Thursday, July 14, 2011

My Thoughts Exactly DT project day - featuring July release.

Hey everyone! Today is My Thoughts Exactly Design Team project day!  I have few little things I'm going to be sharing with ya all!  So, who's all bought their stamps???  If you haven't seen them, please check them out here.  If you have purchased it, aren't they fun?  Such fun mix and match sayings that you can do, and the August release is going to be just as fun, so stay tuned!

Anyway, for today's project - I decided to take the Under the Sea stamps "fish-ing you a great day" saying and make a little fish bowl bag with it.  The bag is actually a round basket from the Fun Favors SVG Templates Kit.  I sized it to the maximum size that I can cut on a 12 X 12 Cricut mat (ahhhh! I'm looking for the sheet with my dimensions, and I cannot find it! It was on a little duckie sheet.. and I actually seem to recall my 2 yr old having that in her hands the other day...) and I measured the dimensions (width and height) and used to size my fish bowl from Create-a-Critter cartridge (yes, this is a CRICUT cartridge - it's been a while since I pulled one of these out! I do miss them though.. it is really cute!)  I cut my background layer (in tan) and my front layer of my fish bowl in acetate (it does give it the glass bowl look - it's a little hard to see in pics though :(  ) 

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I embellished my little basket/bag with fishies from Something Fishy Graphic Set and used my Silhouette to do Print and Cut, and I used glossy accents on the bubble and fishes to give a "wet" look.  The handle of this is actually from Rosie's Ribbon Strips (used strip 10, but made it narrower).

Anyway, you're probably wondering where is this awesome stamp???  Well, it's on the back!  I wrapped it around with twine, too!

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Here's a few more different angles, just because!

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Here, you can kind of see this acetate and how the bubbles have the glossy accents on them.

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You can fill this little bag with goodies to brighten up someone's day. Here, I filled them up with the goldfish crackers... (You wouldn't believe how hard of a time I had trying to get some of these crackers in my pictures... I place them, and by the time I go behind the camera, they have swam into my daughter's mouth...)

Anyway, here's another two really quick and easy Print and Cut cards using the stamps.

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"OWL always love you" "You're TWEET" Awww... The stamps are from The Birds and the Bees set - see, you can even put together conversation with these awesome stamps!

Aren't the graphics cute? This is from Miss Tiina Endless Summer vectors.  I LOVE her graphics - it's way too cute and I want them all!  I inked the edges, and I placed them using foam adhesives to bring out dimension to the card.  The speech bubbles are from all free download (they are graphics, but cut them out on Silhouette). 

Here's a side view:

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My last card is REALLY simple, but I LOVE these colors and it's such a fun and cheerful card. 

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See, I told ya it was easy! I immediately fell in love with this graphic set, and had to purchase them! It's Kids and Pool by BabyStarDesign. I did do a little bit of work though... lol... the fin is actually another graphic, so I cut them out, used my Crop-a-dile to make a hole to slip their feet into the fins. This has got to cheer up/encourage someone! The sentiments are from Under the Sea set.

Another view:

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The strip is actually a punch from EK Success, and all the twine that I've used in this post is from The Twinery.

Hope that you liked them! My other My Thoughts Exactly DT members also have some projects to share with you all, so please go visit the blog, and from there, you can link to everyone's blogs!

Have a good day, everyone!


Oh, and before I let you go - My Grafico is having a 40% off ENTIRE STORE today only!!! I've been using a LOT of files from there - there's so many cute graphics, versatile SVGs (my lantern, my shoes, my beach pail, my fish bag above... all are from here!), as well as cute digital papers and stamps! It's definitely a great time to stock up!

15 comments:

  1. Love the fish bowl bag. A super clever idea!!

    Becki
    Happy Card Encouragement Factory

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  2. So super cute! You are making me want to buy a silhouette!

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  3. Oh my that fish bag is fantastic,,,love all the colors and your design you put together...super fun. www.justwordz.ca

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  4. Fabulous projects! The fish bowl bag is DA BOMB!!!!!! TFS

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  5. Adorable projects as usual!! So so cute, and the disappearing list and fish crackers swimming to your daughter's mouth made me LOL... :-) Your Amelie and my Nathan would be terrible together! ;-)

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  6. I just love these projects! That fishbowl is BEYOND adorable! And those cards, Stinkin' cute! I really like the first one! I can see you're lvoin' your Silhouette!

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  7. Oh wow that fish bowl is so cute! I love your print and cut stuff too, so fun.

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  8. Wow Theinly these are all darling. I see someone is loving their silhouette. :)

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  9. I'm digging the summer theme dear girl! It's all about water isn't it in the summer time?

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  10. These are wonderful! I like the PNC feature for when I don't feel like cutting svg files. I'm buying a Silhouette this weekend!!

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  11. Thienly, you always blow my mind! All of your projects are amazing! I am loving all the print and cut you did with this, it turned out fabulous, and that fish bowl bag is so creative! I am SO happy to have you on my Design Team :) I'm still not sure how I managed that, but I am so glad to have your talent showcasing my stamps :)

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  12. Thanks for the mention! I love the card you made with my designs, super cute!

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  13. Awesome ideas Thienly!!! You're so crafty it hurtz my head! LOL ;)

    Hugs...Kathy

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  14. You are totally rocking the print and cut. I adore your projects and your clean style!

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