WOW!!! it's finally here! It's the POOL PARTY BLOG HOP with Celebrate the Occasion!!! I've been soooo excited about this hop...I can't wait to see what all the DT members have come up with, and get this....There's BLOG CANDY at every stop!!!! if you have hopped here from Linda's blog, Fancy Framework, then you are on the right track!! If you are one of my super duper regular followers, then please head to Celebrate the Occasion to start the hop there! You won't be sorry!!!
It's just starting to get hot up here in Maine (well, sometimes it's hot!! LOL!) and I can't wait for pool party season! I debated for a long time on what to make for my hop entry, and finally ended up with this 5x7 card....it's pretty versatile in a way that I originally had thought about making it as a Pool Party invitation....but then thought that you could also use it as thank you card for a hostess having the party, or even a birthday card for someone who is celebrating with a pool party! Since I only made one....and the real biggie here...I don't have a pool.....I guess I'll opt to use this a hostess thank you or a birthday card, if it comes up! I also put a fair amount of detail into the card, so to make a lot of these for invitations would be a labor of love, that's for sure!! Anyway, without further ado....my POOL PARTY CARD!!!
Cricut Cartridges: Everyday PaperDolls, Doodletype
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Swiss Dots
Paper: Stampin' Up! And DCWV
Sakura white Gelly Roll pen
Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger in Walnut Stain
Peachy Keen Everyday Character Faces
Recollections Silver Mini Brads
Queen &Co. Orange Rhinestones
I cut a 4" paper doll using the Blackout feature from EDPD. I decided to make her a girl, but you could alter this for a boy as well. I chose a hairstyle, bathing suit, duckie float, flippers, mask, and snorkel for her and cut them at 4". Also from EDPD, I found a beach ball, which I cut 4 times at 3"; 2 in red and 2 in white. From Doodletype, I cut the P and the L at 1", in both the base-shift and the shadow-shift features. I then cut the word art 'PARTY' at 1.25" using the base-shift and shadow-shift features. The orange background is 3.5"x5" , used my Corner Chomper, and then embossed with Swiss Dots. I'm actually not sure of the dimensions of the yellow piece, because I placed my words and then cut around it and rounded the edges again with my Corner Chomper. I did ink all edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink and added some white gel pen doodles. I used my totally AWESOME Peachy Keen stamps to put an adorable face on my paper doll, added some gel pen in the whites of her eye, on her lashes and cheeks, and chalked her cheeks. I layered all pieces of my pool party attendee and for those beach balls, I cut out some of the red sections and made my own layers! I added a mini brad for a little POP! And for a little added dimension to the whole card, I pop-dotted the 2 beach balls and the swimmer girl, and added some BLING to the corners of the word art!
Here are a couple of close up pics....
And now for the good stuff, right?!?! The BLOG CANDY!!!! How appropriate that I am giving away POOL PARTY embellishments!! I have for you....
A pack of Jolee's Beach Ball Dimensional stickers
A pack of K&Company Citronella Dimensional stickers
A pack of K&Company Citronella Die-cuts
All you have to do to win is leave a comment on this post by midnight (EST) on Monday, June 6th! I don't require that the winner be a follower, although, if you like my work, I would love if you would join me on my crafty journeys!!! Just click the follow button on the left side of my blog!!!
I will post the lucky winner on Tuesday!
Now, you are almost throughout the WHOLE hop!! Nice work, and thanks for sticking with us!! Your next stop is the SUPER talented Mary, at MareBear Scraps! If you've gotten lost somewhere along the way, the whole line-up is:
Maquel-http://papermaineiac.blogspot.com/----you are here!!
Thanks for hopping today, and remember that there's still a challenge going on for CTO this week! You have until tomorrow to enter your project! For more info on that, head HERE!