Tuesday, March 27, 2012

In case of emergency ... pull the rope!

This card has a bit of a story so pardon me if I enlighten you :D
We recently spent our first camping trip with 3 other families who are very good friends. On the first evening one of our friends (a MASTER story teller) was trying to scare one of my girlfriends with snake stories. And so the Story of the Rope started. We joked that at night, we must take a long piece of rope and tie it to the big toe of each man. (Every family had heir own tent.) If anyone hears a snake, he must pull on the rope. Every day the Rope Story grew. By the end of the camping holiday you had to pull the rope once for a lion, twice for a snake, three times for rain and so it went.
So I made these cards as a thank you to them all for giving us such a blessed time in the bush.

I wanted to tie a couple of knots in the rope on the back panel that is revealed when you pull the tab, but wasn't sure if the panel would close again properly. They all got the joke though :D
(Desi - if you're reading this before tomorrow - yours is on its way!)
I used the technique showed in this week's Make It Monday on Papertrey Ink's page - http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2012/03/make-it-monday-59-computer-generated-sentiments-on-die-cuts.html. Because the PTI dies are solid (not open like Spellbinders) you can't always see where you're cutting. Check out the video - it's really easy to get around.
I used PTI's "Movers & Shakers die - Sliders" - These are SO much fun to use.


  1. What a a cute idea and great story!

  2. Thanks Riette! So Funny!:DD Love the card!

  3. This is so personal and so clever! That's the most satisfying part of card-making.

  4. LOL this is the perfect card for your friend and a sweet way to remember your camping trip. Love the embossed background too! Thanks for the smile!

  5. I loved your story! What a great way to use this technique! Super cute cards!


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