Acoustic Boho Birthday Card – Summer Trends 2015 2

This week the team was challenged to find inspiration from summer trends, using images on a specific Pinterest board. I chose the “Acoustic Boho” image below because I liked the unique color combination, the texture in the Mexican and Native American textiles in the photo, and the geometric patterns. My mom’s birthday was this week so I created this unique card for her. These colors lend themselves to all ages and the on-trend patterns will make your hipster friends swoon.

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I printed the inspiration image above out onto cardstock and used it to help guide me as I gathered supplies in the matching color palette. I never knew I had so many different shades of coral orange cardstock but I certainly do! Challenges like these are great for diving into your stash and using things you just don’t think about that often.

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To create the card, I first cut an A2 card base (8.5″ x 5.5″) from a 12″ x 12″ piece of cardstock. I scored the card at 4.25″ (along the 8.5″ side) and folded it in half to make the base. You can cut an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of cardstock in half to create two A2 card bases in the same way.

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Once the base was formed, I started cutting the other papers into geometric shapes inspired by the stripes in the rugs and the pattern on the pillow in the inspiration image. Here’s how to create this card from start to finish:


Do you follow trends? I’d love to see some of your favorite color mood boards or inspiration boards from Pinterest. Leave a link in the comments to a pin and inspiration image you’re loving right now.

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2 thoughts on “Acoustic Boho Birthday Card – Summer Trends 2015

  • Chris

    I love your card! I would never in a million years think of something so cool! And, I really, really appreciate the YouTube video, as Snapguide is not my friend. I was going to hit the sub button, but I’m already subscribed! LOL. Thank you for sharing this!! Great job!