I've been dying to share this project, but had to wait in case my mom visited my blog before we celebrated her birthday. I've been wanting to make her a box of cards for a while now. She loves black and white so I challenged myself to make each card using only black, white, and only one color accent. This was surprisingly difficult. I kept finding all sorts of multi-colored or coordinating papers, ribbons, etc., that I wanted to use, but I stuck to my original design plan and LOVE how these cards turned out.
The Entire Collection
I also made a fun 3x3 card to use as her actual birthday card. I've been told these cards were one of the new "trendy" things at this summer's Stampin' Up! convention. They are super simple to make and a great way to get in a little grown-up coloring time with your watercolor pencils, aqua painters, or markers. And yes - there are envelopes available for these little cards. I got mine from Hobby Lobby - just $4.99 for 25 (and of course, I used a 40% off coupon!). Oh... and one quick design note - for the side trim, I used a scrap of the black and white striped paper from the elephant thank-you card above and colored it in the same colors as I colored the image.
As for my Scrap-ipes for all these designs, I used black cardstock for the card bases and various papers, colors, ribbons, accents, and tools from my collection. Way too much scrappin' goodness to list in one post! But if you see something you just have to know what it is, where I got it, or how I did it, let me know. I'd be more than happy to share!
Until next time, Cricuteers!
~ JD ~