Monday, June 1, 2009

Did You Ever Wonder?

Happy Monday morning and Happy June 1st! My blogaversary is coming up in just a couple of weeks. I am planning on a big blog candy give away to celebrate too!
Well as I said, it's Monday and you know that means it's time for another challenge on the Squigglefly blog! This week's challenge is a sketch, and you can see all the wonderful creations the design did with the sketch here.

I had a lot of people ask me what Debby meant about formatting pictures in word in a comment she left on my placing text video. I do plan on having a second video soon that shows what she means. Formatting is something I only do if I'm printing the text at the same time as the image. So, look for More Cardmaking Tricks With Word coming soon to a blog near you! LOL! Okay, I got a little carried away there!

There have been a lot of hinge cards turning up on blogs lately because Splitcoast Stampers recently had hinge cards as their technique lovers challenge. You can see how to make one and lots of examples by going here. Then I saw this post that Vicki at Stamped Smiles had showing her hinge card and an idea came to me! Did you ever wonder what exactly turtles keep inside their shells? Well, let's take a look

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I opened the turtle from squigglefly in my paint program and erased the inside of his shell so I'd have a blank space. Then I printed the regular turtle twice and the blank shelled turtle once. I colored the blank shelled turtle's body, and the shell of one of the regular turtles. I cut both regular shells out and attached the uncolored shell to the turtle with an eyelet. Then I glued the colored shell over the uncolored shell so my eyelet would be hidden.
When the shell is slid open, you see what this particular turtle is hiding in his shell!

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Isn't that fun? There are all kinds of things you could put in there. Even just a "hello" would be cute! Here are the copic markers I used for coloring the turtle, not pictured is E08 Brown that I used on the poor ant. Also, I originally had the flower colored red, but I changed it to blue after picking out the designer paper. I colored the flower with BG05 and BG45. Stickles was added to the center.
Well, I hope you have a fantastic day and thanks for looking!


CRYSTAL said...

Too cute.... I love how you twist, turn, change, alter the images. I love doing that too!!! Sometimes I have to hold back because I will alter it beyond recognition. LOL Great card, love your humor!!!!

Heather said...

Adorable!! Great idea with the shell!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Holy moly! This is fabulous. I really need to take a computer lesson. I've no clue on "paint" - other than what Jade wants to do. I would never be able to figure out how to remove anything. Wanna do another video? But I'm sure a fantastic typist!

Oh, super card too!

More hugs,

bumblebee creations said...

WOW-Holly you totally amaze me-I would have never thought of anything like that-so cool! I am with Stef though-I have no idea how to alter them in the paint program! Love your card!

msfreida said...

This is ADORABLE and oh so CLEVER! I never would have come up with this one,GF! Gosh you're on the ball for it to be a Monday! :)


Maria Matter said...

Hi Holly!
This is so adorable! I love how you hinged your turtle...too perfect! I have to make one of these now, it just looks like too much fun!!! Great job!
Thanks for all the encouragement you pass along to the Squigglefly DT...everyone's been soooo nice!
Blessings, Maria

Kat said...

Geez, Holly, you are not only so very clever in your thoughts - but you keep amazing me with your ability to put your thoughts into action. Great job - too cute - and so clever!!

Shellys Crafts said...

that is adorable. I will have to try that. Its so cute.
Great way to hide a message!!!thanks for sharing.

Pam in Ar. said...

How cute is that!!!! You always come up with the cutest things :~)
Did you get your tooth put back on today??

Anita said...

Cute card! I like how you hinged the shell

Anonymous said...

OMG!! This is just brilliant!! I love the pretty colors Holly!! :)

Debby said...

OMG HOlly that is the cutest turtle ever!

Jaspere said...

Wow you colored that little guy beautifully. Making his shell open like that put it over the top. LOVE IT!1