Monday, August 13, 2012

Camp Cards

It was such a delight to have a bit of a rest last week - but somehow a week of staying home turned into one adventure after the next!  I had forgotten that life gets in the way of plans when three children are involved!


Yesterday, we dropped off my youngest for a week at an overnight summer camp - his first time!  I'm so nervous for him!!  As our son has autism, we hired a support worker to attend with him, so I'm sure that all will be fine - at least for him... perhaps not me!!  Anyway, I made these little 3x3 cards in order for my little guy to have some mail from home each day.  The timing is perfect as this week's challenge at My Craft Spot is Under the Stars (camping theme).


I used Campin' Critters for the badges on each card using the: turtle, frog, flashlight, sleeping bag, fish and bird.  For the mats, I used kraft cardstock, stamping each one with a woodgrain stamp from Market Street Stamps before running through the Cuttlebug with a distressed stripes embossing folder.  The mats look just like tree bark now - perfect for an outdoor camp theme!


On each card, I attached a tiny tag and shadow cut using the Tiny Tags Metal Die Set from My Craft Spot.  The sentiments are from Tiny Tags stamp set and Tiny Tags 2 stamp set - both available from My Craft Spot HERE.  


I finished things off with different coloured baker's twine.  Have you seen the variety sold by Kimberly at My Craft Spot?  She's got a fabulous assortment!  For my cards, I used: Holly Green, Twisted Lime Green, Lemon Drop, Blue Berry Blue, and Orange Divine.

If you have not already checked out this week's creations at My Craft Spot, I urge you to head over there to see what others on the design team have created.  I am blown away by their amazing projects!  Don't forget to link up your own Under the Stars camping-themed project for your chance to win this week's prize at My Craft Spot.

18 comments:

jessica said...

These are awesome!!! Love the CAS look of all and those tags are a perfect touch!
TFS and Happy Monday!!

Besthobbyeva said...

Kate, these are so much fun, what a fantastic idea!! Great job!! I am sure he will appreciate a little piece of home each day!!

I hope the week goes by quickly for you and slowly for him. Not easy on the Mom!!!

Laurie

Rhonda Emery said...

awh kate these are so cute and a special little something for your son to take to camp. he will do fine but we wouldnt be a mother if we didnt worry about everything lol

Debbie said...

These are so cute!! Your DS will enjoy sending some love to you! He'll have a great week, I'm sure, and you can try to enjoy the break, too!

April said...

What a cute idea! I know your son wil love them! They are all darling!

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Kate these are super cute, what a great idea!! I am sure your son will be fine, try and keep yourself busy to keep your mind off it!!
Kristan

Sherrie K. said...

Aaaw, these are adorable!! I love this idea and your little man is going to be so happy:) How sweet!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Karen said...

oh Kate they are so fantastic. I hope your son has a wonderful time and I hope you don't worry your week away.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

These are so cute!! What a great idea! I bet he is going to have so much fun!

Kel said...

OMG, those are awesome! I think he will too. What a fun idea. I hear you about the worry.. Its hard to be the mommy sometimes :) hang in there.

Anna K said...

Very, very cute! Your son will love the cards!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These are so fun! I am sure he will be thrilled to get them in the mail! Carri ~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Audrey Frelx said...

Kate, they're all so cute and so adorable!

Angi said...

It's so cool that your son is going to camp. He will do just fine. :)

Love your adorable cards & the baker's twine!

Scrapper69 said...

Those are soooo CUTE Kate! I'm sure your little guy will be just fine.... He'll be home in no time at all telling you how much FUN he had! :o)

Tracey said...

Oh Kate, these are just the cutest cards! Love all the camp related cuts you have used. Your son really has something to look forward to each day.......how wonderful. I hope to visit more often. Love seeing the pics of your Europe trip. Hugs x

~Tammy~ said...

I hope your son did well! How exciting for him, and I can't imagine letting mine go overnight, so you are so brave! So happy he had a support worker with him.

Your cards are so totally fun and amazing! You are just the sweetest!

Jayne said...

I hope your son enjoyed his camp and bet he was delighted with these cards and a reminder of home each day.Thay are lovely.
Jayne x