Fast forward to now, and I still don't want to see a REAL Flying Monkey, but I did find a sign in a shop that made me laugh. I have waited several years to use this sentiment on a card. It was just perfect for this week's release from the Pixie Dust Studio, "Pixie of Oz".
I also used a sheet of small "postage" stamps from Graphic 45 on my next project. I had never made a teepee card before, so I thought I would give it a try. This is what I came up with.
This is"Tin Heart". I added embossed hearts cut with Nesties and Creative Memories punches. The flowers are from Recollections.
The last image is "Courage". I added some yellow polka dot paper to simulate the Yellow Brick Road. The red flowers are "Got Flowers" from the Field of Poppies scene. The card stands up with the help of Velcro dots.
This is what it looks like when flattened out.
It can be folded in half or.....
....in fourths for easy storage or mailing.
Do you know that the Winged Monkeys were slaves of the Wicked Witch? Do you know how the Scarecrow came to be? Did you know that the Tin Man was not always made of tin? You really need to read The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. It's one of my favorites! My favorite chapter depicts a China World which was not mentioned in the movie. I can't wait until my grandkids are old enough for me to read it to them!
For some fun trivia and frequently asked questions regarding The Wizard of Oz go to this website HERE.