Picture Perfect Birthday

Yesterday I shared a fun card idea that featured both sides of a piece of designer series paper.  Well like I said I had made several different ones and today I’m sharing another one with you.  This one featured products from the Picture Perfect Birthday Suite.


The Picture Perfect Party 6×6 Designer Series Paper is such a fun little stack of paper.  One side of each piece is a photo and the other side is a graphic pattern.  It was fun to use this card idea with these papers.  And with all the different designs there were lots of options for what could be on the front of your card.  I used candles for this one, but there are balloons, party hats, donuts, party blowers and more.

Here is a supply list and measurements:

  • Bermuda Bay card stock – 5-1/2″ x 5-3/4″, scored at 4-1/4″
  • Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper – 5-1/2″ x 3″
  • Whisper White card stock – 5-1/4″ x 4″ (for the inside)
  • Whisper White card stock – 1/2″ strip
  • 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon Silver
  • Classic Ink – Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Peekaboo Peach
  • Tear & Tape
  • Tutti-frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins

This time I have photos of the inside of the card too. When you open it you get to see the back of the paper so the inside is fun too!

I hope you like this fun idea as much as I do.  Thanks for stopping by today.


Mail a Card Monday

Mail a Card Monday

I decided for 2018 to challenge myself to mail at least one card every Monday.  And to post it on social media with the hashtag #mailacardmonday – I figured if I told the world I was doing it and everyone was looking for me to do it I was way more likely to actually do it.  We are now 8 Monday’s into the year and I have been sending out at least 7-8 cards every Monday!  It’s working.  So how many days does it take to form a habit – is it 21 or 66 so something else? I don’t know for sure but right now for me I seem to be doing good and plan to keep it up.  Who is joining me?

Have you seen my mailbox?  I’ve been posting my mailbox with either my cards in it or me putting them in.  It’s funny how many people like my mailbox.


We don’t actually get a choice for out mailbox in my neighborhood.  Everyone has the same one.  They do look pretty good but it doesn’t take much to break one.  A neighbor ran right over mine a couple of years ago.  And every neighbor dog makes a pit stop there.

Anyway I thought I would share with you one of the cards going out in my mail today.  This week’s mail is really going out on Tuesday because it was a holiday on Monday.  We’ve had a lot of Monday Holidays already this year.


I have some thank you cards going out for some online orders that I’ve received in February.  I’ll have more going out next week too.  This is a fun card idea that I got from another demonstrator (my friend Renee Kohnke) when I went to Michigan at the beginning of the month.  This way you can show both sides of the Designer Series paper.  I modified it a little bit so I could use a 3″ wide piece of paper on my cards. You are basically cutting away 2-3/4″ from the front of the card and then attaching the designer paper to the short flap in it’s place.  I just realized I should have taken a photo of the inside of the card so you could see it.

Here are the supplies and measurements for you:

  • Very Vanilla Thick card stock – 5-1/2″ x 5-3/4″, scored at 4-1/4″
  • Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper – 5-1/2″ x 3″
  • Vellum card stock – 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Color Me Happy Stamp set
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gold Embossing Powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Tear & Tape
  • 3/8″ Metallic-edge Ribbon Gold
  • Glue Dots
  • Very Vanilla Envelope
  • Pink Pirouette Light Blender Pen ( for coloring the flower on the envelope)


To make the card add Tear & Tape to the inside edge of the short front on the card base.  Lay your card down as though you were going to close it and align the Designer Paper with the back of the card, then fold over that front flap so the paper attaches to it.  For any adhesive that is hanging over on the inside – place your ribbon right on top of it – then tie in a knot on the front.  Next I slid the vellum piece in place (emboss your words on it first) and then used glue dots to attach it so the glue dots are hidden under the ribbon.

When you open the card you see the other side of the Designer paper on the inside.  I have made 3 or 4 different cards with this fun idea already.

Thanks for stopping by!  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.


Perennial Birthday Box Class

Perennial Birthday Class
Stamping At Monika’s Place
DATE: Sunday, February 25, 2018
TIME: 2:00 pm
LOCATION: 7013 East Hills Way,
Woodstock, GA 30189You’re invited to have some fun with me!
Stock up on Birthday Cards and organize them in this gorgeous box.
You’ll never forget to send a birthday card again!
Join me on Sunday, February 25th at 2:00 pm
How: $35 registered and paid by Feb 16th. 

What you get:
A delightful storage box
tabbed dividers for month-at-a-glance birthday reminders
16 birthday cards (4 each of 4 designs) with envelopes
and a surpriseBring a friend along and have an enjoyable afternoon out!

Cost is $35 (Prepaid by Feb. 16th)
Space is limited!
RSVP and pay by Feb. 16th so I have time to get all the supplies!

Please bring your own adhesive or plan to purchase some in my store.


Bubble Over Projects

Yesterday I shared about my Bubble Over Bingo Event that I held in January.  So today I wanted to share the three projects that everyone made using the Bubble Over Bundle of products.  These are so fun!


Here is the supply list for this first card:

  • Bubble Over stamp set
  • Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies
  • Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper
  • Lemon Lime Twist card stock and ink
  • Daffodil Delight card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Bermuda Bay card stock and ink
  • Calypso Coral ink
  • Starbust punch
  • Banner Triple punch
  • Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine
  • Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes
  • Big Shot
  • Adhesive


The second card used a similar set of supplies – here is the list:

  • Bubble Over stamp set
  • Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies
  • Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper
  • Lemon Lime Twist ink
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Bermuda Bay card stock
  • Vellum card stock
  • Calypso Coral ink
  • Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder
  • Silver Foil
  • Sponge Daubers
  • Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes
  • Celebrate You Thinlits Dies
  • Big Shot
  • Adhesive


This third one uses the same products but has a totally different feel.  I stuck with the more masculine colors.  Here is the list:

  • Bubble Over stamp set
  • Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies
  • Basic Gray card stock and ink
  • Daffodil Delight card stock and ink
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Thick Whisper White card stock
  • 3/4″ Circle punch
  •  Shimmer Ribbon Pack
  • Silver Foil
  • Big Shot
  • Adhesive

Those were the Make&Take Projects at my Bubble Over Bingo event.  Thanks for stopping by.


Bubble Over Bingo

I wanted to share a recap of my Bubble Over Bingo event at the end of January.  It was so much fun!  I had a full house with all 12 seats in my little classroom taken.  Everyone had fun playing Bingo games and making their projects.  I also made everyone a little table treat for when they arrived and a little thank you gift.  Everyone had a goody bag with the Bubble Over stamp set, Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes and supplies for their projects.  The prize winners also went home with additional goodies – like the Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies, card stock packs, ribbon, Bubbles & Fizz Designer Paper and more.  Everybody went home with something fun.  I hope you’ll join me the next time I have a Bingo event.

Here are some photos from the day:


Here is a close up of the little Bottle Cap Treats that were on the table for everyone. I actually found bottle cap candy to go in them.


Items that I used to make these:

  • Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-Bration item)
  • Bubble Over stamp set
  • Bottles & Bubbles Framelit dies
  • Stitched Shapes Framelit dies
  • Layering Circle Framelit dies
  • Shimmer Ribbon Pack (Sale-a-Bration item)
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine
  • 1/16″ Handheld punch
  • Bermuda Bay Card stock & ink
  • Daffodil Delight ink
  • Lemon Lime Twist ink
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Silver Foil
  • Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes
  • Big Shot
  • Adhesive
  • 3×6 gusseted Cellophane Bag (the candy is inside that)

And this was the little thank you treat everyone received – a Coke branded lip balm was inside each little bottle box.


Items that I used for these:

  • Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-Bration item)
  • Bottles & Bubbles Framelit dies
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine
  • Card stock – Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray, Lemon Lime Twist, Calypso Coral
  • Silver Foil
  • Big Shot
  • Adhesive
  • Simply Scored

They were fun to make.  Everyone also made three different cards using the Bubbles & Fizz bundle of products.  I’ll share those in another post since this one is getting long.  The grand prize winner was Jacquie and she had enough Stampin’ Rewards to get the Brusho Crystal Color assortment, and a bundle from the Occasions catalog as her free items.

A fun time was had by all!




This Little Piggy

This Little Piggy sure does make a cute Valentine.

The stamp set This Little Piggy in the annual catalog has lots of potential for Valentine’s Day.  There is the Hogs & Kisses and Loves You and even the You Make Me Happy – I think all could be perfect for Valentine’s Day.  One of the things that I did with my stamp set – which is the clear mounted rubber – is that I cut my words apart from the Piggy images.  Then I could mix and match any way that I wanted.  If I want to use them together as designed I just mount them on the block together.  Here is a cute little card that I made.


This one is perfect for Valentine’s or for any time to say I Love you.  You can easily change it to a Thank You card by using the “Says, Thanks” image instead.  There are even kissy lips in there to go along with the Hog & Kisses.  Have fun with this little piggy!

Other items I used on this card:

  • Very Vanilla Thick Card stock
  • Very Vanilla Card stock
  • Blushing Bride Card Stock
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies & Big Shot
  • 1″ Circle punch
  • Memento Black Ink
  • Old Olive Baker’s Twine
  • Old Olive Blends Marker
  • Dots Embossing Folder
  • Subtles Enamel Shapes
  • plus adhseive


Thanks for stopping by!


Heartfelt Love Notes Blog Hop

It’s time for the January Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop sharing alternate ideas for the January 2018 kit – Heartfelt Love Notes.  This kit has a fun Valentine/Love Themed stamp set and is packed with supplies for 16 cards that you can add a little treat to.

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I went really simple this time for my alternate idea.  I haven’t yet had a chance to put my kit together or even play with it.  I was running out of time to create something yesterday and by the time I was done it was dark.  So my photos are not the best – they are always better when I take them in the day light.


For my project I decided to make some little notes using the stamp set and ink plus a couple of left over bits from the kit and a few other products that I had in my craft room.  I had the new Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes on my table so I grabbed some of those to create my alternate idea.  They are small – 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″.

If you save the vellum from your kit after you punch out the die cut pieces you can use that as a mask and sponge a heart on the little note card and on the envelope.  Be careful along the edges or grab another scrap or two to cover up anything you don’t want sponged on the outside of the heart.  I used a Stampin’ Sponge and Flirty Flamingo ink.  On the instruction sheet for the Paper Pumpkin kit it gives you a list of coordinating colors.  You could use a different color of pink ink too.

I stamped the words in the Rich Razzleberry ink that came with the kit.  Then I grabbed my Cookie Cutter Builder Punch to punch a little heart from the left over Flirty Flamingo sticker sheet scraps.  You could also use a little tiny heart die cut or another punch with a tiny heart.  Stampin’ Up! has had various ones over the years.  I added the little heart to the notecard – you don’t even need adhesive since its from the sticker scraps.

I sponged and stamped the envelopes too.  That’s it – super simple!

The Paper Pumpkin kits are a fun little escape and everyone comes up with so many creative ways to stretch them.  Its a perfect crafty gift any time of year – the kits come with everything and new subscribers will get the clear block in their first box.  You can Sign Up yourself or someone else Here.  Sign up by Feb. 10th to receive the February kit.

And now it’s time to move on and see the rest of the gang’s creativity!  Next up is Carolynn Sander.  Just click on her name or the next button to visit her blog.  I always love her scrapbook ideas using the Paper Pumpkin kits.  I can’t wait to see what she has created with this one.

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Here is the rest of the Blog Hop List in case you get lost along the hop or just want to jump around.


Thanks for visiting.