Thursday, July 29, 2010

Camp Survival Kit and a challenge

First off I want to say thank you all to those who have bore with me and these awful cell phone pics.  My new camera came today so this will be the last post you will have to endure with bad pics.

It is time for a new challenge at Papercraft Star and I sure love participating in these.  I saw this sketch and wanted to do a card for my son who is leaving next week for his very first sleepaway camp.  So I went digging through my mat stacks because I have been on a mission to use up some paper from my stash and this pile seems to be the most neglected.

I found this paper from the Grade School stack by Die Cuts With a View that was perfect.  I topped it off with some Core'dinations cardstock and some embossing from the argyle cuttlebug folder.  This one just screams boy/masculine to me.  A bit of ribbon and some bling complete this card and leaves it still looking masculine.

 But wait, did you see that sentiment??  You guys all know that I don't stamp, right?  I know you are all freaking out right about now.  It's not that I don't enjoy the look or the process, but it's just not fully my thing and I don't own very many stamps or inkpads.  I do own a ton of Colorbox Cat's Eye inkpads though and I have this stamp that is kind of like a date stamp in a library where you spin the rubber and there are different sayings.  So I actually stamped on this one and then inked the edges with the same inkpad. 

So as I was working on this card I was thinking that I wanted to do a little survival kit for him to take to camp with him and I had already purchased a few items and a pencil case to put it all in.  So I was thinking it would be so great to alter or wrap the box and have it match the card.  First I altered the actual case by putting his name on it with vinyl.  The font is the Flourish and Flourish shadow feature on Old West.

Then I dug through my paper until I found the full size version of the same paper stack and sure enough I had just one sheet left of the same frog paper.  So I cut it in half lengthwise giving me 2 6x12 inch sheets.  I then glue the two together and wrapped it around the pencil case. and ashered with Terrifically Tacky Tape.  For anyone that is interested, the box is filled with the first aid kit, pre addressed, stamped envelopes and paper and pens, hand sanitizer, bug spray, sunscreen, chapstick with SPF, a mini fan and flashlight with extra batteries and a few other goodies.

With the extra paper from the survival kit I also decided to alter the little first aid kit that I had gotten him.  Braden just loves being prepared and even carries a first aid kit on his belt at school sometimes so I thought he would love to have one in his cabin at camp.  I first cut a piece of yellow cardstock from my scrap stash and then I cut the piece with the frog to cover.  I attached it with brads and photo anchors(is that what those things are called?) so that I could leave a note inside for him.  I used my new Stardust Jelly Roll pen to tell him to open it.

I also altered a water bottle for him to take.  I am sure he will also use this later if it doesn't get lost.  Big IF.


  1. I can't believe you have pads of neglected papers!
    What a fun creation and I am sure your son will love that you made all these items for his time away. How special to have personalized stuff at camp. Hope he has a great time.

  2. Wow, you sure were on a roll here ! How completely fun, and I know he will appreciate it sooo much. I don't stamp very often either, and I sure don't stamp well - I keep trying tho'. Love that you have become a regular at Papercraft Star, thanks again for playing !!!

  3. well ur just the altering queen! these are all fabulous!!!!

  4. Fabulous projects! You were on a roll! I am sure that he will love all that you did for him! The card is so cute! Thank you for joining us this week at PaperCraft Star!


  5. Don't you just love it when the ideas just keep clicking! What a fun bunch of projects. Gotta love those frogs. Glad to have you back again this week Rebecca at Papercraft Star!

  6. super cute card, love the colors and those frogs! thanks for playing along with us at Papercraft Star this week! cute altered projects. *hugs* steph :)

  7. Such a cute card, I love the core'dinations and the embossing and sanding! thanks for joining us at Papercraft Star!

  8. Great projects! Love that paper pad. Thanks for playing at PCS! ;)

  9. Great card! Love the extras that you created to go with his card! Congrats! Thanks for joining us this week @ PCS! Hope you join us again next week!

  10. Very cute!! :) I became a follower!


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