23 April 2015

MCT Do Over Thursday: Plane & Simple Hello Card

by Veronica

Sometimes projects just don't turn out the way we envision them. When that happens, we're given three choices:
  1. Toss it in the trash.
  2. Give up and decide that it's 'good enough'.
  3. Continue playing with it until our fingers bleed and tears stream down our sad, disappointed faces.
I don't recommend allowing yourself to get to number 3. 

Original Card
Last year, I made a paper airplane card for my dad's birthday. I wasn't super pleased with it, but had resigned myself to accepting what it was and moving on with my life.

Now, I'd be lying if I told you that the weight of disappointment in the design of this card has haunted me for the past 13 months. It hasn't. But when we were challenged to re-do an old project, this card was one of the first options to come to mind.

It's not awful, but it could definitely use some improvements!

Today, I'm here to redeem myself with this Do Over:

A few changes in color tones, paper pattern and removing the balloon give this card new life!

MCT Products Used
Fun Paper Airplane Die
Stitched Rectangle Frame Die
Thanks for the Lift ("hello")

I'm much happier with the way my Do Over turned out. The balloon and the coloring of the plane in the first version just never came together the way I had envisioned. The Do Over has a fresher look.

Thanks for stopping by to see my Do Over today. You can see more from the other designers on Emma's blog.

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica


  1. OMG LOL....LOL.....LLLLLOOOOOLLLLLL!!! Miss Veronica you are so funny loved your humorous story...OMG
    Your dad's birthday card is really cute....but your do over is really cute too....soooooooo you just proved how versatile
    Miss Emma's goodies are along with your awesome clever and creative idea....I love your do over.....and your short story
    definitely got my day off on the right creative foot....YOU totally ROCK and I'm still LOL

  2. Your last one was pretty darn cute... I can see why it hasn't haunted you for the last 13 months! But this is really adorable! Love the colors and clean and simple design!

  3. LOL!!! Your post cracks me up Veronica! Your first card was GREAT but so LOVING your re-do!!!!
    CAS and FABULOUS!!!!!

  4. This does not happen to me often, but when I look at your original card...I see like 3 balloons streaming behind a speeding plane! I really like your redo...the hello streaming behind the plane is too cute...I love those sentiments! Great job.
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  5. Veronica ~ You know I cracked up at this post because let's be honest ~ you have an amazing personality! Well I also can relate to them too! I seem to be the #3 more often... or maybe #1

    Anyway ~ LOVED the first card but now I am ADORING this one too! As always ~ your CAS cards are AMAZING and so are you color choices! Beautifully done!


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