Happy first Sunday of Advent. Is everyone ready for Christmas? I try to not get caught up in the frantic pace of this season but still manage to stay busy...maybe I should rephrase that and say my DAUGHTER manages to keep me busy. lol. Between that busy-ness and a lengthy migraine phase I haven't had too much time or energy to craft. But I thought I'd share a few more projects from November.
A friend commissioned me to create a birthday card for her son's birthday, who loves hippos and pandas and she also wanted to get a card I had already shared on social media for her daughter who loves pigs. So here are those cards.
Since I had neither a hippo nor panda stamp set I had to get creative. I mean, I could've ordered those things but why when Pinterest is so rich with inspiration, am I right? I do own the MFT BB Beary Special stamp set and altered the bear to look like a panda. Then I wanted to find a way to use him on a card fit for a teen boy and remembered I had seen some fabulous comic book style cards. I used my Brother Scan N Cut2 to create the frame and the Birthday sentiment and Voila!
I don't recall if I shared this card on my blog before, but this is the card I shared on other social media that my friend requested for her daughter who loves pigs. I used a Stampingbella set "especially for you Petunia" and some new to me Waffle Flower Crafts dies. I absolutely L O V E the die set and the way this card turned out.
Both cards were well received and have special places in each of the kid's rooms. It made my heart happy to hear that the recipients enjoyed their cards and I'm honored that I had a small part in making their special day maybe a bit more special.
Another card I made back in October was this one for my niece. I used the MFT Polynesian Paradise stamps to create the bouquet of tropical flowers. I also used some MFT dies: the die-namics square peek-a-boo window the scalloped rectangle from the MFT Blueprints 27 set.
I had some glitter Thickers and used them for the number "15". They were the perfect size for the square. Some enamel dots were the perfect finishing touch to add a bit of whimsy but the overall feel was still clean, simple, and even a bit sophisticated.
I think decorating the envelope whenever possible makes the card even more special. So I stamped the front...
...and the back flap.
Going back in time even more, here's a pop up card I made for my brother back in August for his very special milestone birthday. I used my ScanNCut2 to create the box and then decorated it. I can't remember if the balloons were from a Cricut cartridge or if I used the ScanNCut? The puppies are from a Penny Black stamp set and I used some Thickers for the large focal number and the other numbers and stars were cut from glitter paper with the ScanNCut.
I did need a padded envelope to mail this but it was worth it!
Alright, that's it for the birthday cards for now. I have more but it would just get a bit too long to share everything. Hope you enjoyed and got inspired.
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a blessed and crafty Advent season.