Monday, January 28, 2013

Just my type...

I love this typewriter from the Suburbia cartridge!
My son has a birthday coming up next month, and since it is close
to Valentine's Day, I chose the colors red, black, and white for this project.

I started with a bright red cardstock for the base, added a
white mat, glittery red ribbon, punched borders, and
finished it off with two black gemstones.
The frames are cut in 1/4" intervals from Storybook
and then are decorated by hand - "doodle-style."
To add the front sentiment, I cut a slit in the top of the typewriter
with my craft knife, stamped the paper with a stamp from 
Cardz TV's - It's All About You stamp set.
 I do love the color choices - Red, Black, and White always go well together -
and they are my HS Alma Mater colors!

 I will be entering this in the following challenges:


  1. I love this card, Marcia. I worked for many years as a secretary, so this image is very near and dear to my heart. I LOVE typing - and I type about 110 wpm. That's why I have to be so careful not to make typing mistakes. LOL
    Thanks for sharing this darling little card with us in our challenge this week. I'm always blessed by your participation and thank you for joining us!
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Very nice card! I love the cute typewriter and the sweeet sentiment! Nice design!
    Thanks for joining us in the challenges at My Craft Spot and LSP!~
    Sherrie K

  3. What a great card using a typewriter for the main image. I love the idea of putting the sentiment on paper in the typewriter. You could add any message for any occasion. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz TV.

  4. Marcia,
    Such a colorful and pretty card. Is it for a friend during secretary week? Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

  5. Very beautiful card! I like your typewriter too! Thank you for entering this card in Speedy Fox and Friends this week - enjoy your day! Gail Scott DT

  6. A very pretty card, I love the red typewriter. Thanks, for joining us at Speedy Fox and Friends.
    Hope you join us again next week.

  7. I love this card. I NEED to get the Suburbia cartridge.

  8. Oh this card is so gorgeous!!! I love the borders and that typewriter is gorgeous!

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at CardzTV!

    Jo- CTVS DT

  9. This is adorable! I love the shape you put your typewriter on :)

  10. Absolutely fabulous!!! As a "retired" typing teacher, I too love the typewriter on Suburbia and have made several. Your color choices (also my HS colors) are fabulous. It's a cool, blustery day here today so I plan to get in gear and make a card like yours.

    Thanks for sharing your creativity! I love it! (and your son will, too!)

  11. Marcia love the typewriter imagae so super. Thanks so much for joining the Cardz tv color challenge and the lsp birthday challenge. Karen

  12. Super card! Great border punch! Thanks for joining us over at Little Scrap Pieces! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  13. Lovely card! The red, black and white combination is so striking!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  14. Awesome card! Fantastic job doodling. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

  15. So cute. Love the vintage type writer. thanks for joining us this week at CTVS for the color challenge

  16. This is so sweet. I love typewriter image
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  17. Really cute card. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  18. I love this!! The typewriter is so awesome!! The colors and design are fabulous!! What an awesome card!! Thanks so much for joining us at LSP :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Little Scrap Pieces DT

  19. What a fabulous card, a fantastic design and such stunning colour and details.

    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge,
    Heather xx

  20. Love that typewriter
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #102 red or pink challenge
    DIANA L.

  21. Awesome card! I love the border and background shape you used. Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot.