Jul 15, 2009

365 Cards - Challenge 137

Day 137 - I'm In a Bind - The challenge is to bind two pieces of something (card stock, plastic, etc.) to create a card. Paper clips, binder clips, staples, brads, etc. - and we were encouraged not be afraid to try something new!

I actually read the challenge before bed and intended to think about it the next day - but I just couldn't sleep. I was called to my sewing box, thinking... snaps? eyelet hooks? When I found the zipper, I just knew... So here it is, 12:30am (I'm on the west coast of Canada) and I've just finished the challenge. I hope you appreciate the lack of sleep this challenge caused me! LOL (Yes, I'm a little obsessive about card-making... let me tell you, this ain't the first late night - and it sure won't be the last!)

When I'd finished sewing the zipper, the little tabs were sticking out the top. While I've left them there, I'm wondering if I should trim them off... what do you think?

The blue textured cardstock is CTMH's textured blue. I love it for it's white core which, when you sand it, looks like denim. I love the look. I just wish I could buy a pack of just the blue textured paper (they only sell it in the combo packs)

The rub-ons are also CTMH, the ½ pearls are Kaiser Craft & the pretty purple paper is sei (from Michael's). The white 'blouse' is cuttlebugged (Swiss Dots) and lace-punched. The 'brooch' is a found object (broken jewelery).

I should be able to sleep now... challenge complete!

Cheers,

16 comments:

TesaB said...

OMG! You are fast and you are amazing!!! What a totally awesome card! (I'd cut them off).

Thanks for visiting my blog! There are LOADS of acronyms out ther... hehe, and one gets more and more lazy - you just wait and see... CAS is short for clean and simple and ATC stands for Artist Trading Cards

Have a beautiful Wednesday!

Ella said...

Wow! This is amazing! I like the tabs...I can't believe you got this done so fast!

Kelly said...

that ia a great card!

~amy~ said...

wowza sista...absolutely original! Fabulous job and I'm like you...gotta get something done while it is perking or it'll drive me nut'ola.

Bohemian Gypsy said...

WOW Carolyn this is absolutely fantastic!!!!! I love it so much. You should get card of the week with this entry for sure. I think all us 365'ers get like that I know some nights I don't get to bed until 3am in the morning because I live in Australia I get the challenge earlier than most but I still cannot rest until it is done lol.
Hugs
Michelle M

AUsome mom said...

OMG!!! This may be the coolest card I've ever seen! I love all of your attention to details. I wouldn't cut the taps off. I think it adds something to the card. It is just downright fabulous!!

Patti J said...

OMG Carolyn - leave the tabs on there! How much fun! It just makes the zipper aspect pop even more - this should be a winner for sure!!! Great job!

Lost in Paper said...

This is an awesome card!! I love the zipper!!

Alicia@Playing With Paper said...

WOWZA!! I love this card!! Wonderful attention to detail!! Very unique!

Made by Mandy said...

Wow, that is a brilliant idea. I might do something similar for birthday card for Grandad. It would make a great cardigan card.

Very, very clever and so late at night too !!!

Well done sweetheart xxx

Mojo Hugs said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

This is a totally awsome card and I agree with the other person who thinks you should get COTW for it!

PaulaM said...

Yeah, I have to agree with all the other comments - this is one amazing card. Who'd a thunk - a zipper in card making!! Wow!! TFS

kristie sessions said...

SO brilliant! You rocked this challenge like a champ!

Jana said...

WOW. This is fabulous. I love your thinking. I think you should leave the little tabbies. They kinda look like tank top straps.

wendyp said...

Wow! Very cool!

Linby said...

Thanks for visiting my blog - you are more than welcome to use my cupcake card idea - I'd be honoured. I have to say that I am blown away by your bind it card - feel a brad for a cherry doesn't live up to this LOL ;)
Linbyx