Friday, April 1, 2016

April Fool's Day Boo Boo Hop

                     

Hello and happy April Fool's day! Darnell over at djkardkreations is having a card boo boo hop in celebration of April Fool's Day!  I usually repair or remake my card boo boos, but in this case there was nothing I could do to fix this. I just sat back, scratched my head and laughed.


                                           WHAT?!?!?!


I pulled out some older SU! stamps and decided to create my own background to showcase this big sentiment. I stamped pastel green leaves and coral flower elements, then added that bold sentiment. I trimmed the panel on one side so I could add some wide ribbon. 
Have you ever seen that little sign that reads "think ahead" where the last few letters of the word 'ahead' are squeezed down the edge because you didn't really think ahead before writing your letters? Well this card is a perfect example of that. I'm making a mental note - the next time I decide to trim a panel, trim the correct side so the sentiment won't be too close to the edge where the ribbon nearly covers it! DUH! Even those 3 black pearls couldn't bring things back together into inky balance! LOL I'd have trashed this, but I spent so darned much time on it - I  finished it and just tossed it into the box. It turned out to be just perfect for Darnell's April Fools Day Boo Boo Hop, so that's where this epic fail is headed :)

Happy April Fool's Day everyone! Keep smiling :)

Carol

38 comments:

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Yes, we have all done that sort of thing. You are right in saying that all you can do is laugh about it and mark it up to experience (not that it stops me repeating the mistake, because I do). Thanks for the giggle. Happy April Fool's Day! Hazel xx
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Barbara Godden said...

Oh my, epic mistake we all make but the card is beautiful.

Happy Dance said...

I see we've attended that same cut-on-the-wrong-side school. Don't you just hate it when that happens?!! Still a beautiful card. Your stamped background is amazing. Enjoy the day. Bev

LeAnne said...

LOL, you're too hard on yourself, it's not that bad!!! I have had a few epic failures myself!

Krisha said...

Seems we have all attended "that trim the wrong side" class....LOL
I was too busy admiring your back ground to notice the "boo boo" at first.......then I didn't think it was all THAT bad when I did see it...I mean, you can still read the words.....*grin*

scrAPpamondo said...

I don't see any boo boo... where is it?
Your own background is fabulous!

Daffodil Cards said...

Well I think it's GREAT, and lovely colours on the background.

honeybeelane said...

It's a lovely car, Carol. And yes I have done the same thing! Ugh! Just makes your stomach flop. Oh well! Thanks for sharing. I have that stamp set and will your your card to CASE later. :)

LauraJane:) said...

This is still LOVELY!! LOVE the background! A hidden sentiment works sometime:)

Verna Angerhofer said...

I think this is still a beautiful card. I know...I have cut things wrong myself but I still think yours was gorgeous!

Heidi Stamps said...

I think it is still very pretty, but I know what you mean about trimming the wrong side, I have totally done that too.

Cara said...

Yep, we've all been there! Love the background you created though. Cara x

Marlena M. said...

Yup, I've done this! Beautiful card though, thanks for sharing!

A splash of color said...

How fun.. yes we have all done this.. and I love the hop.. too funny to see everyone's bloopers.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I can so RELAte, Carol!! Both to doing that same thing and to being so darn mad cuz I'd spent a lot of time on the card and made the perfect bow! I go ahead and send those cards to my sweet "more experienced" (ancient) ladies who won't notice. (You know, like me! lol!)

Just for future reference, please note on page 1127 of the Card Artist Handbook, there is an exception under (c)(5)(ii)(y) that reads: "As card artists, we often forget that there are left-handed (and, therefore, left-brained) people in the world. For those people, and ONLY for those people, it is acceptable to attach a border ribbon and bow to the right-hand side of the card front." Cool to know, huh?

Happy April Fool's Day and thank you so much for being a sport and playing in my first BFCBB Hop!! Hugs, Darnell

cm said...

Had you not mentioned the boo-boo, I'd not have noticed anything beyond a wonderful stamped background, a marvelous sentiment and a pretty bow! I often have similar issues with sentiment-and-other-thing placement...with shadows being cast when I try to take photos. I think your oopsie is actually quite awesome!
~carol

Bonnie said...

I do that all the time! And sometimes I trim crooked so I have to trim some more, and more, and more.....Sometimes it becomes a tag!

MaryH said...

Yes I have done exactly what you describe way too many times to discuss. However, yours still turned out pretty good in my opinion! I'm glad you didn't throw it away....I always get lots of inspiration from your 'saves'. Happy A/F day, and big hugs. TFS

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That's why those construction guys say measure twice, cut once. I'm in the school of measure never, cut once and swear. I totally forgot about Darnell's boo boo day. I didn't have the card for mine anymore, but I had the story. I had planned to make a similar themed card to fit the story but that didn't happen. I got distracted. Anyway, my story was a mermaid card, she was topless, she was a cartoonish line figure so no biggie... unless apparently you are my friends. Then it was a BIG FREAKING DEAL. I was (and still am) shocked.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Heck, I am sure not seeing the epic fail you claim. This card is so pretty!
Fail is dropping a black ink pad and drawing legs on the blob. Hugs!

Jeanne H said...

I always blame my trimmer and/or my eyesight when the cutting goes wrong! LOL I have both the sets you used and am now inspired to get them out to use! :-)

Jean said...

Took me a while to figure out the boo boo. Pretty card!

Janis said...

Been there....done exactly that! Oh, my! I take just another little pinch off this side....and it is the WRONG Side!!! Arrgh...can the bow go on the other side? Nope. Can I reorient the entire panel? Nope. (sigh) Yours doesn't look all that bad to me...esp with your lovely background. TFS!
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Brenda said...

Well your little boo boo isn't that noticeable Carol and it is still a beautiful card. So I'm glad you didn't trash it, someone is gonna love getting this one my friend. I've had much worse fails, just never documented any of them and haven't made much for 2016. Will keep this cute little challenge in mind for when I'm making something. lol Hugs, Brenda

Karenladd said...

Argh...how many times have I done the same exact thing?! I've done that with my stamped sentiments on card fronts, on banners, on tags, and on die cut shapes. Most of the time I'm able to save it by re-trimming and mounting it on a larger piece of card stock as a frame, but sometimes it's just a lost cause. Yours isn't anywhere as bad as some of mine have been....and I'll bet that no one would be the wiser if you just went ahead and sent it!

frommycraftroom said...

This is a pretty card. Perhaps you could re trim and save as a smaller panel? Great boo boo - we have all done this one. No concrete evidence though. TFS.

Sue from Oregon said...

I have a deal with my oldest daughter Erin...I send her my uh oh cards and she tries to figure out what is wrong with them...no waste in this house LOL!!! Now you have me trying to figure out how to save this card!!!

HJ said...

It seemed like a huge boo boo at the time, but I think it is a very pretty card and probably would not have noticed if you hadn't pointed it out. This is a fun blog hop. TFS

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Carol, nice card.... yep I've done that, trimmed the wrong side or thought one side wasn't straight enough and then you end up trimming all the sides and welllla it's small and there's more of a border. Enjoy your weekend Robyn

baileyrosy.com said...

I don't see it ! I love your card and often make them like this on purpose. Of course there have been many times when i trim away on one side too much especially when I don't notice until I finish then i really want to cry.

Marie

Marianne said...

I guess we've all been there. After some really careful thinking and planning, we sometimes manage to ruin everything (especially in our own eyes) by doing one last 'quick' thing, like cutting to size or stamping the sentiment. Personally, I'm grateful for my MISTI, which allows me to stamp my sentiment several times without shifting.

Donna Hanley said...

I, for hone, think your card looks fine just the way it is. Who would know you felt this was a boo boo? Not anyone I know. Real cute background you made also. Have a good weekend.

Jane Willis said...

I had to read the full text of the post right through to see anything wrong with it at all, and I think it is just so beautiful and striking that anybody looking at it would think the layout was deliberate and you had made a really clever use od space on the right to showcase that beautiful stamping. It's a gorgeous card!
Jane

cotnob said...

I think most of us have done this Carol, it's still a pretty card though, lovely colours.
Pauline
x

Lorraine said...

I just did this this morning. Spent a while last night getting my stuff together and all I had to do this morning was glue it down and darn, if it didn't just stray too much to one side. So I totally understand where you're coming from, though I have to say that this is not as bad as you think - maybe add a small strip of coordinating paper as a stripe down the right side to center the sentiment. Wish I could've done that on mine.

Robin said...

It isn't noticeable, except to us stampers. Send that to a non-stamper and they wouldn't notice a thing!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

I have done that.....but that card goes to someone who wouldn't know any better and yours is much too pretty to throw it out!

oldpunca said...

The background is perfect. Although it has not ended as planned - your idea was fabulous. :-)
Hugs, Sonja