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:

  1. 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. :-)

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

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

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

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  5. 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!

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

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

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

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

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  10. love your little minis and the sentiments are perfect.

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

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

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  13. These cards are sooooo cute!!! tfs!!

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

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  15. So very sweet! Love the little images!

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

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

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

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  19. Very cute, simple cards. Great job.

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

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

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

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  23. Lovely cards, so cute!

    Hop hop hop... to the next blog!

    Greetings, Saskia :)

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  24. 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!

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

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

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  27. these are so adorable - love the Polaroid look.

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  28. Love these cute cards!

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  29. 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)

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

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

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  32. these are just adorable! Super cute ♥
    hugs,
    Steph

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  33. What a great gift for your sister. Cute cards!

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  34. Seriously too sweet Karen! I love these!

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  35. 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. :)

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  36. 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.

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  37. How cute!! Love these fun animal cards!

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

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  39. Cute cards Karen. Love your CAS style.

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  40. Loving the DeNami animals, they are so cute.

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  41. Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

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

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

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

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

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

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  47. So cute! Cards are great! Thanks for sharing!

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  48. 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! :)

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

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

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  51. I like the polaroid look of your cute mini cards.

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  52. This is too cute!

    Stampsnews@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  60. Great cards. Love the polaroid picture look.

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  61. 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!

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

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  63. I love your sweet mini cards!

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

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  65. These are so cute and I love your design idea.

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  66. Fab cards, love kraft and White combos.

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

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  68. thank you for sharing, enjoyed your cards :)

    thanks for a chance to win :)

    Shelley

    lostnwa98 at comcast.net

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  69. Karen these are SO cute! What a fun idea!

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

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  71. Cute cards.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  72. Really cute cards! Love the design and the sentiments!

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  73. these are so cute! lovely minis!

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

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  75. Very cute card ! Love the little images...

    Plastic Card

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

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

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