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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