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Just Because :: Camel

Hey Everyone! How was your weekend? Mine was great! We celebrated Mac's birthday with a few "old" friends at the house. Mac has many of his childhood friends who live in the area, so they were able to meet up and chit chat. Yesterday, we went to Adams Morgan Street Festival. It was great to smell all of those food vendors and even find some great buys! Guess what I did?! I talked my way into a good deal!!! I used Mac's talking skills and it worked. He waited for me outside of the booth and I couldn't wait to tell him I talked the vendor down another $2! :) Hey...I have to start somewhere!

Today's card is inspired by Travelinmama's Etsy Shop (Tina Fussell in Morocco). I received this pack of fun embellishments from the shop and wanted to make sure I used them instead of hoard them! The camel die cuts are so great. I love coordinating orange and blue and went for it here. I really rushed last night to make a card and post it for you all and Tina's bag of embellishments was perfect in helping me do just that! Have you ever seen a camel in real life? Those are some LARGE animals! All I can remember is that a camel's eye is about as big as my entire head! I was in high school at the time, but still, it was HUGE! Okay, off on a tangent there, but had to share that tidbit of a story!

Card Instructions
  1. Trim enchanted evening cardstock to an A2 card.
  2. Trim kraft cardstock into a strip, then adhere to card front.
  3. Die cut label, stamp polka dot background.
  4. Adhere camel die cut, then adhere label to card front.
  5. Add buttons.
  6. Stamp sentiment, cut into strips, then adhere to card front.
  7. Add faux stitching + corner round edges.
:: My Goodies {just because} ::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - paper tray +polka dot 2
Ink: Papertrey Ink - enchanted evening
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - kraft + enchanted evening + white
Accessories: Craft Supply - twine; Travelinmama - camel die cut + buttons + flower bling; KaiserCraft - rhinestone; Spellbinders - labels 4 nestabilities; Provo Craft - Cuttlebug; Uniball - white gel pen; foam adhesive; We R Memory Keepers - corner chomper
Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"


Winter said...

So cute! I can't wait to use my goodies too! :)

~kelly marie~ said...

I love that center die cut and the Travelingmama goodies. What a great card!

I have been totally hoarding my goodies. I need to force myself to use them! :)

Stampin' Diva said...

Such a cute card. I have to use faux stitching soon.

I just went to Egypt in March so I totally understand your comment.

Heather P. said...

How cute is this?! Love that adorable camel! :)

Anonymous said...

Who thought camels could be so cute? Lol! This is a super fun card Ash... I love the colors so much!

Courtney Baker said...

Cute card Ashley! I love the travelingmama goodies! They do seem very international!

Anonymous said...

I cannot wait to purchase some goodies from Tina!!!! Your card is so very inspiring!

Maile Belles said...

This is adorable!!! Love the camel and the color combo!

Savitri said...

Too stinkin' cute! Love it!!! I haven't checked out Tina's blog this week... or last. I should do a challenge from her!!

claudia shadler said...

ok, how cute is this came, soooo cute! Love it, what a fun card~ yes, I know what you mean about hoarding craft stuff :D I seriously have no space left to store things I've 'accumulated" Great idea, I really need to check out Tina's shop!

Clouds :D

Traveling Mama said...

This is just BEYOND cute! I love seeing the little camel in action! They ARE huge in real life! My kids amazingly didn't freak out when they rode them in the desert, but Landon was a great excuse for me not to hop back on! LOL!! I like my camels in paper version or in photos!

Rose said...

What a great card this is! I love that camel!

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