Monday, March 19, 2012

Take Two Week {Day 1}


Hello, and welcome to Take Two! Lisa Arana and I are so thrilled you are joining us to celebrate the first anniversary of Take Two. A year ago, Lisa and I teamed up for a week of fun showcasing the same stamps from Unity Stamp Company in two different ways. This year, we decided we had to do it again and the über-awesome Angela Magnuson has once again generously donated all of the stamps sets we have chosen to feature. You will have all week to comment on ten posts, five on my blog and five on Lisa's, which means you have loads of chances to win one of five stamp sets. Lisa is also giving away two of her fabulous watermarks to two winners which makes a total of seven lucky winners for this week!

Today, Lisa and have chosen Crappy Day as our featured stamp set. As soon as I saw the toilet paper roll and the sentiments that went with it, I cracked up and knew it had to be mine! Of course, I could've just set the roll on a cupboard but that's not how I roll. ;) I like to look at my stamps at all angles to figure out how versatile they are and I knew what I was going to do when I turned the roll so it looked like it was hanging on the wall. The short sentiment didn't quite work with it but I had some Unity alphabets I could use to alter the sentence. Then I realized I had the perfect word from Note to Self that I could just mask off. The red hearts were initially masked off the original stamp and stamped afterwards in red since they would've been sideways with the roll in this position. The insert arrow was handwritten with a marker. I think it would be hilarious to frame this card and put it up as a piece of decor in the bathroom. It doesn't matter whether you prefer the flap to be under or over but my preference is over! LOL

Now head on over to Lisa's blog to see her take on Crappy Day!

Sources: SU Natural Ivory cardstock; Bazzill Basics textured black cardstock; My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart - Be Amazing; Unity Stamp Co. Crappy Day & Note to Self; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; SU Real Red Stampin' Write Marker; foam tape

54 comments:

AnitaRex said...

Hehehe what a fun card! I like the papers you used and how you made the roll "3D"!!! What a fun week you have in store!

Jenny said...

Only you could use a loo roll on a card and make a fabulous card Emily, love your creative thinking here :0)
Jenny x

Pauline said...

Haha, I haven't heard of these stamps! Your card made me lol! Great card!

Jay Gee said...

Yay Emily, glad to see Take 2 back again. Love how you altered the stamp and sentiment for this super fun and clever card :)

Lynne in NI said...

LOVE it! And you're right, it would look fab framed in the bathroom!

onecraftymama said...

OK, that's hilarious ;) Even funnier because that IS how I roll, and since I'm the only one who ever CHANGES the darn thing, I always do it that way! lol

walchowDesign said...

Such a fun card and love the toilet roll!

Lynn said...

This cracks me up...I love it!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, cool! This is funny! Love the way you added dimension with the roll there!! Fun, fun, fun!!!
Hugs, Wendy

Isha said...

This is such a fun card Em!!! Love it;)

lostinpaper said...

Totally too cute!

Lisa Arana said...

Ha! I knew you'd rock it!!! LOVE it. So excited to be doing TAKE TWO with you again. You are just amazing em!

Jen W. said...

So glad you guys are doing Take Two again - it's such an awesome feature and it's how I discovered Lisa. :)

Love how you always put your Emily twist on your stamps. :) The tp holder is brilliant and I love the adjusted sentiment!

~amy~ said...

I love it!

Chris D. said...

Oooh, I love your take on this stamp! So stinkin' cute! (pun intended! LOL!)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

This set makes me laugh, well done with all this fabulous paper.

Casey said...

Love this card! That stamp is so fun!

Jen said...

This is adorable!! I prefer over, too. Lol

missstamper said...

Great card and such a cute stamp set!

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Annette said...

ok now this is just too cute...I hope you applied to be on there design team. you are fabulous with there stamps...love this

cassie said...

That made me chuckle :)
Cute card!

Meghan said...

What a great card! Fun set too!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

What a fun card and design! Love the paper you used...would be so fun framed in a bathroom!

Houses Built of Cards said...

How DARLING!!! I just LOVE this stamp - and what you did is SOOO cute!!! And I agree...over is the right way!

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Virginia L. said...

UBER fun! Love your cute design and teaming up with Lisa is a brilliant idea!

Ravengirl said...

This is totally hilarious! I can't wait to show my hubby this card, as this is a constant battle we have.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

TOOOO cute! LOVE the roll!

Lisa said...

Love how you turned this stamp to "hang" rather than just sit. When I first saw this stamp I got quite a chuckle- it's just too cute!! And a PS: I def prefer over myself! I will change it if it's not at someone else's house!!
(is that bad?!)

Mary-Anne V said...

Ha! what a funny stamp. Thanks for sharing.

Kary said...

Gorgeous, Emily!! That's a super cute card, and would certainly bring a smile to the recipient of the card. Adore it!! {hugs}

Karin said...

LOL! What a fun card :) Love the detail of the hearts!

Lindsey said...

Hilarious! Such a fun card with its 3-D effect. I like how you both patterned the roll and made the hearts really stand out -- different, yet some common elements!

Karen B. said...

What a great twist on this cute stamp!

btenn said...

That's hilarious! It really cracked me up : ). Super job!

veggiegirlRD said...

great ideas for your card! love how you made it look like it was on a toilet paper holder!!

canadian_liner said...

Too funny! Love how its "on a roll..." What IS that, anyway? just a rolled up bit of DP? for the TP? Gosh, all kinds of room for punny...great job!

Jessica said...

Love the level of creativity here. Great choice for a sentiment, too. Wonderful paper...it SOOOO looks like bathroom tile....DEFINITELY FRAME THIS!
:o)
Jessica

Glenda J said...

Super cute and creative! Love the MME paper - ;).
Can't wait to see what else you come up with!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

hahaha!!! I LOVE this!!! Thanks for the smile!
Lisa

Jennifer said...

Too funny!!! So CUTE!!! I purchased this stamp, but still need to ink it up!!!

veronica said...

very cute! i see you put your roll on under instead of over. tee hee.

Angie said...

What a fun little set! I love how you added the roll for the 3D effect

Brenda said...

Oh goodness me! This is super duper! I would do just that , frame it as decor for the bathroom!

Angel said...

Omg that stick thru the roll looks like the real thing ! ;)

Ujjwal said...

LOL, my preference for the roll is over as well...this is so hilarious and cute at the same time...makes me giggle :D

Angela said...

Ha! The sentiment makes me chuckle -- I grew up an "over" but converted to an "under" after marriage -- a relatively painless conversion, eh?

Crystal said...

This is so funny! I love how you turned it to look like it's hanging down, I've used this stamp a few times and never even thought to turn it that way! From now on I'm going to take your advice and look at my stamps from every angle. Thanks for the inspiration!

NoraAnne said...

LOL! This is so funny! You and Lisa both did a great job showcasing this stamp so differently! Love it :)

littlen said...

too funny. tfs. i'm a follower.
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Karen L said...

I can just imagine how your thought processes went with this card design! So cute!

Scrapalajen aka Jen said...

Eeeek, this is so darn cute! I would never have thought about it!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

I love this card and how you created your own sentiment. Brilliant! :)

Jingle said...

HA! I am SO with you on that one! I don't know how I missed all of these posts, but I'm glad I came back to see them all!

Jen said...

That's awesome! Love the card.