Monday, July 16, 2012

Wish You Were Here

I had plans to do some traveling this summer with friends who live across the country from me.  However, my recent surgery and my friend's broken foot waylaid our plans.  So I thought I'd make a card for them telling them that I do wish they were here.

My card base is Papertrey Ink's kraft cardstock, and the patterned paper is from We R Memory Keepers Down the Boardwalk collection.  Before adhering the two layers together, I sewed lines on the top layer and then distressed the edges of both pieces.

I used Papertrey Ink's Road Trip stamp set for the sentiment, compass rose, and the little flag marking my location.

I got the idea of stringing my hemp through eyelets from Ashley Cannon Newell. I thought it was a fun and different look!

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  1. Katie ~ what a GREAT card! The sentiment and paper are PERFECT together! I LOVE how it just gets straight to the point without a lot of details or subtle details! CUTE idea to mark the location ~ CLEVER idea really! Sorry this summer didn't work out for you two but hopefully next year!

  2. What a great card and idea. You make the best cards and always inspire me!

    Thanks for sharing your talents with us!


  3. Perfect paper for that card! Love it :)

  4. Love your card and so will your friend. TFS.
    Sorry surgery got in the way of your fun. That happened in our household this summer too.
    (Husband has had 2 with 2 to go)
    dmcardmaker (at

  5. Perfect paper choice for the sentiments and other stamps. Very clever idea and I also like the eyelets idea. How do you remember where you got the idea? I would like and try to give credit when I use an idea but so hard to remember everything. Great job!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  6. what a perfect card for the occassion! I'm sorry that you can't go on your trip! love that you used eyelets, I haven't used them for ever!


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