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“X” Marks the Spot!

Posted by: Gemin General, Projects

Pirate Treasure Hunt

It’s a beautiful Saturday morning here in Southern California, although it will be in the high nineties again later today. I’m posting this card while the house is quiet (everyone but me is still snoring happily, lol), this is the best time of the day to write and be creative.

This “treasure hunt” card is for one of my son’s friends. The pirate is a digital colored image from Costume Parade and was fussy cut. I used a circle cutter (Curvy Cutter from EK Success) to cut out the 2½” round window – which shows part of a treasure map with the all-important “X” that marks the spot. Here is how the inside of the card looks like:

Pirate Treasure Huntb

The image of the treasure map (which you can get below) was printed on regular copy paper, and before I glued it onto the card base, I used a perforating blade to make two lines that cross where the “X” is . Next, I put a dollar bill behind the map then adhered it onto the card (oh dear, was that clear as mud? sometimes, it is so hard to put in words something that is so simple! lol!). Well, let me try it differently: there is a dollar bill sandwiched between the map and the card base, and the recipient gets to it by tearing along the perforation lines located where the “X” is. (Did that make it clearer? or did I muddle it further? I guess you can kind of figure out what I’m trying to say, lol!)

Other details: The font I used for printing the sentiment and the message inside the card is MetropolitainesD, the embossing folder used for the front is Distressed Stripes from Cuttlebug, brads and cardstock are from Recollections, edges were inked with tea-dye (Ranger), dollar bill from my husband’s pocket (rofl!).

Here is the treasure map – just right click on the image and save in your computer! The print size is about 3 ½” square (almost! you can print it at whatever size you want but for the purposes of this card, that is the size I printed it at).

Treasure Map


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