Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Around the House & 365

Moxie Fab World has lots of challenges right now- one of them is the Around The House Challenge- here's a couple of cards I came up with for it!
I think this is Cosmo Cricket paper from a 6x6 pad, but I can't be sure- I won it (thanks, Jenny!), and there is not a cover on the pad. My 'hello' image is from the SU! set my sweet friend Megan gave me- I embossed it in white, although it's hard to see that. May Arts satin layered on top of satin/grosgrain double band.
I originally planned on using a tp roll for this, but I didn't have one available, so I looked around & found a ribbon spool that I could take apart.
I ended up with a tube about the size of a film canister. (hee. That probably dates me.) I dipped it in acrylic paint & stamped it repeatedly on the paper.
Next up is a card I made using the only empty tp roll I had (I couldn't use it for the other card, since I'd already squished it for this one!)
I used red acrylic paint this time, and the sketch from 365 cards! The sentiment is from Hero Arts, also stamped with red acrylic. I wish I'd done some background stamping, but it is what it is. I know that paper is Cosmo Cricket, and I've layered & pleated some May Arts wrinkle ribbon on top.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'd love to hear what you think!

11 comments:

  1. Fabulous, love how you've gone outside the box and used something from around the house (makes me miss Everything but the Kitchen Sink). Thanks for joining us at 365 Cards, woo hoo!

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  2. Check out clever YOU! Genius!

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  3. ummmm...IS THAT your ribbon stash in the backround? Oh my goodness girl!
    Love your cards by the way.

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  4. GET out!!! Nobody crafts with a toilet paper roll like you do!! FABULOUS - love how you paint/stamped the circles on the top card!!

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  5. You seriously are the master of using innovative products and making them look beautiful. Wow, these cards ARE beautiful! I can't decide which is my favorite, can I say I like them in equal amounts?

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  6. get out of here!! that heart from a tp roll is awesome!!!

    love both cards :)

    so glad you joined us on 365 cards

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  7. love how you got the hearts on the card!!!! super cool and clever!!!

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  8. Very cool tools, Jen! I adore that orange card...both for the color and that super idea! Off to dig some ribbon reels out of the trash!

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  9. I just love how you made those circles!

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  10. Congrats on your shout out from Cath!!

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