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Thursday, May 24, 2012

SF Challenge-Use a square peg in a Round Hole!

You might ask just what is Squiggle Fly asking with this challenge #20?  Well, they want you to Think OUTSIDE the box!  Let me explain this Challenge:  we always seem to use standard things--round buttons, straight ribbons, rectangular 1/4 size cards,.... Instead: make a card that uses something usual: Pick a different card shape OR find some weird buttons OR use that unusual paper....pick out a different odd embellishment OR even better, use something you would never think goes on a card and inspire us all!  You'll have to check out all the examples that the SF team Holley Hobbyiests came up with!
I came across something I've had for longer than I'd like to admit!  While this might look like ordinary paper, it actually was purchased as tag/sticker paper.  You were actually supposed to cut around the alphabet letter(s) you wanted to use, punch a hole, insert an eyelet or brad and attach it to your creation with fibers....remember, I told you it was old!  
When I started to work with it as a CARD instead of an alphabet item, I liked the soft colors and decided that it would make a great baby card.  I added the digi called Baby Birdbath Time by Fawn Palmer colored with copics with accents of a blue butterfly w/ bling and a gingham ribbon & bow.  This will go to a dear friend who's daughter will soon be having her first grandchild, a boy of course!
Now run out and find some fun embellishments, pick out some new shape or size, or just think up something totally different this week and show it to them!   Thanks for stopping by!  This humid weather is a great reason to stay indoors and create cards!

8 comments:

  1. Carolyn this is such a cute card - I love how you described the challenge and you really ran with it. Using the sheet of alphabet tags in this way was a great idea! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

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    1. Thanks Holly-It sure made good use of something I'd had forever-will have to start thinking outside the box some more!
      Carolyn

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  2. Oh wow Carolyn - you have a super great welcome baby card there! I love your coloring with the shades and all - beautiful! Great to see you in the Squigglefly challenge!

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    1. Thanks Linda! I'm so glad you like it!! Carolyn

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  3. Great idea with using the alphabet paper this way (I'll have to check my stash as I may have some similar!) Thanks for sharing how you made it and for joining us at Squigglefly this week!

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    1. LOL Charlene I bet we all have hidden treasures! Glad you liked it!
      Carolyn

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  4. Clever idea Carolyn! Thanks for thinking outside the box and sharing your great idea with all of us this week. Cheers, Holley

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  5. I just adore your baby card, Carolyn! I love these baby colours together and loved the way you coloured that sweet digi! Three cheers for you and thanks for playing over at Squigglefly!
    Hugz2u!
    Sharon

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