Interesting, yes? It's National Yo-Yo Day! Who knew? Apparently me and the hundreds of people who do the SCS Limited Supply Challenge.
We were asked to choose among National Yo-Yo Day, National Doughnut Day, or National Gardening Day. I was intrigued by the yo-yo, of course.
So, I search for some funky yo-yo design to CASE. Suddenly, I happen upon a yo-yo of "a different color." I suppose the quilting world has known of yo-yos like this for quite some time. The round felt embellishment on my card is called a yo-yo circle. There are tons of sites that show the yo-yo circle, and it is apparently a useful embellishment for many, many crafts. It was called a "whirligig" for some time before 1928, when yo-yo quilts went in to mass production. There is a lot of interesting quilt history on the site where this picture is house.
So, knowing this interesting little embelly is named after our friend, the yo-yo, I decided to use it for today's card. It doesn't necessarily celebrate National Yo-Yo Day, but it keeps the yo-yo in mind... an inspired piece, if you will.
I will say, for someone who does not consider herself a seamstress, this was not difficult to make. I looked around at some sites. There are some sites where people use shapes other than a circle (like a heart). I thought I was doing well to make one circular one. :)
Size: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches
Paper: SU! Brilliant Blue and Barely Banana, SEI Dill Blossom
Stamp: Friendship Sentiments by My Sentiments Exactly!
Ink: SU! Brilliant Blue and Close to Cocoa
Yo-Yo: Blue felt circle, thread, Paper Wire, Basic Grey colored button, Making Memories Animal Crackers felt button (Jack)
Brads: Spare Parts