Saturday, October 11, 2008

There's A New Sheriff In Town



This week at Our Creative Corner, Lynda is challenging everyone to create a card that is not square OR rectangle. Let me first say that I have never, not even once, created a circle card, but I've always wanted to. So how did I end up with overalls? I have no idea! Except that inspiration struck, and I ran with it. What I was going for was a cute "Welcome baby" card for a cousin who just had a little boy. I think this would have worked a little better with a farmer theme instead of the sheriff theme (I tried it with a bandanna and some raffia "straw" sticking out of the pocket and it was soooooo cute [and you all know I don't normally do "cute" very well]), but I couldn't come up with a clever saying for the inside. "Look what's growing on the farm," "Look what's hatched on the farm," and some other things along those lines were all I could come up with. Ideas, anyone? I'm all ears!

Be sure to visit Our Creative Corner for full details on the challenge (and one of the coolest giveaways ever!!), plus samples from the other OCC designers! [Edited to add: I totally forgot to mention we were lucky enough to score none other than Laura Fredrickson, aka scrapnextras, as our guest designer this week. Thank you, Laura, for joining us this week and doing such a beautiful project!!]

Cindy Haffner
Dawn Easton
Denise Marzec
Jennifer Meyer
Julee Tilman
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynda Benden

A few notes about the card: I started with a top fold standard A2-size card, then penciled in the shape of the overalls and cut them out. I sliced off the top (the fold) right along the top of the "bib" of the overalls, then used the scraps to make separate straps. The pocket is a stamp from an old, retired SU! set called Pocket Fun (though it would be easy enough to create your own pocket). The overalls are stamped with the Just Jeans background stamp (also retired), and the letters for "Liam" are stamped with Alphabits (also retired ... think it's time to purge my stamps?) and punched out with the 1/4" circle punch. To create the sheriff's badge, I punched a large star from Marigold Morning, then added More Mustard 1/4" circles and Antique Brass brads to the five points.

Don't miss my sample for this week's Sketch for You to Try right HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!



Stamps: Just Jeans, Alphabits, Pocket Fun (SU!); All In A Row and Nursery Neccessities (inside) (SU!)
Paper: Brocade Blue, Riding Hood Red, Marigold Morning, More Mustard (SU!)
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Brocade Blue, Basic Black (SU!)
Accessories: vintage brads, Antique Brass jumbo eyelets, Riding Hood Red double-striped ribbon, distressing tool, large star punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1/4" circle punch, word window punch, dimensionals (SU!)
Size: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4" (same as standard A2)

27 comments:

Allison said...

This is super cute!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

SUPER cool, Amy! Wow!

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness, how adorable is this! REALLY cute and clever, Amy! Yes, I'd say inspiration definitely "struck" you! Great job!

silkeledlow said...

Amy - this creations is totally flippin' FABULOUS!!! I love it!!!

Jackie Pedro said...

What I wouldn't give to live in your brain for just five minutes!! Such creativity there...this is adorable!

Dawn Easton said...

Holy cow girl! This is awesome!!! Brilliant girl!

Alyssa said...

This is brilliant! So cute, it must be cased :o)

Shirley said...

How cute does it get? Not much more than this! How creative and just perfect.

Cindy Haffner said...

So cute.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Super cute Amy, I love it!!

Diane Gilbert said...

Amy this is tooooo cute!!! What a great idea!
~Diane

Em's Place said...

darling darling darling!
em

Melissa said...

Holy moly! This is fabulous!

Many Blessings,
M.

Lynda Benden said...

This is just darling Amy! I love the big brads and the cutest little star! So cute Amy!

Nancy Riley said...

Amy, you are one amazing stamper! So much creativity in one person ... wow! I love the sheriff theme you've given this card! The brads on the points of the star couldn't be more perfect!

Christina Fischer said...

THUD!!! This is fantastic, Amy! You never cease to amaze me! :)

Bev said...

Very creative and cute as can be. tfs

Jennifer Meyer said...

Sweet card and design Amy, LOVE the fun design and darling layout!

Have a wonderful week,
Jennifer :)

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Oh my word this is so, so, so...well, adorable!! This is for sure going into my CASE file. Amy thanks so much for sharing!!
--Becca

Anonymous said...

Amy! Girl you out did yourself on this one!!! It's so adorable. Everyone will be stealing this idea! LOVE LOVE LOVVVE It! You creative genius you!

Pam SCS-"craftea19"

leenda said...

Whoa! This is just too cute & sooooo creative! LOVE IT!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So adorable! What a clever little idea!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic card! Love the great shape and the colors. TFS!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Amy this is so creative and adorably cute! Love all the details...what a fabulous baby card!

Carolyn King said...

akkk....FABULOUS!

Cassie said...

it's b/c you are a brilliant stamper! these overalls are just so cute!!

JoAnn said...

I love your card!!! You are a lady with a lot of talent!!! I like the sheriff idea, it is so cute!

JoAnn

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