Monday, April 11, 2011

Triple Score Birthday

We have a wonderful group of friends that we love to hang out with. We are now entering the time of year where celebrating seems almost non-stop, a bazzilion birthdays, several anniversaries, and all of the spring/summer holidays, and even a few bbq's "just because." The best part is that the adults are just as silly and fun loving as the kids. Sometimes even worse than the kids. Besides all of the food, we love to play games. Lawn games, board games, card games...you name it we have a great time with it. About sun down a Scrabble Board usually comes out on to a table.
There are some pretty serious players in the group, which usually means a few disagreements as facts are checked...Then there may be a second board for those of us much less likely to take the game seriously. At this game you will find some interesting, if not quite valid words. But if you can make a sentence with the word, and give a definition - it is yours.

The card and bag I share with you has been made for one of our fun loving friends - a serious Scrabbler - for their birthday. (I won't say anymore or they might figure out it is for them)

First, for the card

The card base is 5-1/2 x 5-1/2 inch card stock.

I cut Letter Tiles from Printing 101 Cart:
   1 inch Tiles + shift (brown linen stripe paper -old CM paper pack)
   1 inch Shadow Tile (black card stock)
   Highlight edges with Copic Sketch pen # E71 Champagne
   Emphasis the cut lines on side of tile with an old CM brown pen)


The colored double/triple letter squares were cut from Pack Your Bags Cart
   1.2 inch Beach ball Stamp + shift
The H, Y in Happy and the R in Birth are adhered with pop dots

The bag:
I set some of the letters on a Kraft colored bag and a white bag so that I could chose one.


I chose the white 12" x 16" bag for this gift.
I marked the bag into 1-3/4 inch squares, first in pencil and then in colored pens - I chose to use the bright Close to My Heart "island" color set for the lines. I did not complete all of the lines to give it the illusion that the game board was sliding off the bag.


The letter tiles on this one are cut from Printing 101
   1-1/2 inch Tiles + shift (brown linen stripe paper -old CM paper pack)

   1-1/2 inch Shadow Tile (black card stock)
   Highlight edges with Copic Sketch pen # E71 Champagne
   Emphasis the cut lines on side of tile with an old CM brown pen)



The colored double/triple letter squares were cut from Pack Your Bags Cart
   1.7 inch Beachball Stamp + shift
The black start is a small CM punch.
All of the letter tiles were adhered with pop dots.
Here is one more close up of the letter tiles so that you can see what I did with the pens.

I loved making this gift set, and I can not wait to make another. But in the meantime, I have my first prize to give away.

CM's Disney Vacation Designer Prints (16 sheets); CM's Adventures of Pooh Album Kit (Printed papers, stickers and an idea book.

I will use random.com to pick the winner.Here's what you need to do:
   Leave a comment in this post by Friday, April 15th, at 10 pm (Pacific DS Time).

14 comments:

Nadia said...

This is one of the coolest projects that I have seen. I cannot imagine how long it took you to do. Just fantastic!!

Tia said...

I wish I were as talented as you are! That is wonderful!

Brenda said...

This is an awesome project!! Such a great idea. I wish I could come up with stuff like this!! Nice giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.
brz352@yahoo.com

Penny said...

Your project is so very creative! I hope it stays on your blog so I can reference it when I am ready to try it. I don't have all the carts, but maybe I can improvise. TFS

pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

L.B. said...

just wonderful. Very creative.

Jan said...

Love it! I saw you thread on the MB about which cart had the tiles on it, and I was so excited to find out it was a cart I alreaay owned! I can't wait to explore this more. Thanks so much for the inspiration and the chance to win.

Jan
jan.schmeckpeper@yahoo.com

Kris said...

Super cute! I just got back from Disney 2 weeks ago, so I would love to win this. Happy Birthday week.

DonnaGravel said...

What a fun idea. The bag is amazing, I'm sure your friend will love it!
Happy Birthday week!!

Cindy said...

I think it's great that you have a big group that gets together and has so much fun. Reading your post makes me miss summer even more. We had rain again today and that's no fun. Enjoy all the games. Love your projects.

Mrs. Green said...

This is so awesome! I saw this on the Circle board and absolutely loved it!

Josie0602 said...

Great card and bag!! I love that you created something that fits your friend's personality!

Nana's Paper Things said...

Fantastic! How very creative, I would love to receive this for my birthday!
LizW in TX

Melissa said...

I love the Scrabble tiles used like this! So cute!

Thanks for the chance to win, I'm already a follower and I LOVE everything Disney!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

onescraphappymomma said...

What a great way to dress up an ordinary plain bag! And I love the card!