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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Kim H said...

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!

Linda Kaiser said...

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

Thanks for sharing your talents with us!


lovemypaper said...

Very cute!

Cassandra said...

Perfect paper for that card! Love it :)

Anonymous said...

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

quilt4fun2 said...

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

liz at liz's paper loft said...

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!

Cindy Beland said...

GREAT card Katie!!!!:)