Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Birthday Monster + CTMH Cards from 10/1/13 Class

The first thing on my To Do List for today was to get a birthday card made for Noah who will be 9 on Monday.  I thought I was way ahead of the game when I made and posted his card in August.  Unfortunately I made a small error on that card, but fortunately I realized it before sending.  Here is the card I will be popping in the mailbox shortly, so it reaches him in California (hopefully) in time.

 This is a triple fold card using last week's free digi image from Bugaboo Digi Stamps.
I did a little paper piecing on the box, coloring with markers, and glitter gel on the cupcake icing.
The semicircle cut out on the brown CS, which is only glued down on 3 sides to form a pouch for a gift card, was simply done with a punch.

Now I must go throw a meatloaf together and prepare a scalloped potato casserole so it is ready to quickly get in the oven when I return from playing pinochle later this afternoon.  That way Mom and I can make a visit to our friend in the hospital while it is baking and dinner will be ready when I get home.    And I'll be back to finish this later....

.......As I was about to say, before life interrupted

I am entering this card in the following challenges: 
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #31 - Just a Bit Out There with Rick St. Dennis
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - We're Going Dotty
Through the Craft Room Door - Oct 1-7 Anything Goes
Oozak Challenge #23 - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge #47 - 3 or more Patterned Papers

Before you click on that little X in the upper right corner, please take a moment to look at the 4 cards I made yesterday at Joyce's CTMH Card Workshop.


I'd love to meet some of my blog visitors at the Heirloom Productions York Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival,  October 12th & 13th;  Sit down at my Make & Take Table at the Close to My Heart booth; Meet my friends, Joyce Houck and Betty Locco, both CTMH consultants; Sign up for the CTMH class on Wearable Art and make this fab necklace and gift box:


  1. What a super cute card Debi! Love that little monster fella! Thanks for playing along with us at Flourishes for our Timeless Tuesday Challenge this week!

  2. Debi, your monster card is so cute! I've never seen that image before. I hope it reaches him in time, too. It's darling with the playful folds to go along with that amazing image - everything a little boy could want in a birthday surprise! Your colors are great! hugs, de

  3. I like the other card, but I like this one much better - of course I had to look back to figure out the error - glad you realized it before you mailed it. I think Noah will love this card! Such a cute image and I love the triple-fold style of the card. I've never made that style - I really need to try these different folds - the result is wonderful. Enjoy your day!

  4. Oh so cute!!! Love this card, Debi.
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  5. Very cute card Debi, Love the image and the sentiment :-)
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

  6. Oh WOW!! Where do I begin...!?? So many beautiful creations!! :) :)
    I really love the monster card ~~ it has a great layout and bright happy colors!! :) :) & the ones w/ washi pop out at me as I am semi-obsessed with washi !! LOL Great job!!
    Thank you for joining us @ Loves Rubberstamps this week for Anything Goes!! :) :)

    I hope you will pop by my blog for your chance at my bi-weekly candy!! There is quite a big prize pack this week!! :) :) ~Nicole~

  7. Even if I buy a card (ahead of time) I never get it delivered right on time. Yours is worth waiting for.

    "Croms' Candy....Woo Hoo"

  8. So nicely done. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps

  9. Super Cute Monster Card for a 9 yr old, he's going to love it! Fun colors too! Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenge Blog this week

  10. This is just so cute! Thanks for joining the Oozak Challenge!


  11. Hi Debi!
    If you'd like a couple more great challenges to enter, please check out these: - Anything Goes (every week) - (Halloween for October)
    We would LOVE having you play along at both of these fun challenges.
    Blessings to you,

  12. LOL! What a cute monster card. Love the bright cheerful colors. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment this week. Good luck.

    Maggie - DT

  13. Very cute and funny! Love he image and the shape of your card! Thank you for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment!
    Hugs, Marzena/DT

  14. Noah is sure to love this fabulous card, Debi. Love the unusual 'mechanics' of your card too.

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge,and good luck in the draw.

    Jennifer. x

  15. Love the fold. Am so glad you realized your goof before you mailed the original. Thanks for joining us this week at the Perfect Sentiment. Good luck and please join us again soon!

  16. Love the monster card and the fun fold. Thanks for playing along with the Going Dotty Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week!!!


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