Artistic Avenger

Come Fly with Me



Sometimes ideas just fall into your lap. Take the other day for example. I was cutting pieces out with my Sizzix Big Shot and the Top Note Die and I cut the edges off to make the note have two flat edges. The pieces I cut off fell down onto my desk and “VOILA” I saw a propeller. I put them aside to play with at another time.

Fast forward to a few days ago – I find out my Uncle has retired from his job at the fire hall. So, you’d expect this card to have something to do with firefighting? Nope, he loves airplanes.

So, I used the Color Throwdown for this week (amazing choices!) and the Mojo Monday sketch to complete this card to send to wish my Uncle a happy retirement.

I started with a Night of Navy card base and layered it with a square of Kiwi Kiss and then Bashful Blue designer paper.

For the vertical piece, I stamped the plane from Toy Box (retired) randomly in Kiwi Kiss, Bashful Blue and Night of Navy and then layered it on some Kiwi Kiss textured cardstock. I punched two horizontal slots on the top and threaded through some Bashful Blue striped grosgrain layered with Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon. I topped it off with a star brad from the Styled Silver HodgePodge Hardware.

For the focal piece, I layered a piece of stamped white cardstock on a layer of Night of Navy.

Now for the propeller – I ran some Brushed Silver cardstock through my Sizzix Big Shot using the Top Note and then cut the outside edges off. I ran some sticky strip behind the seam where they meet and there you have it. Simple really. I punched through the centre with my CropADile and then added a jumbo eyelet and another silver star brad from the Styled Silver HodgePodge hardware.

Oh, did I mention that the propeller spins?Β 

I added a circle of chipboard behind the 1 3/8″ circle of Bashful Blue designer paper right behind the propeller and closed the brad very lightly. This way, when you press on the propeller it spins.

I then mounted this piece with dimensionals onto a 1 3/4″ circle of Night of Navy.

I added “congratulations” from Hugs and Wishes to finish it off.


24 thoughts on “Come Fly with Me

  1. You get my vote for most creative use of this die! Great job! I amsure your Uncle will love this card!

  2. Oh my word, this is great! Thanks for playing, even if it’s late, it’s still GREAT! You come up with the best ideas!

  3. I love your brilliant idea! And the card is just awesome, very eye catching! Love the color combo too.

  4. Well that is one of the cutest ideas I’ve seen in a long time! How original!! I’m sure your uncle is going to absolutely LOVE this!! πŸ™‚

  5. what a great card!!love the colors everything about it

  6. This is so cool!!! Thanks so much for playing along – I love it!

  7. I love this, so creative!

  8. You are super clever! Great job! Love when those ideas pop into your head….I’m still waiting for them to pop into my head!!!

  9. What a fantastic idea. Carrie you are so creative!!! I love your card

  10. Absoulutely brilliant!

  11. Wow, super creative!! thanks for playing πŸ™‚

  12. OMW! This is fabulous!

  13. OMG this card is amazing!!!

  14. This is brilliant!! I love it!!

  15. Fantastic!! Love it when inspiration hits like that!! TFS!

  16. Found your card through iPicks Week Seventeen – wow! My husband just retired from 40 years as an air tanker pilot (aerial wildland firefighter) and I know he will love this card. Don’t you love how things fall into your lap sometimes?! In fact yesterday I just came across my brushed silver CS that I forgot I had! Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

  17. O!M!G! This is GENIOUS! My boss is a pilot & this would have been perfect for his b-day card in Jan! Filing it away for other occassions! THANKS!!!

  18. Amazing. Love this idea!

  19. How awesome is that?!! You clever thing! No wonder Nancy Riley mentioned you on her blog!

  20. Your card is absolutely amazing! I have a girlfriend who works in avionics at Rockwell Collins (they do a lot of the instrumentation for the airlines and the government.) She actually had to learn to fly as a job requirement! She would love it if I made her some of these cards. I wish I could envision how your propeller spins. Any chance you’ll do a video tutorial?

  21. Wow what a clever card – looks great!

  22. Oh my gosh, that idea is genius!!! You are so clever – tfs!

    Cindy πŸ™‚

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