An occasion is kind of like a personal, private holiday. An excuse to take a break from the ordinary. In my opinion there’s four basic necessities for turning an occasion into a special occasion…
- Loved ones
- Good food
- A new outfit
- A handmade card
What’s your favorite occasion to craft for? I would have to pick birthdays. I love creating cards with a particular person in mind. The new Card Creations: Favorite Occasions issue features a 19-page section filled with 38 gorgeous birthday cards to get your creative juices flowing.
But why not use the 67 pages of the issue for birthday card inspiration? After flipping through this magazine’s pages, I realized I could take just about any card, swap out the sentiment and create a card to suit my favorite occasion.
Here is a thank you card that I had published in this issue, which I decided to use as inspiration to create a few more cards:
First I changed it up into a birthday card. I pulled out the same journaling pad that I used in the original card and kept the layout very similar. I just swapped out some of the elements and the sentiment. (I was also inspired by the candles on Beth Opel’s Who’s Counting Card on p. 29!)
And while I was at it, I decided to use the same layout and design to create an lovey-dovey anniversary card. I stuck a little closer to my original design, even using the same background stamps. It’s amazing how much you can change the look of a card just by changing up the colors and a few other details!
So, as you’re pouring over the pages of this issue, have fun thinking about all of the different occasions you can craft for using these cards as inspiration!
What’s your favorite occasion to craft for? Leave a comment and one winner will take home all of the cards in this post, plus a copy of Card Creations: Favorite Occasions! All comments must be received by midnight (MST) on Thursday, Dec. 2.
Paper Crafts Go-to Gal
P.S. I hear Cath has prepared another fun challenge over on Moxie Fab World. What occasion will it be for today? Click HERE to find out!
P.P.S. It’s time to announce the winner of Kelly’s Meet Maile Belles post!
Ola (Nov. 29, 4:31 p.m.)
Congrats, Ola! Kelly will be in touch shortly to discuss your prizes and get your mailing address. Thanks to all who left comments for Maile!