Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fun with Puns

I've always been a bit corny and am partial to jokes that are dumb but funny. At least to my funnybone. Just to give you an idea of how easy it is to make me smile, these jokes did:

Why did the pirate go to the Caribbean?
He wanted some Arrrr and Arrrr.

Why couldn't Dracula's wife get to sleep?
Because of his coffin.

Why did the skeleton go to the party alone?
He had no body to go with him...

I'm always on the lookout for punny sayings. My favorite place to use puns (and lame jokes) is on cards. I'm the kind of geek who will browse in Hallmark and giggle. A sad but true fact.
This is a card I made over the weekend and somehow hoodwinked Echo Park into putting it on its blog.

As soon as I saw this cute bottlecap pp in EP's Happy Days line, I knew it was ripe for a pun.  This was a really fast card to put together. I used a blank American Crafts 5x7 card as my base and just cut it down to a square.  The pink pp is the flip side of the bottlecaps. The banner, alphas and red scallop line are EP stickers. 

To give the banner a little oomph, I backed it with cardboard, then sewed it to the card. This gives a bit of dimension and texture but still makes it easy to mail in a standard envelope.

Echo Park posted a couple more of my punny cards on its blog today.  You can see them here.  Methinks the kind folks at EP are feeling a little sorry now that they named me as September's Fresh Face....


  1. Saw this on EP's blog earlier today and JUST loveeeeeeeeeeee your cards!!! You are AWESOME!! And thanks for the love on my blog! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. Love this! The colours and the design! Everything just pops off the page!

  3. What a fun fun card,grea bright colours!!

  4. I'm going to have to make this one for sure! Maybe even today.

  5. You are so darn talented, Izzy!! I love that way you did that banner. Perfect touch. You really know how to use the Echo Park stuff. And by the way...i love your corny jokes! LOL!

  6. Izzy, I love your cards and I love your puns! They make me laugh and want to snort while I'm doing it - unabashedly!

  7. too funny Izzy! I love puns too and these cards are super cute! Congrats on the guest spot at Echo park too!

  8. Wow really FUN card! I love Echo Park!!!

  9. I love all the puns you use on your cards. So clever!


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