Hang in there

Happy Tuesday!  After the long weekend, it's definitely been a Monday on a Tuesday at my house today.  So much to do, so little motivation to actually do it.  LOL!  So, in good procrastinating form, I'm popping in here to post a card!  :)  Verve's featured set this month is Love Monkey, and it's on sale 40% off through the end of  July!  I think he's got the perfect whimsical personality to pair with our new sets, Blue Skies and Always on My Mind.  So for my card, I combined all three.

I started by stamping the notebook image from Blue Skies, then stamping the Love Monkey upside down on the paper and again on white cardstock to color, cut out, and pop up.  Next I stamped the hang in there sentiment from Always on My Mind in real red, and then decided to add the little hanging heart to look like it's coming from his tail.  For the background paper, I just stamped the small butterfly from Blue Skies repeatedly in chocolate chip craft ink and then embossed in clear.  For a little oomph, I painted each butterfly with a mixture of diamond glaze and one drop of real red re-inker for some uber-glossy butterflies.  I finished off with some of my favorite striped ribbon from May Arts, and voila!  A card was born!  :)

Hope you have a fantastically creative day, and that Monday skipped your household entirely this week!  :)

What's In It?
Stamps: Love Monkey, Blue Skies, Always on My Mind (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, white (SU!)
Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft, Real Red (SU!), Antique Linen (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: diamond glaze, striped ribbon (May Arts)


  1. OMG!! This is SO ADORABLE, Julee!! LOVE the Love Monkey hanging upside down! Great way to combine these three sets!

  2. Too cute!! Love the upside down monkey and the butterflies in the BG. Fabulous ribbon treatment too!

  3. Oh those stamped and embossed butterflies on teh background are to die for! Beautiful!

  4. How cute! I love that butterfly stamp, what a marvelous background. Great!

  5. Love your card! Great design!

  6. This is SO darling, Julee! I LOVE the upside down monkey and the wonderful butterfly background!!

  7. Get OUTTA HERE! This is SO CUTE Jules, I love that monkey!!!

  8. ohhh so cute card!!! Love the Monkey!!!! Paper is great.


  9. Oh my goodness is this ADORABLE, Julee!


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