Can you believe Valentines Day is almost here?! I sure can’t, but with the amount of cards I have been creating lately it sure feels like it’s coming fast! I wanted to show off this card, because I am so incredibly proud of it! I watercolored the saying, and I think it is the best typography job I have ever done. I am seriously so proud! To check this card out, or other valentines day cards I have available click here.
Today I wanted to share with you a project that I have been working extremely hard on the last few weeks! If you follow me on snapchat (justmissymoo) than you’ve been along for the struggle that has been this 2016 calendar.
For my final project this past semester we got to choose anything that we wanted to do. Creating a calendar has been on the back of my mind, but I knew if I left it up to myself I wouldn’t have been able to complete it for the new year. So having it be a school project forced me to have it done by a certain time. However, let me tell you it was so much work! I did not think it through about choosing a theme and having to create 12 different designs rather than just one for one project like my fellow classmates. I am extremely proud of the way it came out though, and have given it as a Christmas gift to multiple people already!
Each month has a different watercolor pattern that was created by myself. I choose which pattern went with each month by thinking of something an object that represented each month. However, I didn’t want to be too cliche so I tried my best to have each month be a little unique. My favorites are the popsicles for August, and the pine trees for December!
I hope you all love this calendar as much as I do! Also, be on the lookout each month for a free desktop, and mobile version of each mont to download!
Now that we are officially in the Christmas season, (I mean I may or may not have been listening to Christmas music since Halloween), I wanted to talk about some gift wrapping techniques and inspiration. I love wrapping presents! Buying an incredible present and wrapping it for under the tree is so exciting to me! Especially when I can come up with a gift I know my friends or family is going to freak out for.
For my gift wrapping needs this year I’ve chosen to go with a kraft paper, red, and green color scheme. Sometimes I just reach for whatever my mom has bought that year, but I really do enjoy when all presents under the tree match and look cohesive. A technique that I use when wrapping gifts is to always fold the cut edges under so everything looks straight and clean. This year I am also planning on using my own hand made gift tags that I offer in my shop! I have many different options and am able to customize them for my needs or for others. I prefer gift tags rather than the little stickies since they make the gift look a bit more festive.
What are some of your favorite ways to wrap gifts?
So I had planned to explain this card first since it was one of my first cards I made. However, after the previous post this seems slightly silly, but on we go!
was one of the first ones I ever created. I was looking for a card to give to Michael for his birthday at the beginning of summer and as I was searching around for something to create, I stumbled across the saying “Happy Birthday Handsome” and I just knew I had to hand letter it!
I picked a neutral blue since I was giving it to a man, but on the etsy listing I have the option for any buyer to choose a custom color. I think that by customizing the card to the receiver’s favorite color is a great way to personalize the card too.
Everyone has a birthday, and us females tend to want to make it really special for the men in our lives. Hope you love this card and have someone in mind you could give it too.
This summer I opened up my Etsy shop, Madeliene Designs. I am pretty proud of my little business that I have and how well it has been doing (You can read all about how my shop came about here). Being that I write this blog and own a business I wanted to incorporate the two into each other in some little way. As I was trying to do so, I came across Steph Ko’s blog on her blog she has this amazing series called “Behind the Card” where she talks about her creative process and how each card came about.
Her series really inspired me to create my own section of Moo’s Musing.The category will be called Purpose of the Paper and will talk about how the cards I create came about, what inspired me to create them, how I use them, or why I designed them the way I did. As I start to do more invitations I want to show that stuff off as well too. Of course, this blog will still mostly be a style blog, but design is such a huge part of my life now and I want to share that with y’all!
So once in a while I will be featuring my work. Read if you want and you can follow along with my business instagram here.