Space: Past and Present

Space Easel Card

Space….just the word conjures up all kinds of images in our mind.  It might be the infinity of outer space or the adventure of space travel or the heroism of our astronauts.  

Today, as it turns out, is a big day in space history.  You may have noticed the Google image today is designed to commemorate the first man in space back in 1961, Yuri Gagarin.  He was from Russia and made an orbit around the earth in his Vostok 1 spacecraft fifty years ago today.

We also celebrate the space shuttle today. Thirty years ago today John Young and Robert Crippen went up for the first time in the space shuttle Columbia, orbited the earth for 54 hours and returned to earth April 14th.

But here in Houston, Texas today we were more than disappointed to learn that we would not be receiving one of the four retired space shuttles. Houston has been at the forefront of the space program since NASA's Johnson Space Center was built. It houses Mission Control and is where the astronauts train.  After all, weren't the most famous words uttered from space  "Houston, Tranquility base here. The Eagle has landed," when men first landed on the moon?

So to acknowledge the anniversaries celebrated today, I made this easel card with the spacecraft from Pun Fun #115054.  You can find a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers here to make an easel card.  I chose to use the Big Shot Scallop Circle die #113468.  The inner circle layers I cut out with my Circle Scissors Plus #112530 and the Glass Mat #112531. The Circle Scissors Plus is wonderful because you can cut any size circle you need.

Space Easel Card side view

Try the Easel card!  It's easy and yet very showy!

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