Monday, January 17, 2011
Ah, the days of the old rotary telephones when you actually used to pick it up to call someone...not use email, or text and no caller id, if you wanted to know who was on the other end you actually had to answer it.. No voicemail, answering machines (remember the days of the old cassette style answering machines where you had to change the tapes LOL) When you'd get a call pulling the cord as far as it would reach to hide on the basement steps to have a private conversation so your parents didn't hear. Anyone else old enough to remember all of that?
So I picked up the cricut cart From My Kitchen with the plans to make some recipe scrapbook gifts for family. Well I haven't gotten around to that yet but its on my to do list for this year. So while browsing through the images I saw this telephone and LOVED it. I had the handbook open to this page for weeks sitting on my desk reminding me that I needed to use the phone on something.
So here it is ... I used the MOJO sketch 168 as a starting point. I wanted something on the elegant side, maybe even a little vintage and that's where the idea for using the papers from the La Creme stack came from once I had that I had my color palette too.
The base is crumb from SU trimmed with white cs using the scallop trim border punch. I used my nesties labels 2 to put the phone image on that I cut out at 2 1/2 inches. I took a scrap piece of black card stock and cut the bottom of it like a ribbon. Stamped Hello from TPC Studio clear stamp set and punched it out with the curly label punch SU. I then added my ribbon and if you look closely you will see that my ribbon is upside down. Yes this is why I hardly ever add bows to my card. I tried and tried and tried but no matter how I tied that bow the tails ended up at the top and the loops at the bottom so that's how it stayed! Maybe I'll learn the trick one day in adding bows.