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
Now available for your printing pleasure...a little bit of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland!
I love alphabets…big ones, little ones, cursive, typewriter, bold, epoxy, chipboard, stickers…I love the element that stickers add to paper projects. Unfortunately, I am always running out of certain letters. It just happens. This is my solution. Anyone can do their own, but I like working on them in Adobe Illustrator because I can adjust size and change the fonts easily. You can make them in any basic word processing program, but if you'd like it to be easy, you can download them and print them. Try one, and if you like them, print them on different colors of cardstock. It makes for a cheap filler for missing letters, or just use them all by themselves. For storage, I cut them vertically in half, eyeballing where the best middle is. Then I cut them, with scissors, in between the different rows. This way you can easily cut off the letters you need when you need them. Don't worry about keeping the sides totally straight. I like them random! Here is a card that I made with the letters. Sometimes I like to mix up the upper and lower case letters in other than the grammatically correct pattern! Have fun and if you like them, let me know and maybe I'll make more for you to download and use! Download alphabet.pdf (1738.1K)