Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Great Outdoors...

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My super cool brother-in-law and his girlfriend are very adventurous. They love to go hiking and camping and they are certainly more fit than we are! I wanted to make them a special Christmas card to help them celebrate the holidays, as we will once again be missing the festivities living so far away from everyone. For this card, I was inspired by the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Food & Drink Challenge and the City Crafter Challenge Kraft Challenge to create my card.


I wanted to make a pop-up card that featured a tent, and I was lucky enough to find a template at the interestingly titled Popular Kinetics Press. After altering the template to the right size, I assembled it and got to creating a little scene.

the glass of milk is stamped on vellum, with a white backing
I used images from the so cute set I won from Lawn Fawn (I helped to name their super fun tutorials, "Lawn Clippings" -- and yes, I was very pleased with myself for coming up with this witty title!) I thought the little fire on the log (originally intended to go in a fireplace) would make a perfect campfire, and I strung the lights across the top of my tent. The milk and cookies were still laid out for Santa, who will have to pop in through the tent's flap, as there is no chimney on this warm and cozy little abode. I had so much fun making this card, and I hope my brother and his girlfriend have fun in the Great Outdoors, too!

I attached a camp store gift card to the front of the card
BEAN NOTES
  • Stamps: Cozy Christmas (Lawn Fawn)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
  • Cardstock: Classic Solar White (Neenah); Crumb Cake, Kiwi Kiss (Stampin' Up!)
  • Specialty Paper: White Adhesive-backed Felt (generic)
  • Fibers: Hemp Twine (generic)
  • Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (generic)
HAPPY BEANS


24 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

How darn cute and so CREATIVE! :)

Ann Schach said...

Regina, Regina, Regina! How do you come up with so much cuteness day after day! This is so adorable!

Ros said...

This is just the cutest!! fabulous idea ... thank you so much for joining us at CCCB

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

What an incredibly charming card - so very different, and LOTS of fun !! I love the fact it fits your relatives so perfectly too - that is always the best part.

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness Regina, this is darling!!

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

OMG! What a cute project, but OMG WHAT a PROJECT!

Jaclyn Miller said...

I'm speechless.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is a wowzer, you are so creative!!! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Linda Callahan said...

Your creativity is amazing - so cute and clever - and original!

Danielle said...

So creative!! Love it!

Kelly said...

unbelievable! So cute and clever!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

You did an amazing job on this card. So creative! I know that the receiver of this card/gift will be very appreciative of all the hard work you put into their card.

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primpedinpaper said...

Wow, your card is amazing and so adorable!!! Love it! -Nicole

Courtney said...

how clever - they are gonna love this card. and the glass of milk = perfection!

Ayana Posadas said...

What a cute and creative idea!!! :)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

So Adorable! You have a super creative mind and I love seeing the things you create. Your BIL will love this card!

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a cute group of campers!!

~kelly marie~ said...

This is beyond cute and SO clever! I just love it so much!

Sasmita said...

Your 3-D card is certainly warm & cozy
I would love to have food & drink with that... hahahaha

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh Regina, this is adorable. I love pop ups!!! Fabulous job!!! Hugs,

Linda Robinson said...

This is so adorable. Love the layout of this card.. Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Cheryl Nelson said...

This is so darling! LOVE it! Thank you so much for joining us at CCCB!

Silke Ledlow said...

Regina your card is fabulous!!!! I love this sweet idea! Thank you so much for playing the FTTC with us! Merry Christmas...hugs ~S~

Betty Wright said...

Regina, this is amazing and so adorable, too! I really love the campsite design and the yummies! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC Challenge!