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!


  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!

  2. this is it!

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

  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 daughter's and it was today! Party isn't until Sunday, so I have a little bit of a reprieve!

  5. Awesome 'j'! Love the detail!

  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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