Friday, July 24, 2009

Port Build a Roo



Welcome to your next port of call! I hope you are enjoying this fun and fabulous cruise through the new catalog!
You should have arrived her via Nancy Riley's port, iSTAMP. Didn't Nancy share some great projects? When you have more time you should check out the fun cupcake project she shared earlier this week.

If you are starting the cruise here, Welcome Aboard! You will eventually make it full circle, but if you should get lost along the way, you can visit our home port at Catty Cruise Line!
Today I am going to share some projects done with the cute new set called, Build a Roo. Let's jump right in...

This is a 2, 5, 7, 10 style box made with the fabulous new In Color, Soft Suede. I used the new jumbo wheel, Delicate Dots, to add some pattern to the box and created the handle with a 1 3/8" circle punch. Kanga is watercolored with various SU inks. The flower was stamped again, cut out and mounted on a sliver of dimensional. The sentiment is from the new set, Teeny Tiny Wishes. I stamped it onto certainly celery, punched it out with the Word Window punch and then trimmed the ends after adhering it. The ribbon is rose red grosgrain.

Here is sample # 2...

Ahhhhh, so cute, right? This would make a great card to give to a new mom or mom-to-be. It is a 4 1/4" square card done with kraft, whisper white and some designer paper from Tall Tales. I used my handy little Janome Mini Sew to do the stitching around the edges. If you don't sew, consider faux stitching. The hole is 1" and little roo was watercolored, cut out and set into the hole with a dimensional. He's popping out to say "here I am world". I got out the Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the sentiment over the hole. The embellishments are a small bit or ribbon, a soft subtles brad and a chocolate chip corduroy button.

Lastly, is my personal favorite. Sometimes the simple designs can make the biggest impact and that is how I feel about this card.

I stamped mama kanga onto a scrap of Tall Tales designer paper and cut her out. She is up on several dimensionals. The "unique" stamp from the Define Your Life set seemed the perfect message. The right edge uses the scallop border punch and a strip of Tall Tales paper lines the inside. Ribbon finishes it off. This card could be for any age or gender. I think I will use it to encourage my son when school starts.

Toot Toot, the ship is calling. It is time to go to the next port of call...Angie Tieman, Schwoo. She has a fun and colorful style that I am sure will knock your socks off!! Click on the logo below to get there...

30 comments:

Vicki said...

Great cards Tracy and that little bag is adorable!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness, Tracy, these are so cute!

Lynn said...

ADORABLE creations!!! They're all so cute I cannot even pick a fav.

Jackie Pedro said...

Darling! I love the peek*a*boo bunny card!!

Angie Tieman said...

Tracy, love, love, love your projects!!! That peek a boo bunny AND that fun, bright paper-pieced kangaroo made me smile and laugh out loud! So fun!!

LeeAnn Greff said...

Ooooh, I just love your Build a Roo projects! Each one is so cute & unique!
Great job on showcasing this set!

Nancy Riley said...

Oh, Tracy! Your ROO projects are AWESOME! Your watercoloring on the box is superb, and the details on the second card are amazing (stitching, brad/button/ribbon treatment)! You paper pieced ROO on the 3rd card is just so creative, and the "unique" definition is PERFECT! Way to go, Catty Cruise friend!

Becky Roberts said...

Tracy,
These are darling and ever so creative. I love the little roo!! Great, great job!
Becky

Marie said...

Gosh, I'm seeing that I sub to most all of the blogs that are on this tour. Crazy! I love your little peek-a-boo roo. It's too cute looking out of that punched circle.

Brooke S said...

Tracy!
How cute are your projects.. I love the kanga set.. The paper piecing is SOOOO cute. What a clever girl you are.. What a great port to end on...
Hugs
Brooke

LeAnne said...

WONDERFUL! I was so excited when I saw you were highlighting this set---that little Roo peeking out of the circle punch is adorable! Great job on your samples!

carolm said...

how fun. roo is so cute peeking out from the circle.

your unique card is just adorable. i love it!

cheers

Marilyn Goodrich said...

Love your 'roos! That little guy peeking out is just too stinkin' cute! Fabulous projects!! :-)

Diane said...

SSSOOO CUTE! I love the paper pieced card. Just wonderful!
Diane

windchase said...

Your projects are beautiful! I really love the bag.

lisa808 said...

Cute!

Lois said...

Very cute cards. TFS

joyk said...

they are all adorable...........baby roo.........sighhhhh! But my fav is the third one too!

Cheryl Lynn Hirzel said...

Wonderfully done cards and bag!

Silke said...

Totally cute creations - Tracy!!! Hugs ~S~

Jenn in GA said...

holy stinkin' cow! that is THE cutest baby card i have ever seen using an SU! stamp set! fantastic creative outside the box thinking! thanks for sharing...

jmniffer said...

Love you cards, nice variation in how you used the images. Thanks for sharing, jmniffer

Linda McClain said...

Tracy - This is so freakin adorable. I honestly didn't think I was that crazy about this stamp set, well, until I saw your post. Oh my goodness. How cute!

sherri barron said...

These are all adorable! So cute! Great job.

Kay Kalthoff said...

Why did I not notice this set before?? Probably because I hadn't seen YOUR samples until now!! GREAT job!!
Kay

domestic.blizz said...

Isn't the roo just the cutest. Makes for such cute cards you have created.

Thanks for sharing.

nannette13 said...

Very cute cards! Love that set! Thank you for sharing!

Twila said...

Super cute cards. I love it when someone thinks outside the box as you do!

Cindy Major said...

They are wonderful! I love the little 'roo peeking out from the circle and how you added a brad in the button on the ribbon!

Adorable!

ChristineCreations said...

You have made this set look so completely CUTE Tracy. That little roo peeking out and the patterned one, WOW. Fantastic cards!