03 August 2020

Just My Type

Just My Type

Serendipity. Honestly, that is the word I would describe when it comes to the design. My hubby's birthday was coming up at the time, and I was trying to decide on a layout for his card. 
While going through my email, I was about to trash an unopened message from Cricut. On a whim, I decided to read it. To my surprise, there it was—just the graphic I was looking for—a typewriter. They were advertising the graphic as a free giveaway that week. It turns out, it was precisely the cut file I needed. So there you go...serendipity. 

The free part didn't matter to me as I already have Cricut Access, but the moment I saw it, I knew exactly how I wanted to use the graphic. The bottom sentiment, Just My Type, was also in Cricut Access; however, I had to make the top portion, "You're."  It was easy-peasy in Design Studio. I only had to weld some letters together. 

Photo Collage

Recently, I purchased the Karen Burniston photo collage die, and I thought this would be the perfect way to utilize it. I went to work picking out some photos of my husband and me, showcasing some of the beautiful memories we have shared over the years. It is still hard for me to believe that the two of us have been together for over 30 years. I can't even begin to imagine my life without this man. He is my rock and my other half. 

I left out all the girly stuff and let the pictures be the full focus. I may like them, but baubles and pretties are not my husband's style. The die allows up to eight photos, so I did add four extra "Polaroids" to fill out the card, which was also found on Cricut access. 

To complete the look, I made two chipboard stickers by cutting multiple sentiments and gluing them together. I wanted them to pop up off the page, just like the center photos. The above photograph doesn't do the die justice. The pictures explode off the background when the card opens. 

Now, I know most people would probably go for a camera for the front design, and that would make sense. I like a twist, though, and the typewriter is a strong representation of me and some of the memories we have shared, so it works. Plus, I love the retro vibe and colors. 

Remember, cards do not always have to be what is expected. It is about what represents you and the recipient. Don't be afraid to mix things up! 

Have a great week, everyone. I look forward to seeing you again soon.  Happy crafting!  

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