One of my favorite things about summertime is the opportunity to enjoy the fresh mountain air while camping. Now, I’ll admit, I’m not a die-hard camper with tents and hiking boots, but I do enjoy nature from the comfort of my RV and that is pretty close, right? Haha!
The Summer Camp Mini Theme
has the most adorable patterns! I couldn’t just choose one, so I included as many as I could on the background of this greeting card. I especially love the gingham check! It reminds me of the plastic tablecloths my mom always spread out on the picnic tables whenever we went on a summer picnic on the side of a canyon road.
I had fun layering several stickers together on top of one of the cut apart journaling cards. The little fishies and anchor are attached with a line of white twine … just waiting to be cooked over the campfire!
While I had this cute collection out on my desk, I thought I would tackle a layout. I pulled out these pictures I had of my son at a scout camp a few years ago.
The design inspiration for this page comes from the fact that my son LOVES Big Foot … I mean … he is totally into the TV show and loves to watch the big foot sighting videos on YouTube. I have to admit … I’m pretty fascinated in watching them, too! (For fun, of course!)
I found the cut files (including the Big Foot dude) in the adorable “Don’t Feed the Bears” cut set at Lettering Delights.com It’s been awhile since I’ve created a little scene on my page with cut files, and I thought this would be the perfect one to do it on!
Here’s a little peek into how I planned out this page using in the Sure Cuts A Lot program before sending it to my Silhouette Cameo for cutting.
I drew a few rectangles to represent my photos and then plugged everything else in. I like to do this with scene pages like this because it helps me to size all of the images correctly.
I didn’t end up using the sun shape, simply because the orange felt overpowering at the top of the page. I needed to sprinkle in some more yellow (after adding the yellow journaling block at the bottom of the page), and so I decided to go with some punched stars instead.
Here’s a closer look at Mr. Big Foot. Isn’t he adorable with his big pinky orange feet?! I love the texture this cut file gives to his fur and do I dare say I love that he has a little chest and a belly button?! Bwaahaa! Too funny!
The mushrooms were the perfect little thing to tie everything together at the bottom of the page. I love them!
SUPPLIES: Echo Park Paper Summer Camp Mini Theme: Summer Camp Plaid Paper, Summer Camp Sticker, Cardstock (green, dark green, orange, light orange, cream, yellow, brown, dark brown), Patterned Paper scraps from my stash, Bradz (Simple Stories), Journaling Block (WRMK), Star Punches, Metal Photo Corners (Making Memories), Black Pearl Stickers, Silhouette Cameo, Trimmer, Scissors, Adhesives, Cut Files: Don’t Feed the Bears by Lettering Delights
So have you done any camping yet this summer? These projects have me excited to go. We’re hoping to sneak in a camping trip in August some time. I can’t wait!
See you again soon!