Sunday, May 22, 2011

Whimsical Wednesday Back to Basics

I've been looking at some of my blogging buddies latest creations and both Donna and Margie were participating in the Whimsical Wednesday Back to Basics  challenge.  The challenge is to NOT use your Cricut.  Oh boy!  I don't always use my Cricut but I do use a variety of newer tools/techniques.  I've had my Cricut for over 5 years now and I was so excited when I got my first "baby bug" because there would be no more cutting.  I'm left-handed and I don't care what anyone says, there is no such thing as a pair of left-handed scissors.  I've been making cards for about 25 years.  I started with computer-generated cards (I think I owned every brand of card-making software offered in the late 80's and early 90's),  then I graduated to stamping and that was my passion until I got my Cricut.  So for my back-to-basics card I used two old-school techniques.  One, I computer-generated the "friend", cutting out each individual letter and backing it with black cardstock.  Then - here's the personal challenge! - I used decorative edge scissors.

The stamp I used is newer but overall, the card is definitely old school.

Cardstock: Core-dinations
Patterned Paper: Marcella (K&Co) Lemon Drops circa 2007
Images: Unity Stamp-I'm Here colored with Prisma pencils
Font: CK Old School (yes, really!)
Tools: Provo Craft decorative edge scissors

This was a fun back to the future.


  1. Love it Kris, great color choice. and great job all around


  2. Hello Kris. Your card is so amazing. I love the yoyo image, and great job coloring it. Love the sentiment too. It is so sweet. Perfect paper and colors. Great use of the decorative scissors. I love your blog..the title is made me laugh. New follower here. Thank you for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday.

  3. What a great card! I love my scallop scissors and still use them to this day even though I have a Cricut! Great job with the challenge and thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  4. Kris,
    I LOVE your card and your post! I have only been doing this for a year...25 years... impressed! I LOVE your card! I love the background paper, the yoyo and that sentiment! Such a perfect card! Oh and your blogging buddies, Margie and Donna, you have to be a blast too! those two just are not only talented but totally funny! Thanks for playing along with us at whimsical Wednesday's!
    Oh love the pictures on the side... he is a cutie!

  5. Great card Kris...Love the background paper and the sentiment is awesome!

  6. Wow, is this card ever fun & fabulous! I really love the colors, the sentiment & how you incorporated those old school techniques. Great job!
    Thanks for playing along with us at whimsical wednesday.
    Crafty best wishes,

  7. Super job with this challenge!I love the yoyo,So fun!And the colors and paper are great.Thanks for playing along at Whimsical Wednesday!:)

  8. This is really cute, Kris! Love the stamp and sentiment but what really impresses me are those scissors! I have ONE pair of decorative scissors and I can't cut with them for S--t, even right handed. LOL love this! xxD

  9. This is darling.... I have every deco scissor made and sometimes I pull one out to cut a handmade leaf. I should use them more.

  10. very cute card! Love all the color combinations. TFS and good luck from the WW Design Team!


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