Sunday, August 14, 2011

Polaroid Minis


Welcome to the DeNami Design August Blog Hop!
The stop before me was the blog of the talented Amy.



My sister works hard. She's good at her job. People respect her and she respects them. I made these little ditties for her to give to the employees at work, just to let them know she cares! Mini cards are perfect for card sets, and for the informal "I'm thinking of you" kind of reason to send a card. The set contains four cards total-the two not pictured feature a slightly lighter colored monkey and then a little red bird!

A special thanks to Lisa for thinking of me and making these cards possible. I am so excited to finally have in my reach some lovely DeNami sentiments to go along with the images. For my Polaroid inspired cards, I stamped each image, the monkey and the little bird, onto kraft paper and colored with Copics. Then I drew a black line, either to hang from or perch upon, with a marker, inked the edges in black and adhered them to a stamped card base. I love the fact that I don't really often have to use a stamp positioner with DeNami stamps, as the rubber directly lines up with the image imprinted onto the wood block.

Thank you so much for visiting me and my mini cards today! Your next stop is one of the masterminds behind DeNami, super sweet Paulina Nakamura!

If for any reason you get lost along the way, the DeNami blog has all the details. You have until August 15th at 11:59 PST to leave comments on all the blogs to be eligible for a prize-three $20 gift certificates to the Denami Store! There is some serious inspiration along the way!

**I just wanted to take a quick minute to mention this great cause: Join Skipping Stones Design on Monday for their 2nd Annual "Blogs 4 Boobies" hop. Help stamp out cancer! All money raised on the hop will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Check out the Skipping Stones Design blog post here for more details.**

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (White) OfficeMax, (Kraft) PTI
Stamps: Denami Designs

Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Momento
Other: (Markers) Copic

94 comments:

artfuldelight said...

Super cute cards Karen. I have always admired DeNami stamps but I have yet to own any. I may have to change that very soon. :-)

BabyBokChoy said...

These are super card and perfect to give to people at work!! awesome!

Heidi said...

Love them both - love the CAS design! Her employees will love them!

luvhymns said...

Love the simple yet unique way your cards make me smile. Your sister's coworkers will be so BLESSED.

Lynn said...

Karen, perfect cards for your sister's co-workers! I always love to have a few cards on hand and work and these would be perfect!

Wendy aka Cheeky said...

Love that your sister gives these to people at work! Super cute cards.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

These are super cute, and perfect for pick-me ups or just because! ;o)

Chari M. said...

I love these cute simple cards. They are perfect for your sister to hand out at work. Very nice!

Carol Hartery said...

You sister is fortunate to have such a talented sister giving her adorable cards.

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

love your little minis and the sentiments are perfect.

Tina M said...

What a great idea to use them to help your sister...and such cute cards

CuteCuteWorld said...

These are awesome! I'm sure everyone at your sisters work will love them

Tenia Nelson said...

These cards are sooooo cute!!! tfs!!

Lindsey Wood said...

Adorable! Love the CAS style!

Virginia L. said...

Love the mini cards! The design is refreshing and delightful!

2 Chicks on a Limb said...

So very sweet! Love the little images!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such beautiful cards! TFS =)

Terria said...

OH how cute is that monkey :)

Karen McAlpine said...

Love your layout idea. The cards are so cute...your sis will love them!

Tanya said...

What a sweet gift for your sister! I love both of your cards, they are just darling!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Karen, I just adore your CAS style! Love these cards!

rhogan18 said...

Very cute, simple cards. Great job.

Rochelle said...

A little birdie told me to tell you these cards are great! :)

Maria (scrap4nat) said...

Awwww! Very cute cards!!! Love the little birdie!!!

Carol said...

I love both these cards, they are too cute! Thanks for sharing!

Saskia said...

Lovely cards, so cute!

Hop hop hop... to the next blog!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Ruby said...

Ah, SO cute! You've just made me remember a little birdie my daughter has from DeNami, she would LOVE your design, I will have to get her to pop by and see your cards too!

SJ said...

Do I have to give them out, or can I keep them? :) LOVE them!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! I really like the SIMPLE cards!! I LOVE them BOTH!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Courtney K said...

these are so adorable - love the Polaroid look.

Barb said...

awwwdorable!

Carole said...

Love these cute cards!

HockeyScrap said...

So cute and simple . . . I just love how "clean" these are (love white space!). And I love the idea behind giving them out as well. Mental note made! TFS!
Debbie (dbonczek@comcast.net)

HockeyScrap said...

Also love the term . . . "polaroid" style. It's a great layout for a card!
Debbie (dbonczek@comcast.net)

Betsy said...

I love how simple these are! Proof that less is more :)

Stephanie{LuvScraps} said...

these are just adorable! Super cute ♥
hugs,
Steph

Melissa said...

What a great gift for your sister. Cute cards!

Gerry said...

Your cards are adorable!

Lindsay said...

Seriously too sweet Karen! I love these!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Awwww! These are so sweet, Karen! I love Polaroid cards, and the way you made the whole card like a Polaroid is really cool. Thanks for the deets about the stamp positioner and the DeNami stamps...it makes them higher on my wish list. :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

These are so cute, love how crisp they look on white... and fun to think that such a CAS design can really pull out all the stops.

Be(e) said...

How cute!! Love these fun animal cards!

Mallika said...

what a great work
hugs
mallika

Nicki S said...

Cute cute cards Karen! So simple yet adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Isha said...

Cute cards Karen. Love your CAS style.

Lisa said...

Loving the DeNami animals, they are so cute.

Karen said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

Jenny said...

Just the sweetest cards Karen, I love the polaroid shape frames too. Lovin the inspiration from the hop :)
Jenny x

Billie Dee said...

What a cute monkey!

Chunyuan said...

Wow, these are lovely and cute mini cards. Love the polaroid shape frames for these small stamps Thanks for the inspiration.

Nicole M said...

These look so simple & to the point... Love the monkey, just swinging by to say HELLO !!

Judy said...

Thank you for sharing these precious, very happy cards! I love the simplicity of them...
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

TammyGtaz said...

What great cards to give to co-workers...simple but fun!!

Kimberly said...

So cute! Cards are great! Thanks for sharing!

Laurel said...

These are flat out ADORABLE!

Patty said...

Very cute cards!

PS.
I got to work alongside with your sister in the DeNami booth in Colorado Springs. It was fun to get to know her! :)

Amber said...

Adorable mini cards! I love the one with the little blue bird!

Lisa R. said...

Cute cute cute clean cards! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Sue D said...

I like the polaroid look of your cute mini cards.

Scrapalajen said...

This is too cute!

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Amy Smidebush said...

Sooo sweet! Love your cards, and your photography is awesome, too! That yellow background is stunning!

sharon g said...

Such a cute monkey. Thanks.

yyam said...

How cute are these! Love your CAS style! :)

Michele said...

Soooooo cute!

~Tammy~ said...

These are so adorable and your sister will love passing these out!

alexandra s.m. said...

wonderful mini cards Karen ;-)
TFS~

lynn said...

i love the monkey, karen:)! such cute minis!

DianeBurkeCT said...

How thoughtful of you to make these cards for your sister. I'm sure she'll appreciate them, as will her employees.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Karen, I am in love with these little polaroids! I can't wait to make a batch myself- thanks for the fab inspiration!

Laura said...

such simplicity...love it!

The Wolverina /// said...

What a neat idea! I love it, so cute!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Great cards. Love the polaroid picture look.

Lisa Petrella said...

I LOVE your mini polaroid CAS cards, Karen!!!! You did a FABULOUS job showcasing these images and sentiments---your coloring, layouts, and color combos are simply PERFECT!

...:::Paulina:::... said...

Darling cards, Karen. Love the simplicity of both of them- it works so well with minis!

ntsisterz said...

Cute cards and great idea!

judy said...

I love your sweet mini cards!

Heather Innusa said...

Such fun cards - I bet she loves them!!!!

Karen Brockway said...

So very cute!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

super sweet!!!

Rae Ann said...

These are so cute and I love your design idea.

Emma said...

Fab cards, love kraft and White combos.

Caanan said...

How cute! I love the simplicity. I should do that more...

Hannah's Stampin' Nana said...

thank you for sharing, enjoyed your cards :)

thanks for a chance to win :)

Shelley

lostnwa98 at comcast.net

Tracy said...

So simple, so beautiful!

Laurie said...

Karen these are SO cute! What a fun idea!

Andrea M said...

Karen, these are AMAZING!! WHat a great idea to make these for your sister to give out at work! Everyone loves to be appreciated!!!

Cyndi S said...

Cute cards.
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Michele Gross said...

OMG! These are sooooo cute!!

Shirley said...

Really cute cards! Love the design and the sentiments!

Alice Wertz said...

these are so cute! lovely minis!

kasia c. said...

These turned out wonderfully!!!!
I love how you created the perfect Polaroid. :)
So so cute!

Atif said...

Very cute card ! Love the little images...

Plastic Card

Jess said...

Cute cute cute!! My favourite is of course the little bird :)

Valerie said...

I love these, Karen- what a great idea - love your design :)