Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Countdown to CHA Be Inspired #39 Owl Flourish Folder

Hello Everyone!

We are thrilled to showcase another Provo Craft embossing folder being released for CHA - the Owl Flourish Folder!

So far all of you have been enthusiastic about the folders. I gotta tell you they are wonderful! The improvements they have made, the embossing is deeper and there are less lip on top..


Wanna win some of the folders going to CHA?

It's easy! participate in all 4 challenges for the month of July to be entered in the drawing if any given week we get over 100 participants each week, we will up the ante and give more new folders out! go on tell your friends and enter to win that easy!

Thank you so much for making the cuttlebug challenge blog your number 1 home on the internet for great inspirations :)

Before we begin let's announced our winners for helping us spread the word for the countdown..

Drumroll please...............................................................



The SNR Winner blog hop.......drumroll..........Thank you for being a follower and adding our blinkie to your blog :) Suz Gray
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This week challenge is to create a woodsy outdoor project, using woodsy animals (except for snakes) using twigs, pebbles anything from nature..

We have a fun Colour template for you as a component for this week.

And a great tutorial From our new Senior Design Team Member
Mel Of Mel Stampz.

Diorama Box

Step 1) Create a high backed box: A) Score a sheet of standard sized cardstock [on the horizontal (so it's short)] at 4.5 inches and at 8 inches B) Turn the cardstock [on the vertical (tall)] and score at 1 and 1/4 as well as 7 and 1/4 C) Cut 2 slits in the center of each side (4 slits in total) to make side flaps.

Step 2) Make embossed shrub panels: Print shrub templates out on green cardstock & trace it to make mirrored parts (for a liner); then, emboss them (this uses a homemade cereal-box embossing plate with little leaves.)

Step 3) Embellish & Adhere the embossed shrub panels to the inside & outside of the box. (These are inked & stitched with beads)

Step 4) Add scenery: Make a sky panel & attach it then create the trees, pond, and other details: A) print & cut the various templates B) cut the tree tops free-hand C) embellish and adhere it all.

Step 5) Print digital birds: colour them & add them to the box

Mel has generously offered our readers the printable templates to make your own diorama box. You can find them at the following links:
Birds and owl
Box and trees

You can find a more detailed tutorial and other inspirations on Mel's Blog.

Here are the fantastic inspiration the Design Team has created for you..

Terrie Bailey (ensemble)

Terrie Bailey (bag)

Terrie Bailey (card)

Terrie Bailey (tag)

Terrie Bailey (frame)

Cassie Larson

June Houck

Karen Maldonado

Amber Goble

Jenyfur Pohl

Hanneke van Dalen

Ingrid Danvers

Heidi Van Laar

Jen Koss

Jen Koss

Jackie Gallagher

Shantaie Fowler

Rosemary Zuba

Dannisdoodles (card)

Ewonne Ek

Dannisdoodles (bookmark)

Angie Tieman

Tracy Pounds

Meda Halmaciu

Mel Mccarthy

Meda Halmaciu

Sonia Kertznus

Betty Bee

Betty Bee (detail)

Beth Ullman

Remember leave your link in Mr Linky by leaving the link to your post, not your blog address. If you upload your projects to online galleries please use the keyword CBI39

participate in all 4 challenges to be eligible to win new folders going to CHA!
As always we are looking to reach 1500 followers by end of July.. :)
Have a great day!


Beth said...

Oh wow everyone really rocked this Challenge this week as always, great job girls love everyone's projects I am so proud to be part of such a talented team.

Anja (scrappie) said...

O wow everybody rocked this one love those colors love that owl, great projects.

Sonia Kertznus said...

This has been one of the must challenging challenges ever (for the folder is awesome, but very hard to work with when given only certain colors, I finally manage to do my card and wen I come here, I find so much talent and amazing projects... you girls are wonderful crafters and I love being on this group...HUGS...SK :)

Jackie G said...

WOWsers!!! You all have done such a fabulous job on this challenge!!

Jewls said...

Amazing work from the DT!!!
Mel's diorama is stunning, thank you for the details too, Mel.
I love the new owl too, he's so cute.

jacki janse van rensburg said...

i posted a link to a older blogpost, that came to mind immediately when i saw your requirements.

i love your challenges!

June Houck said...

Hoot hoot hooray for the fab owl creations :)

HappyHappyJoyJoy said...

I am so excited I won! Thank you so much!

This project is phenomenal! I love everyone's cards also! There is some major talent on this design team! WOW!

Kard Queen said...

Hoot--great job everyone. I especially like June Houck's combination of colors and nature elements. Great job!

Windy Hills said...

I love looking at all the cards and especially the little critters in June's. Way to go ladies!

2muchpaper said...

Charming, charming cards. Love the Houck card with its layered look. Another outstanding job!

Shantaie said...

What an AMAZING line up of talent, ladies you all really "rocked" this challenge!

Crazie Kat said...

Way to go everyone! June, so glad to see that you are on the design team; have been following your blog. Go girl!!

Nancy Sanders said...

FUN challenge. Love all the DT samples. Great job, thanks for the inspiration

Michelle said...

such exiting projects... this is a wonderful versatile folder..and youve all showcased that beautifully!

Anonymous said...

hsn just had all the new folders. oh wow

Grace Tolman said...

thanks for another great challenge and what awesome array of projects by the DT. You guys are a great inspiration!

Sherri Thompson said...

Terrie's projects are adorable, but it was Karen's "Hoo Loves You Baby" that really put a smile on my face! Great ideas from everyone.

beadz said...

What a fun challenge and I loved seeing what the DT came up with. I have already ordered my set of new folders from HSN (and a set for my Mom!) Looking forward to getting my own little owl!

Carla said...

I had so much fun with this challenge and go to "play" with some fun products from my stash! Can't wait for the next one!

Dorothy said...

What super examples! I should be cleaning instead of card making so mine is pretty simple - plus I struggled with the stones or twigs! I just got some new embossing folders - now am waiting to see the new ones.

KimmyS said...

Amazing challenge - they are getting better and more exciting with every week!

Terrie B x said...

`Beautiful` creations Ladies..You completly `Rocked` this Challenge TFI:) xxx

Randi said...

Great challenges! We will be able to do so many things.

Denise said...

Love all the diffent projects, so creative and challenging.

Marsha said...

wauw ! love this challenge ! just added my link to the list ...
i used CB Embossing folder Swiss Dots and the tree is from a cut&emboss folder with a halloween theme ...

greetings Marsha, the Netherlands

Linda said...

What a fun challenge!!
Love all the fabulous projects by the DT...they are so awesome!!
I have linked my card in Mr Linky.

Janelle said...

Where did Mr. Linky go? I'll check back later --

Rose-Anne said...

I like this challenge and thanks for all the hard work you all do and the comments you leave on my blog.

SMK said...

Mr Linky still down... i'll check back later too

SMK said...

I can't find a due date, so just in case, my card is here, but I'll check back for Mr Linky later

Janelle said...

Well, Mr. Linky is still in hiding. Here's my link: but I'll check back tomorrow.

heather said...

I might have missed the deadline but anyway, here is my creation:

Calie said...

Hope I'm not just missing the linky! Here is my creation

Monika/Buzsy said...

I love owls! So in this year... great color combo too.
Here is my card.

Kristen Swain said...

no mr. linky- so here is my card.

loved this challenge and the team did so many fabulous examples!

AnItA mArIe said...

just awesome challenge loved the colours....! mr linky missing in action so here is my card

Tasha said...

Since Mr. Linky is still gone, I'll add my post here.
Thank you for the chance to win new folders.

- - Sheryl - - said...

Wow - so many ways the DT used the folder. I made an aperture card and posted the little critter inside the card. here's my card

Danielle said...

I really do not know much about Mr. Linky (except that it has disappeared!!) I wanted to go ahead and add a link for my card. I had added it to ML, but I don't know if it will matter now, so here it is :) Thank you!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

I forgot to post this last week. You can find my project here:

Lisa Somerville said...

Loved this color combination

Donna said...

Another great challenge. Great designs from the DT. Here's my card! I'm loving the new folders!

Kelly said...

I had such fun with this challenge!

Ramona said...

I abSOlutely loVE that FOldER! The color combo is awesome and I had a ton of fun putting this one together at our all night crop. YES, I made cards. It was in my blood that night. LOL!

Devon said...

what a cute folder! Owls are one of my obsessions and fun to craft with!

Jamie said...

Super fun challenge! I love all the projects everyone did.

Jewls said...

Loved this theme & the colour combo.
That owl folder is too cute :)

java diva said...

That diorama is mindblowing phenomenal! Lately dioramas have been catching my eye. I think I'm going to have to try one!

Deanna Cosgrove said...

What a fun color combo. The woodsy theme is great too! Thanks for the inspiration........deanna

Dorothy said...

I thought I linked my card a few weeks ago! I just added it,in case it had disappeared.orothy etsdas

Dorothy said...

I see my comment earlier but do not see my entry, so I created another link. My apologies if it is a duplicate. I should have 4 for July, if I followed the criteria correctly.


SJDWolf said...

These colours were challenging, but I cant wait to get my hands on the new folder! Lovely projects as always, tfs!

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