Monday, July 20, 2015

#84 Forever in Blue Jeans

Happy summer everyone.  Cathryn here to share our 84th Challenge with you.


I am so excited about this challenge. What on earth is more comfortable than a worn in pair of old blue jeans???? When I think of summers as a child and a teenager, I think about cut off jean shorts and daisy flowers, yes, I am dating myself LOL!!!  It also makes me think of my little ones and the adorable little overalls and jeans they wore as babies and toddlers. And most of all....who can get that song out of their heads once it is playing!!  Thank you Neil Diamond!!!!

Everywhere I go lately I see so much denim in crafting and designs so what better place to share our denim creations than PGCB!!!!  I can't wait to see all of the wonderful creations.

We are so excited to also welcome our amazing Guest Designer for the month of July, Karen McAlpine. Check out her fantastic blog. You certainly won't be disappointed!!  Thank you so much Karen for joining in the fun.

Touch of Denim Party Favors
Designed by Karen McAlpine

Materials List:
Stamps: Sentiment stamp from Stampin’ Up
Ink: Night of Navy dye ink - Stampin’ Up
CS: White
DP: double sided paper – Cloud 9 Designs
Dies: Treat Bag - Stampin’ Up; French Fry box – Amuse Studios; Flower –Sizzix
Punch: Label - Stampin’ Up
Felt: My Favorite Things
Fabri-Tac Glue
Large Brads
Denim Ribbon: Stampin’ Up
Lollipop sticks –in the cake and candy section of craft store
Tissue Paper

Design Process:  Following the blue jeans theme, I thought it would be fun to die cut denim flowers.  I found this denim colored felt and tried that.  The flowers looked really cute and festive. They were just perfect for some kind of party favor.  Using the dies, I cut double sided paper to form the treat holders.   I wanted to include some stamping but did not have much room on the bag or box.  I needed the sentiment to float in air over the flower-hence the sentiment on a stick.

Super fun Party Favours Karen. They will be the hit of any party!!!!!

Now, on to the fun the Paper Girls had with this challenge...Enjoy!!!

And now the winner of Challenge #83 (Babies) is 
#21 - Cynthia B
Congratulations! Please send an e-mail with your shipping info to to claim your prize within two weeks.

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Cynthia Baldwin said...

Wow! I was just checking to see what the next challenge was, and there's my name! How lucky! Thanks for the new challenge - fun samples as always!

Lillian A said...

What a fun and "different" challenge theme - I LOVE it !!

Janis said...

Super fun challenge idea!!! The party favors, cards, and LOs were all fabulous. Thank you for the inspiration!
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