Monday, May 21, 2012

Hi all!!  I wanted to enter this card into the Exploring Cricut challenge.  It is a challenge to use one of your poor little neglected Cricut cartridges.  Now I know it is difficult to spot the cartridge I used or even the cut that may come from that cartridge. 

Let's begin with the story behind this card.  My husband challenged me to make a card with an old fashioned crank phone for a friend that he works with.  Arlie (the friend) is into antiques and had restored an old phone.  Well as luck would have it, Cricut doesnt have this cut on any cartridge in the entire library.  I had to invent it from other cuts.  The back side of the phone is from Art Philosophy and it is a tag.  I added two rectangles to make the front of the phone.  I also used a Darice embossing folder to give the appearance of wood grain.  Now for the neglected cartridge.  Easter 2010.....I used the flower part of the daffodil to make the ear and mouth piece for the phone.  The crank for the phone is the letter Z from Plantin Schoolbook.  I used my Gypsy to kind of stretch it so it looked more like a crank. 

Our friend Arlie really liked his card!  Hope you like it too.

To enter into this challenge too, go to http://exploringcricut.blogspot.com/ for more details.

22 comments:

Susie Craft Happy! said...

It's awesome! Good Luck!!
Susie

Diane said...

Fabulous way to create your own thing and now that is one neglected cartridge used! Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut.

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh!! How fabulous!!! I so love your phone and how you made it!! This is awesome!! Thank you so very much for joining our challenge at Exploring Cricut!!!! :)

Kim said...

This is great. I love the phone as I had one in my house growing up and it still hangs in my parents house. I'll be scrap lifting this for sure! Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut and for the inspiration!

Norma said...

OMG! what a fun card!! Yippee for that neglected carttridge LOL!!! Enjoy the rest of your week!!
Hugs,
Norma

Kathy Salido said...

Fabulous card Tracy!! So creative and would have been perfect for Would You Ever Guess Wednesday!!!
Kathy
My Cricut Craft Room Design Team
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

Bobby said...

Second card I've seen today where creative bloggers made unavailable images from a variety of cuts. It's inspiring to see such ingenuity.

Lori said...

This is so creative! I love those old phones :)

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.com) said...

I love that you created this antique phone from other cuts!! Too clever!

Theresa said...

Love it!

Karon said...

This is such a great card. As part of my job in the RAF I used to use the old phone exchanges with the wires and this reminds me a little of this. TFS

Annette said...

Great idea to make your own cut! Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut:)

Annette
mymindsdustbunnies.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

This is so creative and fabulous!! I love how you created the phone!! So awesome :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sarah said...

Wow! You did a great job on your crank phone. ever since you had mentioned that you wanted to make on I have wondered if you ever got it done. What a wonderful way to use different cuts to make this beauty.
Sarah
craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
MCCR DT SIS

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Hi Jose. Love your card. You are my winner for the CWC week long celebration. Please send me your address at swoozan@roadrunner.com so I can send you your gift card. Congrats!

Jennifer Stutzman said...

Wow! People that can take other cuts and make them into something new amaze me! This is so cool. I was racking my brain trying to figure out what cut this cart was from then read the story behind it. I am new to your blog...glad i found it! and thanks for visiting my blog today!

L.B. said...

Your phone card turned out just right..way to be up to a challenge.

Brenda said...

Great card! Love your creativeness and how you thought outside the box in using the cuts.

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Cindy@ Scrap-obsessed.blogspot.com said...

Great card and very crafty of you the way you made it. Very creative.

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.com) said...

You are so clever!! And I love the use of the twine! Perfect!

My Crafting Channel said...

Amazing.. Love it. I'm your newest follower.

Hugs
Nana
mycraftingchannel.com

ClaireR said...

Im glad I finally got to see the end result to the hunt for an old school phone. I really love the way it came out. I would never have guess the cuts you used would create this awesome phone. Super cute as well!
TFS!
ClaireR
www.threewaterscreations.com