Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Be Inspired #65

Konnichiwa! Introducing the Cuttlebug Asian Collection from Provo Craft!! This week's Cuttlebug Challenge is to create something featuring white, and those of us fortunate enough to have the new Asian Collection are showcasing one of the new folders that are being officially introduced at CHA!! (There has been a soft opening, and you can purchase them now a few places :-D)

This brings back wonderful memories to me, because we lived in Okinawa for three years, and our oldest daughter, Tori, was born there. :-D

For my card, I chose Core'dinations Whitewash collection paper, and cut it 5 1/2 x 11, then scored it at 4 1/2, and 9, so there is a 2" flap to fold inside. It has a pretty green inside, and when embossed with the BAMBOO FOLDER the bamboo image is sanded to come through in green.

I also trimmed the right edge with the Martha Steward Deep Cut Lattice Scallop punch.

The fan is cut from the PAGODA Cricut cartridge from Provo Craft. I cut it in white, stamped the leaves with an Inkadinkadoo Asian stamp, and scored the fan lines with my SCORE-IT. I then added Martha Stewart white wedding flowers, and a handmade yellow tassle. Inside are three Kanji words also cut from the PAGODA cartridge, and backed with circles and squares cut with the GEORGE cartridge.

Be sure to check out Cuttlebug Challenge to see what the rest of the designers have created this week, and add your entry to Mr. Linky! Also, be sure to check back on Thursday for the introduction of a brand new team that will be focusing on the Cricut every Thursday! There will be a lot of great things happening, and you don't want to miss even one!!

Thanks for stopping by, and I appreciate your comments.


Happy crafting ~


June Houck said...

You are brilliant, Missus Bee! I didn't even think of using Core'dinations for this project. Pure genius :)

Shantaie said...

Wow! Betty this is a real beauty! The fan is lovely, I can tell you really loved this challenge, it shows in the detail and thought you put into this stunning card!

silvia said...

Absolutely beautiful card !!!

America said...

Ooh, this card is lovely. You did a great job at combining elements and showcasing this Asian CB folder. Im super excited to be on the DT with you! TFS

Sue said...

Now that is special. I love the fan.

Karen said...

Amazing card Betty! I love the symbols and the border punch and that gorgeous fan! You've made an incredible work of art my friend!


Rosemary said...

OMG!!! Drop dead gorgeous!!!.I am so happy to have these embossing folders since I've always love the Asian look and boy, am I sorry I don't have the cartridge...That's it..I'm getting the cartridge!!

chriswooten57 said...

that is so nice. I love it, you did such wonderful job. thanks for sharing with us.


lisa808 said...

Oh my, is that card not absolutely amazing?!?!?

Beth said...

OMG Betty I am running out of words to describe how I feel about all of this eye candy I am gazing on this morning this team really rocks each piece just makes my jaw drop I love the addition of the fan on your card beautiful my friend.

md said...

superbe , suyperbe

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Scrapity Anne said...

Betty these are gorgeous!! Silly question though...does Cuttlebug work in the Sizzix bigshot? My son takes Japanese karate and I would love to do some decor for his room but don't wanna invest in any more machines.