Oh, Cards. I love them-- really, I do. However, it's not often that I wake up in the middle of the night thinking, "I have an amazing idea for a card! I must sketch it now!" (Yes, I do that with layout ideas all the time.) When it comes to cards I am inspired by those amazing card designers out there who just know how to put a clever and cute design on a tiny square (or rectangle) of cardstock.
One such designer happens to live a block away from me, and I dropped by her place yesterday where she shared with me a set of recently completly mini-cards. Sarah Pendergrast used QuickCutz shapes, corrugated cardboard embellishments, and red and white baker's twine to unite the design of these 7 autumn mini-cards:
Can't you imagine these in the lunch box of a little one staying all day at school for the first time?
and just to show you how teeny they are...
A certain three year old did her best hand modeling for you:
Yep, the bushel of apples is my favourite! Beautiful job, Sarah!
Get Your Grid On
I am a sucker for a grid on layouts, and after seeing these next two cards, I'm going to use it as my go-to design the next time I make a card!
Erica Hettwer's grid of autumn colours, with faux-stitching and a fabric flower is Autumn Country Chic:
I'm also loving this grid of apples Danni Reid used on her card, with a burlap background! Such texture!
Now for something completely different, Jessy Christopher bring us autumn whimsy:
And, finally, Erica created this simple card with an autumn pun that made me giggle:
Thank you for these gorgeous cards, girls! They would be a cozy, autumn treat for anybody! (Who needs a pumpkin spice latte when you have a beautiful autumn card?)
Don't forget tomorrow is give.away.day! We have something special! Have a lovely autumnal day!