Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Inspired by... Junk Mail!


When Rubber Stamper magazine was around (sniffle, sniffle) I used to write their Inspired By column every now and then. It was always so much fun to look at things up and down the grocery aisle or at the convenience store or.. basically anywhere.. looking for inspiration for card making.

Well, today my inspiration came in the form of JUNK MAIL! This little Betty Crocker cookbook sampler was stuffed in the newspaper. I took one look at it and the light bulb went off! I actually stuck this baby on my copier!




I photo copied the book and used a piece of it for my background paper for my card. Then, I imitated the square white block on the front of the book for my sentiment. The saying is from Impression Obsession and that's the only stamping on this 10-minute card! I used my Nesties for the shapes, some adhesive pearls for bling and some red satin ribbon to add a little more "umph!" That's it!

Here's a close up of the saying....

Hhhhmmm.... wonder what I'll find in the paper tomorrow! :-)

Happy Tuesday!

16 comments:

Anna Jones said...

So I am alone. I would have placed my sentiment and a nestabilities cut on top of the unwanted things on the original but this is a good idea too. Nothing pretty should go to waste :-)
xx
Anna

Janine said...

YOU ARE AMAZING !!! This is just fabulous. I will be looking through the piles of junk mail that I get a little more closely now...
Have a wonderful day friend of mine !!

mochamama said...

Awesome idea! My mom has actually been photocopying her fabric and making matching cards/tags to go with her primitive Annie dolls she makes and sells! Love you creative people....

Jennifer Buck said...

This is fabulous! I had no idea you used to do that! I can see why! You rocked this! Awesome! TFS :)

Kira said...

That's awesome! I saw someone use pictures from an IKEA catalogue too!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh my gosh - you are amazing -- this is wonderful!!!! I love the card and I love the idea behind it!!! So, you ARE a famous writer -- LOL!!!

Chris said...

You never cease to amaze me!! I just love to see what inspires you and then to see what you come up with. Great job!!

Lesli said...

Wonderful Inspiration and you did an awesome job on your card! I love that saying!

Carolyn King said...

THAT is awesome! love your inspiration and the card is so clever---fantastic!

Chris said...

Fabulous... loving the sentiment and the cards are soooo gorgeous :D

SueB said...

How awesome is THIS?! T'riffic card and colors! I've gotta check my junk mail more closely - LOL!
later, alligator!
- SueB of sueblondin.blogspot.com

Diane said...

Neato kiddo!!!! That's really nice,
funny how you get your inspiration!!

Charlotte said...

Wow Julie... great card! I've missed a lot of your beautiful creations, but I'm back in business now (so I hope LOL)...

TFS!

LeAnne said...

What a cute idea! I have my mom's ORIGINAL cookbook like that-and the reprint-but never would have been inspired to make a card from it! I need to think outside the box a little more!
LeAnne

KayellWY said...

Love it! I used to live in Billings and took many classes from Julie at the LSS. She was the local "celebrity," being the TV anchor person she was. I've got her autograph on a few cards! {BG}

Kanani said...

Your card turned out great!