Recently the lady I usually deal with at my local post office told me she was retiring- she was so very excited to be setting off from her career and taking time to live in their camper at their camp site. She told me about the RV she had just purchased with her husband and their plans for the future. I see this lady at least once a week and she is always friendly, happy and willing to share a laugh- I will miss her! Hearing her plans set some things in action for me…. I knew I had some creating to do and this is what the result was!
A card in a box (these are so fun! They are a card that folds flat and fits in a 6×6 envelope) featuring our Camper Crazy stamp set. I used Timberline paper for by card and some of the stamps and accessories that come in the Timberline workshop on the go kit- in all honestly these pieces were leftovers from the kit that I had already put together (that is just how much you get!)
Here is a side view that should help you see how it is put together- to create one I just googled ‘card in a box’ and found a tutorial that walked me through it- they are very easy and super-fun!
Welcome to Day 9 of the CTMH Idea Book reveal! Today we are moving away from the soft and springlike to a more masculine product reveal. For a long time (8 years) the only child I had to scrapbook was my son, Austin. Early on I learned to really appreciate the time and attention that CTMH pays to making masculine papers with a board appeal. Timberline is a paper just like that- although it can be very theme based – outdoorsy or camping- it can also be used in creative ways to fit different purposes!
My first layout comes from the Timberline workshop on the go kit- I already spoke about the ease of these kits earlier but they come with a full paper pack, usually two full accessory packs, an exclusive stamp set and instructions for two layouts! I can’t say we camp a lot but I still enjoyed putting this kit together with all the cute stamp images and super-cute wooden accessories!
My next layout shows the same timberline paper,timberline assortment and timberline stickease being used in a completely different fashion. I am a big believer in scrapbooking the more difficult times in our lives- we are great at featuring the fun and happy but most tend to stay away from anything deeper. This past summer, Austin had to undergo open-heart surgery to repair a congenital heart defect (meaning he was born with this). Certainly one of the hardest moments of our lives and VERY stressful! It was rough on Austin but he was able to keep moving through it all- he persevered through pain, discomfort and hours of just feeling crummy! All of this I made sure to document in this layout- I want him to know just how amazing he did and how special he is to us!
In order to make this theme fit the ‘adventure’ theme of the stickers I really only had to adjust a few things- I took a few stickers and added some writing to them. the ‘picnic’ stickers now says ‘no picnic’ and the ‘happy camper’ now reads ‘not a happy camper’. Other stickers I just had to use in the correct place- things like ‘take a hike’ or ‘roughen’ it’ were perfect for what I was writing about and helped carry through my story.