Showing posts with label Chalkboard. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chalkboard. Show all posts

Monday, January 14, 2013

I Love The Winter Weather Snowflake and Valentine's Printable

I'm excited to be participating with a bunch of other bloggers in celebrating snowflakes today! Living in the Pacific Northwest we're not guaranteed snow every Winter ( and then we come to a screeching halt when we do get it) and I know there are people in other parts of the country who would gladly forego snow right now. But, there's something just so serene about snow ( especially when you get it infrequently!).

We went up to the mountains to get our snow fix this weekend. Of course as a crafter what did my eyes see by extra fine glitter in twinkling in the snow and dimensional glues and embossing ideas on the trees. Prior to that though, I was inspired to make a printable based on the song "Winter Weather" made famous by Peggy Lee and then by Vanessa Williams.

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I'm loving chalkboard printables right now so I did this one on a chalkboard background and to make it multi-purpose, I did "LOVE" in red with a chalk outline so I can keep this up ( once I frame it ooops) through Valentine's Day.

I took a little artistic license with the lyrics changing "got my love" to "got your love" but I don't think anyone will mind. And why is this solely a Christmas song?

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hybrid Chalkboard Background Birthday Card

Hybrid Birthday card
My cards need to lose some weight. I love embellishments and layers but unfortunately that can create heavy cards requiring extra postage. And since some of my cards need to be sent internationally, that can add up.
So I decided to hybridize this one by making most of the card digitally with just a couple light embellishments.
Hybrid Birthday card
Since chalkboard printables are very popular right now, I decided to go with a chalkboard background. added a chalky font for the sentiment, added a shabby frame, paper flowers, a balloon and even a strip of digital washi tape. I used My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking software to make this.
Then all I needed to do was print, trim and mount. I used a coordinating polka dot background paper to cover the front of my 5x7 card. Added two rhinestones and some baker’s twine and done.
Here’s the image I used if you have a birthday card you need to whip up quickly.
Blue Balloon Birthday-001 
It’s sized 4x6 but you can make smaller in any photo editing program.

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