Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Camping Note Cards

Last week, my dad, two brothers, and brother-in-law took Eric and some of my nieces and nephews on a camping trip.  This is something Eric looks forward to every year, so I wanted to make little note cards so that I could write to them and let them know how much we appreciate their taking this on every year.

Once I have a design in mind, it's very quick to make multiples of a card.  I began by cutting 8 1/2" x 4 1/4" bases out of kraft cardstock and scoring them at 4 1/4".  I then stamped these footprints across the bottom of the inside of each card.  All of the stamps I used on the cards are from Papertrey Ink's Summer Camp stamp set.

The camping trip was up in the Sierras by some lakes, so this patterned paper that I found in the 8 x 8 October Afternoon Campfire paper pack was just perfect!  I cut it into four 4" squares, and also cut four 3/4"x 4 1/4" polka dotted paper strips from this same paper pack.  I inked around all of the edges with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink.

Next I die cut some kraft circles with PTI's Limitless Layers 1 3/4" Circle Die Collection and stamped them with the "Adventure & Explore" image.  For the "happy camper" elements, I stamped the frames and sentiments onto cardstock, used my paper trimmer to cut a rectangular shape around them, and then used my Corner Chomper to round the corners.

Before adhering everything together, I did a little sewing down the polka dotted strip.  Each card is slightly different, since the image on the patterned paper is different.  That determined where I placed the elements.

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  1. Great card...good for a guy too.Lee-Ann :)

  2. Katie ~ How PERFECT are these cards for the occassion!! Those stamps and that paper are seriously KILLING me!!! I LOVE how these turned out! Everything just flows BEAUTIFULLY together! They are so going to LOVE them and if not send one my way! LOVE those little foot prints too! AMAZING card(S). Oh there is that dang sewing too!

  3. Katie, I love your cards. They are perfect for the occasion!! I love the paper and I so want the stamps!!

    Great job!

  4. how fun! I love your cards, I just love the simple stitching on one strip!

  5. What a cute idea! Love the little footprints!!!

  6. You found the perfect papers for the cards. They turned out so beautiful. Great work! Somehow you always find the perfect elements to make a great card.
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