Sunday, November 30, 2008

I think I can.....

Remember the story about the train going up the hill and the phrase, "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can!"?

Well, I thought I could, I did, and I will never do it again! LOL! I saw a swing card in a store and really wanted to come home and make my own. I absolutely LOVE the results!!!


It's about 9" tall and took 2 days to hand cut all the images out of the paper.   Made a trifold and then diecut an opening using a spellbinders scalloped rectangle - that part was easy!


Diecut 2 letter "J"s to creae the hangers:


But it was the swing that got me!  And attaching the little toys to the swing.  And getting it so it would fold flat into a card....


I just kept repeating, "I think I can"......over and over!


And of course, me, I take it to the top, cutting little holes in the paper to line up with the windows

So when you look at it from the front, you can see thru the windows in the house on the back side!


And I gave the front a faux roof front to cover up the top.  The back is cut so that the card will stand up on it's own


All of my "I think I can"s tuned into one huge "I DID IT!!"

But I will never do this again unless I can simplify it.  Maybe one with a swing out of flowers?  Hmmm.....


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW!
Lisa H

Margaret said...

So, I gotta ask; you don't have to answer, but I gotta ask. Did you have more than 1 child? I sometimes think that as women we forget the pain we had the first time and think, ah, heck, I can do this again!!! Then there are those that learn the first time. :)

Totally nice card.

Jen Lowe said...

Margaret - I'm sitting here cracking up laughing over your comment! No, I did not learn with the first child, I have 2 sons! But trust me, I DID learn after the second one! LOLOL!!!

Jen

StampinCarol said...

I'm still trying to wrap my mind around this card! WOW! It's amazing! I think I'll go give my mind a rest now! LOL!

Jen Lowe said...

Carol, never fear! I've had several naps since I finished this one! LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

I am speechless - this is absolutely fantastic!

Hugs
Neet