Saturday, September 15, 2012

Unscripted Sketch #176 Piggyback Challenge

The piggyback challenge this week is to USE the card you make to either:  
- send it to a friend for their birthday, cheer up a co-worker, say thanks to a neighbor for letting you borrow their hedge trimmer for 8 years;
- send it to which provides cheerful cards for children facing difficult challenges in their young lives regardless of their economic background;  
- or send it to either of the two below listed organizations that send cards of encouragement to soldiers: ... et-started ... for-heroes
- and lastly, this organization sends blank cards to soldiers so that they can send cards back home.

I have chosen Card Cupids as my piggyback challenge.  Check out their blog and get busy making fun cards for wee little ones.  If you choose to donate your cards to Card Cupids, please visit their blog first as they do have some guidelines for the cards.   They ask that you refrain from using "Get Well Soon" type phrases and focus on positive encouraging words.  They have provided a list of preferred sentiments.

Card details: Stamped the happy face with Versamark & embossed with black ep.; punched the smiley guy out with a circle punch; coated with Crystal Effects, anchored with coordinating baker's twine and popped up with dimensionals.

It is hard to pick up in the photo, but I scored lines on the white paper.....BY HAND.....because my Big Shot broke last night!  I have come to the conclusion that it is almost impossible to make a card without it.  I  called the good people at Sizzix and received AMAZING customer service.  The parts were shipped this morning and if hubby can't put it back together again they will replace it under warranty! Now, how cool is that?

Happy crafting everyone!


  1. CAS perfection! I LOVE the perfectly stamped smileys, the matching twine strings, scoring and sentiment panel. Awesome card!

  2. You know I always love a good rainbow! Love how the twine matches the balloons. What a great idea to 'piggy back' - and also a great idea not to use 'get well soon' - seriously, the cardmaking industry needs to think up better things to say to those who may not get better - unfortunately that's the situation many people are in and it's really hard to know what to say to them, but this card will be a ray of sunshine for somebody!