Thursday, January 28, 2010

JUGS Challenge #17

ETA: This project was not a winner but did get a mention which is still exciting!


This week is the template challenge on the JUGS blog. I was really looking forward to this challenge because I knew it would give me a reason to finally put to use the new All A Flutter template I bought from Lauren Meaders New Store My Time Made Easy . It was also the first time I cut one of her templates with my Cricut. I was a little lost about how to do it at first but my daughter Emilia is a computer wiz so she was able to show me how it is done. I have to say it was so much easier to cut the templates this way and I am really glad that I bought the Cricut now. This is what I came up with.

I started by resizing the template to half the size that it comes in using SCAL. After that I cut out the pieces using PTI Dark Chocolate, Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet and Vintage Cream Cardtock. Next I stamped the Melon Berry and Berry Sorbet pieces with images from the PTI Background Diamonds and Retro Backgrounds set using Dark Chocolate ink. Next I ran the base of the butterfly through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder then attached the stamped pieces. When I was done with that I attached the body that I also embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder, then I cut a spiral clip in half and attached it to the back of the head with mini glue dots. To finish the butterfly off I added some clear rhinestones. I filled the box with a bag of Hershey Kisses and tied it with some Melon Berry Ribbon to match. That's it. I hope you like it. I would love to win the prize this week which is a gift certificate to Laurens new store. She has a new release coming up on Monday and I know I could put it to good use. That's it for now. I hope you have a great night and I will be back soon with more things to share.

26 comments:

Cammie said...

Hi, Terri. This is amazing! Love the different desings on the butterfly's wings. This looks like a winner to me!

Maria Levine said...

This came out great! Love the colors you picked! So glad to keep hearing great things about the SCAL because I haven't gotten it yet. Thanks so much for playing along with us!

Nerina said...

Love what you did here Terri! The butterfly body looks especially lovely inside all of the prettiness around it in those wings - and it looks too adorable stuffed with 'kisses'! This would be an amazing gift to receive!

Stampin' Pam said...

MMmmm Terri this is FABULOUS! I lovec what you did with all a flutter template and that you did it with the cricut and resized it! SUPER cool - thanks for playing along with JUGS>

Heather P. said...

Oh wow, Terri... I LOVE this!! The colors are so yummy!

Sharron said...

Fabulous! I really love the colors you used and the designs on the wings. Great job!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

You did a great job making the butterfly box. Lovely!

Mara... said...

absolutely beautiful!! I love the colors you picked!

¤*¤Marinette¤*¤ said...

que c'est beau, une superbe création bravo

Hanneke van der Linde said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I love it!

Diane Jaquay said...

Terri, this is SO PRETTY! I'm very excited because I won an auction for a Cricut on eBay yesterday and the machine shipped today! I can't wait to be able to use Lauren's templates on my new machine :)

Rhonda said...

Terri, This is fabulous. I don't have a cricket! I'll just enjoy your creations.

Nadine said...

Wow Terri, this is so impressive! And then I looked closer at all the details you included and Im just amazed. Great job on the challenge!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Congrats on getting a 'shout out' over on JUGS for this project!

BethieJ said...

Terri this is FABULOUS! I LOVE everything about it.. the colors are so pretty!! GREAT job!!!
Have a WONDERFUL weekend!

Lori said...

WOW Terri, this is fantastic!!! I love the colors and background set!!!

Jackie Solomon said...

wow, just gorgeous!

Kim said...

I love this! The combination of Melon Berry and Berry Sorbet is wonderful with the Dark Chocolate and you added so many great details.

Alyssa S said...

This is so cute! Love the antenna

peggysue said...

Very striking colors. Nice job with the template.

Quilter422 said...

this is just wonderful - the brown and orange combo is great together.

Beth Norman said...

Beautiful project.

Aimes said...

Totally gorgeous! Just as scrummy as the kisses inside ;D
Your daughter really is a computer whizz, is she free for a trip here to help me?! LOL!
x

Aletha J. Williams said...

Terri,
This is beautiful. You are truly a creative Paper Engineer!

Beth said...

This is really gorgeous Terrie I just ordered the Design Studio for my cricut today I hope I will be able to figure it out.

Laurel said...

Can I just reiterate how stinking gorgeous this is? And you and your cricut, plgh (me sticking my tongue out at you, lol) - Seriously, this is beautiful!