Saturday, June 25, 2011

Just Us Girls {3-D/Template} Challenge #90

Hi friends!  I'm here to share my JUGS project just a wee late this time.  I've been MIA this month with family in town, a college visit, and my daughter's graduation festivities...but I'm trying to get back in the saddle ;] Maria is our hostess this weekend and she challenged us to create a 3-D project or template with a patriotic theme.  I immediately leaned toward the MTME Star of the Show template for my project (as did Lisa, I noticed this morning!  Great minds, I tell ya!).  
I used some of my basic patterned paper from the Dotted Stripes Collection 2 and Collection 3 for my project.  My printer ink was waning, but I loved the rustic look it gave to my template so I went with it!  I'm so bad when it comes to enhancing a rustic, or vintage look because I refrain from distressing or sponging.  I probably should have done one of the two with my project, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it :]  So, it is what it is.
I adhered some white lace May Arts ribbon to the lid alone, and used some navy satin ribbon to tie my box closed.  My Killer Curves cut file came in handy once again for my sentiment.  I used the "Friends are like don't always have to see them to know they are there" sentiment from the MTME Keep Strong set for my focal point.  This will make for a fun way to package up some goodies for a friend who helped me out tremendously with Tia's graduation party!  I think I'll add some sugar free chocolate covered blueberries as my gift...just need to swing to Trader Joes and pick some up :]
If you're wondering how I was able to sponge the interior circle on my sentiment, it was really quite easy.  Just cut two center pieces of the Killer Curves cut file, but center a circle sized to your liking to one of them before cutting.  It'll look like this on your cutting mat:
Then, just layer the frame on the panel you want to sponge, hold it in place, and sponge away!  Easy stuff.  You can also store the frame for future sponging like I do to save paper.
Alright friends, that's all I have to share today, but swing by in the morning for another special projects :]  Be sure to check out the goodies that our JUGS gals came up with as well!  They made some CA-UTE projects today!
Rosemary ~ June Featured Designer ♥

Thanks for swinging by today!  Hope your weekend is off to an awesome start!!


Lisa Kind said...

Great minds indeed! This is so pretty and I love the way you created the frame! So clever!

Elise said...

Golly GOSH, you are clever! What brilliant 3D/ colors and craftsWOmanship! You NEVER cease to amaze me! Huge congrats to the GRAD, and the MOM, too!!! And all of the great and busy things you have going - yet STILL manage to crank out a piece of crafty fabulousness like THIS - just shows me, even MORE, how incredible you are! Yahoooo! Great job, sweet one! xoxo!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Oooh, thanks for the cutting lesson! Hope I can do that myself! The box is BEAUTIFUL, Kristin! LOVE the sentiment, and the combination of colors!

Dana Gustafson said...

You're here! I have missed you in JUG-land! :) This is the PERFECT gift for your GF who ha been your right hand gal for all of the amazing celebration going on for your sweet girl. Your MTME designs look awesome on this project!

Andrea M said...

OMG!!! Kristin! This star-shaped box is AMAZING!!! I love the colors and the fact that it you used non-traditional take on the colors! WOWZAS GF!!! You are a supah talented gal, dear friend!!!

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