Let's go for a drive :)

Good Morning!  I used to jokingly tell my daughters "You drive me crazy!" and they'd howl with laughter saying "Yeah, and everywhere else!"  ;) 
 Which is so very true! Naturally, I remembered
 our joke and had her in mind as I created this very fun-to-make card.
  She graduates High School this week and we are so proud of her decision to jump start her college entrance this Summer rather than the Fall and yes,
she'll be driving a truck to school :)
Not quite this old fashioned, lol ... but a truck none-the-less.

I literally squealed with delight when my husband received a fresh fruit delivery from a colleague as a Christmas gift from Henry and David.  I do adore my fruits and veggies, but what made me super excited
 was the designs on the sides of the box!
It was stamped with a cute image on the rounded corner - not a full truck, but enough to create this gorgeous faux stamped image.  It was even already rounded off - just as you see it!

My card is very simple today ~ I let the wonderful cardboard be the focal point and just added a little bit of dsp and sparse embellies to accentuate it in earthy toned colors.  And how I love to recycle - it was a joy to add something normally thrown away to a card! And the dsp squares were leftovers from a swap - win/win! :)

Have a beautiful day, everyone!  The sun is finally peeking out from some very grey skies so my son and I are hitting the hiking trails before the girls need to be ....... yes ........ picked up.

Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!

Entering this card into: 
 Craft your Passion:  #165 - Haberdashery Items
Craft Room Challenge - Use your scraps


  1. What a great card Kelly! And so creative too!

  2. I love this, that truck image is priceless!!!!!

  3. Awesome work with this recycled masterpiece, Kelly!! Sensational masculine design!!

  4. A very creative use of re-cycled materials... good on you! I especially like the button "slider" you added on the twine. Good Luck in the "Haberdashery Items" Monday Challenge! I hope we see more of your work next week!
    Design Team - Craft Your Passions
    RubberMAD (http://ggetty.blogspot.com/)

  5. Way to upcycle Kel! Love that vintage truck image, and how you tied it into your card! Love the colors with the kraft/white truck image. I am excited for your daughter to start her college adventure!

  6. Super job on the colour combo, love your card, great recycling. Thanks for joining us at Clear it Out for the Critters challenge.

  7. Way to go Kelly. Love that you recycled! I bet your daughter will be the coolest truck driving gal in town!

  8. I bet it´s the perfect card for your daughter, Kelly. College already ? Way to Go !

    Isn´t it great to recycle things ? I love it.

  9. Great recycling Kelly, and what a wonderful card!! Sounds as though your daughter is a pretty serious student too to be starting early! You have reason to be proud of her.

  10. Fantastic save! I love how the yellow button make the entire card pop! Fun card!

  11. I had to double-check that I had the right blog! This card is such a departure from what I'm used to seeing here, but I love it! And I love that you used the card board image from a box. You ROCK! Have a wonderful day, girl. :-)

  12. A great card!! Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions this week

    hugs Vicky xxx

  13. Kelly, I love this card! The colors are fantastic and I love the papers you chose - perfection!

  14. Great card Kelly! I love Harry & David too and their boxes are very pretty. Awesome way to recycle them. Congrats to your daughter!

  15. Oh Kelly... I love recycling on cards... and you WOW'd me with yours. Love it!

    Congrats to your DD!

  16. Oh, wow! LOVE how you recycled the truck!! Fantastic card!!

    When my nephews were younger, and my sister would grab her keys, they would ask where she was going. Her response was always "Crazy." until the day they immediately chimed in "We wanna go too!"

  17. Cute card Kelly and congratulations to your daughter for taking the huge plunge during the summer. Your truck is so cute and I am seeing more and more of the female persuasion driving them. Your inspiration for this card is great. We just never know where the inspiration may come from.

  18. Wow, such a creative card! I love the truck image and against the vibrant colors in the background, it really pops! Beautiful job! :)

  19. This is such a darling card, Kelly! I hope you will consider sharing it with us in our challenge this week at Word Art Wednesday. By the way, you were a random winner from last week's challenge. Please email me to claim prize. I hope you will join us again this week.
    Blessings to you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  20. OK, now you're going to have me looking at cardboard boxes in a whole new light! Congrats on graduation AND college!

  21. Great design, love the image and so appropriate. :)

  22. I love this fun image- and the fun way that you added lots of great color to your card! Oh you are going to miss all of the running around some day! Congrats to your daughter on her graduation.

  23. Wow, that is such a cool image!! I love this card.

  24. A fabulous card and such a great way to recycle. Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck with the draw. Julia xxx

  25. This is sweet. Thanks for joining us at CYP for our Haberdashery Items challenge.
    DT CYP

  26. A brilliant card. Thank you for joining us at Craft Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  27. Oh wow...white on kraft...very cool!