Monday, January 18, 2021

Challenge #74 "Kazoo-a-long" partnering with TSOT Sketch Challenge

Here is my Design Team Card for Double Trouble Challenge #74 "Kazoo-a-long" using a music theme and Try Stampin' on Tuesday's Sketch Challenge #490. Also chose to use Twisted Sister's optional twist to "include a zoo animal"... just had to decide which zoo animal... going back and forth from a kangaroo or a giraffe. This is an all-occasion card, inside sentiment can be added.

Found the giraffe I wanted to use in Cricut Design Space and then looked through Pinterest sentiments for a giraffe.  I had to be reminded by Our Little Crop Group to make sure to follow the sketch and wasn't sure my giraffe was small enough to use in the center panel.  While prusing through Pinterest there was a tri-fold card with a giraffe on the face of the card and when it was opened the rest of the body appeared.  I liked that idea; however, instead of doing a tri-fold card I accordian folded my giraffe in three sections and was able to include it in the sketch challenge.  I did find a sentiment, from another card, and it was perfect.   


The background design paper was the right color and loved all the spots.  My focal point was first cut with a white cardstock and printed the sentiment on; but it just didn't seem right for the background of my giraffe.  I cut another piece of the design paper and placed under the giraffe... this happy paper made me happier.  

Now, to place the musical notes.  Used a Cricut cut and used only the speech bubble for my upper right-hand corner embellishment.  Since the sentiment was on the focal point section, selected to put the music notes at the bottom. One of the other giraffes not used, instead of throwing it in my stash to get lost, it was added to the inside border.  

Our Things 1, 2 and 3 at Double Trouble sure bring on some wierd combinations but I like to challenge them all; however, you have the flexibility of doing just Thing 1 "a music theme" and be eligible for our random draw.  

For those that really like more of a challenge may want to include Twisted Sister's optional twist and/or enter at our partner's post if you have met their requirement... and you will be rewarded additional chances  for the random draw.  Please join us at Double Trouble Challenges.  

Also submitted to the following challenges
Daring Cardmakers "It's Bagel Day" (Circles/Circle Frames/Aperture) 
   Main Focal Point - Do circles on design paper and giraffe count? 


CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     Chauk It Up (Retired Paper) 
     Canary, Lagoon, Black and White Daisy 
Cricut Cut 
     Giraffe #M46FFA
     Speech Bubble from "Birds Singing" #M3CE25 
     Sentiment - Used Text and Sentiment Typed and Printed
     Memory Box #98757 "Party Music"  
     Tonic Studios #1457e "Mixed Edge Rectangles"
     Cricut "Black" Thin Pen
     3D Thin Foam Tape  


Bonnie said...

Oh the fun you have, your giraffe is so sweet and special with the music playing and all those dots.

Alyson Mayo said...

That fold up giraffe is the cutest thing... Love all the elements of your card!

Melanie said...

Such a festive card, Sue! The background paper adds to the party vibe and your giraffe is so cute.

Donna Scholz said...

What a fun idea to s-t-r-e-a-t-c-h out the giraffe to match the sentiment, Sue! I've got a giraffe stamp, so your inspiration card is right what I need! -Donna

Heather said...

Very clever! I hadn't noticed how close our sketches were between TSOT and SSC - very fun rendition! Love your papers choices! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps AND TSOT!

Melanie Hungerford said...

Very clever fold on the giraffe, and I like the giraffe on the inside (much better than getting lost in the stash pile!) This was a fun challenge!

Kellianne said...

I love your card, Sue! The color scheme is great and your little giraffe is so cute :)

Handmade by Natty said...

What a cute card! It's sure to brighten anyone's day! :D Thanks for playing along with the Daring Cardmakers this week. :)

Miri said...

The dots definitely count ;-)! Your card is supercute and I love the technique you used.
Thanks for sharing your card with the Daring Cardmakers this week.

Karen Page said...

What a sweet giraffe and a fun way to 'fit' him on the card!!! I especially love that you added the extra one to the inside! Thank you so much for sharing with us at 2CCC and I hope you'll be back soon with your next critter project!
~Karen Page, DT Member for 2 Crafty Critter Crazies
Blog: IG: @misplacedmojo

Darlene said...

OMG this is soooooooooo cute! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Please stop in for a visit!

Marjolein said...

How funny is this card! Really great. Thank you for joining TSOT! Marjolein

D.L. Walls said...

Wow, what a clever card, love the Fun Fold Giraffe! Thanks for playing along at The Paper Funday Challenges and Best of Luck in the Draw! Donna, DT