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:

Melissa said...

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

Beth said...

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

Bobbi said...

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

Lesley from WI said...

Super cute! Love the papers that you used.

Helen said...

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

Debra said...

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

Margie said...

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

DonnaMundinger said...

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

Scrapsational Hybrid said...

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

Treva said...

Love your purse and the paper is especially nice!

Crayola58 said...

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

Mindy said...

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

Alyssa said...

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

a.muller@mchsi.com

StacyM said...

cute purse! love the cherries!

Lori1brat said...

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

Carrie said...

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.

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

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

Creative Momma said...

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

Tammy said...

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

Jeri said...

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

alwayscharlie said...

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

PenLight said...

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

Debbie H said...

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

lillianchild said...

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

Lisa said...

wonderful job, I love it!!!

Sara said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

1CardCreator said...

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

RaiderSoonerMom said...

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

Gloria Westerman said...

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

Debbie H said...

Super cute, love the cartridge and love that paper.

mary said...

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
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karen said...

oh WOW, that is fabulous!

AmandaB said...

Oh how I love cherries and this card..

Amanda:0)

Trena said...
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Trena said...

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!

Dawn said...

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

thanks

Dawn

Anita L said...

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

Marty said...

What a pretty card TFS the design is awesome.

Susan said...

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

cjtatman said...

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

Margie said...

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

Michele said...

I love the paper and your project is awesome!

Jennifer said...

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

patg said...

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!!

99beetle said...

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

Holly said...

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

- - Sheryl - - said...

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

Susan from SC said...

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

shari said...

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

crazyaboutcricut said...

That is a gorgeous card! I looove those cherries!

jeanie nieva said...

great project. thanks for sharing. :)

Carrie's Corner said...

Very creative. Love the cherries and fun card design!

maryanns said...

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

Debbie said...

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

DoubleClick Connections said...

I love the cherries! To Cute!

samantha said...

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

VeronicaA said...

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

Jo said...

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

Jo xx

Lacey said...

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

~Jennifer Rose~ said...

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*

pcrusberg said...

Your purse is so adorable! I just love that paper and the way it opens like a regular purse. Thanks, Pam
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Lynn Fox said...

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

Nilda said...
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Nilda said...

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

hugs

JustJules said...

LOVE THE CHERRIES!!! What a great job!

Judy B. said...

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

Live Love and Scrap said...

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!!!

paperscissors said...

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

Julia Moss said...

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

Lisa said...

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 :)

Wendy Raffin said...

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

Sharon said...

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

Beth said...

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!

zopeloti said...

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

Diana said...

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

IRW Dana said...

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

paper bag create said...

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

Lindasueanne said...

That card is fabulous!!

Summer Braxton said...

just perfect!! yummy

mel said...

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

scootin granny said...

Another marvelous creation. You always inspire me.

Pink E said...

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

Heather said...

This is so sweet!! I LOVE the cherries.

MjDidDoIt said...

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

Dallas Freyer said...

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

My Time Scrapper said...

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

lyingaboutmyage said...

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

Melanie said...

So adorable - I love the cherries! :)

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Mrs. Sebestyen said...

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

miislucky said...

Love the paper and especially the cherries. Good job!

shanna said...

Cute, cute, cute. I love it.
TFS