Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pack Your Bags Guest Design

Good morning -

It's another Simply Sunday Challenge over at Getting Cricky with Kandrew and this week's theme is "Pack Your Bags".  I wish I were packing my bags to go on a trip.  LOL  Seriously!!!  Anywho so here I am again Guest Designing for her and loving every minute of it.  You are all so sweet to leave such incouraging comments.  So this week I actually made a card.  I love making cards and this week I used my Design Studio and an actual cartridge.  LOL  I just love my SCAL but I am challenging myself to use some of my carts.  I really forget how many nice images I do have in them.  I do not own the Pack Your Bags cart, so I used and typed in suitcase.  It then gave me all the carts that have a suitcase.  What I absolutely love about Cricut Search is that it shows you exactly where the image on the cart is and gives you the page number and all.  So much easier than searching through all my books to find an image.  The Stand and Salute cart came up and I own that one.  Yeah, me!!! On page 47 is the suitcase and it also has a layer to go with it.  I used my DS to weld two suitcases together making a 4.75 x 5 card.  I also cut one layer using this cute paper that was in my stash (my personal challenge to use up my stash) called "On the Road Luggage Labels" and it's by K&Company.  I then cut the layer and the handle from some brownish card stock that was in my scraps bin and inked around them in black.  I then cut a strip of the same brownish paper and used my ribbon punch to punch a slit in that and backed it with black cardstock for a key hole. 

 I had some keys in my stash and found the ball and chain and attached it to the handle. 
I added the brads to the layer in copper.

I didn't have a Bon Voyage stamp so I used my Microsoft word and typed it out using the Brush Script font at 36 and printed it on the same brownish cardstock and inked around that also.  Now for the fun part, this card is actually a gift card.  When you open the suitcase, inside I added some more of that brownish cardstock (which is now gone, yeah I used up something in my stash) and placed a gift card inside.

Wouldn't this be a cool gift for someone maybe heading off to college or studying abroad?  I hope you like my "suitcase" as much as I do.  Please leave me a comment telling me where you would like to travel if you could go anywhere in the world.  I will be giving this card (minus the gift card) away to one lucky winner on next Sunday.  Please come back here to see if you won at that time. 

As always, have a great day and god bless.


  1. The suitcase is very cool with the added surprise of the giftcard inside. I love shape cards. If I could travel anywhere in the world right now, I would go to Japan. My son is stationed there and I would like to give him a big hug and then help with the relief efforts for the unfortunate people of Japan.


  2. I have that cartridge and that paper. :-) Awesome job with the suitcase. Right now if I could go anywhere in the world I would go on safari to Kenya or the Galapagos Island. Both destinations are on my bucket list. :-)

  3. This is really darling! This would also make great invitations for a Bon Voyage party, or a high school graduation party. Love the concept!


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