WEll, two things took my fancy yesterday: the arrival of "inky mail" with dies I've been craving for some time now, and the three week road trip we too this month. One of the dies was the Sizzix Thinlit - "United States" (660228) and it fit right in with that trip... once I managed to fid the right combination fo die cut machines and cutting plate sandwiches to make it cut (Note: the RIGHT combination for me and my Big Kick was the magnetic platform and two cutting plates. This combination did NOT work on my Cuttlebug, nor did any number of plate combinations using the solo plate and cardstock shims on either machine.)
So, using black cardstock, I cut out the eastern half of the US, discarded the states and reserved the frame, which I glued to a card front using the Ranger Collage Glue Stick:
Another run through the Big Kick with the Sizzix Thinlit "Adventure" (6660224) in black, a date stamped using a numbers from the Pixie Press Magentic Stamp set - Romantic Font, and an Idea-ology "Small Talk" sticker (TH 93193) completed the card.
Maybe it will bet cut up and used as a cover for a small album about the trip...
We shall see.