AnimalNoteCards6Today we are kicking off our week of the Cricut Everywhere giveaway! This is an exciting week where not only do we share what inspires us and where we find our inspiration, but we are having a 5-day contest giving away two TEAL Cricut Explore Air machines, an iPad mini as well as other Cricut goodies. Make sure to check our Facebook page each morning to see that days prize and contest rules. It is a simple and fun contest so be sure to enter!

One of my creative inspirations is simply living here in the Pacific Northwest. With the beautiful, lush green surroundings and a rich natural heritage I was inspired to notice my own Scandinavian roots and design taste closely resemble a Pacific Northwest native style artwork. You might recognize the stylized owl, fox and bear design from my kitchen restyle last month. I loved this theme so, that they are now designed into these stylized note card.

There is nothing more lovely than receiving a handwritten note in the post. Believe me, I’m a huge fan of my computer and the convenience of emails, but all the tech we use in daily life makes a handwritten letter all the more special. A handwritten note takes time, effort and thought – words we don’t often associate with typing the endless emails we must send everyday! I have always handwritten my thank you notes but I’m making a concerted effort this year to just drop a friend a note by post every now and then. Who doesn’t like happy post in their mailbox?

The Cricut Explore is perfect for simple, but detailed projects like this. I was able to design, print and cut all my note cards in an afternoon! And now I have a set of individual note cards that I have made myself – use this SVG cut file from Cricut Design Space and you can be writing to friends and family on your own gorgeous note cards by the end of the day. Enjoy! ~ Lia

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