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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

A card for dad...

I've had these Cuttlebug alphabet tag dies for years and years. In fact, they were some of the first dies I ever bought. I got them on Craig's List shortly after I bought my Cuttlebug.

Isn't it fun to pull out old dies from time to time and use them again?

I backed my tags with some green CS that matches the green in my plaid cardstock. Then I tied a little green twine at the top of each and popped them up on foam tape. Easy peasy!

I had an issue on my inside panel when I printed it out with my computer--the sentiment was too far to the left! After thinking about it for a moment, I decided to just add a little bit of that plaid cardstock and a piece of twine to make the sentiment look more balanced. And truth be told, I actually liked the result.

When you read this post, we will be on the train on our way back to Minneapolis. We will first take the train from Vancouver, WA, to Seattle where we have a 5-hour layover. We actually planned it that way so that we could spend a couple hours with friends there. Then we'll board the train again for the 37-hour ride back to Minneapolis. We have reserved a "roomette" that has bunk beds, one of which turns into two chairs during the day. I'm actually looking forward to sleeping on the train, and I'll tell you all about it when I get back!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day


Patti J said...

Love your card! I might have these dies hidden away someplace.... love how you fixed the inside too! Can't wait to hear all about your train travels. That's something we always say we'd like to try. Good luck, safe travels, and have lots of fun!

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, that's a train journey and a half! I'm sure it would be lovely to see all the changing countryside pass before you. My Grandmother did the train journey from Toronto to Vancouver many many years ago, she loved it.
Great card by the way, I'm sure your shop buddies love to see what you're creating next!

Lynette said...

Great card! Oh, I can't wait to hear about your trip!!