Love You S’More with CardMaps

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Hello crafty friends! Happy Memorial Day to you (and happy birthday to my sweet mom,too)! Memorial Day always feels like the unofficial start of summer, doesn’t it? And although we are still sheltering in place as much as possible, I can’t help dreaming of all those wonderful summer things… picnics and backyard bbq’s… trips to the beach…. or s’mores around the campfire. So perfect time to share this last card that I made for the April 2020 CardMaps sketches on the PageMaps blog.

Here is the fun sketch that I used, and my take on it featuring the adorable Camp Happy Bear collection from Photo Play Paper.


I used to love to camp in my younger days, and still fondly remember many happy nights spent around the campfire, just like these cute guys here are doing. I’m just a sucker for cute critters. Love that this bear can’t decide between fish or dessert, so he’s having both. Definitely a bear after my own heart.


I followed the sketch very closely this time. The owl and the tree branch image on the background are from one of the larger cut-apart 4×6 journaling cards that I trimmed down to size. I layered the bottom with several patterned papers from the collection, and inked the cardstock base with a bit of light Distress ink to match. An old cloud border die was used to make the shrub line. Then I filled in cardstock stickers for the rest of the design.


These days, I’d rather camp out in a chair on the beach than in an actual campground. How about you? Any happy campers in your house?

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Memorial Day. Let us never forget
this day to remember and honor
all the brave heroes who served
to hold our flag high

Memorial Day - Last Monday of May - USA Holiday - CalendarLabs


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Scrapbook.com - Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Neenah Solar White - 25 PackPhoto Play Paper - Camp Happy Bear Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mini - Antique LinenRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

Taylored Expressions Cloud Border Die

3 thoughts on “Love You S’More with CardMaps

  1. What a cute fun card!! A wonderful camp scene! Yes, happy campers in our family! We used to have a camper, but sold it many years ago. We hope to get to get back to camping some time. And, we did have a camp fire last night and made s’mores. It feels like summer here with great weather! Happy Birthday to your Mom! Take care and have a great summer!

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