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
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!