Many Thanks & Happy Hellos 25

Mona Pendleton | Friday, October 9, 2009 @ 3:02 PM | , , ,

Hi Everyone! T.G.I.F. :) It has been a busy week over here at Cupcake's! I was not only able to share my new position with you as a Design Team member for the Just Us Girls Challenge Blog, but I have been invited to be a Guest Designer for the month of November over at the Pile it on! challenge site. A BIG Thank You to the girls over at the Pile it on! challenge site for inviting me to play with them!!! Yipee Skipee :) The Just Us Girls Challenge Blog is UP & RUNNING in FULL SWING! Be sure to stop by & grab your Blinkie!! :)

REMEMBER: Tomorrow, Saturday, October 10th there will be a new Just Us Girls challenge for YOU to play along in! Be sure to stop by here & Just Us Girls for more DT inspiration! I sure hope you girls feel inspired to join along with ALL the FUN!!!! I am looking forward to your creations! :)

I am introducing something new here at Cupcake's today called my K.I.S.S. (Keep It Sweet & Simple) card series. I realize I don't personally make a lot of cards that are easily "mass produced" so to say & with the hustle & bustle of the up-coming Holiday season right around the corner, it's more practical to create cards that can be duplicated rather quickly & efficiently! I thought maybe to help get some of you JUMP STARTED with your Holiday card making, I would come up with a card or two demonstrating how easy it can be to create several cards at once! I needed 10 Thank You cards for my girlfriends who recently helped make the Graduation party I hosted a success! :) I combined 3 challenges to make these cards, in no particular order: 1. For Color inspiration - Challenge #18 from Scrapmaster's Paradise, SPCC18 2. For Sketch inspiration - Laura's Sketch 36 from 2 Sketches 4 You, 2S4Y36 & 3. Challenge #18 - Three Dimensional from Pile it on! If you haven't already, I recommend visiting all these sites for many samples of inspiration! I would love to hear if you think this K.I.S.S. series will help you with your Holiday card making! Be Sweet!

Here are my Many Thanks & Happy Hello cards:

To make the center scalloped focal point, I inked up the SU Many Thanks image with SU Soft Suede ink, then punched it out using the 3/4" EK Success circle punch. Layered it on top of SU Dusty Durango, Not Quite Navy & DCWV white cs scalloped circles cut using Spellbinders scalloped circle nesties x 3.

I assembled the flower embellies by layering the punched flowers x 3 layers, then sewing a button right smack in the center!

Simply by bending up the edges of the middle layer of the flower embellies, makes the flowers POP off the card!

These are the tools I used: EK Success 3/4" circle & flower punches x2, Fiskars scalloped edge punch, SU Soft Suede ink & stamps, Spellbinders Scalloped nesties, Lasting Impressions paper piercer.

Here are MOST of the supplies needed to make the next 9 cards! The actual 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card & layers are not shown.

Ingredients Used: Stamps: SU Lots of Thoughts Paper: My Mind's Eye DP, SU Soft Suede, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Dusty Durango Ink: SU Soft Suede Sprinkles: Spellbinder's Scalloped Circle nesties, EK Success punches, Fiskars punch, Michael's ribbon, buttons & floss from stash

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25 Sweet Comments So Far:

Kimberly's Krafts said...

Soooooooo cute!! :) I love your work here!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Wowsers! Great props exceptional cards! Beth

AKiteFlier said...

Mona if these are SIMPLE I can't imagine what elaborate would entail LOL. These are just spectacular - what a great gift set. Love the punched flowers along the edges - SO fun.

Mary Reidel said...

Super awesome cards, Mona! Do you ever create an ugly design! These a fabulous! I know I sound like a broken record (vinyl LP's for those too young) but congratulations again for all your recognition! Well deserved!

Jen Johnson said...

Great tutorial. You really do make this stuff look easy! Still, I'm sure it takes alot of talent to make consistently fascinating stuff like you do. These two cards are really cute!
Now, I just have to say, Whoooohooo Yippeee! I think it's cool that you have been sucked up by an awesome allstar design team and now you have been invited to be a guest designer at a rockin' challenge site as well. Is it something in the water you're drinking lately or just something else? I say, it's about time, my blog girl gets her due!

Julie Ranae said...

Looks like you are staying glad that you are finding your niche...the colors are beautiful on these cards. They are great for fall, aren't they!

Angie Hewitt said...

There is just so much going on for you lately! I very happy for you and wish you continued and more success! I have always loved your design style and I must say that these two, while simple, are still well designed and gorgeous! Thanks!

cnelson said...

beautiful cards! love the colors!

AimeeOh said...

You did a great job with these beautiful cards! I love the colors; that DP is so interesting and beautiful! Vintage Mona!

CFLanger said...

Wow - you are a busy girl! I love the cards. Great ideas!

Carol Reisner said...

Beautiful cards, Mona! They look easy to make! Thanks for showing us how! Also, congrats again! Can't wait to see what you cook up at PIO!

Kim Sonksen said...

Your cards are faqbulous and how organised you are at creating this batch.
Thanks so much for joining us at

Katie said...

Wonderful work Mona!
And I'm so pleased to be working with you in November!
Thanks for playing along at PIO this week.

Carrie said...

Beautiful job with these cards! I love how you laid everything out so we can see the process! You really are a talented chick!

Luv 2 Cre8 With U said...

I love these cards. I love the little flowers you used to embellish around the circles. I love how you show everything you used also.

Laura Davis said...

Oh my I LOVE your attention to detail! Stunning work :)
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

Jennifer Stricker said...

This is absolutely adorable I love all the variations!
Your coloring is wonderful and your design and detail amazing.

Thank you for playing along with Pile It On! this week.

Jennifer PIO

Daniella said...

Love how you used the color combo!
So glad you joined us at SPCC this week!!

savvy teaching tips said...

Wow - these are really impressive. Great cards!

heidi said...

Wow! These are gorgeous!

Heidi - SP Diva

Emily said...

Wow! This is one of the prettiest cards I have ever seen. Great job!!

Emily-SP Diva

Stephanie said...

Great cards! So pretty and creative!

thescrapmaster said...

Wow, these are beautiful, Mona!! You are so talented!!!
SPCC Creator

~kelly marie~ said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love those flowers! Just amazing!

Susan Mast said...

Very cute!

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