Sunday, March 15, 2015

A Pineapple (I MISS YOU) card and one Birthday Card

Which Image do you want to put on your card if you listen the word TROPICAL???

I was thinking of Palm, Flip-Flop, Swimsuit, Pineapple, Banana, Coconut.....and...I decided to choose Pineapple for my card this time :) this is from The Alley Way Stamp: Tropical Hideaway.

How I made my card:

1. I cut a circle with my circle cutter, put on the top of a piece of white paper, layered it with my stencil, then choose orange (Spiced Marmelade) Distress Ink and sponged it. 

2. After that I stamped the pineapple at the top of the sponged area.

3. Colored the pineapple with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor set.

I love the result that I only make ONE LAYER CARD Yaaayyy...and I put I MISS YOU as sentiment cause my hubby again fly to do his business trip to TAIWAN...ooh again warm country :) Here is the card I made :)

I love to play with stencil recently it is easy...faster and I can make my own background  for my card.

Challenges for my card:

The Alley Way Stamps March Link Up Party

Click to Link Up!

CASology week 137: Tropical (I am one of the HM with my Bikini card :) )

Stamplorations March Challenge: Stamps & Stencil

Use Your Stuff #177: Create Your Own Background(sdh a. p.)

Happy Little Stamper (March Challenge): Sponging

Come and Get It: Make Your Background (sdh a. p.)

AAA Cards Challenge: Game #35 Bare Naked CAS (sdh a. p.)


Stampin Royalty Challenge #270: Watercolor (I colored my pineapple with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor set, you can see here the set I mean :) )(sdh a. p.)


For my second card I decided to play again with color combo at Photo Inspiration from the Time Out Challenge #26:

Frame Collage Funky Bright Home Decor Upcycled Vintage Frames Hollywood Regency Apartment Decor Quirky Decor

I know I have no die cut machine :(...I was thinking hard how I can managed to cut paper and make it as a frame???

This is the answer of my question, my two square Puncher yaaayyy :) they help me this time... :) thanks my puncher :)

For my card I first punched the paper with the small puncher then after that with the big puncher. I got the result like this picture:

Here is the card I made:

The puncher really help me to achieve the goal to make frame on my card :), to give more interrest I gave SU little dots on my sentiment with (nearly) the same colors.

Challenges for my second card are:

Time Out Challenge #26: Photo Inspiration (see above)(sdh a. p.)

Stempel Sonne Challenge: Anything Goes (Until 19 March)(sdh a. p.)

Polka Doodles Challenge Week 11: Birthday

Friday Mashup #200: Create a Project using your TWO Favorite mashup Challenges together on one project.(sdh a. p.)

 I choose #16 Create a Birthday Card and #65 Create a Project with Punch Art

Seize The Birthday: : Anything Goes Birthday(sdh a. p.)

Thanks for looking and happy sunday :)




  1. Fabulous cards! The pineapple card is stunning, like that background, and the way you did the squares is a great idea! Donna

  2. Two sweet cards today! Love, love, love the pineapple one! So glad you did a step-by-step for it. You inspire me. Thanks for joining in with AAA this week! Hope we see another!

  3. Both Fabulous cards Monika..Loz

  4. Super FUN cards! LOVE your pineapple card! Perfect for 'tropical'! ;) And how clever to use two punches for frames!...I would have never thought of that! lol Thanks for sharing!

  5. Beautiful stencil! I like the cute frames too.

  6. Such fun cards. Love the idea of using the square punches to create those playful frames. And love your tropical card. When I think of tropical, I usually think of beaches with palm trees and coconuts. But pineapple is also perfect for tropical too! :) Enjoy your week Monika!

  7. Such fabulous cards, Monika! I love how you made your pineapple card a one-layer card! You made it look so effortless too! One layer cards are always hard for me to do so I go for layers - I'm bookmarking your post so I can try your tips soon!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog, I really do appreciate it. :)

  8. Your stencil looks great with the pineapple! I love the squares you created that follow the look of the frames in the photo!

  9. Hello, Monika! Two beautiful cards! The pineapple looks so pretty with your awesome stencilling! Great way to create the frames on the second card! I've been playing over at the Friday Mashup too!

  10. Monika, these are all so wonderful! Your squares are so creative, the Palm is a perfect tropical card, and they all just make me smile! Thanks for sharing them! My daughter that lives in Germany used to live in Taiwan. She liked it there very much. It was bittersweet when her fellowship was over, and she returned home, but we were sure happy to see her. We had no idea she would leave the country again so soon! I wish your husband safe travels...hugs!

  11. Wow Monika again awesome cards. I love the pineapple and the use of the stencil again. Great look/ sorry hubby going on business again. Hope it's a quick trip.
    The second card is an awesome look I like the frames and the way you added them to the card and the sentiment. Great color choices really pops.

  12. That pineapple card is so tropical and lovely and I'm glad to see your card at STAMPlorations!! And I love the bright frames on the second!!

  13. Nothing says tropical more than a pineapple! Love your stenciled background. The frames look amazing too! Thank you for sharing at CASology!

  14. Thanks for sharing both your wonderful cards.
    I spotted you over at Friday Mash Up.
    Crafty hugs,
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

  15. I think the pineapple screams tropical! LOVE the idea. Also like how you've created frames with the square punches on your second card. Very clever!
    hugs Asha

  16. WOW!! What a linky party you are doing all on your own! Your Pineapple is so cute!! My husband would say this was his favorite part of going to Hawaii, the very fresh taste of the pineapple! Serious, he would tell you this!! LOVE your sweet stenciling background, and how you have it in a circle to hold your fruit! Great way to have a background, I agree! Yay, and you play my CAS challenges too, what a sweetie for joining us !!! I like it!!!
    - HUGS

  17. Hi Monika
    Thanks for introducing yourself on my blog Onions and Paper - lovely to meet you, and what great cards! I'll follow back and hope to see you around lots! I see from your bio that you like to make manly cards - I'm on the DT of a weekly challenge called Cardz 4 Guyz which is all about cards for men. Watch out on Tuesday for my DT post with a link to this week's challenge!

  18. Excellent way to make the frames, very creative and a fun graphic take on our photo. So pleased you joined us again at Time out

  19. Both cards are simply delightful Monika.

  20. Well done coming up with a way to make your frames, very clever!! This looks fantastic and such brilliant inspiration from the photo. Always so happy when you join us at TIME OUT. And love your pineapple card too, oh so tropical and fruity....

  21. Wow! You have been busy Monika! I love your tropical pineapple card. That stencil was the perfect background to represent the texture of the fruit!! Well done! It looks fantastic! I also like your frame card. Fantastic use of your punches! Very effective! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology again this week!! xx

  22. Love your cards....your sweet pine apple card is just adorable and your framed birthday card is just darling. Love your fun style...wishing you a wonderful day!

  23. My gosh girl you've been a busy stamper while I was away! :) LOVE your pineapple card!! The stenciling goes perfect with it!!

    I absolutely love your idea with the square punches to make frames!! Very cool card design my friend!! You rock girl!

  24. Both cards are wonderful! Love the creative fun! Great colors too. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  25. Wow, that one layer card with pineapple looks fab, and very tropical! The stenciled background and the image on top gives a feel of dimension. My one layer cards always turn out very bland and very often end up in the trash...
    You sure have got inspiration from the photo with frames. Can we agree on this one being masculine, lol... I think it looks really cool and modern.

  26. Hi Monika...thanks for your lovely comment on my Which Craft? blog. This is definitely NOT too plain. It's funny that are layouts are so similar although, I believe your card is clearly so much more effective. Love the POP of vivid colors against that white space.

  27. I see - you are into stenciling nowadays - I love them, too! Getting watercolor envy.....Cool frames!

  28. Your pineapple card is SO cute! Thanks for joining our challenge at Stampin' Royalty!

  29. Fab card. Thanks for joining us in our Birthdays challenge at Polkadoodles
    Anjie (Senior DT)

  30. Very exotic and fruity !! I have also become your latest blog follower !

  31. I think this is great, thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this time
    Jenny x
    Polkadoodles DT

  32. Great way to create frames without a cutting machine! Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

  33. Such cute cards! Love the stencil that you used with the pineapple. Thanks so much for joining in our challenge this week at Use Your Stuff!
    Lori - UYSDT

  34. More cute cards! I really love the way you used your punches! Thanks for playing along at the Friday Mashup!

  35. Both cards are great! I love the color and pattern you stamped with on the pineapple one! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Use Your Stuff!

  36. I love the colors of your card, the image and the overall design! What a fun, happy card. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

  37. What a wonderful background you have created for our challenge over at Use Your Stuff. Simply stunning. Thanks for playing along - DT Shirl

  38. Fabulous project. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Wendy (DT).xx

  39. Pineapple and tropical = brilliant combination, especially with that oh-so-pretty stenciled background. Your frames are fabulous, pairing wonderfully with the inspiration photo! Once again, applauding your creativity!

  40. Wonderful Pineapple card, great stenciling for the background!

    Glad that you could join us for the challenge at Come And Get It…..hope to see you back soon!

    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska ~ CAGI DT ~

  41. You definitely can't get much more tropical than a pineapple! It's a great take on a CAS card too - smart layout and colors that pop! Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards Challenge! Jenny x

  42. Your pineapple card is so adorable ... love the stenciled background with your sweet pineapple on top. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

  43. Love the pineapple, would never have thought to pair a pineapple with that sentiment!
    Thanks for joining us at AAA Card Challenge! Justine :)

  44. Wow monica-- great job with the comments! Love your stenciled background well done thanks for joining in at AAA--

  45. Two sweet and pretty cards! Love how you combination the stencil with pineapple! Great idea. Thank you for sharing at STAMPlorations.


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