Paper Aeroplanes - You've Got Mail

by Joanne James1. August 2016 08:00

Happy Monday everyone! Week 2 of the long school summer holiday! I managed to get some quality craft time over the weekend, so have a few things to share with you this week. The first is a card for this week's CASology challenge:

This week's cue card is 'journey'. I've been having fun playing along with this challenge when I can as it's a great opportunity both to hone my CAS card style and have fun, as there are often numerous ways the cue card can be interpreted. The design team are also awesome with amazing cards each week - you should definitely check them out! So with 'journey' it didn't take me long to get to thinking about transport, but I still managed to make a slightly quirky interpretation; take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Is it a star? No it's a plane! - I decided to go with a simple notecard and paper aeroplane for my card today. It reminded me of my schooldays, when I spent far too much time sending notes across the classroom to my class mates via this mode of transport. But I digress! My paper aeroplane today comes from the 'Shooting star' stamp set and is easily cut out with the co-ordinating Sliding Star Framelit Dies. I added a dotted trail using a retired stamp from the 'Cool Kid' set, but you could just as easily hand draw this in with your Basic Black Stampin' Write marker.

Airmail Border - I decided that I would use an airmail-type border around the edge of my notecard base to tie in with the postal theme, but on hunting for a suitable stamp that would give me the alternating red, white and blue stripes I was looking for and failing to come up with anything suitable, I decided instead to use my retired striped stencil and sponge in the alternating colours to create my border. It worked a treat! Here's a picture showing you how I did it:


Just A Note - Despite the simplicity of my notecard, I managed to use three stamp sets! My third set is 'Picture Perfect' and this is where I found my simple sentiment to finish my card. I stamped it in Pacific Point and finished with a Real Red enamel shape heart to complete my visual triangle.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

A fun notecard that would be useful for any little notes that you want to send. I might actually use this card to send a note to one of my blog friends who lives across the pond - it seems a fitting card for that kind of journey!

That's all from me today; I have a child-free day today as I am attending a business function; the James Juniors are looking forward to spending the day with Granny and Ollie dog, as he is on vacation with her whist my brother-in-law and his family are holidaying abroad. I'll be back tomorrow with another project and news of the new Thoughtful Branches set that will be available to order; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (9) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
8/1/2016 1:20:39 PM #

This is so sweet!  I have been hankering to get out some stencils myself!  You've inspired me!

SamanthaUnited Kingdom
8/1/2016 2:08:09 PM #

Just love this card.

Jen W.
8/1/2016 5:10:48 PM #

Brilliant!  Love airmail stripes, popped up plane and the sweet little heart.  Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Judy1223United States
8/1/2016 6:11:16 PM #

Wow, what a fun JOURNEY card!  I love the paper airplane, and the great stenciled background is totally perfect for a postal card!  Thanks for joining us at CASology!

sandra carter
sandra carterAustralia
8/2/2016 1:16:25 AM #

What a great card . Just love the air mail edging. Thanks for sharing how you made this. Guess who is on the look out for  a striped stencil soon! lol

Kathy James
Kathy JamesUnited Kingdom
8/3/2016 7:50:43 AM #

Love the stencilling - it opens up a whole new way to use  those carefully stored away stencils. I think today will definitely be a crafting day!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
8/5/2016 1:11:30 AM #

Oh, you clever girl!  What a fantastic idea to add those airmail strips!  I love it!  Simple and clean!  Way to GO!  XX

Josee Smuck
Josee SmuckCanada
3/28/2017 8:48:10 PM #

Love this card! I would love to share this on my blog for 'My Crafty Friends Monday' (a round up of amazing cards from amazing stampers!)! Please let me know if you would prefer that I didn't share it (of course I give you credit and link back to your blog!).

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
3/29/2017 8:41:12 AM #

Hi Josee - you are welcome to share with pleasure - so glad you like my card. I will be sure to pop by and leave you some love in return!

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