I named myself The Crafting Professor, since I'm a crafter, and I'm a college professor. I went through many, many years of graduate school, and the best source of relaxation and stress relief was being in my craft room or going to a local crop. Back then, I never told anyone that I was a full-time graduate student. I was waiting for the day I would scrapbook my graduation page. Now, I run the ScrapbookerPhD challenge blog (http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com), and am bringing my passion for crafting and teaching together. But here, at The Crafting Professor, I'm just sharing my work with like-minded crafters from all over the world.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Summer Sun Bag Topper

It's challenge time at Exploring Cricut and More. With Summer coming around the corner, and why not make a project for summer. The twist: use red and blue. 

For my project, I created a bag topper. We are having a pool party in a few weeks, and I thought this would be a great decoration for a for a bag with little tubes of sunscreen and bug spray and more in it. I used my Cricut Explore with the Bag Topper image set. 

The base patterned paper is from the My Mind's Eye paper pack, Bohemia. It felt very California summer to me. I embossed the blue sky and white cloud with a swirl folder for motion of wind. The feel of the paper and sky made me think of running my toes through the sand, so I had these small flip flops to the corner of the card. Finally, it wouldn't be summer without summer birds and bugs like the small bee brad at the top right corner. 

Challenges Entered:

Crafts for Eternity: Die Cuts
Simply Create Too: Anything But a Card
Craftitude: Use die cut
Crafty Calendar: Sunshine


  1. This is a great idea, so a perfect for a pool party. I love the colors and images you chose, great job.

  2. Wow-great bag topper for some much needed pool party supplies-great idea!

  3. I love your bag topper--I make these for all my treat bags too! Very glad you joined in the Simply Create Too "Anything But a Card Challenge" & hope you enter our next challenge which starts this coming Friday [May 23rd].

    Simply Create Too Design Team

  4. I so love your Topper Faith!!! This would be great on a goodie bag! Thanks for always sharing great projects.

  5. Fabulous bag topper!! Love the flip flops and bee. Great colors and embossing. :)

  6. This will definitely be a hit at your party! Such fun images and color choices:)

    My Mind's Dust Bunnies

  7. great card, thank you for joining us at craftitude, good luck
    caroline dt

  8. Gorgeous card thanks for joining us at crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x

  9. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Craftitude.

  10. Wow...this is just too darn cute! Thank you so much for playing along with Simply Create Too!

  11. Gorgeous bag topper. Thanks for joining in our 'Sunshine & Showers' challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Bev x


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