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March 4, 2011

Where do you find inspiration??

Hi, everyone!
It seems that inspiration always strikes me in the strangest places.  I always think of things when I'm out and about, and then forget about it when I am back home, but this time, I had my camera ready!!

Where do you find your inspiration? This time, I was sitting at the airport waiting for my flight home from the beach, and in front of me were these plastic signs. Aren't they cute?! I was so bored waiting for the plane, and there wasn't much going on at the little airport I was at......except for the guy that tried to go trough security with live ammo in his bag. He didn't seem to understand WHY that is a problem! ....Some people's kids, man........hahaha!

Anyhow, that was a brief distraction from these little plastic fellas that were "speaking" to me. I couldn't help but think of some cards that I had made with my old Stampin' Up set called Little Trucks. I came home, pulled the card out of my stash and cut the front of it off to re-work it. I think these would make really great note cards for OWH! What little boy wouldn't like a note card from a relative that they miss, right?!
I created the svg as a border that measures just under 5", and as a single. The free file is available on the left sidebar under "Construction Man". It contains the border and four hats in one file, and a separate single man and hat in another file.
I ran the border bodies through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder, and then I inked lightly around the edges and over the embossing. The background paper is a digipaper that I had printed out some time ago (sorry, I can't remember where it is from). The embossing behind the stamped image is the Cuttlebug Diamond Plate folder.
I hope you enjoy! 
Happy Crafting!

10 comments:

  1. THis is sooo adorable. Very sweet. Just got to love it. Loved how you inked over the dots cool Idea. Thanks for sharing this and for such great inspiration!!

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  2. How Adorable!! Love the little construction guys!!
    Your right you never know where you'll find inspiration:)
    ~Kim

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  3. I have a great photo I am thinking of making into a flag.

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  4. Great card... Love it and thank you for sharing how you got your inspiration....

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  5. What a fun fun card....I'll grab the svg....did you say where the digi image is from and I missed it? /he's a cutie to!!

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  6. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [05 Mar 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  7. Where do I get my inspiration?
    Here, of course! (-:
    Thiese little cuties are perfect!
    THANK YOU!

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  8. isn't it funny where ya find inspiration! cute card. Thanks for visiting me while hopping along the Cutie Patootie Hop. Godd luck!

    Staci

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  9. How darling! Love the construction men too...a great touch!

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  10. Ahahaha - this is GREAT! Love your inspiration too. TFS
    Cheers, Karen
    alteredscrapooking,dot com

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