Friday, August 24, 2012

Just The Ticket/thank you note for Kara (TCPTUES223 and SFYTT)

Hey folks! Hope all is well, another crazy week, and on Monday I get rid of one more kid! Ha! ;) Actually to be honest, I will likely be a bit of a wreck on Monday, since my Ian is heading off to *gulp* middle school! He had the opportunity to go to this cool tech-based charter school for middle/high school, and even though it meant pulling him from the last year at our neighborhood elementary (which we truly love...) it was just too good of an opportunity to pass up. So, I have this feeling I might be crying a little (ok a lot!) on Monday :( My baby is growing up too fast! How does this happen?!

Ok, anyway, I wanted to make a thank you note for Kara! She was so sweet and sent me her ColourQ card from last week (for FREE!) after I offered to buy it for Ev's birthday that's coming up in a few weeks! I just LOVE that big "5," don't you? And those colorful circles are just TOO cute! I can't wait to give it to him! :) Plus, he's my kid, so I technically am not really giving it away, LOL. I get to keep it around here for some CAS inspiration! ;) So, short story long... I wanted to send her a note. I decided to use last week's TCPTUES223 color challenge:

AND I'm getting to use this month's Sketch For You To Try

So loving this, and it's definitely something I wouldn't have come up with on my own! I initially though of using arrows in lieu of the rectangles, but then saw that someone in the SFYTT Gallery had already gone that route. I recently bought these Big Ticket CutUp and Admit One Stamps from The Cat's Pajamas, and hadn't used them yet, so they became my focus for the whole card. A tip: repeated elements can make your whole project "flow" better! Often times I will use a repeated shape, like circles, on this one I am using a repeated element, that big ticket! :) 

I made 3 ticket strips. This die is so cool that way, it's meant to be used end to end, so you could make a big long ticket strip. Can't wait to use it on my next amusement park pages! Wouldn't these giant tickets make such a cute border on a scrapbook page?

After the three strips were arranged as per the sketch on my card, I cut 3 individual yellow tickets and stamped the top one with all those fun stamps, layering the colored images over the black text. After taping them together, I used a SU! clip to make it look as they were paper-clipped together. :) And that was it, pretty simple, mail-able card to send to kara! Thank you again Kara! I can't believe the card was even cuter in person! You rock:)

Well, that's it for me today, folks, hope you are well.

Big hugs, Noelle

supply list: stamps/die: TCP; clip: SU!; papers: MME

1 comment:

Annette said...

what a fun card...I love the Golden cool..great design...Hope you have a great weekend..