Matt and I have been talking a lot today about summer camp. We both agree that if given the opportunity to be ten years old and at summer camp, we'd grab hold and not let go. Has there ever been a kid in the history of camp that didn't completely enjoy themselves? Best time ever. Not to mention that the very first time I talked to my sweetheart was when were camp counselors together in high school. I thought he was such a dork back then. :)
What brought all this youthful longing on? Working with the new "Summer Camp" stamp set from Heather Nichols. I almost taste the hot dogs and smell the mosquito repellent.
Here's the cover of my postcard book. The cover features stamps from Summer Camp, Happy Trails, Father Knows Best, and Tag-its #10.
Inside, I have 12 A2 sized postcards that have been stamped on both sides. You could even make it easier for the camper by prestamping/addressing them as well. Anything to encourage them to write, right?
When your lucky camper wants to write home,all he/she needs to do is tear out a postcard.
Let's talk about binding. It's super simple and can be done in just a few steps.
- Cut and stack cardstock for backing, cover, and backing (I used thin chipboard). For my 1/4" Scor-Tape, I cut 12 A2 sized postcards, a cover, and my backing to equal the width of the tape.
- On one flat edge, apply Scor-Tape and trim overhang with scissors. (Just like they are applying glue to the inspiration photo.) I think Washi tape would look great here as well.
- Cover up raw and sticky edge with decorative paper.
The Scor-Tape on the edge has enough stick to hold the postcards in place, but only until you tug one out. Just like a notebook. Pretty cool, huh? I'm thinking this would work for lots of ideas.
That's it for me today. Hope you click on over to the other PTI blogs primed and ready for even more inspiration. Happy trails to you!
Ashley Cannon Newell
Happy Camper Card
Stamps: Summer Camp, Tag-its #5, Get to the Point
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Stamper's Select White, Simply Chartreuse, Kraft, Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist
Patterned Paper: Fine Linen Patterned Paper Collection, Aqua Mist Patterned Paper Collection, Simply Chartreuse Patterned Paper Collection
Dies: Chevron Stripes Border Dies, Ad Sense Collection, Rounded
Labels, Love Lives Here Collection
Happy Camper Postcard Set
Stamps: Summer Camp, Father Knows Best, Happy Trails, Tag-its #10, Postmarks, Gratitude Journal, Friendship Jar: Holiday Fillers, On the Farm, Homemade Hodgepodge
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Spring Moss, Spring Rain
Patterned Paper: Simply Chartreuse Simple Stripes
Dies: Happy Trails, Rounded Labels, Ad Sense Collection, Medium Scallop Border, Notebook Paper:
Simple Stripes Impression Plate
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado, Blueberry Sky, Fine Linen, Kraft, Spring Rain
Rustic Button Twine