Tuesday, April 15, 2008

"All the Trimmings" Challenge

For April's Challenge, I asked the design team to create projects using some kind of trimming, whether it be ribbon, die-cuts, papers with edges, scissors or embellishments....anything they thought of to "trim" their creations. Check out what they did.......

Birthday Cupcake Gable Box by Jessica Witty

Mini White Gable Box
Pinata Paper by American Crafts
Raspberry Sunrise Flower Sequins by Doodlebug Design
Mini Sprinkle Brads by Queen & Co.
Everyday Card Clear Stamp Set by Creative Cafe
May Arts Ribbon
Colorful Paper Clips


1. For the Box, Cut (2) 3" x 3 1/2" rectangles of cardstock. Score each so that there is a 3/4" section in the middle. Slide both inside the box to hold the cupcake in place.

2. Cut (2) 12" strips of PiƱata Paper and fold over and over to make a ruffle. Attach the two strips together to make one strip long enough to wrap around the box.

3. Tie ribbon around box.

4. Stamp sentiment on pink cardstock and cut out, leaving room at the top to fold over. Embellish with flower and brad. Fold over handle and glue together.

1. For the Flower Spikes, Straighten paper clips. Using round nose pliers, form a small circle at one end.

2. Insert brad through sequins and through the circle on the paper clip. Fold brad ends down.

Decorative Oval Boxes by Alice Golden

Small Oval Vanilla Box
Large Oval Vanilla Box
Grayson Hall Postmark Paper by Collage Press
World Traveler Paper by Collage Press
Daydream Paper by Collage Press
Black & White Chipboard Buttons by Making Memories
Thickers Black Accents by American Crafts
Black & White Ribbon by May Arts
Spring & Summer Book One Mini Marks by American Crafts

Happy Birthday Party Hat Card by Lisa Dorsey

Pinata Paper by American Crafts
Paper Frills by Doodlebug Design
Large Banner Chipboard by Jenni Bowlin

Ribbon Flower Card by Anabelle O'Malley

Scalloped Card by Paper Salon
Katlin Bubblegum Paper by Crate Paper
Katlin Bubbly Paper by Crate Paper
Katlin Die-Cuts by Crate Paper
So Precious Rub-Ons by Cosmo Cricket
Katlin Ribbon & Trim by Crate Paper
Vintage Pink Trims by Melissa Frances
Thickers Accent Chipboard by American Crafts

Little Girl's Door Sign by Melissa Phillips

Small Chipboard Doodlebug Butterfly
Gum Drop Paper by Sassafras Lass
Flowers by Making Memories
Buttons by Making Memories
Vintage Trim by Melissa Frances
Simplicity Rub-On by Fancy Pants
Ribbon by May Arts


1. Trace butterfly onto pattern paper, cut out and ink edges.

2. Trace butterfly a second time onto coordinating paper. Cut out and lightly pencil a small butterfly in center; cut out again using pinking shears or decorative scissors.

3. Ink edges of inside butterfly and attach to center of larger butterfly; stitch around edges of inside butterfly. Adhere completed butterfly to Doodlebug Chipboard butterfly.

4. Wrap ribbon around the center of butterfly and tie in a bow at the top to resemble antennas.

5. Attach buttons down center of butterfly and adhere flowers and buttons to upper left wing.

6. Apply rub-on in bottom right wing.

7. Attach Ric Rac to the backside of butterfly all around the edges.

8. Create a hanger by attaching ribbon to the backside of butterfly and knotting in center.


Bunny B said...

Nice work! They're all bold, bright and beautiful!

Susan Costanza (aka:SusieQScrapbook) said...

Great projects!