Wednesday, September 14, 2011

aw, nuts!

When one of your bffs asks you to make a card, for a man who had a "lawn mower accident" and has a "great sense of humour"... well, you don't say no!  (Can I just side-bar here to say how traumatized I am to think about getting a foot caught in a lawn-mower?  I shredded my index finger in a hand-blender a few years ago, and all I can do is shudder.)

So how do you go from lawn-mower-accident to entering a CAS-ual Fridays challenge?

Um, it's a stretch, but I think it works for a fall-themed-paper-pieced-card:

"Aw, nuts!"  As in, "aw, nuts!  sorry to hear that you got your foot caught in a whirring blade and are now holed-up in the hospital..."

I started out with a kraft base, which I embossed with PTI's woodgrain impression plate.  The strip of patterned paper was cut with a PTI half & half die - love those!  The acorn is from Paper Smooches' "falling for you" set, and I created my own greeting with lawn fawn's "smitty's abcs".  All of the patterned paper is from SU.

Hope you like it!


  1. This is just so cute. Love how you combined all those patterns--everything works together so well. I really like this layout--would work for so many things. And, sorry to hear about your friend--a big ouch!

  2. At least the poor man has humor right??? Love your card, it's perfect!

  3. Your card is absolutely beautiful. Love the paper piecing!

  4. love your card and sense of humor. lol i'd say this is spot on for the cas challenge!

  5. I shudder, too! Yikes! I hope your friend's husband is okay. Your project is perfection - love that yummy DP that you used for the paper piecing, and the design is fantastic!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

  6. GORGEOUS!! I love the sophisticated colors and patterns for this design! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  7. Swoon, so CUTE!!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!