Monday, March 14, 2011

Something on a Stick Day

I am so excited to share this fun project with you!  It is my first project as a designer for Scrapbookaholic by Abby.  She challenged us to pick a random holiday for this month, and there is a great list of unusual holidays on this page for reference.  I chose Something on a Stick day which is celebrated March 28th each year.  What better for that idea than a corn dog, right?!  

I wanted to create a fun shaped card - so I used my Gypsy.  The shape is from Just Because Cards, but I did mess with it to get the size I wanted.  I took the aspect ratio link off so that I could skew it any way I wanted.  With the actual size button on it is 4 inches wide by 5.45 high.  I welded 2 of them together using a rectangle to make the shaped card using Kraft colored cardstock.

For the patterned paper layer I used Echo Park paper and cut that same shape at 3.39 wide and 4.78 high with the actual size button on.

Sorry if that portion is confusing to those that don't manipulate the images a lot, but remember you can use a shaped card already on a cartridge and get a similar look if you want :)

The corn dog is from the Carousel Lite cartridge.  I thought it was so adorable I was pretty excited to use it.  I cut it out at 3.5 inches.  I cut it twice.  Once in Kraft color, and once in burnt orange.  On the burnt orange piece I cut off the stick portion so that the Kraft colored stick would show through.  I glued both of these pieces to a white cardstock, and hand cut around it to create an extra wide shadow.  Then I added some yellow and red Stickles to mimic Ketchup and Mustard.  I wish real condiments were so glittery and fun!  *LOL* 

The banner is from the Wedding solutions cartridge and is cut at 1.25 inches. I took a stamp from Pink By Design's Simply Everything set and placed it on my block in a curved way to mimic the banner.  After stamping I did some stitching on both the banner and the border of the card. 

I want to encourage you to join in the fun!  Abby would love for anyone and everyone to participate in the challenge for a change to win a wonderful Cosmo Cricket 12 by 12 pack that they so generously donated.  

Here are the rules to enter your project into the challenge!
Link your ORIGINAL post with your project up to Mr. Linky (on her blog)
Mention that your project is for her challenge
Project must be entered by the deadline before Mr. Linky closes - this time it's March 26th
Project must be on the challenge topic.
Have fun!
You can read the rules over on her blog as well when you go to link up :)

So... head on over to Scrapbookaholic By Abby to see all the other designers' fab projects - and also to enter your project for your chance to win!


Love That Bug said...

What a great and fun card. I love corn dogs, so I would happily celebrate "Something on a stick day"
Great job

Coach fans said...

Super cute. I am not a hot dog person, but I love that stamp.


Celeste said...

Cute card... love it.

scrappyRN said...

Love it Amber, stop by my blog I have something for you

Carley said...

This is so super cute! I love that you used the stickles I think it totally made the card and I too wish condiments were so glittery and fun! I am honored to be so this team with you! Thank you for sharing!

Kristin said...

Such a cute card! Great idea! I love it!!!

Dilsaver Designs said...

So cute, love it, the mustard and ketchup are the greatest!

Marlene said...

It's a corn dog! (In my part of Canada, we call them pogo dogs). YUM!

What a sweet card! Love the "condiments" on it!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super fun! Looks yummy enough to eat!

Maria Elena said...

Love your card Amber !
It's my pleasure to work with you as a DT at S by Abby !
Have a great Day ;-)
Maria Elena.-

KARLA UREA said...

Very cute card!!! Love all the details!!! great job
Love Karla U
S by Abby DT

Ashley said...

I love this card!! It is so adorable. So excited to be on the DT with you!!


Pammejo said...

Something on a Stick, how funny. Love the card and all of the detail. Glad to be on the same DT together. Pammejo

Scrappin_3rdeeschik said...

darling and yummy card. :D Love the corn dog. Looking forward to the next 6 months.:D

cricutalltime said...

so the way the mustard and ketchup turned the shaped of the card.when you get your critter share some pics here.

Addicted Scrapper said...

love it!!!! makes me want this cartridge!!!!

Christine said...

What a fun card! Its super cute!

Scrappy Zeni said...

I love the shape of your card! and to use the glitter for the mustard was a cute touch!

Celeste B. said...

What a fun card!!! My little ones (and my hubby) LOVE corn dogs!!!! :) So cute, TFS! :)

Peggy said...

What a cute card. Maybe see u thursday.