Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Not happy Jan!

Hello Blogger's

We had a new copy of the Yellow pages recently, a business telephone directory consisting of two quite large books.  With the Internet we rarely use this resource. We do keep them, and they take up a big space!  The old books were set for the recycling bin and I thought I might just keep a handful of the pages to play with. 

Using a Heartfelt Creations Posy Patch die I created a flower by folding one page from the directory over and over and running it through the Cuttlebug  I got about 12 layers.  By staggering them layer after layer,  securing them in the centre with a brad and a little scrunching.... I had a passable bloom.........What do you think?


The base card is a pre-folded pearlesque card with a lovely gold sheen. I added a scrap of punched and embossed green card (to match the brad:)).  A strip of toning green stitched ribbon and a Sentiment from AnnaBelle Stamps 'Take The Cake'.    Another CAS card for the collection.

For those non Australians reading this post, I called this card 'Not happy Jan' after a TV add for the Yellow Pages Directory!!

Thanks so much for dropping past and taking the time to leave your comments.......you're the best!

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20 comments:

mustavcoffee said...

HI Sue, great card! love your flower, brilliant use of the pages, have to remember that one :0) xxx

Teresa said...

I love this idea Sue! I'm always looking for thin paper with text on it, and didn't even think to use the old phone books. Thanks for the inspiration.

CraftinGranny said...

I see you got that creative mind working again. That's one gorgeous flower and sounds so easy to make. Awesome job Sue! Beautiful card! "Hugs" Carol

Marcia said...

Very very creative Sue and I love your title!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Ha I was trying to figure out what not happy Jan meant! So cool! Love that flower... makes the whole card super special!

Alison Jane Hann said...

Love it! So far the only thing our yellow pages have ever been used for is for my 2 year old to amuse himself by tearing pages.
Thanks for sharing!

Patti P. said...

Sue, I love your yellow pages flower....I have made some with an old paperback but never thought of these colored pages...thanks for the tip. You had better keep one of those books for future projects. Love your card.

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Sue . Recycling is good .
Your flower is so cool! Love the green panel with punched edge .

Andrea said...

I think it's gorgeous!

Olga said...

Oh My Stars!!!! What a wonderful idea! Sue I am gonna have to case this one. I love it!!!!

Robyn said...

This card would be enough to make Jan very happy again!! It's fab!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I think we are all going to case this one, Sue! I just never thought about the directory having the perfect weight print. Love it! TFS the idea.

Susan Hogan said...

What a fabby card and a great way to use up those yellow pages!! Card looks super!

Newbie said...

Sue, what a fab idea for the yellow pages! I still use the phone book for #'s, but when the new one comes, I know what to do with the old one!!! :0) Beautiful flower on very pretty card!!! Great job!

Selma said...

Look how clever you are. This is a fabulous idea. Your flower is gorgeous. Love your card. Glad you explained about Jan -- was wondering what that meant!

Theresa said...

Great idea for recycling. I just threw out a directory yesterday. Had to come and read to find out why Jan was not happy and who she was. LOL! Love the card.

CraftieConnie said...

Looks like a grade A bloom to me, fabulous card and great idea!

CraftieConnie said...

Hi Sue! Well I am shouting, I have no clue how to link and would love a sidebar section for the Roses, hehehhehehehee am I asking too much!

Lorraine said...

Super idea Sue I now know what to do with the directory. Love the effect. Hugs xx

Monique said...

Well the Yellow pages made a beautiful flower Sue... so Creative :) and a perfect Birthday card!! :)