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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!


  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!!

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

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

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

  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!!

  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

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

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


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

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


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