Hi! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy!
When it comes to Monkey, he loves making and sending cards in the mail. Recently, he wanted me to make the card so he could mail it to a relative of ours that lives a good distance away. I told him that I would happily do that. How could you deny a sweet face so excited to give someone something to brighten their day. I would like to preface this by saying that in the social media posts that include pictures from inside the card and the envelope, I used scrap paper to cover where it was already being addressed and signed. So, with all of that being said, let’s get started.
Dark Pink measuring 8 1/2 inches by 5 1/2 inches scored at 4 1/4 inches
Hot Pink measuring 5 1/4 inches by 4 inches
Handmade Designer paper on white measuring 5 inches by 3 3/4 inches
Scrap Hot pink
White strip measuring 1/2 inch by 3 1/8 inches
Hot pink measuring 5 1/4 inches by 4 inches
White measuring 5 inches by 3 3/4 inches
Quotes Sentiment Set from JoAnn
Retired Stampin’ Up Polka Dots and Paisley
StaZOn Jet Black
Stampin’ Melon Mambo
Acrylic Mounting Blocks
2 1/2 inch scallop circle framelit
2 1/4 inch circle framelit
I’m guessing by reading the supplies list for this card, not to mention the picture, you can see that this card is clearly for a boy. Just kidding, a wonderful woman. This card is meant to be dainty and Monkey requested the use of only one rhinestone.
Step One: Designer Paper
With this card, like many of my cards, I made my very own designer paper. I took a piece of white card stock (5 inches by 3 3/4 inches) and my polka dot stamp from that Stampin’ Up set. Using Stampin’ Up Melon Mambo ink, I stamped the polka dots on the piece of card stock, completely covering the page.
Step Two: The Front of The Card
Starting with my designer paper (5 inches by 3 3/4 inches) and adhered it to my hot pink piece (5 1/4 inches by 4 inches). I used the 2 1/2 inch scallop circle framelit and ran the piece of hot pink paper through my BigKick. With my scrap piece of white paper, I used the Stampin’ Up Melon Mambo ink and my little flower and stamped away. Using my 2 1/4 inch circle framelit, I ran the pretty flower through the BigKick. With my handy dandy tape runner, I adhered my white circle to the center of my hot pink scallop circle. In the flower, there is a pretty little dot that makes the bud of the flower. I felt that this flower seemed a bit too plain and I love my bling. I added a pretty little rhinestone to the bud of the flower. Using dimensionals, I adhered the circle layer to the center of the front of the card. To top the front of this card off, I took my white piece measuring, 3/4 inch by 3 1/8 inches. Using StaZOn Jet Black ink and stamped my sentiment, “You’re So Special.” I flagged the ends of the paper and using dimensionals, I added this piece to the bottom portion of the circle layer in the center. Once I added that little strip, it really drew the eyes to that beautiful little flower.
Step Three: The Inside
As you all know, I love decorating the inside of the card. I do not like just adding a simple piece of white cardstock to the center and calling it a day. I found a stamp set that was made up of inspirational quotes. I picked the quote that I wanted and I stamped that to the center of my white piece of cardstock (5 inches by 3 3/4 inches), in StaZOn Jet Black ink. I then took my Stampin’ Up Melon Mambo ink and stamped that same pretty flower on the top right corner and bottom left corner of the quote. I thought this tied the front of the card in with the inside of the card. I really loved this quote and thought that it would be a great thing to include in this card. This was followed by adding Monkey’s words and signing his name. Using tape runner, I centered the white piece on to my hot pink piece (5 1/4 inches by 4 inches), followed by adhering that piece to the center of the inside piece of the card.
At this point, I felt that the card was complete. It was a dainty little card that is bright and fun. I was ready to move on to the last step.
Step Four: The Envelope
Making the card match the envelope is something that I absolutely love. I feel like this helps bring the card to a completely new level. Using my Stampin’ Up Melon Mambo ink, I stamped two flowers to form a wonderful little label to write the name of the recipient. I thought that this was fun and really just ties everything together.
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