Punk Rock Girl

Punk Rock Girl
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This blog post title comes from a Dead Milkmen song I grew up with: “Punk Rock Girl.”  🙂  I have a friend who dresses kind of punk but also really likes Lady Gaga’s music, so when I made her a card I wanted it to be something she’d appreciate.  She loves watermelon flavored Sour Patch candy so I sent her three boxes and a new tooth-brush in case she got excited and ate all of them in one day.  I’m hoping she’ll ration them!

So, here’s the fun, punk- and Gaga-inspired card I made for her.  I used every different kind of black, silver or pink ribbon I could find at home.  I also used some cute cassette tape printed ribbon made by Cosmo Cricket!  The paper is all from DCWV’s Rock Star mat stack.  I used a silver paint pen to highlight the paper edges and added staples, silver brads, sticky silver crystals and a pretty flower my friend Christine made (I’m re-purposing it!):

My Punk Card for Sarona

My Punk Card for Sarona

I glued the top edge and scored it, then colored it with my silver paint pen and punched holes in it with a regular hand hole punch.  I wanted it to look kind of like a school notebook.  Here is the inside, before I added my message – I used stamps from CTMH “Star Power”:

Inside the punk card

Inside the punk card

Here is a card I made for my friend Rebecca.  Early last month we took a trip to Portland, OR and as she made a purchase at every store, she’d ask me for a penny or two.  It was laughable – she cleared out my pennies from my wallet!  So, I thought she’d appreciate this penny card and if she gets desperate, she can peel off the money and use it.  I used some cute Stampin’ Up! paper for the background and used my copper leafing pen to highlight the edges:

Need a penny? Take a penny!

Need a penny? Take a penny!

This is another card I made this week.  Last week, a friend and her husband took me on a cruise ship for a lovely lunch in Seattle’s waterfront.  We had an incredible multi-course meal and toured the cruise ship.  I was happy to use my new Fiskars Boundary Waters punch and I layered the different rows of waved with double-sided foam tape.  The cruise ship was made using the Life is a Beach Cricut cartridge with my Cricut Expression and I used my favorite Modern Label punch from Stampin’ Up! along with a SU! “thank you” stamp.  Making the sky was easy: I cut a cloud shape out of masking paper (it’s a roll paper that’s lightly tacky on the back like a sticky note) and stuck it to my card and pounced a sponge around it after inking it with CTMH’s Heavenly Blue stamp pad.  I simply moved the cloud around and dabbed color over it to make the white stand out:

Cruise Ship Card

Cruise Ship Card

Thanks for reading my post and have a wonderful, fun and safe Independence Day weekend!!  If you’re in Western Washington, check out my list of public fireworks shows in the Puget Sound area.

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About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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  1. Wow, Stephanie, you’re amazing. How do you keep coming up with so many ideas?? You must be thinking of all your friends and family all the time.

  2. Love the penny card…lol, hope you used removable adhesive ;o)
    Wow, that’s a cool way to do the clouds, and even though I’m not a rocker, I always love pink/silver/black combination!

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