Friday, July 16, 2010

Feelin' Crabby?

I'm feelin' crabby today too! But I mean a good kind of crabby, a "lets go to the beach" crabby a "its time to cherish the summer" crabby! You can't help but smile when you see this adorable crab cut with create a critter cricut cartridge, I know crabs are typically red, but mine is of course PINK, melon mambo to be exact :)

A perfect gift for a summer house guest or pool party this bright stripey towel is dressed to give with an equally bright ribbon and Jumbo decorated tag.I know most of you are like me in that gift giving is a much about the packaging as it is the gift itself, and this tag packs a presentation punch!!

I fashioned a itsy bitsy flag with a toothpick and a pennant, its just tucked into crabby's claw and secured with a glue dot.The "sand" is crumb cake card stock embossed with swiss dots....I couldn't figure what embossing folder looked most like sand, then I decided a pink crab can walk around on dotted sand if she wants too!

I always layer my cuts for maximum dimension, a flat cut can leave your project looking rather dull and lifeless. I wanted this tag to be the life of the party!

The shells too were embossed, and the whole tag got a misting of my newest obsession...smooch spritz in vanilla....seriously I have to lock it up to keep from spritzing everything in sight! I LOVE that stuff!

I hope you are enjoying your summer, but most of I hope you're feelin' Crabby!
happy creating,


Melissa said...

So fun! Love the little flag!

mshady said...

This is so cute. I love the smooch spritz. After seeing your tag I have to buy some. I have been avoiding it but can't any longer.

BettyBee said...

Oh, SO CUTE! I love the little crab in pink, and the towel presentation :) I have the Smooch inks in the nail polish bottles, but haven't tried the spritzes ... must indulge!!