I'm B-A-C-K...

Said in my most sing-song voice! How in the world are you? I haven't seen all of you in ages! Between that deer vs. van accident and a horrendous sinus infection; I haven't stamped in over two weeks. Talk about withdrawal!

I didn't start feeling better till Sunday; but fortunately for me I had a reason to stamp Saturday. Ah...love when I'm *forced* to stamp - LOL! Our oldest daughter had a b-day party to attend; she's a tweenager now, so finding just the right item can be rather difficult. We bought the birthday girl a Nintendo game and then I made some monogrammed note cards for her - I mean really, what tweenager doesn't want her own monogrammed note cards?

But first, let's start with the b-day card I made. I used SU!'s Simple Birthday Thanks to make the card; you can see from the link, I omitted the words from the stamp and I paper-pieced everything but the cherry.

I also used a paper crimper on the bottom portion of the cupcake so its just like a real paper cupcake holder - its so cool IRL. I again, paper-pieced the top of the cupcake and added pink, orange and red jewels; nice sprinkles eh? Then doesn't that cherry look scrumptious and real? I colored it in using Copics and then added Crystal Effects for some shine. Here's a close-up of the cupcake so you can see the jewels and shine on the cherry.

The background of the card is stamped with SU!'s Linen background in Regal Rose (same color as the cardstock); I cut the entire cupcake out and mounted it with dimensionals on the actual card. My tweenager thought it was great, so whew, passed that one!

Now to the monogrammed note cards. I purchased 2 packs of these polka dot cards from the Target $1 spot quite some time ago. I've used them before, but never in anything I really liked; but I thought these turned out great!

I used the JustRite Curlz monogram set and inked it with two Dew Drop inks (nope, didn't write down the colors - sorry) stamped onto SU!'s vanilla cardstock. Punched it out with a Marvy Circle Punch and then punched a color coordinated Marvy Scalloped Circle. I added dots to the scalloped circle and to finish them off, I tied a ribbon across the top. They were so quick and simple, but the young lady was thrilled. Turns out I made just enough for the number of people she invited to the party, so her mom said she would use them as Thank You cards - YES, another home run!

Here are some close-ups so you can see them a bit better.

Sunday was spent in OKC at a baseball tournament; we had 3 games and got home about 10:45 p.m., what a great day we had!

Thanks for peeking in, its so good to see you! Hugs, ~M.


  1. Michele, great cards! love the monograms! I think i have this set, it was in the goodie bag from the cruise. maybe i should take a closer look at it! lol
    thanks for sharing. I've missed you!

  2. I've been waiting for a new post!!! I love the notecards....great job! Love ya, BFF

  3. SUUUUCH cute cards!!! I just go the Spellbinders Cupcake die and can't wait to make up a bunch of cute bday cards!!! :)

  4. What a great idea for a 'tweenager', great idea for anyone come to think of it. I simply love the cupcake, I have been making a cupcake card today, looking at all this scrumptiousness makes me hungry :)

  5. So sorry you've had a rough time lately. I had a car accident earlier this year and I'm only just recovering.
    Just love your latest creation-it really does look good enough to eat!

    Love Sarita xxx


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