Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Cutting and Sticking: Snippets of Words

The amazing Julie Kirk of Notes on Paper has been running a series of cards she makes called "snippets of words."  The idea is to find a random phrase from pages of text and use them on a card. I think she suggests starting by building a card and then searching for a phrase which will make your creation complete. That works for me! Here's two cards I've created recently.  The one on the right says "parties and late nights should be left until the week-end." I think I'll send it to Henry once he's away at University with a bit of cash tucked inside.  The other reads "'I don't quite understand you,' she said, as politely as she could." I'm not sure to whom or for what occasion to send that card (but I like it anyway)! Do you have any ideas?

19 comments:

Amy said...

Geez Mum, aren't parties and late nights every night at Uni ... especially first year?!

Missus Wookie said...

I like both cards and think the second is perfect to send to Henry :)

Hmm, for the first - for a newish friend inviting them for a coffee and get to know you better chat? Made me smile when I read it and I too like it.

Abi said...

These are lovely and made me laugh! I totally agree with Amy! Late nights are definitely every night at uni!

Cheri said...

Not sure of the right occasion for that card, but I'm willing to bet that since you made it one WILL come up!

Julie Kirk said...

Love them! It's good fun isn't it? Letting the words bubble up to the surface and then grabbing them!

You could always send the card to your bank or utilities company the next time they send you a confusing bill! ;-)

Thanks so much for playing along - I added your work to the Snippets Pinterest board http://pinterest.com/notesonpaper/snippets-of-words/

:-)

Gail said...

I love Julie's idea and yes the other one sounds like a good one to send to someone just starting university. :)

Sian said...

First year, second year, any year..when J got home from his first term his Mum took him to the doctor because he looked so worn out! Maybe history won't repeat itself

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

A lovely way to personalise a card and each one completely unique. Perhaps you could send it to a British friend. Although we share a language, a lot can still be lost in translation I find!

Becky said...

A great pair of cards!

Melissa said...

Great cards. How about sending the I Don't Understand Card as a birthday card with the inside saying "how you could possibly be a year older when it seems like we just your last birthday" or "how time gets away from me and I missed your birthday."

~*~Patty S said...

your cards are each so distinctive and wonderful Rinda!

I enjoy playing with found text and have found it can sometimes read as poetry which is always quite a nice surprise(I have found using Simple Abundance pages works like a charm!)

having lots of fun visiting scavenger hunt posts this morning...thank you for posting some links!
oxo

Julia said...

These are brilliant Rinda! I'm liking Julie's series but not looked to see if I could do it. Now I think I may have to give it a go!

Sandie said...

Great cards, Rinda. It sounds a fun idea.
I'm sure the second card will find the right home one day - you will know when to send it!

Carola Bartz said...

Such a great idea to cut out phrases from books and then use them in cards. I will remember that. Both your cards are beautiful, but I'm also lacking an occasion for the right one.

helena said...

I can think of a few social situations when your card would have been useful to hand over !!!

debs14 said...

My kids found that the late nights and party nights were mid-week because in the city where they were at uni, the bars and clubs put their prices up at weekends when the working people were on nights out. Mid week was half price entry to clubs and 'happy hour' drinks! Party central for students ;-)

Patty Antle said...

our daughter is a fine arts major and she cuts up words from magazines. I love it! She made a pendant with some words inside. It says "float free of time" and I find it so meaningful for me as I just recently retired. I really enjoy your art blog and love what you did with these cards.

Karen said...

Love the idea for the first card, but no suggestions for the second one!

Irene said...

I have said that phrase many times to my ADD son. Now that he turns 21 this year, I learned to just roll with his decisions and let him learn from them. Both cards are great.