Friday, May 23, 2008

CPeep's 7-Flower Pop-up: A Throwndown Challenge!

I'm so excited! and just a wee bit scared ;0) CPeep --the penultimate ETA: OMG the shame I feel as an English major) I thought that penultimate meant the absolute ultimate. My BAD.
(English degree a gazillion dollars,
Text books: a few thousand,
Blog: free,
Remembering to use the dictionary before you put your stinky ol' foot in your mouth: priceless!)
Ok what I meant to say, the absolute ULTIMATE pop-up maker-- has challenged me to a throwdown! Looks like it may be a Smackdown now! ;0) ((Bobby Flay style.) I've never made a pop-up, but I sure LOVE the looks of her 7 flower popup tutorial and am going to give it a go!

But, as an aside... I have to say for those of you who are familiar with Throwdown, that Bobby Flay is a big meanie to let those people think they have a show because they cook so well and then try to beat them. Cpeep was nice enough not to trick me into thinking I had my own craft show, lol. How clever is she with this idea, hey? I think she should have her own show: Craft Throwdown: A battle to the papercuts!

So, You get to vote for the winner; we'll cross-post our cards after this weekend.

I'm hoping that the winner or the loser (whichever I end up being) has to make you templates for some flowers, so you can try a pop-up too! :0)


P.S. I've started trying the pop-up. I'm a pop-up muck-up; not mechanically inclined! I kept cutting flowers that fell into pieces, then I put too much sticky tape... I should have used pop up dots like the pro recommends, but I was afraid that I'd need to reposition it because my flowers were the wrong size. Hmmm maybe try two/three? I'm in trouble, and not just for my BAD vocab, heehee :0)

5 comments:

kathleenh said...

I say you are up to the challenge. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

cpeep said...

Hey did you do know that penultimate is LESS GOOD than ultimate? Okay, NOW I'm taking you DOWN. :)

(Another marginally useful thing learned from studying ancient Greek.)

Carol

Extreme Cards and Papercrafting

cpeep said...

Hey did you do know that penultimate is LESS GOOD than ultimate? Okay, NOW I'm taking you DOWN. :)

(Another marginally useful thing learned from studying ancient Greek.)

Carol

Extreme Cards and Papercrafting

Lorraine said...

Love the card Mel good idea for the used up pen. Please could you let me know where you purchased the ruler with holes, such a useful piece of equipment.

cpeep said...

Wait, you were having trouble making the FLOWERS? Oh, you are in trouble.

That's okay, *I* seem to be repeating myself (above).

Carol