Supremely talented Mint Chick Mary Jo Johnston crafted up the world’s most adorable cards featuring owls dressed for all occasions. I was SO excited to post these delightful designs on the blog for you to see but not surprisingly CARDS MAGAZINE beat me to it and picked up this project to feature in one of their issues before I had the chance! So I had to hold off posting…until now.
Congratulations Mary Jo for the AMAZING publication feature and kudos for coming up with such an adorable project featuring PILES of Peppermint Creative papers! Check out all 12 cards below with suggestions for making your own.
A Year of Cards
As Seen in CRICUT Magazine: Cards Issue
By: Mary Jo Johnston
One of my scrapping goals this year is to make more cards. Let me clarify that =) I make A LOT of cards! But – they’re sometimes dedicated to assignments, projects or they’re from my random creativity and the 15 minutes I had to sit in my scraproom.
This year, I want to be prepared. Prepared for holidays, birthdays and occasions as they arise.
You can too! And you can be as creative or as simple as you’d like. When you’re finished, you’ll have at least 12 cards just waiting to be mailed and ready to make someone’s day.
I chose an owl theme for my card set and used the Hoot n Holler cartridge with my Cricut for the owl shapes. If you have a Silhouette you can use Peppermint Creative’s Hooty Owls or Hoot Nursery Owls or any of these.
I loved the idea of each owl dressed up for the holiday or season, but you could take a slightly more simple approach and create your cards with just sentiments – or go wild and make them as intricate as you like.
Let’s start with January and a little snowflake covered owl.
January Themes: Snowflakes, Welcome Winter!, Brrrr! Baby, It’s Cold Outside!, Monochromatic Shades of Blue, January Birthdays, New Year’s Day, National Soup Month
Suggested Papers/Kits for January:
February’s definitely an easy one! Break out those Valentine papers and spread the love.
February Themes: Valentine’s Day, Love, Thank You Cards, National Children’s Dental Health Month, Groundhog Day
Suggested Papers/Kits for February:
March is a month with the fun, colorful holiday – St. Patrick’s Day, and one of my favorites.
March Themes: St. Patrick’s Day, Poetry Month, National Craft Month, Johnny Appleseed Day
Suggested Papers/Kits for March:
April, Happy Easter!
April Themes: Easter, April Fool’s Day, No Housework Day, National Jelly Bean Day
Suggested Papers/Kits for April:
May is the perfect month to incorporate all of your pastel papers, beautiful flowers and Mother’s Day sentiments.
May Themes: Graduation, Mother’s Day, Spring, Flowers, Play, May Birthday’s, National Photograph Day, Cinco de Mayo
Suggested Papers/Kits for May:
June is good time to incorporate all of your masculine and dark colored papers.
June Themes: Father’s Day, Graduation Parties, Summer, June Birthday’s, Cookout, Background BBQ, Best Friends Day, Flag Day
Suggested Papers/Kits for June:
July is the month of stars and stripes. Happy 4th of July!
July Themes: Fourth of July, Summer, Swimming, Weddings, National Joke Day, July Birthday’s (mine!) =)
Suggested Papers/Kits for July:
August is back to school time and my favorite owl card! Isn’t he adorable?
August Themes: Back to School, Thank You Teacher, Summer, National Picnic Month, Just Because, Friendship
Suggested Papers/Kits for August:
I chose September as my dedicated birthday month. I love to make birthday cards and September is one of those months without a really obvious holiday, so birthday it is ;)
September Themes: Birthday, Grandparent’s Day, Labor Day, End of Summer, Elephant Appreciation Day (no joke!), Baseball, Hispanic Heritage Month
Suggested Papers/Kits for September:
Happy Halloween! My absolute favorite holiday of the year. I love the colors, the costumes and the candy! Speaking of costumes, doesn’t this little guy look like he’s wearing a mask? =)
October Themes: Halloween, Oktoberfest, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bosses Day, Sweetest Day
Suggested Papers/Kits for October:
As we’re winding down to the end of the year, we can’t forget Turkey Day! And, who doesn’t love an owl dressed as a turkey?
November Themes: Thanksgiving, Thankful, Fall, World Kindness Day, Veteran’s Day, Hello, Simple Sentiments
Suggested Papers/Kits for November:
Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas! We’re wrapping up the year with a Santa Owl and his white beard. You have an entire year to get your Christmas cards ready, let’s get started!
December Themes: Holiday, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, National Letter Writing Day, Hanukkah
Suggested Papers/Kits for December:
Thank you so much for dropping by Miss Mint’s Blog!
I hope you enjoyed the Year of Cards and you’re inspired to create your own set.