Friday, January 11, 2008

Are You My Mother?

Okay, so yesterday, as I was making the "I Dig You" card with the backhoe digger thingy, I kept thinking about the P.D. Eastman children's book "Are You My Mother?" The thought of making it into a card was cracking me up, so here it is!

Maybe it's just me, but I think it would make a funny "congratulations" card for a new baby, or a wacky, humorous Mother's Day card. Even better ... I'll tuck this one away for my birth mother, in the event that my twin sister's on-again/off-again search ever turns up someone. Wouldn't this be PERFECT? LOL! Go ahead. Say it. I'm a little wacky.

This second project is from a few years ago....

You may have seen the Scooby Doo/Mystery Van party invitation I posted about back in October. At the party, I had the kids follow a set of clues that, by the end of the party, led to the discovery of a phantom who had stolen all the birthday gifts. After the party, for thank-you notes, I came up with this sheriff's badge "wallet," commending them for their detective work. I can totally get into stuff like this ... hope you enjoy!

Tomorrow, I have a few more projects with this set (I'd post them now, except they're still just in my head) and then I promise to stop having fun with my wheels!

Supplies & Instructions for "Are You My Mother?"
Stamps: Fun On Wheels, Canvas
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Going Gray, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Brocade Blue
Paper: Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie, Brocade Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: Spots and Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder, sponge daubers, pewter jumbo eyelets, orange and blue grosgrain ribbon, gray taffeta ribbon, paper piercer
1. Fold Basic Gray card stock in half. Sponge edges of Pumpkin Pie block with Basic Gray ink and adhere to card base. Dry emboss Brocade Blue block using the Cuttlebug and the Spots and Dots embossing folder. Sponge edges with Basic Gray ink and adhere to card.
2. Stamp Pumpkin Pie card stock with Canvas background using Pumpkin Pie ink. Sponge edges using Basic Gray ink. Use the plastic guide from the Mat Pack to mark positions for the jumbo eyelets on Pumpkin Pie card stock. Punch and set eyelets with Crop-a-Dile. Tie three lengths of ribbon through top eyelet: orange grosgrain, blue grosgrain, and gray taffeta. Adhere piece to card.
3. Print sentiment from computer in blue ink on white cardstock. Cut to size. Sponge edges using Basic Gray ink. Use markers to ink the stamp in different colors. Position and stamp. Layer onto Brocade Blue (edges sponged in Basic Gray ink), then Basic Gray (edges sponged). Adhere to Pumpkin Pie block, just to the right of the jumbo eyelets.

4. Draw a bird's body on Basic Gray card stock. Add eye using a white gel pen. Trim tightly. Draw a wing on Brocade Blue card stock. Trim tightly and adhere to bird's body. Adhere bird to main image panel. Use a black marker to add legs.

Supplies & Instructions for Sheriff's Badge Wallet:
Stamps: Fun On Wheels
Ink: Basic Black, VersaMark
Paper: Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Metallic Gold
Accessories: paper piercer, clear embossing powder
1. Pierce holes along all four sides of a 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of black card stock. Fold at 3 1/2" and 7". Adhere the short side to the middle using tacky tape to make a pocket.
2. Stamp police car and siren in VersaMark along the bottom of the front and along the inside pocket. Emboss with clear powder.
3. Print official sounding language onto Sahara Sand and adhere to the inside of the wallet, left side. Adhere a photo just above the text.
4. Fold a 6" x 4 1/4" piece of Sahara Sand card stock to make a note card. Stamp three police cars along the bottom, the "Thank You" sentiment just above, and sirens at the top. Tuck in the pocket on the inside of the wallet.
5. Pin sheriff's badge to black circle. Mat with Metallic Gold card stock. Adhere to wallet front


Anonymous said...

I LOVE the Are you My Mother card! Perfect baby congrats! Or your wacky idea too...I am cracking up! Either way...the idea would also be a cute scrapbook page with a photo of you reading to a child :)

Jennifer Meyer said...

Hi Amy,
I am on my lap top sitting on my daughters bed. She just fell asleep but right before that I read her, her two favorite books. A Fish Out of Water &... Are You My Mother. When she wakes tomorrow, I will show her your card, she will LOVE it.

Darling card Amy! Have a great weekend,
Jennifer :)

Chris Simon said...

Yes, you're a little wacky! That's exactly why I surf over here every day to see what you're up to. I love your style and your sense of humor!

Tracy said...

you are wacky in the very best way my dear :-)
is an adorable card - loved pd eastman and dr suess too. the card is just so cute and the birdie is sweet. i love the jumbo eyelets in this too. the thank you cards with sheriff simpsons badge LOL>.. if he only knew huh? its a fabulous idea and when mine were small we had the best bday parties - totally got into every aspect - its so fun! and also makes some wonderful memories for your children :-)