Thursday, July 11, 2013

Card-a-Copia: And Now for Something a Little Different!

I'm submitting these creations for a design team spot.  I hope they are interesting enough to help me make the cut!

This is a picture frame I picked up for $1.00 at Goodwill.  It came with the matting, which I pulled apart and covered with a cat-oriented piece of scrapbooking paper.  I added some white ink around the  openings to draw in the eye.  

As a final step, I painted the frame, which was originally hunter green, a semi-gloss black.  

I made this dream vacation planning book with a piece of scrapbooking paper from October Afternoon paper, various pieces of cardstock and large clear envelopes.  Inside the book, there are tabbed envelopes for Summer and Winter vacation ideas, as well as Cruises and one for "If Money Were No Object."  

I created the actual paging by scoring and mountain-valley folding a piece of cardstock.  I then used adhesive to mount the envelopes on this "rigging."  I compressed the rigging and covered it with a binding (see the far right side).  

With four dogs and two cats, I can dream all I want about vacations, but I don't see them happening!

I saw this cartoon and thought it was a hoot.  I'm always telling my students that the tattoo you think is so cool today is going to look pretty ridiculous when they are in their 80's!  (And frankly, I have better things to spend my money on...craft supplies!)