Friday, January 10, 2014

All Who Wander...

Our neighbor friends are heading to New Zealand (happy sigh...if you follow my blog, you know that New Zealand holds a special place in my heart). They'll be gone for close to two months, and it'll be their first time visiting the South Island. Since my husband and I spent five months there last year, they asked if we'd share some information with them. So, last night we had them over for dinner and drinks and a mini strategizing session.

I made them a card using a map of New Zealand stamp that I actually purchased in New Zealand during our time there. It's from a company called Rubbadubbadoo Artstamps based in Tauranga, New Zealand.

I stamped the map and then stamped a sentiment from Travel Notes (Unity/Simple Stories) over top. I used this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #118 for my layout:

I ordered and wrapped up one of our favorite books that we discovered on the shelf of our NZ townhome and read while we were there. It's called The Colour by Rose Tremain, and it's a historical fiction book set in 1860s New Zealand during the gold rush. Fantastic read! Especially interesting for anyone who has visited or is visiting the South Island! Here's a look at the complete package:

They LOVED it!!!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful weekend!

Stamps: New Zealand Map (Rubbadubbadoo), sentiment from Travel Notes (Unity/Simple Stories), dashed lines from You Move Me (My Favorite Things)
Cardstock: Rustic White (Papertrey Ink), Red (DeNami Design)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Patterned Paper: No Limits Collection-Forever, Schematic, Champion (Heidi Swapp)
Die: airplane from You Move Me Die-namics (My Favorite Things)
Hemp Cord: (Hemptique)
Quickie Glue Pen: (Sakura)
Adhesive Tape Runner: (Tombow) 


Brenda in IN said...

What a thoughtful gift. Your card is so great and that you bought the stamp there and made them a card with it is extra special.

Lisa Elton said...

Such a great card Lisa and a fun gift!! I love finding a special stamp at a vacation spot!! Brings back those memories every time it's used!!

Karren said...

How can I not love this card, given I live in the South Island of New Zealand :) I'm so glad you like our little country. This is such a thoughtful card and really epitomises why we are cardmakers - such a personal and unique gift. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Rita W said...

Oh! I love this! The map is so fun and the pop of red from the plane is awesome! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Greta said...

What a wonderful card & gift, Lisa! Bet your friends were so touched.