North Pole Meets South Pole
A free printable for a birthday card or invitation
Hey there! Just one more day and it’s weekend! Time sure does go fast when you’re busy! Are you at all effected by the darker days? I do, and consequently I find myself going to bed early, insanely early! On the flip-side it is kind of cozy –though we seriously need to get the lighting done in the new house. It’s one of those things that you can’t do if you’re not 100% sure about where you’ll be putting everything. We’re almost finished with the living room and honestly I consider us fortunate when things like a lighting plan are on the list of worrisome things. #luxuryproblems
A while back I purchased a bundle of items on The Hungry Jpeg. It’s one of my favourite places to find graphics and fonts. I was browsing through the files yesterday and found the Best Friends Watercolor Collection from Julia Dreams. As a result I decided to get creative with the illustrations. First of all I considered all of the kids I know that are having birthdays within the next month or two, and decided to start making some birthday cards for kids. I’ve designed them so that they can also be given out as invitations.
Tip! Combine a front of your choice and the print with text writing lines and print as a postcard.
This is my favourite version for the cover. Below are more options.
Happy birthday version
You’re invited version
optional patterned print for the backside
optional back or inside depending on how you choose to print
What a fun project this was! In addition to adorable illustrations they are also fun to work with. Most noteworthy is how I came up with the title, North Pole meets South Pole. I love geography and felt quite dense this afternoon after a noteable mistake was pointed out to me. While I was showing my boyfriend this card and explained that I had made it at first with a combination of rabbits and polar bears we began to laugh because of one of the reasons I switched the rabbit for a penguin. While looking at the rabbits I came to the conclusion that they’d fit better in with a woodland theme. Then I said out loud “besides penguins and polar bears live together in the North Pole”. “Uhmmm actually they don’t” said my boyfriend. I KNEW THAT arghhh haha
In the end I left them together as “best friends’ like in the name of the watercolor collection. I think it’s adorable like this. My boyfriend also pointed out that the polar bear would eat the penguins –he’s right but who cares 😉 probably better just not to think about it all too much! In this story North Pole meets South Pole and as a result the bears and the penguins are now besties.
You can save the images (right mouse click – save image as) or you can download them in the shop, here (they’re free).