Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Monster Birthday Wishes

I was in a Paper Smooches groove yesterday and ended up making this card as well so I've linked up both to the August Guest Designer Search. This one also uses patterned paper but I love that it looks completely different. I wish I could've bottled that groovy moment much like when I'm at the edge of the ocean, say, in Cinque Terre, Italy, and take it out to experience again whenever I need it. Wouldn't that be nice?

Yup, I made another 6.5" x 3.25" card. I love this shape! It's my go-to shape for some reason and it's brought me quite a bit of success while sublicating, too. ;) All the patterned paper you see on this card is from Cosmo Cricket's Joy Ride mini deck. A former co-worker ordered a bunch of birthday cards and I needed a few more hence the theme of this card. I hope at least one of her friends is silly. LOL I masked off the monster's arm and part of his body so I could add two out-stretched arms. I tied little knots before attaching the strings to the heart balloons because real balloons have knots! Both the monster and 'monster' sentiment are from Falling For You and the 'birthday wishes' sentiment is from Birthday Buddies.

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury ivory cardstock; Cosmo Cricket Joy Ride mini deck; Paper Smooches Falling for You & Birthday Buddies; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copic 0.5mm black multi-liner; SU Taken With Teal, Tempting Turquoise & Tangerine Tango inks; Stampin' Dimensionals; The Twinery baker's twine in Charcoal, Caribbean & Mandarin

44 comments:

Chunyuan said...

Love this card. Great job on paper piecing. Love the heart balloons too.

Vicky Hayes said...

You're great with these stamps! I love your little knots for the balloon strings and I love the striped DP at the bottom of the card.

Shauna K said...

sooo cute :D love the twine balloon strings!

Ujjwal said...

I love the paper piecing on that cute monster :)

P.S. you have given me a hang of that card shape too. These days I like my cards only when they are long :D

Annette said...

another fabulous creation... Love this card..

Lisa Lara said...

Cute as can be Emily. I just love how you used the twine for the balloons.

BabyBokChoy said...

love love this monster, absolutely adorable!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

Monster GREAT! Love what you do with the PS stamps (-: !!!

Jocelyn said...

He is so cute and I love the pp you used. The balloons are amazing with the twine--love it! Good luck with the GDT gallery.

Laurie said...

Emily he is just the cutest! I love the little balloons and twine too! Adorable!

Isha said...

Love little Monster holding heart balloons. I love tall cards...they look elegant.TFS Emily.
Hugs

Laura Pryor said...

Oh, this is just the cutest thing ever! I love what you did with the paper piecing! Absolutely GREAT!

kasia c. said...

Aaaaaaaah! Emily this is AWESOME! I think my favourite Paper Smooches card ever!! That monster warms my heart. But holding herat balloons and those wonderful stripes.....perfection. :)

Lisa said...

You manage to make this guy cuter each time I see him! I think he must be mine soon :)

Lorraine said...

Oh this is adorable! I love that little monster and his outreached hands holding the heart balloons!

Jenny said...

Genius idea Emily, love his change of hand position and the super cute heart balloons...I'm sure you'll be next :)
Jenny x

Brenda said...

Just plain awesome Emily! I don't know how you do it over and over again, perfection every time!

Karen B. said...

You know this is adorable, right?

dahlhousedesigns said...

this is monster cute!

lisa a.

Julie Hoffman said...

Super duper cute! I have to try the 6.5" x 3.25" size - never made one that size before!

Jennifer said...

Super CUTE Emily!! I just love that little monster and how you used the twine!!! (=

Virginia L. said...

AW...how adorable!! The twines and images are perfect for each other! Good luck on the PS guest design challenge!

Jen W. said...

You so have August guest designer in the bag! Love that dotty monster!

I'm really diggin' these tall cards. Where do you find envelopes for that size card or do you make your own?

Emily Keaton said...

This makes me SMILE, Emily!! For "not getting along" with patterned paper, you sure do some great paper piecing. This is fantastic!! And definitely fun. Your knotted twine makes those look like authentic balloons!

Lynn said...

Seriously Emily...I don't think this could be any cuter!

Julie Hoffman said...

Just wanted to let you know I mentioned this post on my blog today and linked it :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Grin, isn't this too cute!!!!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh my gosh this is absolutely awesome Emily I love your spotted monster!

AnitaRex said...

Hi Emily! I love this card! And I think I am going to try this shape too!!! I love ll the pattern paper you've used in this! And I am sure your former coworker is gonna love it! It's even good for kids!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Wauw, Emily! You are on a roll in making cards!!! Love them all, but especially this little monster! It's so cute and the colors are perfect!! Very, very nice card!!
Hugs, Wendy

Julie E said...

I am rooting for you to become the next guest designer. Between this card and the last, all I can say is CUTE and creative to boot!!!

Lindsey said...

Everything about this card is perfect, but the first thing I noticed is that striped paper -- to me, it's what sends the whole card over the top! And really, he must be the cutest monster ever. Especially offering balloons. :D

~amy~ said...

way tooo stinkin' cute girl.

Marie-Pierre said...

wow Emily! I love your two cards very much! On your Halloween one I love the branch and the houses on the pattern paper. Seems like you should use more pattern paper 'cause you're rocking it! :) And on today's card I love your little guy and the balloons! Great idea, the twine!! :)

Meg said...

EEK! Now this card is so super adorable, too, I don't know which is my favorite! I just want to love on that little happy monster!

onecraftymama said...

If she doesn't have at least one silly friend, then I feel terrible for her. Everyone should have at least one total goofball in their life. Love this card - especially how you've added the patterned paper to set off the sentiment. Awesome :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! How cute is this??? You are totally going to get the GDT!! You deserve it:) I can't enter any more--you nailed this challenge and GDT spot!! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous card, love that cute monster Emily, Hugs Gay xxx

Scrapcollectr said...

This is one adorable monster! All that paper piecing is sooo cool. (I envy how you can snip so close to the black lines of the images. I can't seem to!)
*smile*

lynn said...

darling monster! way too cute, emily!

donna mikasa said...

My PS stamp set just arrived and I bought it just for that monster! Love how you gave him balloons with all that twine! The sentiment is cool, too! LOVE!!!

Amy said...

ADORABLE card!!! Those balloons are fantastic done in hearts......great thinking outside the box!! Who wouldn't love this little monster?

Heather said...

So cute, love the paper piecing :)

Angela said...

I want that cute little monster to be my friend. He looks so happy with his balloons! The colors are perfect, especially with that stripe.