Traveler’s Retirement Card or Party Invitation

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Peg Rounds

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Travelers Retirement Card or Party Invitation

Do you know someone who is going on a journey?  Maybe it’s someone who just retired or going on a dream vacation.  This card is perfect for sharing the fun with that person.


Begin by creating the card base from cardstock.  This card uses a 5” x 7” base, but can easily be adapted to any size.


Also, cut a 1 ¼” x 5” strip of cardstock in a color of your choice that matches.  Lay this piece aside until later.


Now, using your paper trimmer cut a 4” x 5” piece of patterned paper.  For this piece, I chose the Safari Adventure Collection by Graphic 45 (Journey of a Lifetime shown) and then cut the edge off because I wanted to focus on the map for the journey.  Once the edge was removed, I began measuring the size needed.  This piece is then laid aside.


Next, cut a piece of kraft paper to measure 4 3/8” x 5 5/8” and place it inside of the Need A Rope Embossing Folder by Spellbinders and run it through your die cutting machine using the proper stack of plates for your machine and this folder.


Print a map from online or use an old one that you have laying around and position the globe die from the Going Places set of dies by Spellbinders on the map where you would like it to be cut.  Here I chose to print a map of Africa and position it to catch part of the word “Sahara” to add to the theme of the Graphic 45 paper.


Once you have cut the globe out, also, cut a second one from cardstock.


Use a pair of scissors to snip off the frame of the globe on the piece cut from the map.  Adhere the circle part of the globe with a tape runner over the circle on the piece cut from the cardstock.


Cut the arrow and 3 cameras from cardstock.  Keep the center (the lens piece shown in the middle of the die in the picture) of each camera for later.  One of the cameras will be used on the card.


Also, die cut the word, “adventure.”

Now, assemble the card using the tape runner to adhere each piece. Don’t adhere the cardstock strip at this point.


Use a glue pen to adhere the word to the center of the strip.  Place around the word, the rest of the die cut pieces.


Glue the circle (the lens pieces you saved earlier) along the top of the strip in equal increments.  Make sure to add glue around the edges so they are well adhered to it when you go to punch the holes through the center.  Allow the glue to completely dry.


Punch the centers of the circles out using a hole punch and then add the brads.


Add the finished piece to the card base using the tape runner to adhere it securely to the card.

Maybe it’s not someone who is going on a trip, but it’s a fun party that you are planning.  Use this card as the invitation to that journey, too.  The next time you want to go on an adventure create this card to start your fun!

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

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