Tuesday, June 8, 2010

You're Invited

This week's challenge over at Cinema Saturday is to make something out of the box inspired by Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland!" While you may look at this and think it looks like a traditional card, it posed a big challenge to me to think outside of the box!

I had a stamp of the White Rabbit that I thought would be just perfect but when I pulled the stamp off of the backing, I saw that his scroll was filled in and would always say "You Are Invited." Outside the box #1 for me was making an invitation I was grumpy about. How can I use just one invitation? :)

The next part of my adventure started when I saw another stamp in the set that I realized I'd much rather use in the Rabbit's scroll. Who wouldn't agree that the "congratulations" message is generally much more useful?

Tada!! You can see my outside the box moment #2 below! I used my craft knife to remove the part of the stamp that had the message permanently attached to the scroll! Clever!!

As stampers, it is rare that we find something that is perfect, as-is, and since we are such a crafty bunch, we can certainly tailor things we buy to suit our needs a bit better. I am thrilled with my new stamp and will get a ton more use out of it this way!

Supplies: Stamps - Card Sentiments (Clear Art); DP - Garden Gals (Webster's Pages); Cardstock - Certainly Celery (SU!); Ink - Basic Black (SU!), Tea Dye Chai (PTI); Misc - Distressed Seam Binding(DebSimpleTreasures (Etsy)), Vintage Sparkler (Webster's Pages)


  1. I love this card. I am so jealous! I made a necklace for the challenge with this image.. But it bleed when it cured over night. I loved all over for stamp images from Alice... Where did you find them?

    I love the colors you used.. The vintage rabbit was a perfect choice.. LOVE the layout.. Love you creation in general.
    Thanks for playing.

  2. Such a pretty card and indeed a clever idea! That's something you can do with clear stamps!

  3. love it! That's thinking outside the box for ya!

  4. What a great way to use the think outside the box challenge!!! LOVE this card - what a beautiful set of stamps! and what a great way to tailor the sentiment to your card!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Cinema Saturday!!! Hope you had fun playing!!!!!
    Big hugs,
    Sankari :)

  5. Oeh, this one is great!!! I'd love to hear from you where you have the stamp from, as I have a friend who is crazy about Alice in Wonderland and she would love a card with this image!! And I'd love to make one for her, as she's such a sweet friend. Beautiful card! I've been admiring your blog now for the past half hour and I'll hurry to become your follower as well soon! I see you're a big Waltzing Mouse fan! I just ordered my first set of stamps from them yesterday and I can't wait to use them, they are fabulous! Looking very, very much forward to your new creations!

    Love from your new fan from the Nehterlands!


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