My boys have a vacation from school March 8-17. So to start off their Spring Break, I brought them 4 hours up north to my parents’ place. Isn’t this view of the frozen lake from their living room amazing?!
We left for the lake Thursday and are heading back home this evening. But we’ve had a wonderful time: waffles with whipped cream and berries,…
…trips into town for snacks, sleeping in the bunk bed room, watching movies, and of course outdoor fun! I know many of us in Minnesota are getting tired of the incredible amounts of snow we’ve gotten this year. (I feel sorry for those that don’t own a snow blower.) But my boys and I have loved all the sledding we’ve been able to do. And we we were in heaven at the cabin because the snow banks were high, the temps were super comfortable, and the long steep hill (their driveway in) was perfect!
My brother and his family were also up at the cabin. 4-1/2″ year-old cousin Yvette is always a ton of giggles and fun. And she “worships” her older cousins who adore her greatly.
The project I have to share with you today is the perfect cabin/lake card. I created it with the Best Catch Stamp Set, Catch of the Day Thinlits, and the Country Floral Embossing Folder (a free Sale-a-Bration Level one pick). I didn’t even intend for it to end up this way. I was going to use the floral embossed background to create an all floral card. But then my already colored-in fisherman fell on top of the Mint Macaron section while I was moving things around in my work space, and it looked like he was fly fishing on a misty morning! I added the fish and the “water droplets” above, and the rest of the layers came easily. I really love how it turned out.
- Mint Macaron Cardstock:
- 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ and folded in half for the card base
- Soft Suede Cardstock:
- Two pieces that are 4-7/8″ x 3-5/8″
- Scrap for punching out 2″ Circle piece
- Delightfully Detailed Mint Macaron Note Card Front:
- 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″
- Whisper White Cardstock:
- Scrap for stamping and die-cutting fisherman and fish pieces
- 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″
- Scrap for punching out 1-3/4″ Circle piece
Products I Used… See below for a full list of supplies linked to where you can find them in my online store.
- Emboss the Delightfully Detailed Mint Macaron Note Card piece. Then lightly sand it with sandpaper to expose the white core on a few of the raised floral areas.
- Stamp the sentiment, then punch it out with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch so the words are far off to the left. Attach this piece to the Soft Suede 2″ Circle. Then attach this to the embossed layer, and trim off the excess.
- Add the Soft Suede 4-7/8″ x 3-5/8″ layers on the front and inside. Add the embossed layer to the front of the card.
- Stamp the fly on the 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ Whisper White. Stamp the fish and the fisherman onto the Whisper White scraps. Use Blends to color in the images.
- Die cut the fisherman and the fish.
- Add the 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ Whisper White to the inside of the card.
- Add the fisherman and the fish (on Dimensionals) to the front of the card.
- Embellish with Clear Epoxy Droplets.
Thanks for stopping by today! I wish you a wonderful week ahead. I know my boys will be enjoying theirs!
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