Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sweet Treats Thursday - Cuttlebug Challenge BEACH THEME

Happy Sweet Treats Thursday bloggies!! This week's theme at Cuttlebug Challenge is Beach and how befitting since it is hotter than hades here in Oklahoma. My fellow designers for the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog have created sunny projects to share with you also, so make sure you check out their projects for some bright inspiration. Also don't forget to sign up for this week's giveaway TBA!

My friend Karen and I brainstormed about what kind of neat beach projects to do. We soon found out that our brains are not so stormy *okie sighs deeply*. When all was said and done I think Karen and I both decided we did like the card and candle holder that we came up with.

The BYOB PARTY INVITATION is a 5.5 square card. The cut file is set to cut two at a time. Karen and I decided BYOB was bring your own bikini but Karen quickly pointed out that it could be a variety of beach theme words for the inside of the invitation.

Supplies used:
Cricut cartridges - Doodlecharms, Everyday Paper Dolls,
Pattern Paper - Bo Bunny
Carstock - Prism
Diamond Stickles
Stampin Up markers- Creamy Carmel, Old Olive
Cat Eye Chalk ink
Signo UM-153 gel pen
Spare parts brads

I cut the umbrella with four different colors and then cut them apart and pieced them together. For the printed paper on the chair I cut off what would be the metal supports and then adhered on top of the chair base. The towel and wooden sign was done in the same manner.

Be sure to click on the pictures if you would like to see more detail.

The candle holder was a snap to make. I used some tiny shells in the bottom to add some more beach theme to the candle holder. I just used a tealight candle in the holder. These would be great to make for each guest as a party favor if you are having a beach theme party.

Supplies used:
Cricut cartridges - Mickey Font, Don Juan, Stretch Your Imagination
Armour Etching cream

Be sure to check back tomorrow for the video tutorial on how to make one of your very own!


  1. I LOVE this card. I follow a bunch of blogs every day and this morning had "25 new items"... of all I saw, THIS was by far my favorite of the day!

    That beach scene is AWESOME and I think I'm going to have to do some scraplifting today! The variety of colors you used for the umbrella, chair, sun, beach, sand, and sign post are YUMMY!! (to use a frequently over-used blog term) (-:

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Very cool! I LOVE that umbrella!

  3. Love your card Okie!! Cant wait for tute tomorrow

  4. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [03 Jun 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  5. Very nice. I'm liking the beach theme candle balder.

  6. Great ideas. I love how you used shells in the bottom of the candle

  7. I love the looks so fun and inviting! The candle holder is Awesome! I have yet to try my etching cream and vinyl.... I can't wait to see the video and maybe that will get me moving! :) Have a great day Okie!

  8. These are just great!! You and Karen did an awesome job on both!! Looking forward to the video. :)

  9. Both items are great. I was just thinking about etching a wedding gift for a cousin if I have time. I've never done it before so I was expecting a bit of a learning curve. :) Love how colorful the card is!

  10. the card is so cute, thanks for the tips on the cuts!
    and cannot wait till tomorrow to wath the video on how to...

  11. This is a cool card! I am amazed at the way you figure things out!
    Mary S.

  12. I love the candle holder! I love etching so it is great to get new ideas!

  13. Thank you for your etching idea. I have been an etching fool since getting my cricut from Mother's day. The seashell idea is great!!

  14. Awww..I look at the card and wish I was on the beach somewhere..LOL TFS. I want to try this glass etching, I am wondering of adding sand, then shells on top, and some water to make it a little floating candle would work?? got my wheels turning. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  15. Okie I love the card and I think that it would also be perfect as a layout (yep scraplifting it!)!! Love the candle holder as to make a layout now!! Thank you for sharing your talen with us!!

  16. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Jun. 04, 2010. Thanks again.