Karen here! Back in December, my guy and I went on a very long road trip through California, Arizona and New Mexico along some parts of Route 66. We took his dog Sadie (who is surviving cancer and is such a sweetie). On the whole trip, I was envisioning using the Safari Jeep to make a Planner Essential page. I ended up doing both a Sidekick-sized page (for my “him and me” album) and a regular sized page (for Sadie’s album).
First up, the regular-sized Planner Essentials page for Sadie’s album. I used a Planner Essentials 4 for the base and added the Safari Jeep with a picture of us in the car. The jeep is cut with a combination of 90 lb Soft Finish Cardstock and some brown and black cardstock. The jeep is so easy to put together as I used 101mm Double Sided Adhesive before die cutting for the pieces on top. The hearts down the side are from the Planner Essentials 40 set (and is die cut also with the 101mm Double Sided Adhesive. The huge arrow pointing to sweet Sadie is from the Library Pocket set. And I added a Fitted Circle die cut for interest.
On the back of the page, I added some cute pictures of her int he back of the car. The silver die cut on the side is also from the Planner Essentials 40 set. Car Vibes is cut with the stitched letters in the Planner Essentials 37 set. I added another couple Fitted Circles on top.
Next up, I adhered another jeep to the front of a large Stitched Circle die. I did a second pass on my die cutting machine with the Sidekick Essentials 5 (that lopped off the bottom of the circle and cut the holes). This page is for my Sidekick-sized Planner in which I keep memories of him and me.
On the back, I added a picture of our favorite stop (Sedona, AZ) and some journaling (along with another Fitted Circle. And for all these pages, of course, I added a fun reinforcements from one of the Reinforcement Variety Packs.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Craftily yours, Karen
Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs
Patterned, silver, black & brown cardstock, Yellow Copic, Vintage Photo Distress Ink
I’ve been seeing a lot of my friends post pictures of their first kid getting their driving permit or actually driving off to school. I’m sure they are as thrilled as this puppy, ears flying back as he takes to the road with his fishing rod. I’m still safe for another year…
To make this card:
I found that with the jeep die and the word dies, a 5″x7″ card base works a lot easier than my usual A2 base. I used a dark gray stock as my base – the same as my bit of road showing on the bottom. In fact, that bit is from trimming down my 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of card stock after folding in half to make my card base. Use your scraps as soon as possible! Lol!
Die cut all the pieces you need: My jeep uses black, white, and blue cardstock. The “happy” is the same blue as the jeep and the “Day” is also cut from the scrap in step 1. I used a Molotov Chrome maker for my grill and headlights but you can use silver card stock if you don’t have that. The fishing rod is out of white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. The dog is cut out of Soft Finish card stock and sponged with Distress Oxide Tea Dye ink. I put the jeep together first and added some shine by drawing in with a white gel pen.
Create your background by lightly sponging clouds and adding some greenery with the bushes from Adventure Edges. Adhere the strip for the road. My background piece was 4.5″ x 6.5″. I matted it with a 1/16″ border with a light grey cardstock.
Adhere all the pieces as you see on the card. I found it easier to stick the puppy behind the steering wheel of the jeep, then the fishing rod, and then the entire thing onto the card.
As you can see, I chose “happy Day” as my sentiment but in hindsight, or maybe foresight, I should do a “Good Luck” card for the teenager testing or the mom letting go. Heehee!
Other Products used:
White, light gray, dark gray, black, blue, and mottled green cardstock