Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Criss Cross Applesauce Giraffe with a Long Rubberneck-er

Wow, that has got to be the weirdest title ever. And really makes no sense. So on to the post.... :)

Tuesday means a Top Tip Tuesday Challenge and there is an awesome Criss Cross Card tutorial on the blog today! I chose to criss cross my Baker's Twine (Really Reasonable Ribbon) instead of making that card style, and you can choose either (or both!) in the challenge this week!
This is my first card I have posted on my blog for Rubbernecker Stamps as a new Design Team member. I am thrilled and honored to be on this team. It feels like home already, as I have been cyber friends with almost all of the team for a long time. And two newbies to be new friends with too! I am excited to show you more of their awesome designs in the coming weeks!

So I thought it fitting that my first DT card for my blog should be a giraffe.  This little Giraffe and sentiment are a new release, and of course I had to have both! Her (dubbed "Georgette" by me) eyes and short little legs just crack me up. I am a giraffe lover, if that is news to you, and have been collecting all sorts of them since my first year in college -- a very looooong time ago!

I love the dimension that paper pleating gives to a card and it's so easy. Had to be pink too. There is a great tutorial this week on SCS for it that you can find HERE.

Thanks for taking a peek. I hope you will stop back by tomorrow for the Hambo Hoedown!

Other challenges for this card:
Forever Friends - animal and spots/dots
Hooked on Crafts - anything goes
The Crafty Pad - something new (baby)
Crazy 4 Challenges - twine
Mark's Finest Papers - buttons
Send A Smile 4 Kids - animals for kids

Stamps: Giraffe and Sentiment from Rubbernecker Stamps
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, plaid DP from stash
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Baker's Twine (RRR), button, Spellbinders Oval and Square dies, slit punch, Kaiser Rose Pearls, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF


  1. Wow..you've just compiled all sorts of techniques on this card and they are awesome! :)
    LOL..I totally get the post title..made me giggle.
    Love the Rubbernecker stamps..they are a hoot to use.
    Your card is beautiful and thank you for the great inspiration!

  2. That couldn't be more adorable, Judy! Love it!

  3. What a sweet card! Love the pleated ribbon and the giraffe is so cute. Thanks for joining us at SAS4Kids and Good Luck!

  4. Oh how sweet. The pleated paper is just awesome. The little button is perfect for the challenge....so cute and adorable. Thanks so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends. It is a pleasure to come view your work. Hope you can play with us again next week

  5. Judy, you card is so adorable! I love the sentiment/image perfect combo! Thank you so much for joining us at SAS4KIDS. Hugs and Good Luck!

  6. This would make a wonderful baby card!!! And I love the color choices!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

  7. Judy this is just gorgeous! Your colours are awesome - as is your post title ;)
    Didn't we all have fun making our Criss Cross TTT DT cards for this week's challenge :)

    Carol x

  8. Fabulous card Judy loving the Summery colours and that pleating it looks really effective with the cross over twine a super image.
    Lorraine x

  9. isn't that pleated paper technique fun? Very nice card. Thanks for playing at Mark's Finest Papers this week. Good Luck to you.

  10. Such a cute card and colours. Thanks for joining us at hookedoncraft challenges this week and hope you join us again.

  11. Aww Judy this is just so sweet - great image and love your paper pleating - very effective....thank you for sharing with us at our Something New challenge at The Crafty Pad. :)


    Ps there is a freebie image on our challenge blog if you would like to have it. :)

  12. lovely card, so many cardmaking skill here. Elaine

  13. Beautifully done!! Love the pink and green together, and that giraffe is too cute!! Congrats on your first Rubbernecker DT post!!

  14. Love everything about this gorgeous card!!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Speedy's Friends.

  15. Love your card. Thanks for joining us at FF this week

  16. Oh that's so cute! Love the pleats and the baker's twine! So pleased you joined us at THE CRAFTY PAD for our SOMETHING NEW challenge!

    Hugs, Ali x

  17. ahhh so sweet, thanks for joining us at sas4kids

  18. What a cute card - the giraffe is adorable - love your coloring... my favorite is the pleating! I linked over from Top Tip Tuesday where I've also linked up, hope you'll drop in!

    Hugs, antonella :-)

  19. Great card.
    Thanks for joining in at Forever Friends.

  20. How sweet card!

    Thanks for joining us on Spots and Dots challenge at Forever Friends!
    Hope to see you soon again!

    Hugs, Sande xxx


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