Father’s Day is only 10 days away, so I wanted to share this fun and easy card I made for my dad. I found this cool cassette tape shape on the Silhouette store, which happens to be a card too (perfect for a time crunch before baby arrived)! I didn’t really like the saying on it, so I did have to go into the point editing part of the Silhouette software to delete the letters. I used a different font to add the sentiment I wanted, “Dad, you’re a classic”, and that’s it. The designer of the shape has SO many more adorable shapes available for purchase too!
I created this card for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #5, which was made based on a spring inspiration board (I was inspired by the colors and nature aspect). I used three different Lawn Fawn stamp sets for it, the pine tree from “Critters in the Forest”, the deer, heart, and oh deer sentiment from “Into the Woods”, and the feel better sentiment and sunshine from “So Much to Say”. Papers were all from my scrap box, so I’m not sure what brands they are, but I adore how the colors look together!
While trying to come up with a birthday card for my husband’s birthday, I stumbled across a website that had Mario fonts! It was pretty exciting, since I could download one and use it with my Silhouette Cameo. I chose the Super Mario Bros font, downloaded it, and then used it for the word, SUPER in this card. For the picture, I found an image online from Super Mario World that I printed out, and added to the card. Voila! An easy, but fun card for my husband’s birthday, which is today!
Today is my due date! This is one of a few posts I wrote up ahead of time since I could possibly be extremely busy. After those posts I will be taking some time off from posting regularly for obvious reasons. I’d love to say that I will still be able to share something once a week, but I’m not going to worry if that doesn’t happen. Anyway, besides the shelf seen in this previous post, the last nursery project I have to share are these rustic framed quilt blocks. Going along with the rustic farmhouse theme I had in mind for the nursery, I knew quilt blocks were a MUST in the decor. I was inspired by this nursery post in which neutral quilt block printables were used, but I decided I wanted to actually sew a few myself. The only block I had already decided on was the Ohio Star one, but after looking through many more I ultimately chose a Flying Geese Square and Single Wedding Ring to round out the blocks. I wanted the finished blocks to be a 12×12 inch square, and used this guide to help me cut the triangles the correct way.
Once the quilt blocks were done, my husband cut, put together, and stained the frames for them. I’ve been a bit too clumsy to want to be near any kind of saw, so I smartly delegated that to him, and he was more than happy to help out. He used 1×3 pieces of wood, wood glue, and a frame clamp to piece the frames together, then stained them using this gray Minwax stain. I had bought super cheap 12×12 scrapbook frames for the glass, so these wood frames were just attached to that so there would be glass protecting the fabric. I absolutely adore them in the nursery! The colors and style are the perfect touch for this room. From L to R the blocks are: Ohio Star, Flying Geese Square, and Single Wedding Ring.