Friday, June 14, 2013

Flag Day and Mapquest

Happy Flag Day everyone! Cocoa Mouse is back to celebrate flag day by showing off the red, white, & blue! While posting this picture, I noticed I  forgot to color the last red stripe! Oops!! I'll fix that before I send this out to one of our OWH heroes. I quickly made this last night when I realized it was flag day, so I rushed it. Usually I forget to color Cocoa's tail, but this time it was the bottom stripe :)


I made a semi-CAS card yesterday that I think qualifies for the CAS-ual Fridays CFC105 challenge today. I love when I'm one step ahead of a challenge!


I've been carrying an old Atlas around in my car for years and decided it would be more useful for cards since we don't travel anymore. I was playing with my new SU! hexagon punch yesterday and came up with this idea. I punched all the hexes with the same punch, but trimmed the map pieces down a little bit and adhered them to solid cardstock. I added a few hearts to coordinate with the sentiment, and this card was done! It will be going into my next OWH box along with a matching envelope made of map papers. {note to self - I need to remember to add the blank address labels to the front of the envies.}

Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a great weekend!

Carol

10 comments:

JD/ Jill said...

What a great card, Carol. Very creative. If you don't mind, I would like to case this idea...
Did you get the email that I sent to you?
Hope you have a great weekend.

JD/ Jill said...

Whoops just realized I only commented on your second card! I think your first card is really cute too. In regard to the fact, you missed coloring the bottom stripe. I have that often happen to me, I don't see the mistake or something I missed till after I look at the photograph I took. Usually, I end of fixing it and then taking another photo.

jimlynn said...

Carol, Cocoa and his little flag is just wonderful. Love all the different DP's you used too.
The second card! So creative!!! I need to go chop up a couple of my old maps that are in the car too. Love all the hexes!
Lynn

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You know I love Cocoa Mouse, but that map idea on the second card was just brilliant! WTG!

downrightcrafty said...

fabulous cards
hugs Kate xx

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love the HEX Map card! Just wonderful way to showcase where you live and love of your home. Awesome.

Maudieroff Roffey said...

What a fabulous use for hexes.. great cards - Mxx

Shannon White said...

Oh Wow!! These are both Just Fabulous Miss Carol! I LOVE your Sweet Cocoa and all the fun patriotic dp's too! PERFECT for Flag day for sure! And What a Fantastic way to use your travel atlas!! These will make Super cards for OWH!! Love it! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Alice Wertz said...

adorable first card and love that you used an old map for your second card! wonderful work! thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Pamela said...

Great card! I love the hexagon shaped maps! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!