Wednesday, May 23, 2012

You're on a ROLL!

It's funny where and when inspiration strikes. Living in a house with 3 joke-loving kids kinda makes you look for the humor in what people say. Perhaps it is because I have been hearing a lot of jokes lately from the girls ("Mom! Why did the chicken go to the playground? To get to the other slide!") that when I saw Carmen's comment on my Facebook, I was inspired.

"You're on a roll!" heehee. I did have sushi on my mind that day when Carmen posted. After all, I had been looking forward to a trip to our favorite Japanese restaurant that weekend. It is a good thing too, that Lettering Delights has exactly what I needed to make this card.

Using the Bento Box SVG set, I imported the makizushi and chopsticks into Silhouette Studio Designer Edition (SSDE). I modified the layers slightly so that the "rice" sits inside the roll instead of above it (Thanks for the idea, Hubby!). The Scrap Samurai font was used for the sentiment while the Kanji for "Sushi" came from this site. I changed the color and added texture to the latter with Photoshop.

This semi-pnc (print-and-cut) card came together quickly once all the layers were cut out. A little bit of printing here and a little bit of cutting there, some foam tape and voila! It's done.

Thanks for the inspiration, Carmen! Hope this card gave all of you a chuckle. If you don't already have the Bento Box SVG set, just click here to get it.

Have a great day, everyone!


  1. Totally cute!! And now I'm in the mood for kappamaki which is pretty much the only sushi I like. lol. Along with California roll.

  2. Adorable!! I love how you printed on the card and then did the PNC on the sushi looks fabulous! :)

  3. LOL love it for sure... and think it great how you where inspired... TSQ

  4. Hey Jin,

    Glad to help hee hee. I'll have to think of an amusing comment every time I come here so I can inspire you LOL. Very cute Jin!