Saturday, 12 January 2013

The Aspiring Guildy

Today the Lady Commander of Copics and I paid a visit to our cousin, Kim - Crafters Guild Mercenary. As we visited, drinking some delicious tea, her son was running around the room making “vrrooooooming” noises while flying a paper airplane. I questioned Kim on his choice of toys. Was work as a Guild Mercenary not paying well enough that she could afford proper toys for the lad? She chuckled and said he claims he wants to be a member of the Crafters Guild when he “gets bigger”. He’s started practicing his craft by making paper airplanes. The Lady Commander and I laughed and watched the boy as he began folding another piece of paper.

To create this card, I gritted my teeth, cast a bravery spell and cut *gulp* into my My Little Shoebox cloud paper. I LOVE My Little Shoebox paper due to its EXTREME KAWAII-NESS! And I NEVER use it, because I don’t want to cut it up. So this was a big step - lol. I stamped the paper airplane from Lawn Fawn’s “Flying By” set onto an index card and cut it out. The sentiment was a combination of the “Flying By” set and the “Sophie’s Sentiments” set. They’re almost the same font, so they go together.
The inside I used the rest of the index card and stamped another paper airplane. I also added a tack from the October Afternoon “9 to 5” set to give this card +25 office points. The sentiment is from the My Creative Time “Wow! So Many Candles” set. I chose it because the way it was spaced and the size of the font, it fit exactly on the lines of the index card! I think this card will make a great birthday card for someone in my office.
I used the Art Philosophy cartridge to cut a mini envelope for this mini card (3.5”x3.5”) then stamped a paper airplane and the “dot trail” from the “Flying By” set.

This officey birthday card will glide on into the following challenges:
Try It On Tuesday Challenge: New Stash (I just bought “Flying By” yesterday with my Christmas money :)
Lawnscaping Challenge: Let’s Party

It’s nice to see that the village youth are aspiring to be members of the Crafters Guild upon their entry into manhood. There is much more to being a member than simply creating paper crafts though...perhaps I should get the child a crossbow for his next nameday...

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Melissa Shea said...

I love the creative BD message, nice way to get more from non-BD stamp sets! Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

Angela Crafty Spot said...

I love your card and envelope! Your paper airplane i so cute. Thanks for joining us at Sketch with a Twist this week.

Bee and Dee said...

A lovely card, love the stamping. My daughter has this stamp set and some of paper, I am inspired to use them now. Thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge. Hugs Bee

Debbie Moran said...

WOW what a great card. I love the twine it is too cool and fits the card perfectly. Thanks for playing along with the SpeedyTV’s Sketch with a Twist challenge. We hope to see you again next week. Be sure to check out all the other challenges on SpeedyTV for more chances to win free stamp sets from Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Meggymay said...

Wonderful card, thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's this time.

Alexa said...

Simple ideas are often the best and this is definitely true of these cards. Thank you for joining in the fun at TioT. x

jenn shurkus said...

such a fun birthday card! thank you for playing along with us at lawnscaping!

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