When I saw Mary Jo Albright’s card on SCS, I just KNEW I had to CASE this one! You can see her original card HERE. I tried to go with the same idea but make it masculine. I kept wanting to add things to it (scalloped punch, ribbon, etc.) but everytime I added something, it started looking more “girlie”. So I stuck with the basics and clean lines. I also added a close-up so you can see the acetate that simulates the window, with gel-pen lines to look like window streaks. Great idea, Mary Jo! On the inside of the card, I used the stamp that says “thought you could use a little pickup!” This was SO FUN to make!

Recipe for Card:Stamp Sets: Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories, Making TracksPaper: Chocolate Chip. Handsome Hunter, Kraft, Camo paper from JoannsInk: Basic Black, Close to Cocoa, Creamy CaramelAccessories: Gold Snaps (attached with cropadile), Paper Piercer, Dimensionals behind car to make it POP, Dauber around Kraft Circle

After that, I decided to decorate a mailbox tin with some leftover paper. Once again, it is hard to make these MASCULINE! LOL That is our family on the front of the mailbox (husband, myself and our 3 kids). I always have to add that because of the age difference in our kids, some people think that my husband and I are the GRANDPARENTS and the other 3 are a couple and THEIR child! LOLOur oldest son Brook was deployed on Dec. 29th. He is flying C-17’s and is over in the “sandbox”. If you think of it, say a prayer for him. We have a peace about this, and know God is watching out for him.