5/30 Get Packing Challenge

With this being ballet performance weekend for my girls, I am about to put my stamps, ink and papers away for the weekend. But, before I do, I wanted to post a 6x6 scrapbook page and a card that I did for the Get Packing Challenge at SCS. This Ways to Use It Challenge encouraged us to use packing or shipping materials such as tags, string, tape etc. or stamps with a vacation theme.

I have a USA stamp from Rubber Stampede that I picked up at Michael's or JoAnn's years ago and the kids use it. They stamp the states out on index cards for as many days as we will be gone and then they color the states in as they see them on license plates. It gives them something to do on those long car rides. I personally have never used this stamp up until yesterday! I decided to get it out for the challenge and use it on a 6x6 scrapbook page to announce my upcoming trip to SU Convention this year! I love how it turned out!

Supplies I used to create this 6x6 page:

Stamps: Rubber Stampede
Paper: More Mustard, Basic Black, Naturals Ivory, K&Company designer paper
Ink: StazOn Black, More Mustard
Accessories: Fine Tip Black Marker, Earth Elements Brads, Mat Pack, Dymo Labeler, Dimensionals, Aqua Painter, Vintage Brads

This card uses a tag. I was inspired by one of the cards by Atomicbutterfly that I had saved to my favorites file. You can see it HERE. I took the colors and the tag idea from Kelly, but tried to make it mine as best I could. I didn't have any green ribbon that made me happy so I made "faux ribbon" by folding over a strip of green galore paper and cutting the ends at an angle. That helped me put the finishing touch on the tag and I like how that turned out. I considered doing a bubble wrap background but because I was so short of time, I whipped through a pile of designer papers to see if anything caught my eye and I found this piece that almost looks exactly like a bubble wrap background! Score! I distressed this card by rubbing parts of it directly to a Chocolate Chip ink pad. Thanks so much for dropping by my blog today. I'll be back next week!

Supplies I used for this card:

Stamps: Retired Stamp Set Garden Pleasures, Retired Background Antique Cracking Paper: Green Galore, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, K&Company Designer Paper Ink: StazOn Timber Brown, Garden Green, Close To Cocoa Accessories: Bold Brights Brads, Ticket Corner Punch, Dimensionals, Aqua Painter


Courtney Fowler said…
Oh how very cute. Both are!
LeAnne said…
What a cute page---great idea! And your card uses probably my very favorite stamp set of all!!! I just love that set, and you have done a great job with that image!!! Love it!
I am going to convention too!
barb in ky said…
What a great idea for a page! And I love those colors together on your card. I miss using my BG stamps and you have inspired me to use one on my next card! Love your blog - TFS!!
Oh my goodness this is just so super cute! I will be missing convention this year(insert sad face here) but your card still put a smile on my face! Great job!
Silli said…
Kay..., it´s very cute. I love the DP..., it´s so beautiful! Bye from Germany...Silli
Nancy Riley said…
I can't believe how creative your convention scrapbook page is! Fun, fun, fun! You're so lucky that you get to go to convention!!!

Your tag card is beautiful, Kay! I love the weathered look and your faux ribbon! Brilliant!
Beth M said…
Totally love the scrapbook page with the states stamp! I should become a demo so I could go to convention too!
SeattleStamper said…
That Get Packin' Card is SOOOOO cool! Brilliant use for your kids and the card. I never would have thought I needed a stamp like that and now you've sold me.