Thank you…from a couple of cool Canucks to a hot California couple!
My wonderful friends from Mississauga, Ontario, recently spent a week with their friends in California. They wanted to send them a thank-you card that included in the theme references to California, Canada and friendship. They also asked me to include the Canadian and American flags. Hmm, now that would be a challenge… if it weren’t for the versatile car-in-a-box!
Here is what I came up with…I hope it inspires you. By the way, you can see my YouTube video here.
This is the front. It just looks like an ordinary card until you pop it open. The great thing is that it fits into a standard mailing envelope.
On the backside…oops, I mean the flip side (LOL), I wrote a verse (okay, so no poetry prizes for me ;); opposite the verse is a nice big panel for a personal handwritten message..
Here it is popped open. BAM! So cool! In the background you can see a palm tree for California then a pine tree with some sparkly snow on it for Canada. Next are some silver snowflakes juxtaposed against some glittery red and blue stars. To say, “friendship,” and to incorporate the Canadian and American flags, I used heart-shaped flags with a dash of sparkle.At the very front are a seashell and a cute little penguin. I think that, all in all, I pretty much covered all the bases!
Here are some close-ups…
Check out the cute little chicks on the left flap. I added bikinis on them and called them, “the real chicks of California.”
I just love this happy moose on the opposite side, a familiar site for Canadians.
Here is the front flap…
No Globug card is complete without a custom desiged matching envelope…with sparkles, of course!