Sunday, July 4, 2010

Road Trip!

Hello! Happy Independence Day to all of my American friends! Do you have big plans for your day? Since we just returned from vacation, I think we'll just cook out at home and maybe catch a local fireworks display! Of course, the girls will have to light some sparklers, too! :)

It's fitting that today's MFTeasers are all about summer fun! We're previewing two new sets: Fred Bear Hits the Beach and Clearly Sentimental about Summer Vacation. My card features Clearly Sentimental about Summer Vacation. It was June's Triple Scoop set, but starting with the July release it is available on its own! The sentiments are so great for all of your summer-themed projects!

I thought this WTG image from Going Places was perfect with the sentiments I chose! I paper pieced the map and dress and colored with Copics and colored pencils. I also used some Crochet Ribbon and an Earth Girl Button.

Tip: If you don't have road map patterned paper, go to Google Maps. You can create a map of any area, then just print it out! I did it for this card and for one of tomorrow's samples, too!

I used a new product on this card -- do you see it? It's the Die-namics Jumbo Open Scallop die! Isn't it great? I finished the inside of the card with another sentiment and some fun stitching, too.

Here's the 411 on July's Release:
* MFTeasers run from Saturday, July 3 through Wednesday, July 7. Check Kim's Blog each day after 11 am to see the list of designers who are previewing that day's sets.
* Find out how YOU can be the next MFT Guest Designer! Get the contest details on the MFT Forum at SCS.
* The Release Party will be Wednesday, July 7 from 8-10 pm on the MFT Forum. We hope you'll join us for all the fun!
* The Release Shop and Hop will take place July 7 at 10:00 pm EST as the sets go live at My Favorite Things!

That's all for now! Happy July 4th, everyone! I'll see you back here tomorrow! :)



Michele Boyer said...

Fab card, Christina! That's a great layout, and I never thought to PRINT a map...duh. :) Great finished inside too!

Susie said...

Super wonderful card. Great idea about printing off the map for a card - thanks. Love how you finish off the inside. I am usually too lazy to that. :0(

Dawn Easton said...

LOVE the mix of designer papers, Christina! That die is going to be a MUST have for sure!!!

Happy 4th of July to you and your family!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is SO totally fun Christina! LOVE the stamps you used and the papers are AWESOME!!

StampOwl said...

that set is perfect with that sentiment

Julie said...

Just gorgeous Christina! I love the layout and the papers. Printing out map paper is just brilliant!

Barbara said...

Just spectacular in every way, Christina! I love it!

Kelli said...

GAH! Look at all those different strips of texture!!!! It's SO fun and I LOVE the tip about the map, LOL I was wondering WHERE you found DP that had the print small enough to look right!!!! :)


Megan said...

I love all your little details--especially the map!

Scrappychick said...

Beautiful card Christina!

Kathy Martin said...

So super cute! LOVE the map paper and the sewn strips of patterned paper! :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

Totally cute!! Love it!!