Saturday, May 19, 2012

Joy's Life Party Blog Hop Father's Day set

Welcome to the Joy's Life "It's a Party" blog hop! You should have arrived here from . If not, you might want to start at the beginning over on Joy's blog. With all the prizes and inspiration, you don't want to miss one minute of this party!

We were asked to create a coordinated set for a party. It could be any type of party, so I figured I would think ahead and work on something for Father's Day! This is my Father's Day gift set - including a card, tag and treat container.

I decided to go with a mushroom motif, so I could use this adorable stamp from the Wild Life Puns set. To create these mushrooms I used the Walk in my Garden cricut cartridge. Funny enough, there isn't a mushroom on that cart! LOL! So the cut I used here is the Ladybug! The mushroom caps are the top layer of the ladybug cut. I probably could have cut the underneath one with the other layer of the ladybug, but I just used scraps and trimmed them by hand. 

For the stems, I started with a sketched one. I just laid the mushroom cap on the paper and drew the stem, but after I got the hang of it I just freehand cut them. They are a really simple shape and since they are supposed to be whimsical, some variation just adds to the charm.
The papers that I used are Jillibean soup. I love how bright and fun they are. I used one of the die cuts on the top of the tag here. The tag was cut using the cricut and the Tags Bags Boxes and More cartridge. The sentiment is from the Holiday Occasions set.
Finally, I made this little treat container. I cut the popcorn box from the Tags Bags Boxes and More cartridge. The label is from the Lacy Labels cartridge. It said Welcome in the middle, but I carefully trimmed that out to make room for the sentiment stamp. The sentiment stamp is from the Tag You're It ONE set.

You should have arrived here from Lori's blog. If not, you might want to go back to the beginning and start at Joy's blog to make sure you don't miss any of the goodies!








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And now for my giveaway:
Today I am giving away a $10 amazon gift card, because, well I don't have anything scrappy to give away at the moment, and you can get pretty much anything at amazon, right?! This will be an electronic gift card so if you are the winner all you will have to do is give me your email.


If you are already one of my followers, all you have to do is leave a comment here on this post. If you aren't a follower yet, become one and then leave me a comment - easy peasy! I will choose a random winner and announce it here next week. If you are signed in with your email address, or blog, of if you leave me your email address, I will try to contact you if you are the winner, otherwise, check back here to see if you won! Thank you so much for hopping by!

40 comments:

Miriam Prantner said...

What a fun set! I love the kraft base and the papers are so bright and vivid. Just perfect. Great job!

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Super cute! I love all the mushrooms!

Stacey

Amanda said...

Would have never thought of using the ladybug on walk in my garden for a mushroom. :) so cute. Going to have to look at that cart some more.
Amanda

Pat N. said...

What great ideas for Father's Day; cute stuff! TFS--Pat N.

TuttleTime said...

It took me a little while to get, "To a Fungi," but that's because I haven't had my Dunkin coffee yet. LOL :) How fun. I love mushrooms on cards! I need to get cracking on my own father's Father's day card. Thanks for the colorful inspirations. A treat box may be the best thing for my dad. Great idea!!!!! :) Oh and I love meeting new crafty friends so I am a new follower! :)

TuttleTime said...

It took me a little while to get, "To a Fungi," but that's because I haven't had my Dunkin coffee yet. LOL :) How fun. I love mushrooms on cards! I need to get cracking on my own father's Father's day card. Thanks for the colorful inspirations. A treat box may be the best thing for my dad. Great idea!!!!! :) Oh and I love meeting new crafty friends so I am a new follower! :)

melissa said...

love the projects thanks for sharing very cute
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jessica said...

What a super fun bunch of projects!! GREAT colors and perfect sentiments!!
TFS
Jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

scrapBugz said...

Super cute project. new follower also

Mandy
scrapbugzmandy @ gmail dot com

Brenda said...

What a great Father's Day gift set! I just love the mushrooms. Jillybean Soup is one of my favorite paper lines.

I'm a new follower.

HappyScrapper64@bex.net
http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com

Nina Yang said...

You did a wonderful job on the mushrooms, Megan! Love the Kraft base for everything and my favorite is the tag: the more I look at it the more details I see, love it!

Krystina518 said...

the mushrooms are so cure. And the goodie bag is adorable. Really like the paper you used. thanks for the great ideas.
kry.momsclub@yahoo.com

Creative M said...

Everything is Super Fabulous!!!Love it All!!Super Cute Mushrooms...LOL..Already a follower.TFS
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mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

Minnesota Nana said...

Love the mushrooms, and a fabulous idea to create a card, tag, and treat box!

Becky said...

This is great! I always need more inspiration for fun, yet not too girly, crafts. I'm a new follower!

Got2BCrafting said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of the projects! I absolutely adore all the bold colors... soooo pretty (in a masculine way tho!! LOL!)
Hugs,
Lori

Sharon said...

I became a follower. Love how you did the mushrooms. Such a cute set.

Sharon
temaat2005@gmail.com

MzLavr2 said...

I love this stuff! mushrooms are one of my fave crafty things!
<3 Pam
MzLavr2sCreations@live.com

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

I love love your mushroom card and tag. You picked the perfect sentiment. I'm a new follower and tfs AJ~

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

I forgot my email Sorry jeria22@yahoo.com TFS AJ~

T said...

Love, love the mushrooms..and I would never have thought to use the ladybug...which I have that cart...so may have to give this one a try...love the kraft base.just adorable! and I am a new follower.

T said...

Love, love the mushrooms..and I would never have thought to use the ladybug...which I have that cart...so may have to give this one a try...love the kraft base.just adorable! and I am a new follower.

rlovew said...

Adorable set- I love how you used the ladybug for your mushrooms- they look fabulous. I am a follower- rlovew1976 at yahoo.com

Karen said...

I am a follower and love the Fathers Day party idea!!
Karen dkolopez@msn.com

MaryNSC said...

GREAT JOB and I love how u cut out the welcome on the tag WOW GREAT TIP!!!! THANK UUUUU

Jennie Garcia said...

I LOVE the theme and the colors are just fabulous!! Love those mushrooms!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Love the kraft colored cardstock. Seeing all these wonderful projects makes me want to drag out my cricut. The popcorn box is going on my must create list. Super fun and I've got that cartride! :)

Susie said...

Your designs are super cute and clever!

Sheri R said...

I am a new follower.


sheri

sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

Sheri R said...

Love the theme! I have used the "fungi" before and love the reactions when a guy figures it out lol.

sheri

sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

Michele from MS said...

Talk about creativity....love that you used the ladybug to make mushrooms!! Who knew?? I am really beginning to like the look of kraft paper projects but LOVE the Jillibean papers...so pretty! Already a follower! Thanks for sharing msmith38652@gmail.com
http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

Eva - Esaga said...

Precioso el set, es muy bonito.
Besos

Joy said...

Megan,
You genius! I was thinking those were the cutest mushrooms I'd ever seen. I can't believe you made them out of ladybugs. I love it! The colors you used are so fun and refreshing, a wonderful choice for Father's Day. Thank you for being in the It's a Party Blog Hop!
Super Hugs,
Joy

bird said...

Very cute i just love using craft paper it just seems to make the colored card stock just pop. TFS

Sue D said...

Very fun Father's day set. I like how you made the mushrooms.
I am a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

sandsgardenofcards said...

Love your blog.
Sandi

sandsgardenofcards said...

I am now a follower.
Sandi

Julie said...

so creative that you thought to use the ladybug tops as mushrooms! new follower of your blog! juliestamps at rogers dot com

Waseem said...

Great father's day gift set...I really like it.
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