Monday, June 16, 2014

Love To Scrap Challenge Blog--New Challenge--Holey Cardstock

Hello Dreamers!
Time for a new Challenge on the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog!!!   The new theme for the next two weeks is:

Holey Cardstock

Create a punched or die cut opening for an image to show through

How fun is that!!??!!   We have a lovely sponsor for this challenge:

Prize: $10 gift certificate to winner

For my Design Team Project, I used two  stamps from DRS Designs.  I die cut an opening on the front of the card so that the cute monkeys are peeking out.

Materials List:
CS: White; Soft Suede, Pacific Point, and Yellow from Stampin' Up
Ink: Frayed Burlap Distress 
Copic Markers: RV11, R30, E50, E55,E02, E35, E53, E33
Ribbon: Island Indigo- Stampin' Up
Stickles: Midnight Blue and Gold
Blue Rhinestones
AMuse Studios Die Cut
Embossing Folder: Woodgrain Tim Holtz Alterations


  • Make an A2 size card from Soft Suede CS
  • Dry emboss the front of the card with the Woodgrain folder
  • Die cut the opening in the lower right corner of the card

  • Outline the die cut opening with Blue and Gold Stickles
  • Add dots of Blue Stickles around the opening adding one Rhinestone in the corner
  • Stamp the Sentiment on white CS
  • Distress with Frayed Burlap DI
  • Layer with Pacific Point and yellow CS
  • Add some dots of blue Stickles 
  • Add to card front with dimensional adhesive
  • Tie ribbon around card

  • Stamp monkeys on white CS, stamp an extra head to color and cut out for the card front
  • Color the Monkeys with Copic Markers and distress the background
  • Add to the inside making sure the Monkeys are centered in the die cut opening



I am giving this to my Brother for Father's Day.  I will just write a little note on the inside.    I am sure he will like it!   LOL

**************Challenges for my Holey Cardstock Monkeys:
DRS Designs: on the Border--I used a Stickles border around my die cut opening
Aud Sentiments: any sentiment for a guy
Thankful Thursdays: masculine card
Crafty Creations Challenges: tic tac toe-----I used Embossing, Ribbon, Masculine
Sentimental Sundays: critters + 

Make your Holey Cardstock card and link up on the Love to Scrap Challenge blog!!  Can't wait to see what you come up!!  

Hope you having a great day!!


  1. Aw this is simply gorgeous as always xx

  2. This is cute and fun! Who doesn't like monkeys?! It made me the details!

  3. Holy Moley! I LOVE that sentiment - I laughed out loud and perhaps even snorted a bit! Great card for a brother Karen and perfect for our theme! Thank you for sharing your project & creativity with us!
    DT for Aud Sentiments: [#108 "Any Sentiment for a Guy"]
    RubberMAD (

  4. Hahaha, I love that sentiment!!! Great card for our challenge and Thank you for playing with Aud Sentiments this time.

  5. great cards. good luck on the challenges and your brother will love it

  6. Wso funny! I love it! Great colour scheme and images too.Thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments this challenge. MC x

  7. Hi Karen. Thank you for stopping by on my blog on previous challenge and sorry for not going to yours.
    This is a very cute card. Love your warm and also cool colours tone, and also your stamp choice is really cute!!
    Hugs, Mikha

  8. Absolutely wonderful project, Karen! I know your brother just loved this! Great design and details!
    Love To Scrap!
    Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog

  9. How adorable is this!!! I'm sure your brother loved it! Thanks for playing along with DRS Designs!

  10. LOL this is too fun!!!! So glad you joined us on Sentimental Sundays this week.

  11. oh i love those cute hand in hand little monkeys!! and thinking you made this card for your brother is very touching!! a brother is such an immense treasure! and if you chose monkeys to represent you two, must be that you share lots of funny times!!! :)))

  12. This sentiment always makes me smile! Thanks for playing along with the Sentimental Sundays challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

    Victoria DT

  13. What cute images! The sentiment is perfect. I love stickles, glitter, rhinestones-anything sparkly, so I love this card:)


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