Friday, July 8, 2011

Friends with Flair... Unity style

Hi friends and welcome to another Unity FWF Friday!

I wanted to use the "Ulysses" idea from last Friday in a graduation card this week. But instead of having his head peek through, this time I constructed a flapped card that allows me to tuck bills behind a scene that features copies of Ulysses face. I have to tell you that my son's little inexpensive copier made color copies of these bills so authentic looking I can just imagine how counterfeiters do it! Thank goodness our government magically sticks a watermark image within the bill...


The banner on the front of my card came from the May '10 KOTM (a little Happy). I stamped it twice directly on my panel then used my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher between all the pennants for a little interest. I added paper pieced pennants and rub-on letters to spell out my greeting. (Can I tell you that I did this twice? The first time I spelled out Happy Birthday then realized it was supposed to be a graduation card, silly me! So my pennants have extra dimension because I had to add another layer to make it the right saying! Lol.) Lastly, one of the adorable birds from the Ippity set Quotes a la Happy decided to fly into my scene.


On the inside, I used Suzi Blu's Queen of Glitter image for the bodies of the three Ulysses. I like that the hands are up and waving and her blouse makes a good man's shirt. I cut the faces out of the bills that I had copied, adhered them and topped each with the party hat from Hugs and Kitties. By using foam spacers, I made the pocket for the bills hiding place. The empty panel above it is for a handwritten note.


Thanks for dropping by! Be sure and check out the other participants these week on the Unity blog HERE.

Have a great weekend,

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr, aka Scrapcollectr57 on Splitcoast)

22 comments:

Kary said...

Hi Cindy! WOW!!! I love your card!! It's a fabulous idea! I think the recipient is going to LOVE it so. Have a wonderful Friday & weekend! {hugs}

jennifer mitten said...

This is so fabulous!!! Great idea and creativity - somehow Ulysses and Suzi kind of go together:-)

NoraAnne said...

HAHAHA!!!!! This is so clever!!! I love the idea and the banner on the front~love it!

Eva said...

Love this card! Your work is amazing, you are so very creative and talented too. TFS!

Jen said...

What a super cool idea! Love it!

michib said...

Great idea! and we never would have known you originally had 'happy birthday' as it looks wonderful

Anne said...

Fabulous card! Love your ingenuity, just like last week. I was totally laughing about your little pennant issue...that's something that I've caught myself doing also:)

Crystal said...

What a fun and clever card! I love this idea!!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Super cute!!! What a great idea - love how it came out!!!

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sharon g said...

No money was harmed in the process.YEA. Cute idea.

Ruby said...

This is a wonderful card. Great idea.

Sarah said...

This makes me smile- what a great idea!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

TOOOOO funny! LOVE LOVE LOVE it:)

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesomeness!!!! tfs!!!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh my gosh, this is terrific!! What a fun card--and hilarious, too. I wouldn't mind receiving a card like that (especially with what's inside!!). Thanks for the great idea. :)

Erin said...

Super silly and brought a smile to my face!

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

HAHAHAHA! This is SUPER!

lynn said...

haha! you clever thing--i love this card, cindy! happy weekend!

JenMarie said...

Oh how FUN!

marilyn said...

So very clever! Lucky recipient.

S said...

That card just rocks, what a fab idea!

Jocelyn said...

I am laughing out loud. Your right that it does look realistic! This idea is so clever--TFS!