Saturday, May 22, 2010

thanks for hanging in there!

this is the last weekend to work on thank you cards for the open auditions for gallery idol 2010. the first thought i had when i found out the open audition card had to be a thank you card was i wanted to make a card that said thanks for hanging in there and i wanted a little monkey on it.

so i sat down today and tried to get that thought out of my head and onto a card and have it not look terrible. usually when i start on a card i've at least picked out what products i want on the card. or i just work till it comes together. but with this card i kind of knew where i wanted the end to be, but i had no idea how to get there. which basically means i kept trying things messing it up and starting over.

i started with a zoo animal stamp set by recollections and stamped the vine on kraft cardstock, and then stamped again on green cardstock for the leaves (which i ended up not using at all).

the papers are kraft cardstock, lime green cardstock, and recollections monkeying around designer paper.

initially i was going to use the little monkey from the stamp set, then i remembered i had a monkey dimensional sticker with cute little google-y eyes. and i changed my mind.

the sentiment was the hardest part to figure out. i knew i didn't have a stamp that said what i wanted. and i'd thought about basic grey's chipboard letters but they were too big. i thought about my cricket, but i don't have the expression so the smallest letters are 1 inch-too big for a card. then it clicked-LETTER STICKERS. haven't used those in so long. i pulled out my stickers, and found some teeny tiny making memories alpha stickers in chocolate brown. perfect!

i used my craft knife to put the stickers on the card because they were so small. scrap tip- staggering alpha stickers makes it less obvious if they're crocked, because it looks like it was done on purpose.

i decided i wanted my monkey to have bananas, so i pulled out my doodlebug jungle stickers, and saw the cute little sticker leaves. and then i went back and pulled up the little stamped leaves and replaced them with sticker leaves.

i tied ribbon around the bottom of cardstock papers, and added recollections pop dots to finish off the card.
here are two more cards i made for the gallery idol open audition.

thanks for looking
blog ya later!


  1. These are all so very unique and cool! Good luck with the competition. My favorite is the middle, just because it is so original! And good call on replacing the leaves on the vine, they look perfect!

  2. wow. great job. love the wordings you chose and the thank you card is so beautiful!