Mojo Monday Thank You Card

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Happy Labor Day!  I hope many of you can enjoy a day of relaxation and stamping inspired by this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO257).


  • If you are a clean and simple stamper like me, a card with lots of layers and embellishments can be a little intimidating.  My advice?  Deconstruct the sketch (in your head) to see how you can make it your own style.  I like to use lots of white, focus on a key color (Summer Starfruit used today) and a balance of basic embellishments.

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  • Stampin’ Up! Brushed Bronze Designer Buttons (p. 32 of the Holiday Catalog) add a rich finish but still keep the design clean.  I added Linen Thread (doubled) for a fun “stitch.”
  • The “thank you” sentiment (Made for You stamp set) was cropped to perfection using the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies and my Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.
  • NEW!!!  STAMPIN’ UP! FREE RIBBON OFFER!  That luscious touch of 3/8″ Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon provides a pretty contrast and touch of sheen.  Get it FREE with a $40 product order in September.  Learn more about the Stampin’ Up! Back to “Spool” Special.

MISS LILY GRACE . . . I recently posted a birthday card I created for my grandniece who is nutso about owls.  Here’s the original link.   I thought it was telling to see her sweater in this new photo!

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Stamp Set:  Made for You (Wood-Mount 126340, Clear-Mount 126342)
Paper:   2012-2014 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (126910),  Lucky Limeade (122926), Chocolate Chip (102128), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip (126979)
Cool Tools:  Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882),  1″ Squre Punch (for large flagged end, 124094), 2 1/2″ Circle Punch (120906), Blossom Petals Builder Punch (121808), Bitty Banners Framelits Dies (129267), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
The Perfect Touch:  Burnished Bronze Designer Buttons (127833), Linen Thread (104199), Summer Starfruit 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (126846), Glue Dots (to hold buttons in place, 103683)

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  1. Miss Lilly Grace is beautiful! I love your card too!

  2. You sure know how to make plain and simple look wonderful, gorgeous and very pretty 🙂

  3. Teresa Zuehls

    Love your CAS card! The button flowers are so darling. Oh and the owl card is so fun too. TFS

  4. I just love your clean, graphic take on the sketch! I’m still in limbo about liking Summer Starfruit, but you featured it so well with the green/chocolate/white!

  5. Darlene Gabriel

    Beautiful card -thanks for the advice on how to work with these sketches. Sometimes they are intimating for sure. I love the colours you’ve gone with here.
    Miss Lily Grace is adorable. I’m sure she love the sweet owl card you made for her.
    Darbaby on SCS

  6. Gorgeous work, once again. Terrific colour combo. You did an awesome job with the sketch. Cute grandniece too.

  7. Regina Mangum

    SO cute, Mary! It’s absolutely perfect and I really love those colors! The little sweetie at the end, however, takes the cake! XOXO

  8. Lily Grace is about the sweetest little thing I’ve seen. Precious! (And, of course, your card is stunning as usual!)

  9. Lily Grace is about the sweetest little thing I’ve seen. Precious! (And, of course, your card is stunning as usual!)

  10. Lily Grace is about the sweetest little thing I’ve seen. Precious! (And, of course, your card is stunning as usual!)

  11. What a doll!!! Great job on the card also, but she is just a sweetie :o) So happy to hear she is doing so well. Thanks for posting the pic – and sharing the card.

  12. Great card! Love the Summer Starfruit and Chocolate Chip combo with those buttons. Lily Grace is a doll!

  13. Great colour combo and just loving the button flowers!! Always enjoy your clean lines too. Wondeful take on the sketch 🙂

  14. SERIOUSLY LOVE this card Mary!
    And Lily Grace looks SO PRECIOUS in her owl sweet.
    Many Thanks for sharing.

  15. Seriously cute mojo challenge card to day Mary.

  16. Lovely card, so fresh lovely:)

  17. Beautiful, Mary! Love the clean and crisp layout!

  18. Hope Mitchell

    What an adorable little princess. And how blessed to have a Great-Auntie who loves her so! Children in our lives help us remember that the most precious things in life are not things.

  19. Cheryl McAskill

    Wow, love your card. I thought the layout was to busy. But you did a great job of decondstruction and relayering to make it CAS. Love, love, love it! BTW Little Miss Lily is a doll.

  20. Cute or what! – isn’t she gorgeous. Now I just want to see my own grand-niece who is 2 (going on 30!).


  21. Oh Ms Mary , Ms Lili Grace is soo pretty , I’m so happy she has done so well ! God bless her
    Hugs to you all !!

  22. Lily Grace is SO cute! Thanks for sharing the picture and so glad she is doing so well 🙂 Have a great day of relaxing!

  23. Ohhhhh!! Mary, she is beautiful!! God Bless her and keep her healthy and happy. I have a 9 year old granddaughter, Olivia who also loves owls so, the Owl punch has come in handy for her birthdays, thank you notes, etc. Thank you for posting this picture of Lily Grace.

  24. c’est une magnifique carte !

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