Saturday, January 8, 2011

A Story about Men and Measuring Tape

Once upon a time (last week), I made this card.



When I finished it, I was so happy. It's fresh, it's clean (look at all that white space!), and it makes Yo-Yo Yellow look awesome (which is quite an accomplishment, don't you think?).

As I was editing the photo of it on my computer a few days ago, my husband walked by.

"Check out this cool card I made!" I said.

He stared at it for a minute. "'It's been too long. Too long." And he dissolved into giggles.

I rolled my eyes and said, "Five inches isn't too long for that."

So he said, "True. Do you know why women can't guess how long things are?"

"Why?"

"Because they've always been told that this [holds hands five inches apart] is ten inches."

And now this card is ruined for me.

The end.

Supplies
stamps: Hero Arts (ruler), Papertrey (sentiment)
ink: Memento
paper: SU yo-yo yellow, Papertrey white
accessories: dimensionals

55 comments:

  1. Hee hee hee! Very funny! Very cute card!

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  2. Such a cute story. I just love this card. I wish I could do a CAS design. It does not come easy for me!

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  3. Thanks for the giggle!! Sounds like something my hubby would say! LOL!!

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  4. My hubby sounds just like yours LOL
    FABULOUS card as all of your are

    mandi

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  5. george should have a tv show LOL

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  6. It is a great card, but I have to admit, I giggled a bit too when I saw it. I spend too much time with boys! :)

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  7. LOL! Cute story Susan! LOVE the card!! What a great guy card too....P.S. Thanks for the FYI on ladybugs :D Have a great weekend!!

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  8. I knew there would be a great story to go with that card. Thanks for not disappointing.

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  9. Ah yes, takes a man...

    I really like it: the white space, the sunny yellow, the clever sentiment.

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  10. Ha! Ok, so I laughed at the unintended message of this card even before I read about your DH's reaction. Guess I've spent too much time with the guys too.

    It is really cute, though, as long as the recipient either wouldn't "get it"...or would appreciate "getting it"!

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  11. LOL!

    Still think it's a great card though

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  12. Oh my word that is hilarious! Sorry the card is ruined for you - it is a great card! I'm so glad you shared both the card and the story :)

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  13. oh no! i saw the card and thought, cool how clever, i have tape measure stamps.
    but you are right! now it's ruined!!!

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  14. Teehee! Too funny. And now a card that can never be sent to a man. But still a great card! :)

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  15. That is hilarious...still love the card and am still laughing!

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  16. Ha ha ha! My DH says the same thing! You are so funny - you crack me up!

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  17. HAHAHA! Thanks, this gave me AND my husband a good laugh!

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  18. so much for asking his opinion, huh.?! :)..... oh well, I love the cleaver use of words and color.

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  19. My husband LOVED the card. Gave him a nice chuckle and he usually just rolls his eyes at my cardmaking and blogging.

    I think it's fantastic. I still haven't used YoYo Yellow and I've had my stamp spots for 5 years!

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  20. Yes, they are all alike - mine also giggled and thought it was amusing for all the wrong reasons. BUT, I like yellow and like the card as well. I think it is clever word play - so there, that's the difference between male and female brains nicely illustrated!

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  21. The Y chromosome - I'm so glad I don't have one.

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  22. Great card, great story. I wonder how many others thought the same thing when they saw the tape.
    Myrna

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  23. LOL, too funny! I love the card whatever the meaning! ;P

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  24. Thanks for making me laugh out loud! Great story. Sorry the card is ruined!

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  25. Oh, I saw that coming and I STILL laughed out loud! Too funny!

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  26. That is a FUNNY story! I still love the card anyway! LOL!

    BTW, I have a little something for you on my blog. Feel free to participate and pass this award on, but don’t feel obligated. I just wanted everyone to know how much I enjoy your blog and your wonderful artwork!

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  27. ROFL, love the card but love the story even more (even though I saw it coming!). Given the other's reactions I think it must be a perfect man's card, it's always nice to make a bloke laugh!

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  28. And the same reason why they cant park! (although I can park! very well! better than my hubby! who doesnt actually drive!...well better than lots of people!)

    Rx

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  29. I know that story - more an indictment on men than women I would say.

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  30. I saw the card and I saw it coming! Oh dear! Nice work with the Yo Yo Yellow.

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  31. Thanks for the giggle this morning! My first thought was "Hmmm, no it isn't!"

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  32. Thanks for making me laugh. And I still love your card, great idea and beautifully made!

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  33. bwaaa haaa haaaa .... yup, it's ruined for me too!! and that is really too bad because it was a good card for me for a few seconds ... bwaaa haa haa haa

    and by the way, if you U.S.ers would just stop hogging all the heat then we would have some of it so we wouldn't have to send the cold all over the place LOL!!!!

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  34. Oh, maaaaan, that's such a cool card to be totally ruined! I didn't think of anything but how cute it was until George. And now I can't think of anything else. Boo. I loved that card!

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  35. I love your clean and simple cards, and this is no exception. Love the story too!

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  36. Well I can honestly say I don't see your card quite the same as I did before your story! Bawahahaha -- OMG to darn funny~ Men! ya just gotta love em don't cha~

    I love the card!!

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  37. Thanks for the giggle! I needed that!

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  38. I am so glad I am not alone with a husband like mine...very cute card.

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  39. I KNEW it! As soon as I saw it, I knew that discussion around this card would degenerate! Your original intention was noble and whoever you send it to (with the best and sincerest wishes) will get an extra giggle - especially if it's a man receiving it! Thanks for the smile!

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  40. You are too funny! My mind was in the gutter before I even read your story. You will never look at measuring the same way ever again!

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  41. I laughed out loud...so funny! Great card, too!

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  42. and my husband says the SAME THING!!!
    Love the card!!
    Maria

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  43. Simply more than LOL - a great big horse laugh! My Steve would have loved your George!

    And I think it definitely SHOULD be sent to a guy

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  44. Cute card. I got the biggest kick out of your husbands remark. Thanks for the laugh on a dreary day!

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  45. SHOCKING!!!! Tee Hee - that would have ruined it for me too!! Smashing card though, once you can look past that terrible joke!

    Kathy

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  46. Ok, I know I'm a late comer to the replies, but this struck me funny. I'm very behind on the blogs I follow. I may never get caught up. But this was too funny & I couldn't resist a comment. Sounds like my hubby! My wish is for you & yours to have a very blessed 2011!

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  47. BAHAHAHA! This story just cracked me up!!!! I love this card. Just love it.

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  48. This card & story made me LOL!!

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  49. Oh my gosh. This is too funny. I think I'll make this card for my hubby. I haven't laughed this hard in awhile. Thanks for sharing.

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