Monday, January 7, 2013

Corded Telephone

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The in-laws still have a corded telephone. It sits on a ledge in a little window between the hallway and the kitchen. My boys are now just tall enough where they can reach it and think it is the most delightful form of entertainment to call someone (like their papa) and walk around with the body of the phone, twirling the cord between their fingers and cocking their heads to the side to hold the receiver...
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The focus of my card is that amazing chartreuse telephone, the stamp is found in For My Dad, a retiring set from The Craft's Meow. I stamped it over a background of circles from Retro Foundations (also added some misting!), and finished it with a sentiment from Good Times (note: these two sets are not retiring, but were a great fit with my theme).

My inspiration was the colors from Create's Card Blog Challenge.



Today's Tip: Create a custom background with repetitive stamping and a few flecks of mist in the same color as the ink used on the stamp.

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39 comments:

  1. I still have one of those 'corded' phones in my kitchen with an extra long cord.

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  2. Such a fun story:)

    Your card is wonderful...great use of the colors!

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  3. Awesome card!! Your story, brought back memories! Guess there's still some, with those phones. I remember my mom buying one of those LONG cords for the phone....you could walk around the whole house! lol Only downfall was when it got tangled up! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Cute card and story! My youngest teenager really likes old phones and I am really searching high and low for one.

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  5. wonder if that makes me old .... we have 3 corded phones .... only ones we have in fact .....
    Cute card.
    Sandra ltb

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  6. Swooning at the master of mists...awesome card Karen.

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  7. Ah yes the corded telephone!!!!! When we stayed in a hotel once...Marshall was fascinated with it! Used it for a zip line to go from bed to bed...kids imaginations! What would Ma Bell say! Love you Karen

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  8. This is cool on so many levels. Love it Karen.

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  9. wow your misting is perfect... Mine ends up being a totally blob of a mess... your card is amazing..love it

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  10. My in-laws also still have a corded phone!! Love your card!!!

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  11. oh no, don't tell me retiring is the rotary phone, what's next the wheel is going out? really, this is a cute card. brings back memories.

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  12. Very pretty card. I love your colors. wonderful job.

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  13. Great CAS card; loved the story behind the phone!!

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  14. Wonderful card--I like the background and the old fashioned phone.

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  15. I always love your CAS style, Karen! Terrific background! Believe it or not, I still have a corded phone myself. It's becoming an antique! LOL

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  16. I love that background you created, really makes that green phone pop!

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  17. love the image and how you incorporated the colors!

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  18. We just recently purchased a corded telephone for DH who works from home full time, so on the phone a lot, and the cordless phones aren't terribly good for you, imagine that :)
    Cute card!

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  19. The background looks great--like old phone circles. NICE!!!!!!!!!!

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  20. Beautiful card, Karen! I love the colors and the awesome background stamping!

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  21. The twine and telephone go together really well, The twine reminds me of the phone cord.

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  22. What a darling card! Love your description of how Those corded phones keep your boys busy!

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  23. Great card.
    I can see children walking and playing with a phone like that. Thanks for sharing a great story - and card!

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  24. Great use of the colours. love your use of twine and the border.

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  25. I remember that phone, I'm old!

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  26. beautiful as always!!
    Thank You Karen!

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  27. Love that story! My hubs used to work in the rental car business and one time a group of "kids" got into the car and one of them asked what the handle under the window was for. *sigh*

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  28. you have the cutest boys :)
    fab stamping girl and i remember those phones! lol

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  29. Love the stamping here!

    Your boys must look so cute playing with the phone!

    P/s: I still have a corded phone....I have a tendency to forget to charge the cordless...lol

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  30. This is so cute! I love the telephone! I have a corded phone! Hee hee!

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  32. Love the tip about the background!!!

    My parents still have a corded telephone too!!!

    Great card :)

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  33. What a cute card! My dad was a holdout with a corded phone, lol!!

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  34. I love the look of your background, with the ink splatters matching the color of the stamped pattern. And a green phone! My parents had one of those, only it was that lovely avocado green. :)

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  35. OK, seriously, I am so digging your background!!!

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