Friday, June 18, 2010
Cruisin' with Miss Polly + Crafty Mo Fo
After the bike ride, I meant to do yoga, but it was closely creeping up on 10pm, and I still hadn't had dinner. Horrible habit I'm getting in to. When I got home from my bike ride, I tore in to the pictures I had gotten in the mail from Shutterfly. Ooooooh race photos, random Green Bay photos, and pics of my adorable nephew from my work trip to Dallas. I think this photo is adorable and thought the black and white version would compliment this frame perfectly. When I first saw this as a DIY project, I knew I had to make it. You can't tell from afar, but it's actually a mosaic created out of different shapes of credit cards/debit cards/gift cards! For those of you who don't know, I'm a credit counselor, so I deal with people's finances and particularly credit card debt on a daily basis. I've been wanting to have the perfect picture to take this to work. Thanks H-Bomb! But seriously he's sooooooo cute, right?
To make the frame: collect 10-15 expired debit cards/expired credit cards/gift cards/promo credit cards you get in the mail. Tip: Before the holidays, ask your co-workers to save their gift cards after they've used them. Someone getting hitched or knocked up in the office? Ditto. Next spend 1100 hours cutting up cards until your fingers have the scissor marks imprinted in them. Use mod podge to glue them down in whatever manner is aesthetically pleasing to you. Realize you haven't cut up nearly enough cards. Spend another 1100 hours cutting. Put the project aside for two months (seriously, I did). Finish up on a rainy day.
It's fun because you could use different color schemes if you were super patient about collecting the cards to use. You could actually plot out a specific color pattern. Either of these options will likely add years to the project completion time, so it's best to not even think about doing them. But whatever.
And thus concludes craft time with Jerbear.
5k on Saturday! PR or BUST.