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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Paper Smooches and CASual Fridays

Paper Smooches has an additional challenge going on as part of their anniversary celebrations. The theme is fun and cute - just the right thing for me! You can win cool new acrylic blocs - never can have to many of those, right?

So I started to play. I just love interactive cards. I also got inspiration from CASual Fridays - the theme is: not an A2 card. I pulled out my cute Paper Smooches set Zoo Crew and here we go - my card - it measures 4x6 :

I first punched the circle. Then I masked a strip of on the front of the card and stamped the leaves and sponged over them. I stamped the sentiment onto the circle. 

Then I put some eyelets in the card on top and two in the circle and threaded twine through it. 

I stamped the crocodile on the inside of the card - I drew the opening with a pencil to know where to place it. 
I used Inktense pencils to color the leaves and the crocodile. I doubled up the lid, to hide the back of the eyelids and string. Looks better that way!

Pull on the string and the "lid" opens up!

I am also submitting this card to Less is More - Masculine card - I associate alligators with males.....and I am planning to send this card to a little boy!

Guess what - its snowing again in New Jersey!!! We have a record winter. If it would not get warm in between and melting some of the snow away I wouldn't know where to put it anymore. As it is its difficult to get it on top of the pile I have next to my driveway....Just to show you, I put an arrow to the top of the pile - pretty high, hu?!

And here is my daughter's car (she is in college right now and does not need it....)

And here from the internet:

Enjoy the snow
keep warm
and have a great day!


Flo said...

Die Winterfotos sehen toll aus. Aber ich denke, das findet man nur toll, wenn man diese Massen an Schnee nicht eigenhändig wegschaufeln muss. ich hoffe nur für euch, dass die Schneeschmelze nicht zu plötzlich kommt und neues Unheil über euch bringt.

Deine Karte ist wieder einmal eine Wucht!!! Woher nimmst du nur immer diese genialen Ideen??? Der aufklappbare Kreis ist der Hit!!! Liebe Grüße

Desire Fourie said...

Such a fun design. A great CAS card.
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Kim M said...

What a clever card, Cornelia! Love that alligator and your colouring is wonderful. :-)

Anni said...

Eine wunderbare Krokodilskarte und der maskierte Streifen "Grünzeugs" sieht toll aus!
Wir haben in diesem Jahr nciht viel Schnee gesehen, um so mehr freue ich mich über deine Schneebilder!

MaryH said...

Glad we didn't have anything like you did! Love this sponged card, and the cute little circle fold up you added. Also the threaded trimming. Cute, classy & I love it! TFS & Hugs. Stay warm, & hope the shoveling doesn't get you down too badly. Spring should be close now.

Monika Reeck said...

Cuuttee Crocodile and love the leafs you stamped on the card and lovely Idea with the window....du bist sehr creative dear Cornelia...I join also the paper smooches challenge, hope you have two minutes time to hop to my blog...your card is cute and fun..love it..hugs

Kim Heggins said...

oh...this is just too cute, even made me laugh. Love that sweet little alligator! So fun.

Unknown said...

This is an adorable card! Love the pull string. So simple and so clever! I am in SE PA so I feel your pain!! Stay warm!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Cornelia love the Peek through card .. delightful so are snow pickies (cute bear) but pray it warms up a tad for you all over there,
Shaz in Oz.x
PS thanks for popping over...

Bonnie said...

This card is so delightful! I'll have to look into the interactive cards as my grandchildren would love them. You sure have had the snow! I hope Spring will come a bit earlier to make up for it!

Kelly Griglione said...

What a fun, interactive card, Cornelia! Love your L8R gator hiding in the jungle : ) Thanks so much for joining CAS-ual Fridays!

Marianne said...

what a fun card is this

Anne said...

Whew that is a serious amount of snow!
What a cute and funny card, so clever
Thanks for joining Less is More's masculine challenge this week
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aufspapiergebracht said...

Was für eine tolle und witzige Karte, großartig!!
Neidisch bin ich ein wenig auf die Schneebilder :(( ums Rheinland hat der Winter dieses Jahr einen Bogen gemacht. Nicht dass wir jemals nur annähernd soviel Schnee gehabt hätten ... Ganz liebe Grüße Elisabeth

Chrissie said...

What a fun card, it looks amazing... and is very clever!
Your pics of the snow are pretty amazing too!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

Well I'm NOT sorry we didn't have any snow this winter!! Love your card - that gator is soooooo cute


karen h said...

Your card is so adorable - and clever!