Sunday, November 27, 2011

Jump for Joy!

I'm posting late tonight ... I spent the afternoon watching The Grey Cup ... and our BC Lions won!!!  Woohoo!!  I'm actually not a big football fan, but always watch the Grey Cup every year.  Today's game was sooooo exciting!!

That wasn't the only excitement today ... I found out late last night that I made it into the final round for the CAS Design Team Winter Challenge!  I'm so excited that the judges liked my cards enough to advance me into the finals!!  There are seven other finalists (a VERY talented group of crafters) that will be making cards for the final challenge which is due this coming Wednesday.  I had trouble sleeping last night, with design ideas floating around in my head ... I just couldn't rest.  Hopefully I can get some rest tonight and get a fresh start tomorrow on my next entry for the contest.  

I made this card yesterday for the SCS November Fan Club - this month's theme is "Child's Play".  I made a CAS card that highlights one of my favorite toys when I was growing up.  The sentiment was computer-generated.  Hope you like.

"Jump For Joy"

Stamps:  none (sentiment is computer-generated)
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake (SU!)
Ink:  none
Accessories:  Maraschino Twine from the Twinery, two ball-chain key chains, corner rounder, Tombow glue, adhesives and glue dots

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I ran a full sheet of Crumb Cake cardstock through my printer to add the sentiment.  I cut the cardstock to size and rounded the top right-hand corner.  I mounted it on a card base of Cherry Cobbler cardstock (also with the top right-hand corners rounded).

I took the end off of each key chain and threaded twine through the ends.  I tied a knot and then pulled it tight to hold it in place - voila, a skipping rope.

I added a rolled up glue dot onto each handle of the skipping rope and secured it to the card front.  I used three or four tiny drops of Tombow glue to attached the rope to the card.

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