Friday, March 20, 2015

Happy Spring!

Happy First Day of Spring!

I want to say that I'm so glad that our cold winter is over but to be honest, the season wasn't really that chilly for us here in the Pacific Northwest. In fact, Seattle broke the record for the warmest February! Due to the unseasonably warm weather, the cherry blossoms here have even started to bloom early.

Cherry blossoms in the Quad at UW.

Still, I'm super excited that Spring is officially here. See? I even made a card to celebrate the season.

I chanced upon the Lil Peanuts Cut Its (SVG) set while browsing the LD Dollar Days Sale and I just had to cut out the lambie. It's so cute!

If I stare at it long enough, will it go "Baa...."?

After cutting and putting the lambie together, I decided to "cute-tify" it further. The illustration below shows how I made an additional layer for the top of the lambie's head.

Click on the image to enlarge

I used the Grass Cupcake Wrapper Cut It/SVG to add a layer of "grass" on the card front because I like how it has a curved look. To soften the color of the green "grass" cardstock, I cut out a second "grass" layer out of vellum and adhered that over the green cardstock. 

I cut the sentiment out of black vinyl because it looked sharper than if I had printed it. The butterflies were cut out of yellow vellum and attached to the card front with glue dots.

Here is the finished card. You likey? Yeah, me likey too. :-)

Have a great Spring, y'all!

Files used:
lamb: Lil Peanuts Cut It (SVG)
grass: Grass Cupcake Holder Cut It (SVG)
butterfly: Humpty Dumpty Had a Great Spring Cut It (SVG)
"happy": LD Modern Sans font
"Spring": {free download HERE}


  1. Thank you so much!!! I am literally going to make this card right this minute! I was looking for some inspiration today. Thanks also for providing the "spring" file. And, for providing it in so many formats. I have never been able to use MTC because this house is a Mac-only environment. So, I'm happy for the SVG and Studio files. You are so generous to share.

  2. This is so cute! I am going make this. Didn't yore were in Seattle! I'm in the north sound, Bothell. We had a great winter and pre-spring. Hope the real spring is just as nice

  3. love this tutorial! Perfect for a Welcome To The World card for the new grandson!

  4. Oh how I wish it felt like spring today in my neck of the woods! I have to say I LOVE every bit of your card! Love the addition of the extra layer on lambie's head, love that you used a cupcake wrapper for the grass! I never seem to use cupcake wrappers, now I'm inspired! Thanks for the free download too! Happy Spring:)!

  5. So fresh and warm! Would you mind sharing the name of the font that the word "Spring" is in? I've seen it used in many places and I'm thinking I've just got to buy it (assuming it's not a free font). I love it THAT much. And it pairs well with other fonts, as your example shows!