Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sorry. I suck.

I'm back with another card for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge this week (to see my first card for this challenge, click here). Again, here is the challenge:

CFC41: Jest for the Pun of it.
Use a pun, or a sentiment in a silly way to create a joke, on your
Clean And Simple creation.

Like I said in my last post, I had several ideas for a "punny" card, and still have a couple more I need to put to paper (I've made 4 cards for this challenge so far :)) I've had the Dryer stamp set from American Crafts for a little while, and only used a couple of the stamps. I've always thought that the vacuum was so cute, but could never really think of a use for it. Enter the CAS-ual Fridays "Jest for the pun of it" challenge. I finally had a use for the vacuum stamp, along with the perfect sentiment. Now for the paper yummies:

I printed the sentiment from my computer (font is "My Own Topher"). I wanted to paper-piece the vacuum bag, but the bag on the stamp is a solid image, not an outline, which wasn't very conducive to paper-piecing. To work around this, I stamped the vacuum onto my patterned paper using Versamark ink, then embossed it with clear embossing powder. That way, I could still see my patterned paper, but I could also see the outline of the image enough to cut around it. I adhered it over the black stamped image, then went around it with a black pen so that the black outline was uniform. I had never tried that before, but I'll definitely do it again! I finished off my card with some more patterned paper, baker's twine, a button, and some black Faux stitching using a pen.

I'm entering this card here:
The Pixie Cottage Challenge #109: Buttons & Bows

Thanks for looking!

Supplies: cardstock: Georgia Pacific; patterned papers: Echo Park; scallop edge punch: Fiskars; stamp: American Crafts; sentiment: computer-generated (My Own Topher font); ink: Versamark; clear embossing powder, black pen: Hampton Art; baker's twine: Divine Twine; button: craft supply; hole punch, corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers


  1. So cute! Love the vacuum pun. :). Cool idea for the paper piecing.

  2. LOVE IT!!! Too funny - and great job with the vacuum bag. I love the pp as the carpeting!

  3. OMG! Totally cracking up here!! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Ha! So cute! Great "i'm sorry" card!

  5. This is great - love the punny sentiment.
    Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week xx

  6. I chuckled. Great pun. Love how you worked around your image to paper piece it. Thank you so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays.

  7. Hahaha, I have a vacuum digi stamp I have been meaning to make a card like this for. Too funny!!

    The Happy Card Encouragement Factory

  8. Girl, you are crackin' me up!! You should start your own company!

  9. Such a fun C&S card!! Love the piece vacumn! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Pixie Cottage this week ;)