Are you tired of my animal cards yet?
Because I have so many other ideas...but the animals REALLY wanted to party.
Everyone loves a good party right?
Woohoo! Let's celebrate!
I hope you're having a wonderful day.
Thanks for visiting. Hooray!
When I was in elementary school, I would often roam around the house with a very special envelope. I liked imagining it was a cute little purse. The envelope itself was quite plain. It was wrinkled and worn from being handled so much. It was also stuffed with birthday cards.
Even as a child, I had a great appreciation for paper, greeting cards, and hand-written messages. I'm not sure when it started, I just know that one year I decided to start collecting all of the birthday cards I had received and carrying them around. I would find a spot to curl up and carefully pull out each card. As I went through my cards, I would put them in a special order. Sometimes, I ordered them by size. Sometimes, I ordered them by my favorite images. A couple cards and one special letter written on Little Twin Stars stationery always received extra attention because of the time taken to write a lovely message.
My animal greeting cards needed envelopes. I made envelopes with scrapbook paper so that they could be as cute and whimsical as the cards themselves. They will also make a much cuter purse for anyone as weird as I was. (You're right, you're right. I'm still weird. Hooray!)
Now I'll tell you a secret. I use the Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board and Envelope Tool to make my envelopes. It makes it so fun and easy.
Here's another secret. I wish I was paid to say that, but I wasn't. It really is a great tool. :)
I saw this lovely elephant mobile while surfing the internet. The simplicity of it was striking.
I also discovered these adorable love owls.
See how both animals were created mostly with circles? I love that.
Obviously, I had to see what other animals I could create with simple shapes. And obviously, I had to make them into greeting cards!
I cut a bunch of circles and ovals in various sizes and had some fun.
While circles or ovals were used as a base for each animal, I didn't limit myself to those two shapes.
These cards make me smile. Hopefully they will make a few other people smile too!
Have a lovely day. Thanks for visiting!