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Charlotte. Julie is so nice and her store has just the greatest selection of travel, sports, music, military, etc., etc. scrapping products.  All you have to do is leave a comment in the comment section below to be included in the drawing for the gift certificate.  I will select a random winner on Thursday.

After you register for my blog candy I know you will want to hop along to the next BBTB2 site.  Your next stop is at the blog of Krista.  Krista is such a sweet woman with amazing talent I just know she will have something wonderful to share!!!  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your hopping!

91 comments:

  1. Great job! Makes me think of the Cherry Festival up in Traverse City!

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  2. That is one of the cutest things I have ever seen! The paper is perfect! TFS

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  3. Such a cute purse. I love all the cherries. TFS

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  4. Super cute! Love the papers that you used.

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  5. That is so cute! I just love the theme this week. I just got Paisley and one of the reasons was the purse cuts!

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  6. This card is wonderful! The shape, the colors and paper are all too perfect.

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  7. Just beautiful, Susan! LOVE the yummy papers and the design is fantastic, girl!

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  8. Oh I'm LOVIN' the cherries! I have that paper and absolutely can't get myself to cut into it yet. I just GAZE at it and sigh. this is sooo beautiful, Susan! xxD

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  9. This is just so adorable and refreshing, I love the purses, I dont have the paisley its on my very long wish list, Thank you

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  10. Love your purse and the paper is especially nice!

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  11. Woweeee, Susan...this is just eye poppin' cute. I love it.
    Hugs
    Carole

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  12. Thanks for the chance to win :) Great card...

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  13. I can't even tell you how much I love your cute purse. This is absolutely perfect!

    a.muller@mchsi.com

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  14. cute purse! love the cherries!

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  15. SUPER great card ! I LOVE the cherries - and love how you welded the two purses together ! Great job !!!!

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  16. Love this card the paper, detail and color contrast are awesome. And I also love the way this card opens so it makes more original.

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  17. Wow...I love this..Cherries, Strawberries..Oh I am dreaming of Warmer days...Krista

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  18. Beautiful card with Beautiful paper...Love it, Susan :)
    Hugs
    Marina

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  19. Excellent job....I love graphic 45...One of my very fave lines...You worked it well.
    smiles...Tammy

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  20. Susan, I just love your cheery, cherry purse. Perfect papers for your design. Love it!!!

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  21. This is absolutely adorable! Love both Graphics 45 AND Scrap Your Triptoo!

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  22. This bag is wonderful! The shape, the colors and paper are all too perfect. It makes me very cheery.

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  23. Very pretty. I love that Graphic's 45 paper.

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  24. I love that your purse "opens" - very sweet design!

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  25. wonderful job, I love it!!!

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  26. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  27. Such a cute purse and I love how you made the opening! Thanks for sharing, ~Diane

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  28. What a great purse, I love the Cherry theme! What a fun blog hop also you are all so talented! Thanks for the great chance to win.
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  29. Oh so cute....and your cherry are adorable....thank you for the chance to win...

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  30. Super cute, love the cartridge and love that paper.

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  31. Awesome Card! I love the purse cuts. I don't have Paisley but will have to look at TBBM or WC to see if they have similar. TFS
    mdot kdot schmidt athotmail dotcom

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  32. Oh how I love cherries and this card..

    Amanda:0)

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  34. I lOVE the surpise element of opening the card down! Thanks for taking the card one step further and making it more than the expected!

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  35. That is a cute purse. I love the cherry on top with a bow.

    thanks

    Dawn

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  36. Super cute. I love the cherries and the colors. GO GREEN!!!!! Final Four here we come!!!

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  37. What a pretty card TFS the design is awesome.

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  38. BEAUTIFULLY done! And very clever! Love the paper ~ too cute!
    SusanJ

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  39. Susan you win my vote for the absolute cutest purse in this challenge! I love everything about it...the papers...the cherries...the inside!
    Candice J

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  40. What a yummy card! And I love those Graphic 45 papers!

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  41. I love the paper and your project is awesome!

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  42. I LOVE the cherries! They make me think of summer.. and I am looking forward to warmer weather!

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  43. OK - that's beautiful...thoug well above my skill level, which I'd rather not go into:-( as for those MSU results...how happy was your hubby with that one....not so much here!!

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  44. One of my favorite purses, for sure. Love the cherries and especially all the papers you used. WTG, Lori B

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  45. This is just precious! The cherries are an awesome accent!

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  46. love the cherries and the ribbon and the border you used - all ties together.

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  47. Beautiful, Susan. Your talent never ceases to amaze me!
    --Susan

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  48. Susan, This project is georgous! Don't you just love the graphic 45 paper? Great job. Shari (cricutrookie)

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  49. That is a gorgeous card! I looove those cherries!

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  50. great project. thanks for sharing. :)

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  51. Very creative. Love the cherries and fun card design!

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  52. Sensational card--the inside of the card is as adorable as the outside! Beautiful job!

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  53. I love the inside of this cute little cherry purse. I really like the paper.

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  54. that is the cutest thing i have seen. The paper is perfect, you always have cute ideas

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  55. This card is absolutely amazing. I love the "flip" on the front. That paper is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
    Veronica
    vballen@comcast.net

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  56. This is such a unique card ... I love the colors, the papers and of course those cherries!

    Jo xx

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  57. Awesome work!!! Thanks for sharing over at BBTB2 and here too!

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  58. Susan, I LOVE your project! Being a big fan of the "POP" factor myself, that was the first thing I fell in love with here. Then I saw the flip down opening!!! FANTASTIC! *Hugs*

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  59. Your purse is so adorable! I just love that paper and the way it opens like a regular purse. Thanks, Pam
    pcrusberg at aol dot com

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  60. glad to find your blog. this is a cute purse. thanks for the ideas.

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  62. Hey Susan.. just popped in to say hello... love that purse.. you always do fabulous work.

    hugs

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  63. LOVE THE CHERRIES!!! What a great job!

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  64. Such a cute card! Would love the blog candy as I have ALOT of travel pictures to scrap! Thanx!

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  65. Oh my goodness SUSAN....I loved your card and then when I saw how it opened......I REALLY LOVED IT!!!! One of the reasons I got a Gypsy was to weld shapes together and I hardly ever do it...why??? I do not know LOL!!! But I so want to make a card like this....thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  66. every detail coordinated perfectly! love all the dimension and textures!

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  67. I love the paper you used....the card came out great.

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  68. I love love this paper, it is so awesome and vintage, and your purse is the cutest thing!!!! Great job as always Susan!!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

    Lisa Sturgill :)

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  69. This is adorable. Love the idea and all the tools used. I never think to use them all. tfs

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  70. This is stunning. There is nothing about your purse that I do not like! Thank you for sharing with us.

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  71. If I ever get this cartridge, I'm lifting this card idea! I love that paper too, but when I finally found it at a LSS, they only had one sheet left! Now I know what to save it for!

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  72. Awesome job. Love how the cherries came out. The detailing on them is perfet.

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  73. Awesome. I'd love some papers from Scrap Your Trip. They have great stuff.

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  74. Your purse is so bright and cheery. Thanks for the inspiration

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  75. Loving the vintage feel of the cherry purse! Fabulous paper!
    :)

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  76. I love this! I have Paisley and have never used the purses...I now have something to try out tonight!

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  77. Another marvelous creation. You always inspire me.

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  78. Oh how super sweet this is, I love everything about this beauty from the perfect papers to the purse and oh my those yummy cherries TFIM

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  79. This is so sweet!! I LOVE the cherries.

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  80. i LOVE LOVE LOVE that paper!!! it is so awesome!! now i have to go find me some!!

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  81. What a cute project. I really like how it opens up. Thanks for sharing, Dallas

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  82. Your project is so so cute!! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the cherry design! Thanks for the chance to win! Nicki

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  83. This is just too cute! Thanks for sharing. Gail Heinecke

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  84. So adorable - I love the cherries! :)

    http://scrappymel.blogspot.com

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  85. Those cherries are simply adorable! Great idea To havasthenosphere cherries as an embellishment on the purse! Very pretty!

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  86. Love the paper and especially the cherries. Good job!

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  87. Cute, cute, cute. I love it.
    TFS

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