Hello, friends! Mid-September has already arrived and for many of you that might mean a lot of football games!
Perhaps you faithfully sit in the stands as your son plays or your daughter cheers or one of your kids performs in the halftime show. Or maybe watching your alma mater play in a college rivalry game is more your style. Then again, maybe you’re more of a Sunday football girl cheering on your regional favorite!
I like to play Sporty Spice. I would be remiss in leading you to believe that I’m sporty myself (though I did play softball, volleyball, and basketball in my youth – we won’t go into that!), but I come from a long, long line of Detroit Tigers fans. They’re in first place right now BTW. *huge grin* And (super cute) pitcher Justin Verlander is making a case for the American League MVP. But I digress…
So how does this all relate to paper crafting, especially if you’re really not so into sports? Whether it’s a team you root for or your school colors or the team that occupies your husband’s weekends, there’s inspiration to be found in team colors!
It’s no mistake that the jerseys and uniforms you see on the field or the diamond or the court are a feast for the eyes. And those eye-catching logos are deliberate as well. They want fans to be proud to wear their colors!
I decided to take a cue from two of my favorite teams – the Detroit Tigers and the Michigan Wolverines – and I created two cards to show you what I mean.
For my Detroit Tigers inspired card, I dipped into my scrap stash again (ala this post by Betsy Veldman and this post) and looked for navy and orange strips. Imagine my giddiness when I found the orange tiger-striped piece! Awesome! There’s nothing more iconic than the Old English D on a Detroit ball cap (ala Magnum P.I.), so I searched online for the perfect font to represent the D – English Towne (you can download it here for free!).
My Michigan card is all about the maize and blue. I will admit that the block M strip was not a scrap, but I couldn’t resist. Otherwise, this was scrap heaven! Being inspired by your team may just get you looking at your scraps in a whole new light. I also found this font online for free. It’s called Team MT and would work well for lots of sporty situations! You can download it here.
Based on the many teams that I support, it looks like I could be inspired for a very long time. It must be the cheerleader (and cheer coach) in me. There was this one time that Paper Crafts Go-to Gal Julie Campbell caught me in action doing the Paper Crafts Cheer!
I want to know, who do you root for? Now get out there and make the most of your teams’ colors!
Go, team, GO!
P.S. It’s time to announce the winner of Kerri’s The Circus is Back in Town post!
Mailee Lor (Sept. 14, 1:05 a.m.)
Congrats, Mailee! Kelly will be contacting you shortly to discuss your prizes and get your mailing address. Thanks to all who left comments!