Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy....
I am jumping up and down about the new challenge happening over at
Are you ready for this? You sure? Okay, here it is...
ANYTHING BUT A CARD!!!
I know, right!! How freakin' cool is that?
Plus, there's a totally groovy tutorial from our very own hysterically funny and talented, Carol!
....could it get any better than that?
Okay, so let's get right down to business...here's what I decided to do for this challenge. I blinged my ring, with paper no less. My phone is purple, and I do love purple, but the other day I was rummaging through a drawer and found the plastic case to my blackberry and I almost pitched it! GASP...I know, you'd think I'd of learned by now to save, save, save...but I was in one of those cyclone cleaning modes, luckily I had a moment of clarity and put it back. SO glad I did. When I read this challenge was coming up I couldn't wait to start this project. I'm not proud, I would have dumpster dived trying to retrieve this, but what a relief I didn't have to.
Here's what I did.
Measuring the plastic case, I approximated a rectangle of 3.25" (8.3 cm) x 4.25" (10.8 cm)
Opened up Microsoft Word and inserted a background paper, here I've used a free wood grain paper from Stamp TV, and then sized it down to the above measurements.
Inserted these free vintage pictures that I love from Graphics Fairy (retro ladies talking) and Free Vintage Digital Stamps (pointing hand) and the female hand with phone (unknown origin) over the wood grain paper. Lastly, inserted the talking bubble shapes and wrote the convo inside of them.
Printed and cut the image out and rounded the corners with a punch.
Placed the picture inside of the plastic case and with a pencil, traced where the openings needed to be cut for the button access and then cut the openings. (Don't look too closely, they aren't the cleanest cuts.)
Popped that bad boy back in there and viola! Le new decorated phone case.
For just a bit more appeal, I printed out a second page of the image and then removed the plastic cover on the front of the phone, traced it and cut out a little bling for the front as well.
The image is a picture I took at the mall, while shopping for Converse for my son. We compared a baby shoe to his current shoe...size 13! Sniff, sniff....they grow up too fast.
Thank you to our extremely generous Sponsors for hosting the prizes for this challenge.
$25.00 to spend in their store...WOW!
4 stamps of their choice...WOOHOO!
(clicking images will take you to their stores)
Here is the image I created and free for the taking if you're interested.
Thank you SO much for stopping by and I do hope you've been inspired by this cell phone vintage revamp. We'd sure love to see what you create that is NOT a card too. Stop in and enter your 'WOW...that's AMAZING" creation with us at Top Tip Tuesday.
Hugs and Happy Creating...