Hello! Happy 1st September! I’m actually writing this post ahead of time and scheduling it because by the time you read this I will hopefully in the sun by a pool and cocktail in hand on my holidays!
Today I have my design team contribution for Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog and once again I turned to the stack of Making Cards magazine kits and made these two cute boy birthday cards.
Last month I said I don’t use characters in my cards often and then 2 months on the run I’ve ended up with character based cards! Lol! The reality is I needed to make some little boy cards so these images and fun papers came in handy … and so I saved them to share for my design team contribution!
Both cards are similar with the same big Heffy Doodles die cut as a big feature and then the same sentiment stamp, but I did mix them up a little with the colours as the first I added the royal blue into the mix, and the second I made a watercolour/ smooshed ink cardstock to die cut and stamp onto!
For both cards I die cut the 💙 from the top of the i a few extra times to add as embellishments. On the first card I also stacked the sentiment to give it even more dimension.
Inside the cards (and on the envelopes) I added scraps of the paper left over. Oh I also must mention that the stripey paper was not diagonally striped originally but I thought it looked better at the angle hence I ended up with a triangular piece inside the card. May seem like an obvious way to use striped paper but I rarely twist the paper and so thought I ought to mention it!
Love how both of the cards came out, particularly like that watercolour/ smooshed ink die cut.