August 8, 2010

Shop 'Til You Drop! - Group Post Day!!

Mornin' Peeps! *giggle*

Ahhhhh, it's been a good weekend thus far -- spent some time with my girls yesterday, first at Build-A-Bear at a birthday party, then did a little shopping...funny how a little shopping can make your day a little brighter (well, that is if your two children aren't nagging you and walking off in opposite directions, while you are lugging 2 Build A Bear boxes and your overloaded purse, not that that happened or anything...)

All kidding aside, I'm here to share the last of my projects for the August Release at My Time Made Easy.  It's the Shop 'Til You Drop template.  This fabulous shopping cart template is SUPER easy to assemble, and just SO fun!

I decided I'd make my shopping cart with Clear Acetate instead of cardstock -- so that when I added the decorative layers, you could see what was in the cart from the sides.  To do this, I printed the template on a sheet of paper, taped it over a sheet of acetate onto my craft mat, and then cut with my craft knife.  I did cheat, and cut the decorative layers with my Cricut -- that would be a LOT of little holes! lol.  For the wheels, I thought it would be fun to offset the circles a little bit, gives it a little more whimsy, don't you think??

It worked out quite nicely that where I had my adhesive on the base fell exactly under the decorative layer on the outside, so no messy looking connections :).

I made a tag that you could use some re-positionable adhesive on the back, and stick your gift card to, to keep in the basket with the chocolate...  THAT'S where I made my mistake...I'm sure my shopping trip would have gone easier if we had chocolate ;).

The tag uses images from Money Well Spent, So Sentimental (the flourishes) and Just for You (the circle sentiment around the dollar amount).  I colored the border on the frame with a gold spica glitter pen, for a little sparkle.

Be sure to hop around to the rest of the team's blogs, we've all got a little something to share with you today!!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Stamps: Money Well Spent, So Sentimental, Just For You (MTME)
Ink: Memento Black, Raspberry Fizz
Paper: Clear Acetate Sheets, Raspberry Fizz, Shimmery White
Accessories: Filigree brads (SU!), Shop Til You Drop Template 


Lelia Pierce said...

This is so adorable, Tracey! Love the little shopping cart!


Laura said...

This is just stinkin adorable. Such a clever concept, and I love the colors!

Silke Ledlow said...

YUMMY...this is so cute and gorgeous Tracey!!! Love your idea!!! Hugs ~S~

Pam W. said...

Too stinkin' cute! You just amaze me with your ideas - way to go. And the colors - love!

Sarah said...

Seriously, Tracey! This little shopping cart is TOO cute for words! Absolutely adorable!!!