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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Happy 86th Birthday to my Papaw!

I made this card last night for my grandfather 's 86th birthday today!!  He and my mamaw love to camp in their RV in the spring, summer, and fall and so I thought I'd make him a personalized card for him about camping.  They mainly stay in the mountains of NC so I figured giving the card a camping "feel" with the mountains and pine trees.  My mamaw and papaw used to taking me fishing a lot when I was young but they don't actually fish themselves anymore.  But i thought putting the fisherman in the water was a nice touch!  I tried to match the colors on their RV on the card, but I didn't have any teal paper, so blue and purple had to suffice!  :)  It was a last minute decision to make this last night so I felt like I rushed thru it, but I thought it turned out cute in the amount of time that I made it in. He hasn't received the card yet today, but I hope when he does, that he will love it!  I made the card as a hanging (like my last project) so that if he wanted, he could hang it in their RV to show off to their "camping friends" when they take off in a few months again!   I'm sure like it, they have many camping memories to always share with their friends!  God bless them and I love them!

I used my Going Places cartridge for all of the images on this card, except the sun! :)  I just cut the sun by hand and attached most of them with pop dots for some depth.  I used silver brads in the center of the tires to look like hubcaps! :)  And once again, I used my Martha Stewart doily punch to create a border at the bottom to resemble the driveway edging at their favorite campground.  The Road Trip saying was just perfect for this card....also cut from the Going Places cartridge.

Happy Trails....until the next project.......(wow, I really need to finish my Christmas pages.....<big sigh>).  Happy Tuesday!


  1. Beautiful work! I can't believe your paw paw is going to be 86 and is still camping! That's wonderful!


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