Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Knock, Knock...

When I first saw the "Knock, knock..." sentiment in the new Branching Out Coordinates set, I just KNEW I had to make a card with it! You see, my five year old son has just "gotten" the concept of jokes...and "Knock, knock" jokes are his absolute favorite (and what I've been hearing constantly for the last month LOL!)



When I sat down to make this card, I kept looking at the cuuuuuute owl (I just love his sweet face!), and the idea for this card (beyond the knock, knock part) hit me! I embossed the tree trunk and paper pieced the swirly top (from the Branching Out set) with the My Mind's Eye paper that is included in the Easter Key Ingredients Kit. I then cut around part of the tree top so that it would open....yes, you guessed it...to reveal that sweet owl (from the Branching Out Coordinates)!



I used the little flower from the Branching Out Coordinates set to decorate the outside as well as the inside, complete with rhinestone centers (I used the mini rhinestones from Taylor's Tiny Twinkles).
I hope I was able to bring a smile to your face today!
Thanks for stopping by,
Laurie

Supplies -
Stamps: Branching Out , Branching Out Coordinates Paper: Suede Brown Medium c.s., My Mind's Eye Tiny Dancer (from Easter Key Ingredients Kit) Ink: Close to Cocoa craft ink Accessories: Clear detail e.p., Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Ribbon, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles

31 comments:

Amy Sheffer said...

Accccckkkkk!! How awesome is THIS?! Your card is beautiful, and the details are perfection! Great way to use this awesome set - TFS! And Laurie, the knock-knock thing might last a while. My son is now eight and still going strong. I've rolled my eyes so much it's a wonder they're not stuck by now - LOL!

Wildärtan said...

Haha - great card!!Love the solution with the owl in the tree...

Kellie Fortin said...

Laurie- You are just too clever. Love, Love the card!! My boys would love this card and Amy theht the Knock Knock thing doesn't ever end. My brother in law still does Knock Knock jokes and he is like 45. The best vacation day we had was fueled by a book of Knock, Knock Jokes. Thanks for sharing your projects with us. You are such an enabler...now I NEED THIS SET!!

Dawn Easton said...

Laurie, this is beautiful! I love all the different DP that you used...it's so pretty together!

Gabriela (Gabi With An Eye) said...

Laurie - if I've told you once, I've told you a million times to give me a little warning next time you plan to knock my socks off - okay? Loved your card and that yummy DP!

Rose Ann said...

Oh my gosh...so cute!! Love those pretty papers too!!

ALLY said...

Too cute Laurie!

dpkennedy said...

Oh My Goodness! How cute is this?! Wow...the colors and that adorable owl...not to mention that the tree top flips open! This is fantastic Laurie!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Clever and oh-so-cute, Laurie!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

So clever, creative and STUNNING!! What a fabulous idea! And gorgeous to boot! Love the papers and all your *Laurie* touches! You ROCK my friend!!

Alex said...

This is totally adorable Laurie!! LOVE the color, the papes, and that sentiment is fabulous!! Really cute! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Laurie, this is just gorgeous!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, you totally ROCK!! What an incredibly clever idea!

Desiree de Monye said...

What an awesome card! I love how the tree opens and there is a little owl inside! Fabulous!

Beth Norman said...

Can't stop looking at this. It is beyond gorgeous!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Laurie!! What an awesome and creative idea!!! Love your whole card!! Love how it opens to reveal the owl!! My 6 year old daughter loves the knock knock jokes too!

patti j. said...

I agree with Gabi - you blew our socks off with this one!

Donna said...

SMIIIIIIILE!! yes - you brought a BIG one to my face! I adore this and ever since seeing this set have been wondering HOW to incorporate the saying---now I know! you're so clever. I'll make one for my niece some day, I bet she will LOVE it. TFS!

Wanda said...

How creative!! I'm sure your son loves this adorable card!

**Nancy** said...

OH CUTE!!!! This card is just adorable!!! Love that stamp set!!

Yvonne Jackson said...

Just fabulous Laurie. I love the DP`s and stamp set together. I`m sure you son fell in love with it at first glance!

Whimsey said...

Oh, just so stinking cute - LOVE IT!!!

Steph K (booga3) said...

What an amazing card, Laurie! So cute and clever!

Anita said...

How cute! What an amazing way to use the set!

Barbara1940 said...

What an adorable card! Love the way you "opened" the tree! You do great work!

Connie said...

How Awesome and adorable Lauri!!! How do you ever come up with all the cute ideas!! Love it!!

Nancy said...

Your card is WAY too cute! I LOVE how it opens up to reveal the owl. What a great idea!

Bag Lady said...

It is something impossible! :) Yes, fantastic, ideal and nice very much, congratulations!
Regards!

Karen Motz said...

Eeeeeeks...this is SUPER cute! What a clever idea to put the owl inside the tree.

zcdl said...

Beautiful card :)

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