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Mar 7, 2018

Flying Away!

I just got back from Kelowna. It felt so good to get away for a day! My hubby and I decided it was time for a drive after enduring WAY TOO MUCH WINTER. Winter is not gone yet, but the roads are fairly clear even though the snow is everywhere else. The temps are starting to go up and I'm hoping that the snow will be gone after this weekend. I know I'm not alone when I say that I am done with winter this year. Welcome Spring! Pleeeaasse!

Once we arrived in Kelowna we stopped in at a Scrapbooking store and Michaels (because our local Michael's is really starting to phase out a lot of their scrapbooking stuff). I picked up mostly word diecuts and am looking forward to using them on cards.

I saw some really cute cards on Pinterest using a Cloud Embossing Folder so when I found the folder at a craft sale recently, mmhmmm, I bought it. I love this folder because there are lots of uses for it. This time I incorporated an airplane and made three different cards with it. 

I found the map, sun and airplane as free printables and did some fussy cutting. I saw a card where the airplane propeller was made with vellum and so did the same and used a flower punch and removed every second petal to get the propeller. Then I used a dew drop on top. You could use a brad too. The airplane is popped up with some foam tape.

For the first card I embossed the clouds onto white cardstock and blue cardstock and cut out some of the white clouds and glued them onto their blue counterparts for this interesting look. The cityscape was in my stash and I honestly can't remember where I got it from. I may have cut it out with my Lynx cutter, but I can't find the cut file.

The second and third cards are pretty basic. I did the same with the white clouds on the one and added them over the earth/map for a bit of a different look.

I added a diecut to one of the cards and played around a bit as well...

All the insides are done differently as well. The instruments were also free printables. I just googled them. 

I'll be selling a couple of these, but one will go to one of the grandkids, I think. 

Well, that's it for today! Have a great weekend my friends! 



  1. Wonderful cards Carmen - love your plane propellers!

    1. Thanks Maxine! They were quick and easy!

  2. Great masculine cards. I specialy like the one with the skyline.

  3. Wow! Your card is fabulous!! I love any thing with maps..yours is just great!


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