Split Personalities, Psycho Spiral

Split Personalities, Psycho Spiral2017-12-27T11:23:07-05:00

Project Description

I Have Two Personalities...

Viva Las Vegastamps! Blog HopHappy New Year!! To kick off the year with a bang, Viva Las Vegastamps! is hosting a blog hop! If you’ve come here from DeeDee Catron’s blog, Um Wow Studio, then you’re in the right place. To start the hop from the beginning, please go to the Viva Las Vegastamps! blog.

If you like blog candy, this hop is for you!  Each blog on the hop will pick one winner who will get a $15 gift certificate to the Viva Las Vegastamps! Online Store.  One grand prize winner will win a $25 gift certificate to the Viva Las Vegastamps! Online Store. To enter, just leave a comment on each blog.

I’ll be picking the winner from my blog on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at noon EST, so get your comment in before then.

Now on to the card I created start off the New Year…

Lady In Chair (14669) from Viva Las Vegastamps!Viva Las Vegastamps! has one of the largest stamp lines I’ve ever seen, and many of them are a beat “off-beat.” I love the unusual characters and sentiments. When I saw Lady In Chair 2 1/4 x 3 3/4 #14669 I new I had to use her on a card. I think she goes great with I Have Two Personalities 3/4 x 2 1/4 #18021 sentiment stamp. I Have Two Personalities (18021) from Viva Las Vegastamps!

When I think of crazy, I think of someone’s mind spinning – like the effect you get with an archimedean spiral.

I used Inkscape, an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator &  CorelDraw, to create the spiral. It’s just under 6″ in diameter. I printed it out on blue paper, mounted it on a piece of cardboard and put an eyelet in the center.

The card base measures 6″ square. Since it’s black, I lined it with a blue circle so it would easier to write a note inside. The front of the card is covered with the same blue paper used for the background of the spiral. To make it easier to reach the spinner, I used a 2″ circle punch to make a notch on the front of the card base. Insert an eyelet in the center of the card front.

I stamped the Lady In Chair 2 1/4 x 3 3/4 #14669 on white cardstock and colored her with Copic markers.  I Have Two Personalities 3/4 x 2 1/4 #18021 is stamped on blue paper and punched with a ticket punch. The embellishments (Lady in Chair and sentiment) can only be attached to the card at the center of the spiral. So, to make the sentiment “float” above the spiral, I mounted the Lady in Chair and sentiment on a small rectangle of acetate.

With all the pieces done, I could assemble the card. Join the spiral to the card base with a brad and secure the acetate piece to the top of the brad. I put a small washer between each layer of the card so the spinner could really fly! When you can spin the spiral, the Lady In Chair 2 1/4 x 3 3/4 #14669 ends up sitting in a crazy place!

Viva Las VegaStamps!The next stop on your blog hop is Lyneen Jesse’s blog, I’m Dreaming of Castles. Enjoy your hop, good luck and Happy New Year!

Happy Crafting!



  1. Carole Lassak December 31, 2011 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    You could induce seizures with that spinning spiral!! Or maybe there's a subliminal hypnotic message. Anyway, the card is great!!

  2. Robert Rosendale December 31, 2011 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    Crazy Becomes You…GRIN Happy ‎2♥12 …let the creativity begin.


  3. Aimee December 31, 2011 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Love it, Joe!!



  4. Cheryl Caldwell- Nyb December 31, 2011 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    LOVE your spiral! Cute card and "saying" too! I'm a new Follower.

  5. Debbie Buckland December 31, 2011 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    Lol great stamps!

  6. Kay December 31, 2011 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    I love cards with humour to them. This is terrific! So glad to be following you now. Happy New Year!

  7. Charo Munoz January 1, 2012 at 4:34 am - Reply

    Hi Joe, now i have to win something to buy this lady!

    Good sense of humor!

  8. Angi Hay January 1, 2012 at 4:40 am - Reply

    Love the design ! I really like how unique the stamps are from viva. Great use of them !!

  9. Johnnie White January 1, 2012 at 5:22 am - Reply

    Love the Split Personalities card ! Thanks for the instructions to create it.

  10. Rachel January 1, 2012 at 6:06 am - Reply

    nice stamp choice!

  11. Brenda Davis January 1, 2012 at 6:14 am - Reply

    Oh how funny! Great!

  12. Amanda January 1, 2012 at 6:18 am - Reply

    Great Card – love the stamp 🙂

  13. ~steph~ January 1, 2012 at 6:25 am - Reply

    Oh my gosh, how totally awesome! Love the lady and sentiment and I'm in awe that it spins. Happy New Year!

  14. KathyJo Ritchie January 1, 2012 at 6:33 am - Reply

    I love the card. The sentiment is great!

  15. Amy Day January 1, 2012 at 6:55 am - Reply

    The design hits a little too close to home doesn't it! Ha! Ha! Actually, looks a bit like Betty! Oh yeah, I said it! Love the design and humor!

  16. Betsy January 1, 2012 at 7:12 am - Reply

    What a crazy fun card!!

  17. Lisa Fulmer January 1, 2012 at 7:46 am - Reply

    funny – thanks for the opp!

  18. Susan M. Brown {sbar January 1, 2012 at 8:07 am - Reply

    Happy New Year Joe! This clever card made me laugh out loud!!! It is appropriate on so many levels : )

  19. Sandra Strait January 1, 2012 at 8:24 am - Reply

    Wow! That card is amazing, sophisticated and humorous!

  20. Clare Dempsey January 1, 2012 at 9:02 am - Reply

    I like that VLV has stamps for the men in my life too! Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

  21. Gini Cagle January 1, 2012 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Funny Card! Have a happy New Year!


  22. Leslie Owens January 1, 2012 at 10:26 am - Reply

    Really cute project!! I love the old lady stamp!! Too cute!! Happy New Year!


  23. 2amscrapper January 1, 2012 at 11:02 am - Reply

    This made me lol–how clever!

  24. Vicki Wilson January 1, 2012 at 11:34 am - Reply

    What a fun card. Makes me smile. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Connie Lutz January 1, 2012 at 11:36 am - Reply

    Fun card – love the saying!

  26. Lee in Texas January 1, 2012 at 11:59 am - Reply

    Your cards are the best! I really like this one! Happy New Year!

  27. Tamara January 1, 2012 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    This made me laugh, great card!

  28. Marcia Prater January 1, 2012 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    I love this blog and have enjoyed everything I have learned in 2011 and look forward to 2012. Thank you!!

  29. Gina Patt January 1, 2012 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    I've always enjoyed your work, Joe. Another great card. Thanks,

  30. Tammylee January 1, 2012 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    Love your project, can't click th efollow button for some reason.

  31. jennifer January 1, 2012 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    too funny, love your card

  32. Inky Whiskers January 1, 2012 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    Guys have such a different perspective on stamp art that I always find them refeshing. Thanks for the creative pick-me-up!

  33. Jocelyn January 1, 2012 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    Love that project… I lvoe stuff that always hints at insanity.

  34. Miki January 1, 2012 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    Fun card with clever construction. I do so love a warped sense of humor!

  35. Karen January 1, 2012 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    Great card Joe – love the humor.

    Happy New Year!

  36. karenladd January 1, 2012 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    Having been a fan of Viva LasVegastamps for a long, long time, I think of this particular image as representative of the quirky, humerous images and sentiments they offer! Fun card!! Following!

  37. Deb Brem January 1, 2012 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Lord I got such a giggle from your spiral card! It is too funny !

  38. Betsy Brett January 1, 2012 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    Haha, cute and funny! Great!

  39. Valerie Pittier January 1, 2012 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    I really like this card – the quirkyness and the sentiment. I'm going to have get that stamp! Thanks for the blog hop!

  40. Barbara January 1, 2012 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    I love humorous cards. Thanks for making me smile!

  41. Diana Enns January 1, 2012 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    Love this card – as a SR I can actually relate to this 😀



  42. Cathy P January 1, 2012 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    Funny card, Joe.

  43. NWFlamingo January 1, 2012 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    The pink hair is an especially nice touch.

  44. Tina January 1, 2012 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    Fun image might have to look for that one

  45. Yelowflower Mo January 1, 2012 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    ok, here we go, started the hop and am now a follower, showing me some awesome stuff!!!

  46. Martha January 1, 2012 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    Joe, love your card…..what a great way to start off 2012 with a laugh! I missed your episode on the Spotted Canary – it hasn’t been on since the first air date of the show.

  47. Yvonne January 1, 2012 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    Happy New Year! Great card with the phrase and very confused lady. Now I'm a follower and going to bloghop, love it!

    Greetings, Yvon

  48. linda trzos January 2, 2012 at 12:17 am - Reply

    This is fabulous…I adore it…the spiral is genius!

  49. Nancy January 2, 2012 at 5:33 am - Reply


  50. Laurie Laikam January 2, 2012 at 7:02 am - Reply

    Too too funny. Thanks for the chuckle!

  51. trisha too January 2, 2012 at 7:33 am - Reply

    FUNNY card, Joe! That's one of the things I appreciate about VLVS–there's LOTS of humor to be found lurking . . .

  52. steph vlach January 2, 2012 at 7:47 am - Reply

    thanks for the blog hop. glad I found you- i was getting the "Joes" confused!!

    happy new year!!


  53. Michelle Frae Cummin January 2, 2012 at 7:52 am - Reply

    Great card!

  54. Red Weaver January 2, 2012 at 8:11 am - Reply

    TEHE, love humor cards… so glad to be a part of this blog hop and to have found you. :O) Your card is great!!

  55. StampinPenguin January 2, 2012 at 11:55 am - Reply

    Offbeat is the best!

  56. Chookietoo January 2, 2012 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    Happy New Year to all. Great idea for a new creative stash for 2012. Thanks. For sharing .


  57. Terry January 2, 2012 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    Well I just love that lady! Way cool! Happy New Year. I already follow!

  58. Shartl January 2, 2012 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Such a funny card…love it! I am following under my email address!

  59. Jennifer Fleck January 2, 2012 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    Totally a great way to start off 2012 with a bang and a sense of humor… the saying is so true!!!!

  60. Mary Coleman January 2, 2012 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    Love the card. I am always looking for the humorous sayings. My friends never know what I will come up with. Use viva lasvegas stamps for them a lot. Thanks, mary

  61. FrancineB January 2, 2012 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    Fabulous and fun card!

  62. leslierahye January 3, 2012 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    That is a crazy card Joe! Very funny! I might need the two personalities stamp! lol!

    thanks for sharing!

  63. allie gower January 3, 2012 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    love your card, and especially the sentiment – thanks for sharing your talents

  64. terri sproul January 4, 2012 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    OMG… this is just too funny…

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