Happy Tuesday! What a great week we had at the CASology challenge last week. I have enjoyed all of the fabulous bold creations you all came up with! And now I’m back again with a new challenge where this week’s cue card is JUMP.

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I wasn’t quite sure where to go with this cue word... trampoline, jump rope, frog, and so on. However, inspiration finally struck when I saw my car, 2007 Honda Civic Coupe. I have experienced the car battery problems for the last few years. The battery died every time when I left lights on. Don’t blame me, though, I know I should have turned the lights off before I left. Can you imagine how annoyed I was with the car having trouble starting up? The only way I could start my car was calling on insurance company for jump-start service. I almost bought my own portable jump-starter in case. OK, without further ado, here is my take inspired by my poor car.

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I went with a gold embossed heart with DIY jumper cables. Then I needed a good sentiment paired with my story and thought about “You jumpstart my heart”. I googled to see if it meant something, and I found out there was a song named Jumpstart my heart by Natalie Cole. What a delightful coincidence! I think this will be a perfect masculine valentine or anniversary card. Not too sweet and fussy with very clear message. What do you think?

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For my focal image, I embossed the Hero Arts heart image in gold and fussy cut it using scissors. Then I colored mini wood clothespins with Copics and attached some leather strings under the clothespins, inspired by the jumper cables. After that, I printed out the sentiment using my brand new printer, Canon Pixma MX922. I’ve been anxious to use it to create my own sentiment, and I love how it worked with my jumpstart card! The heart was placed using dimensional adhesive and the cables were adhered using mini glossy accents to the card base.

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FYI, these are the supplies I used to create my card. That’s all for today. Be sure to head on over to CASology to check out the amazing inspiration from the rest of the DT. I hope you link up your CAS card showcasing JUMP for a chance to guest design on the next challenge. I can’t wait to see what you’ve created! Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!

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46 thoughts on “CASology #83: You Jumpstart My Heart

  1. This is just the cutest….very clever & creative, one of the best I’ve ever seen! Just adorable! So glad you could play with my starry challenge this week with that cute little gold heart!

  2. I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It’s a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. LMK-Let me know. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.
    Thanks
    Cindy

  3. May, I laughed when I saw this! So brilliant and creative! 🙂 Your poor car! I think we’ve all been there at some time or other! LOL! Those mini clothespins are so cute!!!

  4. OH MY who would of thought to do a card with jump starts cables on the heart. YOU DID and it’s awesome. I love this whole look. I saw your card on MIM and had to take a closer look to see what I was seeing. I really love this card and the idea. Looks great that those are the only items on the card. It says it all with out added papers/embellishments. I love this card.. I think I said it again..LOL.

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