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Missing Austin

Denise Hoepfner |

Most of the year, my son lives in Arizona where he goes to college. During breaks, his primary residence is with his dad in Texas. Because I live in Montana, I don’t get to see him as often as I want to, although I try to make as much of every moment that I do see him. In between visits, I’m thankful for the technology that keeps us in touch.

This summer, he stayed in Arizona to take a class that he needed. Not only did he do well in the class, he had a really great year, which isn’t easy with his Mechanical Engineering major.

I thought I would send him a card telling him how proud I am of him and that I miss him. The good news is, he is coming to spend a couple of weeks with me early next month before he heads back for his junior year. I can’t wait to spend time with my thoughtful, funny son. ❤

Some notes about this card:

For the dotted line with the heart, I used the Sent with Love stamp set, masking out the airplane on the stamp. Although this set is now retired, I did notice that the current Wanderlust set has a similar stamp but without the airplane.

For the sentiment,which came from the Better Than E-mail stamp set, I covered the Stampin’ Up! logo (No offense, Stampin’ Up! You know I love you.), and stamped that onto white card stock that I punched into a circle. I also used the retired Artisan Label punch to go under the sentiment, but if I had thought about it longer, I might have stamped the sentiment onto a banner or stamped the sentiment directly onto the white card stock moving the main image away from the center.

Other fun options are cutting out the shape of the US, using the Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers and the heart from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack for even bigger hearts. Or, using the hearts punched from the heart border.

Really, there are a lot of ways you can let someone know you miss them, all of which I’m sure the recipient would love.

Here are some of the things I used:



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One thought on “Missing Austin

  1. Denise, This card is perfect in every way. I absolutely love the choices you made in its design and its heartfelt sentiment. I’m sure it will be well-received.


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