My sweet little nephew turns one next weekend and I have been wanting to make a shaped card for him, but couldn't make up my mind what "shape" it should be. I discovered the Cutting Cafe the other day, a great place to buy svg files to cut on my cricut and there I found this sailboat. I decided to use the colors from this weeks CR84FN41 which were perfect for a little boys card, steel blue, gray and yellow. I only recently discovered CR84FN and their color challenges and I am really enjoying the beautiful color combinations they use in their challenges. Here's my little sailboat:
After I diecut the sailboat shapes on my cricut, I stamped patterns from Waltzingmouse stamps Off Beat Backgrounds and Pic-nic Patterns. Both of these stamp sets are so great to create your own patterned papers. I had a blast stamping that plaid background in all three of the colors. There are so many different combinations you can create. I added a little Spellbinder ribbon banner with Grant's name on it, thank goodness he has a short name! I would like to give a special thanks to my sweet friend Jeanne Jachna of A Kept Life who was so sweet to send me these dies, for no other reason than she is a super generous person! I have wanted them for some time and they aren't available at my LSS. Thanks so much, Jeanne. The last touch on this little card was a tiny ribbon flag and button. Super quick and easy card for a very sweet little boy on his first birthday.