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custom banner – boy meets cake

blog banner - boy meets cake

blog banner - boy meets cake

Taking a quick break from holiday promos to show off a recent custom banner for Boy Meets Cake, tales from a blogger on a quest to create the perfect cupcake. This was a particularly fun order because the client was totally willing to let me have fun with it and take a playful approach. Even better, he was thrilled with the results–and I am, too!

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illustration friday: transportation

personalized cars kids' banner

personalized cars kids' banner

I’m cheating and using an existing design for this week’s Illustration Friday theme, transportation. This personalized kids’ banner I designed a while back came to mind immediately. On a personal note, my daughter has a sudden fascination with the “cool bus” (school bus), to the point where I may need to print one of these posters with her name for her birthday!

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new counting poster: candy

numbers & candy

My first idea for the numbers & fruits counting poster was intended to be numbers & candy, but somewhere along the line I decided fruits would be better suited to the design. The other night I thought I’d try going back to the original idea, and this came together quickly. This is the poster for those of you who’d prefer something sweet but a little more “refined.” 😉

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all dolled up

Paper doll - sheet 1paper doll - boy

I’ve been busy working on these new paper doll patterns for the Print-a-doodles section of the shop. I used to love to create paper dolls as a kid, and this week’s project reminded me why… getting creative with the clothes is the best part. I could spend hours coloring and decorating dresses and t-shirts and pants, mixing and matching with different accessories–it was always less about the play and more about the process for me.

Anyway, the result is two paper doll sets, one boy and one girl. Each set comes with two pages of pre-made outfits, plus a third template page that’s blank so you can design your own wardrobe. The dolls are designed to be printed on heavy 8.5 x 11 card stock for durability, but you could also add magnets to the back to create a fridge playset. You can print as many copies as you like, which make these an entertaining, yet inexpensive, party favor or gift. Just be careful with the scissors!

I hope you’ll find these sweet dolls versatile and inspiring.

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illustration friday: rescue

illustration friday: rescue

Once again, a literal approach to the theme du jour, except this time I’m quite happy with it. This will soon be a 12×36 poster in the shop!