Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Guest Designer Lala-Palooza ! Caution: The Monkey is Loose!

Hi, my name is Ellen and I'm otherwise known as the CardMonkey. I'm usually hanging out in my PaperJungle over at, though occasionally I'm allowed out to feed on the blogs of others.

Today, it's my pleasure to be one of Alex's first Guest Designers during her hiatus as she gets ready to follow her dream to move to the beach. Not to worry, she'll be back soon ... until then, grab a banana and join me!

Alex gave us GDs the "open door" to do whatever we pleased, and it pleases me to tell you about how much I enjoy Alex. I happened across one of Alex's UStream video sessions and inserted my Monkeyness on her during the open chat -- that is, a free-ranging instant message session. I learned a lot and had a super-amount of fun, especially making Alex giggle!

So for my guest stint, I decided to make ALEX a card, to celebrate her Happy New Home.  Here it is!

To make this card, I used October Afternoon's Modern Homemaker "Suppertime" shaped paper as the base. I embellished the window boxes with leaves and flowers punched with my Punch a Bunch punches.  A free-hand cut the pennants from an assortment of paper scraps, and used Making Memories' tiny alphas "pink ledger" letters to spell out Happy New Home. Baker's twine threaded through the card serves as the pennant strings; I added brads just because it seemed to need them.  The most fun: I added fussy-cut pictures of Alex and her hubby Jamie to the front window. I lifted these off of Facebook and printed to fit. I making my cards super-personalized, and think this does it. Do you agree?

Here are a couple of close-ups:

Aren't they the CUTEST?!
Banner with letters ... plus the sweet little flowers
Thank you for the opportunity to post on your blog, Alex!  Happy packing!!
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