Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Celebrate the Occasion #22

Good morning all! How's your week going so far? It's actually a little overcast and cool here today, so unusual for July in Redding, but we're going to pay for it next week. I hear it's going to be back in the 100's. Oh well, I'll take what I can get when I can get it!! lol Well, I played in my room yesterday and made this card for the challenge over at Celebrate the Occasion. The challenge was to create something for Christmas, and if it's a card it would have to be a shaped card. Sooooo, I pulled out my Gypsy and created this present from the Christmas Cheer cartridge. I really struggled with it when it was time to put it together, then when I showed DD #2, her comment was "whhhaaattt is that???" lol When I told her she giggled and said it looked like something from Whoville!! lol Figures, $30,000 worth of a college education and all she sees is Dr. Seuss!!! lol (don't tell her, but I thought the same thing after she said it!!! ;) ) For the record, I wouldn't use this image to make a card again, not sturdy enough, unless I tried to weld it on the box maybe. I worked with it so long I that I was going to make sure it worked, I wasn't going to give up!! lol Next time I'll be sure and choose something with a wider section for welding. Learning curve!!!!

So here's my recipe:

The Paper Company cardstock
Pattern paper from a XMAS stack from Walmart
Present image from Christmas Cheer
Tag image from Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More
Scrappy Mom's Stamps sentiment stamp
Stampin' Up and Colorbox chalk inks
Martha Stewart Baker's Twine
Sakura White Gelly Roll pen for doodling

Well, hope you like my card, and as always, thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of your week!


  1. I think it's a cute shaped card that looks like a present to me :) Amy

  2. I think it turned out great! thanks for playing along at CTO.

  3. I agree! I think it's super cute! I love the curly bow!

  4. Laurie, what an adorable card you it. You did a FABULOUS job! ~Shen

  5. This is such a cute card. I love it. thanks for playing with us this week at CTO

  6. This is absolutely adorable, Laurie! You can't tell you struggled with it at all! It looks fabulous! And I love that quote :D


  7. Very cute! I love the sentimtent! Thanks for playing at CTO!

  8. I think it turned out wonderfully and who doesn't love Dr. Seuss ;) really great card! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

  9. Beautifully made, thanks so much for joining CTO!

  10. Such a cute card Love the present shape the color work great!
    Thank you for joining us this week at Celebrate the Occasion.

  11. Oh my goodness -- I would not have thought Dr. Seuss to start, but YES!! and it's SO cute!! Now I want one!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion!! :)

    Amy :) at
    Celebrate The Occasion DTM


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