A Little Llama Inspiration
Because everyone loves happy mail
I can not explain how happy this new No Prob Llama paper pack makes me. I found it in the clearance section at my local craft store and I immediately grabbed it before anyone else could. I have no idea why, but llamas are the “in” thing right now, so I figured I’d just go with it! Since I decided to step up my card making skills, first with my Smile card tutorial a couple weeks back, I knew I had to use this paper for another shaker card. With two of my besties birthdays this weekend, I ended up making two, both equally amazing, yet both very different.
I used the Polaroid Shaker Cards that I purchased from Scrapbook.com, along with the coordinating die. These make it so easy to create since the card kits come with A2 card, one die-cut foam shaker, one transparency sheet, and one die-cut card stock cover. I also purchased the LOVE card kit too, that I’m really excited to try out soon. I filled the shaker with a mix of purple sequins, since I only have one color right now. They actually worked great with the paper.
The Llama paper came with a couple sheets that had smaller card like designs. I used those for the inside of the shaker and spruced them up by using my decorative scissors on the sides. Sometimes, the small details like this make a big difference in the overall look.
For the Llama card, I added two cactus shapes cut with my Silhouette Curio, using a solid color adhesive card stock, and then a patterned card stock in a similar color. To add a little dimension, I used my Jim Holtz Distress Ink in Evergreen Bough around the edges. I finished the card off with some black and white bakers twine.
The second card didn’t include llamas, but still had a aztec design that I’m in love with. I used the adhesive card stock to cut out “33” and cut two stripes. This card has a lot going on, but I think the patterns and colors all work well together. It might be one of my favorites.
I finally mailed both of these cards out the other day. It was hard for me to let go of them; I wanted to keep them and display them in my office.
If you happen to pick up the No Prob Llama pack, I hope you send me your creations!
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