Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Gotta Wear Shades Bookshelves Blog Hop

Welcome back to the Blog Hop! I'm so glad you're here!

I adore the image of the spectacles on the Bookshelves unmounted rubber stamp sheet, and since I feel pretty comfortable with a craft knife, I thought I'd kick around a few ideas.


Some of the stamp sentiments we used this month really tickle my funny bone. I found myself giggling as I was making these cards! Giggling is healthy. That's why my future's so bright, I've gotta wear shades. And I wear my sunglasses at night, too. Just sayin'.

Here's how it goes:

1. Stamp those cute specs onto a card panel with Mahogany ink. Use a craft knife to remove the lenses. TIP: rotate the paper as you cut so that you're always holding the knife comfortably.


2. Tape a pre-cut piece of mirror paper to the back of the stamped paper. We even have some available if you need it!


3. Stamp the UM book image (from the Borders & Backgrounds sheet) and trim it from the paper. Fold it in half along the spine, and bend the pages between your thumb and a bone folder to curve them a bit. It really adds some nice shape to the card!


4. Add stamped sentiments and nest the panels onto mattes and cards. Giggle a little. They say it's good for you! My card bases were made with the 8.5x11 papers from the Bookshelves Club Stamp assortment.



Just in case it's hard to see, these are the quotes I used:
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."
"Never judge a book by its movie."
"Book lovers never go to bed alone."
"Nothing beats curling up with a good book when there's housework waiting."
"Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it."






Good times, I tell you. Good times,
Tricia

Oh, I almost forgot. Our winner from last month's hop was Shelly Schmidt, Comment #33. She won a $15 gift certificate to do some shopping at Club Scrap.

Leave a comment below to be entered into next month's prize drawing!

Then, hop along and enjoy! Your next stop is with the fabulous Hetty Sanders at Craft Chaos.

38 comments:

  1. Tricia, brilliant! I love your use of the mirror paper for your specs and also loved your 80's music references. LOL, too much fun!

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  2. Tricia, what a wonderful idea! Your cards came out just great. Now I will take an athor look at my stamps - again!

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  3. Tricia,

    Thanks for the cool ideas. I need to get more comfortable with my craft knife. I usually avoid "craft knife" cutting, if I can help it. :)

    Chris

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  4. Tricia - these are so fun!!! I ordered those stamps to be shipped with April's kit to take advantage of the $2 shipping. I am so looking forward to getting them!!!

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  5. Those are some crazy quotes!! LOL! Love what you did with the specs and mirror paper.

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  6. Can't wait to get my stamps with my "bundle" this month!

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  7. Tricia, your cards are fabulous! I love the funny quotes too! Giggling in Tampa!

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  8. Those are cute cards. The idea of the mirror paper behind the glasses is very cool. You're a cool dudette.

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    1. OK, well, that made me giggle. :) Thank you for that!

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  9. Great idea for the glasses stamp. I would never have thought of doing that.

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  10. So clever! Great idea, of course, Tricia!

    Congrats Shelly, enjoy your GHM shopping (better hurry if you want any remaining Bookshelves collection)!

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  11. Fun and giggly cards. I am enjoying the blog hop.
    Lynn

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  12. Cute cards Tricia! Love the glasses.

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  13. Those are really fun cards Tricia!!

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  14. Your post made me giggle but so did the mirrored lenses! Good stuff Tricia, good stuff!

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  15. Well sheesh.. I ned those last two quotes, I don't have them. Love these cards and your use of the spectacles stamp.

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  16. I just love how these turned out...they're even better IRL. Thanks gor the giggle, Tricia!

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  17. Arlene Plastine (aussiemom)March 27, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Tricia...I love your ideas for the glasses um. So very creative but so simple! I'm definitely going to give this a try.

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  18. I still have some of the mirror paper. Can't wait to try this. I agree with Shona, some of those quotes in the Bookshelves collection need to be printed poster sized and hung in my craft room.

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  19. I am in awe over the creativity of this group!

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  20. Love, Love, Love these cards! Can't wait to try to make some! Thanks for sharing!
    Lisa K.

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  21. I would never think of using mirror paper and making them sunglasses! How clever of you! Watch out! You might get a ticket for having too much fun!!
    Cheers!
    Cher

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  22. I love the quotes this month - my favorite is: "Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it." I'm just trying to figure out what book will make me look good!

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    1. I figure I'm pretty safe if I go with "The Bible". :)

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  23. These are wonderful cards. Can't wait to make them. Thanks for sharing Tricia.

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  24. These cards are so much fun. I have to go make some cards.

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  25. I really love those glasses, too!! What a clever way to use them, Tricia! (If only I could use a craft knife that well!!)

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  26. Love the glasses and love the book pages. Great cards Tricia!

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  27. I love the mirror paper for the glasses! Such a fun idea!

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  28. I've only been with Club Scrap since January and this is the first hop I've gone on. So many great ideas, I definitely won't miss any more.

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  29. Love the mirror paper for the spectacles and the great sentiments!

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  30. Oh my Goodness! Love your cards. I'll be making those mirrored glasses for sure.

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  31. Tricia, these cards are so cute and clever! Late to the hop since I was traveling, but really enjoying the clever ideas.

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  32. oooh, I LOVE your cards! Beautiful vintage images and colors! And really really like that fun sentiment about not judging a book by its movie....just made me chuckle!

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  33. What a great set of cards and I LOVE the glasses!!

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