Sunday, April 1, 2012

april scrappy chic stuff!

yep. april, already... how can this be? and it's snowing here, so mother nature is getting her april fool's joke in on us here in alaska. argh. well, i've got scrapping with awesome supplies to keep me happy - thanks again, melinda at scrappy chics, for sending me the amazing add-on kit for april! LOVELOVELOVE the colors here, and all the paper is double sided - another perk...

my niece and nephew have birthdays in march so i deconstructed a starbucks gift card holder i got at christmastime and used it as a template to make gift card holders for them... i really like how they turned out, and i will definitely use this idea again!

for the following layout, i was being ultra thrifty. you know the strips on the bottom of your paper that tell you what line it is, and what pattern is on the other side? well, i cut those off and used them for a hint of color on this layout. a sketch i found on pinterest is the inspiration for this one...

the next one is based off a sketch from valerie salmon. little design hint: i cut tiny bits of scrap paper and stuck them on the bottoms of the little banner flags, so they look like they're flapping in the wind. :)

okay, the middle photo cracks me up every time i look at it. the girl in the background is one of my nieces, trying to get a jump on her cousin's birthday candles! i like how the black cardstock makes all the bright colors jump out...

and last, another card for one of the people at my work... i heard later the recipient was very touched to find a handmade card on her special day. makes it worth it, to know people appreciate handmade stuffs.

that's all for now. thanks for checking it out this month! <3

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