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Monday, June 27, 2011

TCP Tuesday 165 & Blog Hop!

Welcome to our new release blog hop in conjunction with TCP Tuesday 165! You may have hopped here from Jen's blog, but if you want to start at the tippy top, you'll need go to Leigh's blog since she's our hostess with the mostess this week. She's got a great sketch for us to follow, so I'll start my post with that project with something really fun to follow!


Here's my take on Leigh's sketch using a few upcycled items: bubblewrap (clouds), comics from the Sunday paper and a bit of cardboard die cut into an oval per Leigh's sketch. I couldn't bear to cover up our new CutUps Cloud Border die with the oval, so I cheated a little on the sketch and brought it forward. You met our kite-flying penguin friend on Day 6 of Sneaky Peek week from the Up, Up & Away set, and I finally gave him a little love...colorful love that is! I chose colors from the comics to pull everything together.


Here's a little more detail on those bubble wrap clouds. I die cut a white layer to back them up and sewed the two layers together. I really love how the bubble wrap pulls away from the white layer giving the clouds more dimension.

Next up is my most favorite project from the release...a bunny bingo card! I've 'done up' a few of these bingo cards in the past, featuring other TCP characters, so I thought it was time to get the bunnies into the mix as well! You've also met this trio of bunnies during Sneaky Peek Week. They couldn't BE more adorable and so fun to color (or paper piece as the TCP design team has done so WELL this week)!


I used our CutUps Big Scallop border, a little paper pleating and oh-so-scrumptious seam binding to create a lower edge base, and the best news: The Cat's Pajamas is now in the seam binding biz! Alma has added seam binding to the TCP store in a plethora of colors. You can steal a deal when you order the whole bundle of seam binding: 8 colors @ 6 yards each for $21.50!! Once I started playing around with the seam binding I was hook-line-and-sinkered! There are a few other CutUps dies that need a little attention before I go: Cloud Border and Grass...a must have for these outdoor bunny crew! Speaking of the bunny crew, the bingo board uses three of the new bunny sets: Take Off, Wheel Love and Away We Go!

Now you're off to Nancy's blog for more hopping happiness! I can't wait to see what she's got in store for us!
~Amy

9 comments:

Ana said...

Amazing! That last card blew me away!! Love everything about it!

alma said...

You have so many terrific projects this release, I really must revisit all of them. LOVE the comics as DP and the bubble wrap. CRaZY.

Nancy Thomas said...

Amy, your projects could not possibly get any better. I am in awe of your creativity.

Linda (LSN on SCS) said...

You are one of those stampers that I have admired for years. Your projects today (well truthfully this while release are just perfect in every way and just have that unique spin). I mean bubble wrap? You have no idea how much bubble wrap I will have after our move is over. Will definately borrow that idea someday. And I always love your bingo cards!:-) Where do you find the vintage ones like you have?

Linda

Julie Masse said...

This is amazing Amy!! Every time I think you can't top something you do!! LOVE the comics, love the cardboard, love the bubble wrap (who would have thought of that???)!!! :) Crazy cute!! :)

Leigh OBrien said...

Just love your take on the sketch, Amy! All of your upcycle elements...what the heck? Where do you come up with these ideas? YOU are my hero. And then the bunny travel card....eeeeesh! I'm blown A-WAY!

Joan V said...

Wow, that last card is so interesting. I just love every bit of it.

g said...

WOW WOW WOW these are so great!!

Scrappychick said...

Fabulous cards! Love the one on the comics, too clever!!!

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