Lots of exciting news for today!  For starters I am hosting this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  I hope you  like the sketch...it is one of my go to designs.  You can easily dress it up or down to suit your needs.  Feel free to change out the shape as well!

My next bit of news for the day....I have been invited to be on the Design Team at Papercraft Star!  I was a little short on time this week, so I have made a combined card for both challenges.  The challenge theme this week at Papercraft Star is Hello.  You can choose to use the theme picture or not, it is your choice!

I went outside of my normal realm of crafting supplies for this weeks card.  I recently had a discussion with a group of crafters on book phones....do you still get them and or still use them?  I really think phone books are quickly becoming a thing of the past.  I do still get them and I do still use the yellow pages from time to time.  In the conversation....it seems most of the books were destined for the recycle bin....that is until one crafter pointed out that she uses them in her crafts!  All of the sudden, I was looking at the phone books in a new way!  What a better way to start off using my new found stash than with a telephone themed card!  The text print paper is actually pages from a phone book.  My decorative shape was cut with my Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  My mats are well worn and the paper cut like butter.  I would use caution if you have a new sticky mat....I could see the removal process not being pretty.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection-Shapes
Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection-Hello
Feeling Sentimental Stamp Set-SU
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1386 Black Cardstock
X5927 Ruby Cardstock
Z2170 Ruby Ink
Pages from phone book
Z1754 Black & Grey Sparkles
Embossing Folder by Sizzix

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Amusing Challenges-Red, White, Black
Black Tie Fridays-Texture
Card Crafter's Circle-Paint the Town Red
Dilly Beans-Black & Red
Flourishes-Seeing Red
Gingerloft-The Color Red

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Welcome to the team Allisa! Love your card. As for our phone books, everything gets recycled.

    Deanne :)

  2. What a terrific card this is ... I just love how you used the phone book print and a telephone box! Love the sketch too ... Welcome on board!

  3. Wow you do have news! Congrats on your new designing gig! And how clever to use the phone book behind your image! Great card - and a terrific sketch!

  4. A phone book...fantastic idea!! Now I hope I get another one soon because I just throw them away!

  5. This is such a neat card. I love the brick and the telephone booth. Thanks for playing with Black Tie Fridays.

  6. What a great idea to use pages from a phone book on your card. I just love the whole telephone theme you've got going on here! Sadly my local phone company doesn't even print them anymore :(

  7. OMG! Do they still say that?! I love the brick and the phone booth, and the idea of using the phone book, Genius!! (Yes, I throw mine in the recycle bin as soon as I get them!) Now, I might have to keep one!!!

    Thanks for playing at Black Tie Fridays this week.

  8. How fun! I love the Hello with it! Quick question - did you do anything different to the page from the telephone book? I have tried it before but it seems the other side sort of showed through or just wasn't as crisp as yours. Maybe the phonebook I was using had thinner paper? Just curious.

    Chris R. from Iowa

  9. Congratulations on a new Design Team position!!! I love this card! I love that textured background! It's fabulous! Super great idea to use phone book pages! I haven't thought about that! I don't think I ever use the phone book!

  10. What a creative way to use the phone book pages! Love your card and look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations. Glad to have you on the team.


  11. Simple and stunning!

    Thanks for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle this week, to paint the town red!

    Kerry Louise

  12. Wow, just my sort of card, I love phone boxes. Great colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Ginger Loft hugs txx

  13. This is such a wonderful hello card! Great embossing choice and love how you did the inside to! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  14. Awesome job Allisa, love the recycled telephone book ... and the background texture is perfect!
    Congrats on your new desinging gig ... your talent is incredible!
    Thanks for a wonderful sketch this week!

  15. Super use of the red telephone box. x

  16. Cool card! Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans. :)

  17. Great sketch, Allisa. I like the challenge of the slightly askewed shape. I really like your card and image choice. I really had a hard time not borrowing your hello. I just got a brand new hello die. I resisted.

  18. Great card Allisa! I love that you used real pages from a phonebook. Thanks for the great sketch! It's very versatile!

  19. Congrats on the new DT...they are lucky to have you! Love this card and I, too, need to look at those phone books in a new way! Thanks for such a great sketch this week!!

  20. Beautiful Card, love the pages from the phone book. Thanks so much for this great sketch! I'm sad I did't get my card posted in time.

  21. I loved your sketch this week! Your card is so wonderful, too. I love the brick wall embossing with this stamp.


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