I brought home some of My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline, the Howdy Doody collection, from CHA a couple of months ago. I have been dying to play with the line, but have been distracted by other projects that, once completed, served another purpose…like the Technicolor Deviled Eggs (for the boy’s Risk party), Jello Cookies (for a fireside) and the Cake Batter Krispie Treats (for a school bake sale). I can always use cards, but I’ve gotten quite a stash right now, so I was putting it off. Cards are about the only thing that I have room to make right now. But when I realized that I had found one of the fonts that My Mind’s Eye used on the packaging and for the embellishments, I couldn’t resist playing any longer! Don’t worry…I’ll share! Again, I am revisiting the 6″ X 6″ patterned paper pad…my favorite for making cards! I really loved the Howdy Doody line, partly because of the warm color, but mostly because of this… I do believe that this was my favorite patterned paper at the whole show! Please, don’t anyone take offense – there were dozens of collections that I will be more than happy to play with. But this one was especially appealing. Who can explain what makes you love a design? I don’t know for sure. Maybe it’s the flowers, maybe it’s the colors…whatever it is, this is so
Mini Mania has finally struck again!
I think I'll call it Mini Mania since Mini Monday doesn't seem to be working for me!
Late, but keeping on track seems to get harder all the time!
Mini Monday at Midnight...almost! These cards are starting to pile up!
This late posting for Mini Mondays seems to get later and later...better late than never!
It is a given: Mini pads of paper work great for cards. The smaller patterns and size lend themselves to smaller projects. Besides, if I am going to cut up a whole 12″ X 12″ sheet of paper to make a card, which is difficult for me to do, I’d better plan on making a bunch of them. However…technically speaking, I don’t have a problem cutting up a 12″ X 12″ sheet to put a small piece of it on a layout…doesn’t make any sense at all. Good news! You can use mini paper pads on layouts! Today I have chosen to work with a line from Fancy Pants…it’s the little things by Lili. I tend to being more of a minimalist when it comes to using patterned paper on most of my projects anyway, and I don’t mind to use the 6X6 sheets at all. Although I am using more of the monochromatic sheets on the “April Showers” layout, there is plenty of color in the pad, as you can see in this card… Another Mini Monday has come and almost gone. I’d like to do more cards, but now I must go and play with my new microwave. First things first! Have a good one!
Mondays always seem to get away from me!