Free Printable of the Month – August – Happy Birthday

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Free Printable of the Month – August – Happy Birthday

Hello everyone!  It’s the first of the month, so that means it’s Free Printable time!  August is a BIG month for birthdays in our family, so I thought it would be appropriate to make a birthday printable.  Download the printable below:

August Printable

And now, the example card I made:

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And there you have it!  It would be really easy to go vintage with this image, or try a more chalkboard-y effect…very versatile.  I hope you enjoy!

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Custom Music Notebook

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Custom Music Notebook

Hello again!  I don’t have a card for you today… I have a covered notebook!  This notebook was a special request from my sister, Zoey, who teaches piano lessons.  She needed a notebook without too much dimension in which she could take notes on her weekly lessons.  This is what I came up with:

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And the inside:

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The back cover is also covered inside and out with the same sheet music and grey papers.

That’s it for me!  Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely day!

Ombre Congratulations Graduate Card

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Ombre Congratulations Graduate Card Duo

Happy Friday!!!  I’m finishing out the week with another duo of graduation cards for you – probably the last of them for a while.  I’m pretty notorious for saving small scraps of paper, and today’s cards were an attempt to put some of those scraps to good use.  Take a look:

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Each strip of paper was cut to the same size then adhered to another small sheet to keep everything in place.  When I had all the little scraps lined up in the order I wanted, I chose an embossing folder and ran the whole thing through my Cuttlebug.  Then it was a matter of adding some string (and a tassel!), choosing a background layer, and die cutting my sentiment.  It was really quite simple!

That’s it for today!  I hope you found some inspiration.  Have a lovely weekend!

More Graduation Inspiration

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Another Graduation Inspiration Card Duo

Happy Monday, everyone!  I hope y’all had a nice weekend.  Mine was full of celebration, good food, fun times, and a little relaxation.  Now back to the daily grind 😉  Still in the spirit of graduation, I have a couple more cards of that nature for you.  Take a look:

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Another simple design.  The fun part was stamping the graduation caps over and over again to create my own custom background paper.  I added a touch of gold glitter glue to the tassels of each cap for a little more pizzazz 🙂

That’s all I’ve got for you today!  I hope you enjoyed it.  Have a lovely day!

It’s Graduation Time!

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It’s Graduation Time: Hats off, Grad!

Hello again and happy Friday!  It’s an exciting time of year for so many students – graduation time!  Today is definitely exciting in this household; it’s the day when my wonderful husband graduates from his Master’s program!  He’s worked so hard these last two years, and I couldn’t be more proud of him.  In a couple months we’ll be off to a new place where he’ll start a new job.  What an adventure!

I have a matching duo of cards for you today, I hope you enjoy them:

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I really enjoyed making these cards because they’re a slight departure from my norm.  I used my Spellbinders Labels 9 die to make a shaped card instead of the normal rectangular design.  They’re smaller than normal cards, measuring about 3 x 4.5″, but I think they’re the perfect size to accompany a gift.  The inside is completely blank for note-writing.

That’s it for today!  I’ll be back next week with a little more graduation inspiration for you.  Have a lovely weekend!