6.18.2012

You're Sharp! Paper Crafts Gallery Idol Round 4

Wow! Here it is! Time to show you my card for Paper Crafts Gallery Idol Round 4! I cannot thank you all enough for the votes that have brought me this far! I am now in the Top 10 and would love your votes to push me into the Top 5 with this round! This week's challenge was to create a card using household items.

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Well, I am a former teacher and my husband is a current teacher. That means we have LOTS of pencils and paperclips around our house. LOTS. As in...you cannot enter a room without running into such things. Just say'n. SO...I decided to put those things to use for my card today!



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EEEK! This card was SO STINKING MUCH FUN TO CREATE!!!



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I began by creating my own patterned paper for my card. I hand drew the blue and red lines to create notebook paper using PrismaColor colored pencils. I punched the edge with an EK Success punch to get the fun notebook look. This is mounted on a grey cardstock base. The title, well, that, my friends, is a very special SNEAK PEAK at some new alphabet stamps soon to be released by The Alley Way Stamps! The font was just perfect for the theme of my card! I love it!



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The star is scribble sketched with a PrismaColor graphite pencil and then a fun stripey paperclip is added to the corner! YAY!



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And then there are the pencils! Yup! They are each cut to the exact same size and then lined up on the card. I used a crazy super sticky tape made by Scotch to adhere them. I sharpened the one and flipped it the opposite direction from the others and then tied with with a bit of fabulous baker's twine from May Arts.

I hope you love this card as much as I do! I really feel like it is totally me and I had SUCH a blast creating it! The Hubbums was a great help on this one, too!!! I love that he has supported me so much through this! He's pretty much awesome. Just say'n. You will find the widget to vote at the top and bottom of this post as well as in the sidebar. If yo have already registered, you will not need to do so again, simply login with your username and password. Thank you ALL so VERY much for your incredible support! I have the bestest friends in the world! You guys are AMAZING!!! Thank you!!!!

Jingle Out!



33 comments:

  1. Jingle - this is so stinkin' creative! You inspire me to think outside the box! Good luck!

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  2. so creative! you have my vote - good luck!

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  3. So cute, and perfectly lined up! Love that you used the pencil to create the star too!

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  4. This is so incredibly creative, Jennifer! You've got my vote. :)

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  5. You are so creative! Very cute!

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  6. this is AWESOME...good luck...

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  7. this is so fun! I love it!! Great sneak peek of the set too :) voted!

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  8. Wowser surely you'll win with this wonderful card full of such fabuolous creativeness :-)
    I loved your 'You bowl me over card' and your superb paint palette card from previous posts!
    Your style has developed enormously over the last two years and I wish you every success in the future :-)
    Gini
    xx

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  9. OK, I love it :) I don't know if I could bring myself to massacre all those pencils, but it looks terrific! Hooray for supportive hubbies, too - they're worth their weight in gold. Good luck!

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  10. Hold the Press...this is so stinking cute! Very Creative!

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  11. I LOVE all the pencils!!!! It is perfection!

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  12. Adorable card, Jingle! Good luck advancing in the competition!

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  13. This is so darn clever! Yep I voted and congrats on how well you are doing!

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  14. such a cute card! went and voted ;) can't wait to see what you come up with next round.

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  15. Awesome card - best of luck to you!!

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  16. So cute! I'm also a fan of the perfectly lined up pencils :)

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  17. This is darling! We have no pencils with erasers on them..... I have gone and voted! Wahoo- go Jennifer!

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  18. What a fun card it's perfect for you seeing as your a former teacher! :>

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  19. LOVE, LOVE this Jennifer :) :) :)

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  20. You're sharp indeed! Genius design and soooo creative. Love the scribbled star (used to that in class!) and the lined/punched paper. The font is perfect for that sentiment. Congrats...I know it's a winner! :)

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  21. oh wow i LOVE this- great job!

    heading over to vote right now!!!!!!

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  22. Wowzers!! This is spectacular. I love it!

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  23. Congrats! Such a clever and cute idea.

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  24. Hi there, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  25. http://hemamalenacositas.blogspot.com.es/ eh tienes un blog muy bonito...he venido a saludarte y darte las gracias por felicitarme..te ire haciendo visititas ..gracias

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  26. This is incredible! Love it :)

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