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All images, Cottage Green Argyle Square Note Card, by A Muse Art Stamps; Palette Hybrid Ink in Noir; Copic Sketch and Prismacolor Markers; Ribbon by Strano Designs; Antique Copper Buckle and Mini Brad by SU!; 1 3/8" Square Punch

Ever since A Muse released these summer images, I’ve had the above card design rolling around in my head (well, lots of ideas rolling in my head, but the time to make them reality has been the elusive thing).  I wanted Sniffer to be bringing Dad his slippers and paper so he can kick back and relax in his comfy chair. *grin*

There are two slick tricks in this design:

  1. The ribbon is wrapped around the card front, with one end snipped to resemble a real belt, and a ribbon sliding "buckle" (it’s hard to see here in the photo) that was secured in place with a mini brad inserted from the back side of the card front–poked a hole with my piercing tool first, to make this easier.  The prongs were folded to the left side to resemble a REAL belt buckle!
  2. See the newspaper? Heh, heh, heh . . .   It’s actually the A Muse graduation diploma!  I simply stamped it onto white card stock, drew some squiggly details with a 005 point Pigma Micron that I thought made it resemble a newspaper, and then trimmed it out, cutting off the ribbon /bow.


(she shrieked, falling down on the floor, arms wrapped around self, chortling like a mad woman . . . ) *wink*

Hope all the Dads in your life have a wondermous Dad’s Day . . . *grin*

Good dog!

  1. You are too funny!! I love it!! You always come up with such neat ideas for cards! Keep on creatin….. We love it!

  2. A sensational card from an ultra-brilliant artist!! TFS.

  3. Julie, You crack me up. Have you ever considered writing your memoirs on papercrafting? Chortle. (see…chortle….I would never have used that word in a million years,until I “met” you). Yup, you are brilliant with that card. Oh, loved your previous soccer post. Awesome. You can tell how wonderful and important it is for you to be a mother to your boy. It was a great tribute.

  4. Wow!!!! speechless beyond that, except to add that I love your slick trick creativity and your wonderful sense of humor, too.

  5. Just wanted to note that I have noticed on SCS and GW, as well as here, that you tell people not to call clear stamps by the word acrylics. You are correct that the blocks are acrylic in the hardened form, but the stamps are also a form of acrylic and made of a form of acrylic resin. This is why CTMH calls their stamps “My Acrylix”. People are correct in referring to clear stamps as acrylic also.

  6. Hahahahaha Have you you picked yourself up from the floor yet, Ms. Brilliant HRR?! LOL

    Slick tricks indeed!! You definitely win the Sunday Slick Trick Award!! *****clapping*****

  7. A veritable guru of all things creatively stampish! Cute, cute card and great examples of “repurposing” with the newspaper and belt.

  8. Wow! I just love this…pure genius!

  9. The dipolma turned into a newspaper IS brilliant! Such a clever girl!

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