Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Road Trip Card

If you saw yesterday's post, I shared some pictures of the road trip that Eric and I just took with my parents.  It was really an incredible trip, full of memories that will last forever, and I wanted to make a card thanking my parents for this experience.  This card was made with an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock, folded in half, so I was able to include plenty of images that represent our trip.

The whole reason that we went on the trip was for a family reunion in Michigan.  Since we spent a weekend on Lake Michigan, with all of the little cousins building sand castles, I had to include a bucket and shovel.  They are cut from the Life Is A Beach Cricut cartridge, at 2".

You can't have a road trip card without a car on it.  This one is from Campin' Critters, cut at 2 1/2".  I added a couple of Imaginisce Glam Rocks on the front of it. The gas pump is from Pop-Up Neighborhood, cut at 5".  I had to include it, because it represents one of our funniest memories of this trip.  My dad decided not to get gas in Salt Lake City, because it was too expensive.  He was sure it would be cheaper in Wyoming.  Well, the gas light came on, and there were no gas stations in sight.  We just made it to one in Wyoming, where the gas was 11 cents MORE expensive!  He'll never live that one down.

When you drive across the country, there is plenty corn to see, so I had to include that.  I cut it from Pop-Up Neighborhood at 3".  Probably the most amazing thing we saw was a herd of buffalo in Custer State Park.  As we were filming them, they came right on to the roadway!  I cut this buffalo from Destinations at 1 3/4".

Lastly, I created my title by welding together 1" letters from Nate's ABCs.  A card full of memories!


Papertrey Ink New Leaf & Dark Chocolate Cardstock
Papertrey Ink "Road Trip" Patterned Paper (map print)
DCWV "The Stack 6" Patterned Paper (sand)
Core'dinations Textured Cardstock
Glossy Accents
Imaginisce Glam Rocks


  1. Love how you decorated the frame.

  2. What an awesome trip. Love the story about the gas station. Memories are so precious, and you have saved this one so perfectly. hugs

  3. PRICELESS!!! I love that you added the gas pump for you dad too! They are going to LOVE this card! What a fun adventure you had! Hugs- Glora

  4. Wow Katie this looks great. Such an awesome trip to have with your parents and son. I'm sure it's a memory that Eric and your parents will cherish forever.


  5. love family group pictures and you did this one justice the colors and your details are just wonderful

  6. Gorgeous card, such detail so representative of your trip. I enjoyed reading about your adventures. Every year in early September, my husband and I go to Mackinac Island. We always enjoy it. Thanks for sharing. The picture you see of me on the comment, I'm standing beside a dresser at Mission Pointe Inn on the island.


  7. You defiantly said it...a card full of memories! Love all the cuts~Thanks so much for sharing parts of your wonderful trip with us:) Fantastic job Katie!
    Sherrie K

  8. this is way too cute! your parents are going to love this!

  9. This is such a great card and for a great occasion! I love how all of the cuts are textured. Thanks for sharing!


  10. This is a great card.. and represent the memories well... I did see Eric's pictures and stories.. great boy you have there.. bless him..

    thanks for sharing your trip and card..



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