Monday, September 5, 2011

Pun or No Pun?

As many people have noticed, The Play Date Cafe and CAS-ual Friday both had "black, white and red" challenges, but CAS-ual Friday went with the pun of "read."  I made a different card for each challenge because I was in a card-making mood yesterday.  First up, no pun:

My BIL's birthday was last week (actually a day after mine yet I am always late with his card).  He's been restoring an old car for forever, so when I saw this cut file in the Silhouette store, I popped it right into my cart.  I cut it out of black vinyl so I wouldn't have to worry about gluing those small pieces and to give it a shiny look.  (You can see all my supplies at the end of the post--yes, I'm now using the inlinkz link manager tool so I can be part of the cool blogger crowd.)

My pun cards I based on my most recent favorite book(s), Isabelle Gillies Happens Every Day and A Year and Six Seconds: A Love Story.  Since both books involve her trying to keep her act together during and after her divorce, I thought this sentiment would be appropriate (and also appropriate for the Wee Memories Simply Sentiments challenge)
I made a wee little card (2 1/4 by 3) and like potato chips, I couldn't stop at just one:
I thought these would be perfect to stash at work in case someone needs a little extra happy. This fun stamp set was part of my stampy awesomeness from my friend Angela of Paper Cupboard.  She is fully aware of my Keep Calm and... addiction, and this fun stamp set has lots of phrases from which to choose.

Finally, I also have the winner of My Mind's Eye Lime Twist "Life of the Party" paper pad from Saturday's post:
Lindsey, use the "contact me" button at the top of my blog to give me your mailing details!

Hope everyone is enjoying a nice Monday---even nicer if you're off for Labor Day!

"You're a Classic" supplies:


"Keep Calm and..." supplies:

25 comments:

onecraftymama said...

Didja somehow think you weren't already part of the cool blogger crowd? Silly!
The classic car is awesome - even with the vinyl I imagine it was a fussy job, but the end result is stunning. And the 'keep calm' set...fabulous! I can only imagine how many times a teacher might need one of those over the course of a day!

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Lindsey said...

Woo hoo! Thanks, Meg!
Your cards today are so awesome -- love the "classic" birthday, and the "Keep Calm..." cards are perfect for any occasion.
(You may have to give me a tutorial on how to use the supplies gadget, because of course I didn't actually read/watch as I signed up for it... :P)

Tenia Nelson said...

Love all of your cards dearie!!! tfs!!

Emily Keaton said...

These are fantabulous, Meg! Great cards, all. Your vintage card is outstanding! Super choice of DP for it, too. :)

Jenny said...

These are great Meg, the car card is just perfect for a grease monkey! :)
Love the 'keep calm' series...I can think of so many combinations to use too..depending on my mood :@
Jenny x

DAWN Braun said...

Your Keep Calm and Carry On is simply stunning! Love the bright cheerful pop of RED!

Julie Day said...

Oh my! These are both FANTASTIC Meg! Love the classic car for the PDCC with the pop of red and the design for your CAS-ual Fridays card is awesome. Love the crown and sentiment :) Thanks for playing this week at the Play Date Cafe and CAS-ual Fridays this week!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Fabulous cards, Meg! Love your series of "Keep Calm" cards. :)

Tracy said...

Love these cards :)

Lisa said...

These are fabulous! Love the crown on the second card!!!

Laurie said...

Oh my goodness! These are all so fun! I love that set! Great job on these Meg! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Meg, these are neat! I especially like your little cache of "Keep Calm..." cards. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at The Play Date CAfe!

Amy said...

I just love these Meg!!! My favorite is Keep Calm and Create. Thanks for playing along with the Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

Mynnette said...

Love these--I also have a Keep Calm... fetish, but I print them out and frame them for home decor. :) I am definitely checking this stamp set out! :)

Jen W. said...

Love the sentiment on the car and it looks really cool in black vinyl!
The mini cards are awesome too - and so much better for my hips than potato chips! :)

Jocelyn Olson said...

Love the vinyl card...I was wondering how you got such clean cuts. And I love your mini cards! I just got that set last week--it's so cool with the red background. Like the Inlinkz (I'm still part of the nerd bloggers). :)

Jaclyn Miller said...

LOVE them all! Great job Meg. That keep calm stamp set is da bomb. How fun! Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe and CAS-ual FRidays.

Laura Davis said...

Lovely work!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Wow - what a great card for your BIL!! He will adore this!!!! I love that background paper you used too!!!

And your pun cards are terrific as well!! Love the letter background!!

And I'm SO GLAD to see your 'follower' #'s have increased!!! You are a hidden gem to most!!!

Maria

Debstamps said...

Great idea for a terrific little card set!

Suzanne Russell said...

Congratulations on being T.G.I.F. winner with these unbelievably cute mini cards! I love the idea of having them handy at work!

Jen W. said...

Whoop whoop! Congrats on your CAS-ual Fridays win!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Omg I love these!!!!Thanks for playing along with us at Wee memories

Emily Leiphart said...

Apparently, I couldn't comment on this earlier for whatever reason. These are fabulous and congrats on your CAS-ual Fridays win!!