Monthly Archives: August 2016

Woo-hoo! Polaroid mini birthday card

Using the same color scheme as the last card, and since I had practiced my Copic marker skills on a stamped fox image, I decided to create another card…this time a mini one. I love it so much that I think this might be one I create a bunch of to tell on my Etsy shop (that I’ve never sold anything on). I mean…look how darling this is!!!! I used the fox image from “Into the Woods”, and the sentiment from “Critters in the Forest”…both from Lawn Fawn, and the papers are once again scraps. I also used a birthday hat cutout from the Silhouette Design Store. This is one of my favorite cards that I’ve ever made đŸ™‚

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Oh Deer…You’re Four!

Today is my oldest niece’s 4th birthday! I didn’t realize how soon it would happen until Friday, when I discovered it was already the end of August and her birthday was fast approaching (along with many other birthdays and events!), so I had to act fast to get this card made and sent out. It will probably arrive in the middle of this week, just a little late. Anyway, in going with my challenge lately to use scraps and color palettes saved on my Pinterest board, I chose this once for her card…colors I’ve actually been using a lot of this summer. The stamp set I chose for this card is one of my favorites…Lawn Fawn’s Into the Woods. Like I mentioned above, the papers are all scraps, but the balloon is a Silhouette design, the bow made from American Crafts bakers twine, and the deer was colored using Copic markers. Oh, and I didn’t take a picture of it, but the inside says, “You’re Four!” It turned out so so darling!!!
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“You’re awesome” guitar card

The other day I was looking through my saved color palettes on Pinterest, and decided I want to pick a few of my favorites to create cards based on. Since autumn is fast approaching, I decided to go with some autumn-colored ones, and settled on 3 ones I really wanted to use. These color palettes would also make incredible quilts and knit blankets! Anyway, for this card I chose the palette titled, “Sapphire + Pumpkin”. To makes things a little more challenging…I also did my best to use mostly papers from my scrap box. Though the colors aren’t exactly a perfect match, I loved how this first one turned out, and I’m looking forward to the other cards I make inspired by some lovely colors.

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Back to School Crayon Card

Since my 5 year old nephew just started kindergarten today, I decided to send him a little card to let him know how excited we are for him to start. I wanted the card to look like a crayon box…especially since a fresh box of crayons was always my favorite school supply! I bought a shape from the Silhouette store that I modified to use for this project. Since the top of the box was the fold of the card, I couldn’t just cut out the outline shape to use, so instead I used yellow paper and cut out the “window” that I then traced and cut out with an Exacto knife. I loved how it turned out, and can be changed depending on the grade!
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