Thursday, June 20, 2013

What Is That?

Hi everyone! Thank you for all your comments on my Gallery Idol card. It has meant so much to me!

Woo hoo! It's Friday, and time for another CAS-ual Fridays Challenge. This week's challenge is:

Create a CAS project with panels or elements that extend past the edge of the project.

I started making one card, and it looked terrible (beyond terrible--more like heinous). On to plan B, which  was this card:

When I was younger, I remembered hearing good news and getting on the phone to share the news with my friends. I suppose it's the same now, except my phone is a little different. We haven't had a land line in several years, and I was surprised my 7-year-old knew what the phone on the card was (she said she saw one on The Brady Bunch). ha ha

I started by stamping the sentiment from the CAS-ual Friday Stamps Ka-Boom set. The inside was colored with an Inktense pencil and kept it simple. I sewed across the panel with pink thread.

Next, I die-cut the Ring Me die in some new American Crafts paper and gold cardstock. For the center heart, I painted and inked a wood veneer heart. Here's a close-up:

The cord was an issue. I used some Stiffen Stuff on gold cord I wrapped around a pencil, and heated it with my heat gun. In retrospect, I should have used a dowel and heated the cord on a low heat in the oven.

The receiver does come off the phone, too. It's a fun interactive element!

If you want to play along, the winner of this week's CAS-ual Friday challenge will win some CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!

You can link up your creations HERE. I hope you join in!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Cardstock: (Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream) PTI; (gold) craft supply
Patterned paper: (pink stripe from Mayberry) American Crafts
Stamps: (Ka-Boom) CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Color: (Pink Carnation Inktense Pencil) Derwent
Die: (Ring Me) My Favorite Things
Twine: (gold) Martha Stewart
Embellishments: (wood veneer heart) Studio Calico


  1. i am in card making heaven!!!!

  2. I just died and went to card heaven. that phone is so so cool!

  3. Brilliant placement of the phone ... it totally looks like it jumped off the desk with the first ring. A ton of energy!! And your pink and gold combo is sooo dreamy!

    As a side note, did you know that the old corded phones are valuable (even the ones as recent as the 80's)? I saw it on an episode of Storage Wars. They go for about $40 at flea markets now. How crazy is that?!

  4. Oh em gee, this is AMAZING! And the receiver comes off too? *thud*
    I think the cord is perfect - I don't remember ever having a corded phone that the cord held its curl properly. There were always a few kinked the wrong way - so this is awesomely realistic!!

  5. How fun! Love the look...I can almost hear it ringing and vibrating!

  6. You totally captured that feel of "I have to call her and tell her" from my teenie years. Love the colors you chose. (We had a white, on the wall, boring model - rotary dial. There I'm dated.)

  7. Cute card Jocelyn. We had a phone like when I was a kid! Brings back memories!

  8. This is FABULOUS!! I am LOVING that phone!!!

  9. Love this FUN phone! Such a cute card!

  10. Jocelyn, DANG! That is SO, no, TOO, no, SUPER......Whatever, I DIG this CARD!!!!!

  11. Such a FUN Card and a NEAT Design!! CONGRATS on making the TOP5 Gallery Idol!! Have a FABULOUSLY Creative Weekend!! =)

  12. WOW you are too fun..this is awesome.. Congrats on the top 5... so well deserved..

  13. This is SO totally fun and absolutely ADORABLE! I can't help it, though...I wanna see the other one, too! HA! :)

  14. This is adorable!! Love that phone:)

  15. I'm back again ... HOOOOORAY!!!! SO EXCITED to see your cheery face on the Top 5 collage!! Can't wait to see what's in store for us on Monday. I know it will be killer : )

  16. LOVE LOVE LOVE that telephone! Fab design. And BIG CONGRATS on making it into the Top 5!!!!!

  17. WOW!!! This card is genius Jocelyn, I just had to pin it!

  18. The receiver comes off the phone base. That is so awesome, Jocelyn! The whole card is. Love this! And so happy for you making it to the top 5 in Gallery Idol! All. The. Way!!! :P

  19. Nothing like having the Brady Bunch to teach your kids about what life was like when we were young LOL!
    Fabulous card Jocelyn!!! HUGE CONGRATS for Idol TOP 5 too :) :) :)

  20. Your pink and white telephone is absolutely charming, Jocelyn...Love your card!

  21. Love it... love the die cut too!!! Totally cute and Awesome... hugs...x


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