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9 Oct 2008

Ways to Use a Monogram!

Today's challenge on Splitcoast Stampers, is to create a card using a Monogram.
Check out the details for that challenge here!

Well, since Jake's second birthday is on Saturday (un-freakin'-believable where the time goes)
I needed to make him a card.


Actually, I have already made him a card, but I misplaced it already, -
I only made it Tuesday night....
I know it is in my crap stamping room somewhere!


But this was a great excuse to make him another so here it goes!


I knew I wanted to use Basic Grey Cupcake paper
because it is so perfect for boys with the bright colours and no pinks or purples -
not that there is anything wrong with that - but you know....


So I based my cardstock around the Basic Grey Cupcake,
and found lots of Bazzill cardstock amongst my goodies.
I took some light olive and blu
e Bazzill
and mixed it with Memory Box Red Pepper .


The star is from Melissa Frances chipboard.
I painted it with yellow paint and when it
was dry (tap foot, tap foot, heat gun!!) spritzed it with Red Pepper Color Wash ink.


I considered spraying it all over to make it an orangy colour
but I liked the look of the light bit of spray
so I left it like that.
I heat set it with my heat gun and added the blue MM button.




The monogram "j" is from a HUGE box of chipboard that I got at
Costco a few weeks ago! Fabulous deal!
It was already the orangy colour, but I wanted to stamp on it
so I just sanded it up a bit so the ink would soak in better.

Using Broken China distress ink I stamped the word "boy",
from Kim Hughes stamp set "Sweet Thang"
all over the chipboard letter "j", and then clear embossed it.

With the Cupcake paper, I punched a border with Fiskar's threading water punch,
and attached that paper to the card.
I added a little piece of olive cardstock across the top, and then sewed zig-zag
all around the card and across the middle.

I decided the use the star as the dot over the letter "j" and I think it was a great decision....toot, toot!! lol!



6 comments:

  1. OMG Girl. How creative is this monogram...I know what you mean on the craft room..Mine needs some serious attention..Great work on the challenge!

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  2. this is adorable...love it!

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  3. Cute, cute! Your grandbaby will love it!

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  4. glad I'm not the only one to lose things in my *crap* room! LOL!
    Love your monogram! I have a 2yo birthay card to make too....my daughter's and it was today! Party isn't until Sunday, so I have a little bit of a reprieve!

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  5. Awesome 'j'! Love the detail!

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  6. Now hang on ot this one! Darling card! My grandson will be 2 in Jan! Oh the sweet wee ones! Deb

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