Monday, March 25, 2013

Papertrey March Blog Hop (Phone)


One of the oldest crafting staples, sequins seem to be the hot new kid on the block. While I've enjoyed using them as accents scattered across a card, I wanted to try using them as more of a design element in honor of this month's Papertrey Blog Hop.


I combined the phone from Heart-2-Heart and the Hello from Wonderful Words: Hello Mini Stamp Set on this card. Hopefully more people than not remember the curly-cue phone cords ...


 Who is having a panic attack right now? Uggh. Right?


So, instead of those curly-cues that always got tangled a million different ways, this phone cord carries a friendly message. "Hello" is stamped in gray and used as a guide for the embroidery thread. A thin line of glue traced along the letters holds the thread in place.

And did you notice I sneaked some  patterned paper in there? It's pretty basic, but I'm using it, thanks to the Pattern Play Online Card Class. Did you also notice that the pattern is centered both vertically and horizontally? Another tip from the class.


My first strip was not centered vertically (I put it on top of the card so you could see here) so I cut a different piece. You end up using more patterned paper to get the section you need, but it made a  difference to me when I looked at it again.


The sequins are glued to the edge of a acetate circle for the dial. A brad in the center attaches it to the phone, with additional sequins on the brad behind the circle to hold the dial above the phone. In theory, you could actually turn the dial, but I'm not 100% confident that the sequins would all hold! The phone itself is embossed with black glossy powder.

Thanks for looking!
 -Kelly

51 comments:

  1. OK that telephone just rocks Kelly, you are so super talented my friend.

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  2. Kelly, you made the coolest telephone ever!!!

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  3. How clever of you! This is the best use of sequins that I've seen yet!

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  4. Just love this card. Don't know which is better - the perfect layout , or the wonderful use of twine and sequins. Your creations are the best!

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  5. I love the way you`ve used the sequins around the dial of the phone ... very clever!! Your string hello sentiment is brilliant too!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  6. Wow! How clever - I love the way you wrote "hello"

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  7. Of course you came up with an adorable way to use sequins! Smile! Love this Kelly !

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  8. Absolutely precious!! Love so many elements of this card, but the sequins are my favorite! Very inspiring!

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  9. love your sequin dial and curly cord phone (I'm old enough to remember them!)

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  10. This is darling! What a great idea!

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  11. Love the patterned paper and your tip about centering is something I'll think about going forward. Very cute card!

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  12. This is such a cool card! I love the idea of using the sequins for the dial part of the phone and it adds such a nice "pop" of color! Great job! :0)

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  13. A friend & I wondering if we wanted to go back to the days of being tethered to the wall and forced to sit while talking to each other instead of multi-tasking (folding laundry, making dinner, etc.) - {sigh} the simplicity of the "olden days" LOL. Love the card Kelly - a CAS masterpiece with delightful details.

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  14. Not to mention the times you actually tried to move and the cord pulled everything in it's path crashing down!
    Well, how could this this be any better? The 'hello' steals the show!

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  15. Kelly, you are the queen of making clever cards! This is fabulous-- I love the "hello" made of twine/telephone cord-- brillant!

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  16. Another clever stunner. This is really fabulous. I definitely remember those phone cords very well. How about those super long ones that would reach almost to your bedroom so you could talk to your bestie about a boy?

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  17. Seriously great idea for the phone!

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  18. Oh my goodness, how cute! LOVE the sequins, and wow on the hello. I would have made a mess of that for sure and then gotten totally ticked off. This is so great!

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  19. How cute, how clever! Love your card and the way you used the sequins.

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  20. Seriously cute and adorable, Kelly, such an inspired idea for the sequined dial (that works!)! Anita:)

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  21. Oh my goodness, this is just the perfect card! Your sequins around the dial are just too cute! In fact, the whole card is! Nice addition of the PP!

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  22. Kelly :) u r sooooo creative , love this card n how u have incorporated the sequins :)

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  23. Love this clever card! I love how you made the word with the cord.

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  24. So clever! Love the sequins going round the rotary dial! I did cringe just a little bit when I saw the photos of those tangled cords! :-)

    Linda

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  25. So freakin' clever and cute! Love that you chose a green to really make the design of your dial pop! And beyond genius use of that Hello stamp to give a guide for your floss! Also great to see you using some tips from class. ;-) You are awesome!!!

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  26. You are SO clever, Kelly! This card totally rocks from the sequin dial to the phone cord ~ awesome!

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  27. WOW!! THis is such a FUN and Creative Card!! I LOVE the design!! THANKS for sharing your take on the challenge and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  28. Totally aDORable! I love the sequins as the number pad and love the way you used your sentiment as the cord. Very clever!

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  29. Clever, cute, amazing card - love that HELLO with the embroidery thread!

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  30. Clever, creative, awesome, fantastic... Love your telephone cord and the sequins on your phone! Ha ~ those crazy phone cords ~ my son cannot fathom that in the "old days" we could only walk as far as the cord was long!

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  31. WOW! I just love this fun card, Kelly. How cute is that telephone?!?

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  32. I would have LOVED a "hello" telephone cord over the curlicue one! And a sequin telephone? Too stinkin' cute!!

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  33. Kelly, you always amaze me with your creativity. I adore this card! :-)

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  34. Brilliant fun! This card has so much "happy" in it! Love it, Kelly. : )

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  35. What a great card...very cleaver. And yes, I do remember (and still have one) of those cords!

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  36. Kelly the sequin box is the BOMB!!!!, looks like a cell phone it's way KOOL.. The phone with the sequins on the dial, brilliant. Very creative use of your sequins.. 45 comments you go girl, thanks for sharing my friend and have a great day..

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  37. So cute, Kelly. I would probably have glue all over my fingers trying to put that twine down.

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  38. Totally adorable! Love the sequins and "cord" sentiment!

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  39. Such a cool little phone!! Love it!!!

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly