Thursday, May 22, 2014

Fusion Card Challenge - May 22nd

Wow, wow, wow - did you see all the wonderful bright yellow with contrasting black designs linked up at the Fusion Challenge the past two weeks??!  It is always quite a challenge for the Design Team to pick their favorites - you guys really rock the Fusion!!
This week we have another fun inspiration photo - I just love the red with white dots, and the music bag - and the sketch pretty much matches the image this week!  I've 'sort of' combined the two with my project.

The silverware in the photo immediately  made me think of a package of sweet little plastic forks I just had to purchase when I saw them at my local Christmas Tree Shop - I just knew I'd use them sometime! - at 4" long, they are supposed to be used for appetizers - aren't they the cutest?!
I had these Bazzill Library Pockets sitting in the cubby that's on top of my work table - they've been there for years - just waiting for me to be inspired to use them - which  happened this week!  I stamped the front twice with a stamp from the Musical Background set by Waltzingmouse using Archival Watering Can Ink.  The cute tag with the little heart around the hole was cut from the new Folding Tag Die set from Waltzingmouse.  I looped a little piece of red/white twine through the hole.
I die cut the dotted red Amuse cardstock (another item I've had for years!) with a Mega Mat Stack 3 die from PTI and die cut the slots for the gift card to slip through using the Gift Card It Die from Waltzingmouse.    Here's a pick showing the panel inside and pulled out.
I adhered the fork to the dotted panel with a thick glue dot just under the tines of the fork so the handle is free and can slip over the Library Pocket when the panel is inserted.  The sentiments are from Gift Card It and Join Us by Waltzingmouse.  I thought the "For Drinks" and "For Dinner" would be perfect to go with a gift card to a restaurant
I didn't really want to put the Library Pocket on a card base but I thought it would be nice if it could stand up and be displayed - so I cut an easel with my Tim Holtz Small Easel die from a piece of white PTI card stock, which is very sturdy, and adhered it to the back of the pocket with ScorTape -  Perfect!
I made two of these cuties - so I'm all set to give some gift cards when the need arises!

Now - I can't wait to see how the rest of my Teamies were inspired by this weeks' challenge - let's go see, shall we?!
Please join us by linking up your inspired creation over at the Fusion Card Challenge Blog - you have almost 2 weeks!
Stamps:  Gift Card It, Join Us, Musical Backgrounders - Waltzingmouse.
Paper:  White and Pure Poppy - PTI, Dotted DP - Amuse, Bazzill white Library Pocket Card.
Ink:  Archival Watering Can
Accessories:  Dies - Gift Card It and Folding Tag Die - Waltzingmouse, Small Easel Die - Tim Holtz Alterations, Mega Mat Stack 3 Die - PTI, Modern Label Punch - SU, foam dots, ScorTape, thick glue Dots, Maraschino Twine - The Twinery.


Deborah Frings said...

This is such a brilliant idea - I love the way you've used the graphic in the design of your project. Great work!

Annette Allen said...

what a fun idea..

Deepti said...

Your ideas are mind blowing :) I so look forward to ur creations, this sounds like music to my ears :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Julia the plastic forks are an amazing accents, hat a fabulous card you created!

Renee said...

Love them, Julia!!
What a fabulous gift idea...
and I die over those little forks! :)

Kelly Griglione said...

What a great way to present a gift card! I love that it's an easel too! Fun idea, Julia : )

Kim Heggins said...

This is just too cute...I love your fabulous idea.

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Katie Ann Brooks said...

what time and where? I'll be there. :) Love this, such a wonderful invite with flair!