Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year's THANK YOU CARDS Blog Hop - Day 2:New Year's Day!

Check previous post for these cards:

Card 1: You Made My Day; Blog Candy - A dozen handmade brads
Card 2: Sweet and Simple; Blog Candy - An embellishment grab-bag
Card 3: With Gratitude Floral; Blog Candy - A dozen or so handmade flowers

And now....

Hoppers, the message on Day 1 started to get too long and unwieldy to edit, so I hope you don't mind my continuing the fun on this new post.

Officially, it's now DAY 2 of the Hop -- Happy New Year! I hope you all kissed your honey and called your loved ones to wish them the best in 2011.

This is CardMonkey's Card #4 on the Thank You Card Blog Hop. If you missed the previous cards, please do scroll down to see "Older Post". I wouldn't want you missing out on the previous CANDY and inspirational ideas.

This very simple card was in response to my Dear Hubby's reaction to Card #3, the Floral card. "It's nice, but very girly," he said. So I huffed myself back up to the Craft Loft to try to make a Thank You that was masculine.

I'd be remiss if I didn't give a shout out to Cricut Search for help on this card. My Sistah Shawn advised on her post (at Crafty Chic's blog, link HERE) suggested that we hoppers search the term THANK YOU on her site. There, I learned that Cricut's Zooballoo cartridge had this very nifty THANKS image already in card format. Believe it or not, it was the first time I used that cartridge that's been in my collection like forever, and I would never have looked if it wasn't for Cricut Search. So thanks, Shawn!

I loaded my Cricut mat with a 12x12" sheet of navy blue paper, hit "Fit to Page" and the CARD option on the THANKS key, hit CUT and TAH-DAH! How easy-peasy is that?! I lined the card with a sheet of regular yellow paper, and just because I could, I faux-stitched an outline using a white pen.

WIN BLOG CANDY! Okay, if you've been following along, you can look for the picture of the Hershey's Kiss on my blog for the featured BLOG CANDY in exchange for your comment on that Card. SO for Card #4 here, I will send one lucky winner A BRAND NEW, in box, UNUSED Cricut ZOOBALLOO Cartridge, just like I used to make this card!
(Yup, I just won it on eBay just for you! EBay is my favorite spot to purchase Cricut cartridges NIB [new in box] at reasonable prices.)

To win: Post a comment here about Card #4, for one chance to win the matching Blog Candy. If you comment on the other cards (1-3), you'll get an additional chance to win that matching Candy. Become, or let me know you are a follower, and you'll get an additional entry to the GRAND PRIZE (Cozy Cover).

Please continue on the Blog Hop by visiting Miss Adri. (Click name to be taken there.) Enjoy the trip and be sure to check back here at CardMonkey for additional cards and candy posted throughout the weekend!


Unknown said...

Card#4, candy #4

Great card!! Thanks for the idea. I never know what to do for a man...

Georgiana said...

I always need thank you cards for school, but never seem to have any on hand. I like the font on this card.

Already a follower,

Kim said...

I just loved how you used the different fonts!!
I'm a follower!
Card #4
kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Already a follower Love card #4.

Unknown said...

That is a great card. Simple and wonderful =)

Reneeleeak said...

I really like your card #4. It's so versatile, you could give it to anyone/any age!

Unknown said...

Voila! easy peasy love it. I use Cricut Search ALL the time. It's amazing what you can find in your carts. Thanks for the giveaway.

Tanya said...

I really like card #4!!!

Already a follower :D

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Janet said...

Card # 4 Is a winner very cute!

Unknown said...

Card #4 is a more manly looking Thank You than 3 was, but love them both, will use the cricut search more too, did know this cut was on zooballoo either!! Thanks

mom2fivekiddos said...

I like this card, nice, easy, and masculine!

shanna13 said...

I like this card and it does have a masculine feel to it. TFS Susan

Becky said...

Already a follower easy card

Heather said...

Ooh, I have zooballo! I'll have to try this one!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Unknown said...

Nice card! I love Zooballoo & I love Cricut Search!!!

Selina said...

Always need ideas for cards for men. They just don't appreciate glitz & bling do they? Thanks for chance to win something to be creative with!!

New follower:
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Lisa said...

Great card, and would be so easy to mass produce! Love it!
top29gun at gmail dot com

Wedding photo thank you notes said...

Very nice thank you cards!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty cards! TFS!!! -Sam :-)

Jean-Marie said...

such a simple and cute it!

Janette S. said...

Thanks for a great idea for a not so goirly card (which I usually make!). Thanks for the opportunity to win all the blog candy!

janetteschulte at comcast dot net

Jennifer said...


You are so generous!!! :) I would love to be able to duplicate your awesome card (& my kids would like all those cute animals on the Zooballoo Cartridge)! I do like that it's versatile-masculine enough for a guy, but great for anybody!

Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win,

partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

I am so happy to be a follower!!! :) I can tell I'm going to be doing a lot of scrap lifting! ;)

Thank you so much,

partridgelu at yahoo dot com

LesleyfromWI said...

Really like how you did the Thanks....cute!
lfuchs1 at

Lisa W said...

Card #4 - I love how the word 'Thanks" looks on this card.

karensk said...

Card 3 day 1
It maybe girly as your husband said but I love it. I did become a follower and all your blog candy looks tasty. If I have to pick I would like zoology to be able to make the thank you card that you did or the bic pens but all are good.Thank you so muc for sharing,
karenk 3 at ameritech dot net

karensk said...

day 2 card 4
How simple this sounds but so pretty.I did become a follower and all your blog candy looks tasty. If I have to pick I would like zoology to be able to make the thank you card that you did or the bic pens but all are good.Thank you so muc for sharing,
karenk 3 at ameritech dot net

Thank You Gifts said...

Fab card! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Fab cards for the new year starting ,please added some more designs related to the Christmas.....
print plastic card
print loyalty card