I have been wanting to make some dragon-themed cards for a while now. The dragon was the mascot for the school I used to teach at. I can't tell you how long I have looked for a good dragon stamp set. You wouldn't think it would be difficult ... but it was. The few that I found were more "artistic" and mythological. What I needed was something more fun. I finally found a set made by Craft Lounge called "Drake the Dragon". Here's a picture of the stamp set:
Earlier this year I had made some dragon cards using this stamp set to give to some of my old students who were being promoted to middle school. Here's a picture of the cards:
Here's a close up of one of the cards:
I love to decorate the envelopes so that they match the cards I made. Here's a picture of the envelopes I made:
Okay, so I decided to take this dragon stamp and work on a set of Halloween cards to sell to the teachers at my old school. I found a great Cricut cartridge called Paper Doll Dress Up. I have already gotten so much use out of this cartridge. Here are the mini 3 x 3 Halloween cards I made using this cartridge and the dragon stamp set:
I sold them as a set of 4 cards. Aren't they cute? I stamped the dragon out, colored it in and then made the "costume".
I also took my Halloween card that I talked about in a prior post and added a dragon to it. See below:
Finally, I wanted to make a card that you could put a treat in. Close to My Heart recently came out with a dragon stamp set called Birthday Blast. Using our exclusive Art Philosophy cartridge, I made a small "french fry" box - cut at 3" which was just big enough for a mini candy to fit it. Here's a picture of the card:
If I were to make this candy card holder again, I would put a costume of some kind on the dragon -- maybe a witch's hat.
I am planning on making more dragon themed cards this year -- Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthday, etc.
Thanks for looking!