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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

TCP Tuesday 106: Let's Get Corked!

Ha, ha...had you going with the 'let's get corked' title, right?! Well, taken very literally, we are going to get corked with this week's TCP Tuesday Supply Challenge to somehow incorporate cork into your project. If you don't own a piece of cork, don't go out and buy any before you take a look around the house. If you're a wine drinker, you might consider incorporating a wine cork into your project...think background pattern using the cork pressed in paint or ink...or how about recycling something "corky" around the house like a coaster or old bulletin board? If you're hankering to get out to the hardware store or even Target or Wally World, you just might find something corky there. I found a big roll of thin cork at my local hardware store, and it's thin enough to die cut with both Spellbinders, SU! and Cuttlebug dies--yeah!

For my project today, I've fashioned a cork bulletin board with birthday wishes for my brother Bart, who just happens to be quite the swanky knitter. I thought Knitting Poochie would make the perfect stamp for his birthday card. If you want to see how swanky Bart is, check out his knitting blog, the Crafty Biker. His latest post is all about a knitting app he created...he's totally using both sides of his brain to the max, a genius I tell ya! The sentiments on my card are from TCP's Smells Like Cake. In addition to the supply challenge of cork, I also challenged myself to use this picture from a recent Pottery Barn catalog as PB!

Ok, let's get on with the swanky deets of TCP Tuesday, shall we?!
1. Each a week one of The Cat’s Pajamas DT members will host a challenge.
2. The challenges will vary {stamp, technique, color, theme, sketch, etc.}
3. You will have until the end of the month to complete the challenge.
4. Post your design to the guest book on Alma's blog. Only designs posted to the sketchbook are eligible for Swanky Stamper.
5. TCP stamps are not required, but of course, highly encouraged. {Unless it is a challenge calling for a specific stamp}
6. There will be one winner each month. They will be deemed that month’s Swankiest Stamper and get $25 in Cat’s Cash {money to spend on the TCP site!}.
7. Only designs posted to the guest book will be considered for the Swanky Stamper.
8. The newly crowned Swanky Stamper will be announced on the First of the Month and have his/her winning entry posted on The Cat’s Pajamas website where he/she will reign for the entire month.

Alrighty then, you have my permission to go and "get corked"!

Stamps: Knitting Poochie, Smells Like Cake (TCP)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger distress ink Old Paper, PTI Vintage Inking System
Paper: Mistletoe (Making Memories), 5th Avenue (Crate Paper), Ledger Paper (Making Memories)
Tools & Embellies: Spellbinders Labels 9, Cuttlebug Red Tag Alpha, black felt, sewing machine, May Arts ribbon, stick pin, SU! notebook edge punch, CORK!


Julia Aston said...

What a great personalized card for your brother Bart! love the cork - and the knitting pooch Amy!

Chris said...

what a great idea, I gotta put on my thinking cap.
and I gotta check out your brother's blog.

Kelly Lunceford said...

This is so cute! I love the cork! You are so creative to die cut it! I love to visit your blog! It always makes me smile!

Cookie said...

You are one of the BEST at putting together just the right papers and elements to make a card super FUN! I just LOVE your style!!


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