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Sunday, January 2, 2011

MPS Design Team Challenge

Robyn, My Pink Stamper, is having a challenge over on her blog to pick two Design Team members for her blog, for the next term. The challenge is to make something using pink, green, brown and another color if you choose, along with your favorite Cricut cartridge. Check the challenge out and all the submissions, there are lots of great entries! The link is You must have a blog and a Cricut to join the challenge/be picked as a Design Team member. Good Luck to all!

For my submission, I decided it was time to bust out with some Valentine's creations. Christmas is over and after making 10 explosion boxes for my family, I was ready to move on. :) My favorite cartridge (although so hard to choose) is Create-A-Critter so, I decided on the owl (second key) at 3 1/4" along with the accessory key branch and then I decided on a 5x7 easel card.

The paper I used is from the latest Martha Stewart V-Day stack. I embossed the pink base of the owl with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder and I added some craft paper behind the eyes to change the color, after I decided to use brads for eyes. I cut the beak by hand and then used Cotton Candy stickles on the beak and the inner ears and I used Star Dust stickles on the front, white feathers. The eye brads are from Eyelet Outlet. After I assembled it, I chalk inked the edges with Color Box pink pastel chalk. I also inked the brown branch with the Pink Pastel chalk and then embossed the leaves only with the Cuttlebug Floral Screen folder and then inked it with the Versa Ink 'tea leaves' chalk. I glued the branch down but pop dotted the owl.
The sentiment bubble was cut from the phrase function on the seal key at 1 1/2" and then I printed the sentiment on my computer. I border punched all three mat layers using the EK Success scallop border punch.

On the inside, I border punched the red mat and then mounted the sentiment on more craft paper and then the MS patterned stock and then the rest of the printed sentiment. The hearts are brads from a Recollections set. The sentiment was pop dotted so that it will stand up to create the easel.

I think the card turned out super cute and I know just who I will send it to when the time comes!! The challenge closes on Wednesday and Robyn will pick the two Design Team members on Friday. Good luck to everyone who enters the challenge!!


  1. Great job! That owl is so cute. Good luck on your submission!!

  2. This owl is so darling! His eyes are so big and happy! Great job! I'm your newest follower!

  3. super cute! I looovvvee create a critter! Good luck I think you would be great on the design team! Thanks for visiting me! <3

  4. So cute! i love your use of patterned paper!

  5. I really love how this turned out!!!!!!!! Nice Job!!!

  6. So cute...great job!TFS Good luck!

  7. This is adorable! I love the patterns :)

  8. The Owl is soooo cute! I really need to take a look at My Create A Critter Cartridge! I can't wait to use this cart...thanks again for stopping by! I'm a new follower ;)
    Good Luck!
    Yours TruLee

    Ann Marie

  9. So cute!!! Good luck!!! :-)
    -Sam :-)

    p.s. I'm a new follower :-)

  10. Good Luck! I hope you check out mine at

    I am enjoying all the variety and creativity! Great way to start the year! I will have to revisit that cart. I love valentines esp. as it's my anniversary :) TFS!

    We are doing a blog hop today for the three Kings day and there will be some yummy blog candy along the way! I hope you can stop by

  11. Fun Valentine's Day Card. TFS and Good Luck.