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Monday, January 16, 2017

CIE Pink and Gray

Hi, everyone! It's time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge.  :)

Our theme for the next few weeks is a color one -- making cards featuring the colors of pink and gray.

For my card, I decided to gussy up a few 'lil monsters, making a monstrously cute card Valentine fit for a little patient at Nationwide Children's.

Martha Stewart Valentine matstack; Bo Bunny stash pink dp; SU gray; Neenah Soler white; Recollections black
white cardstock inked with Distress Ink hickory smoke, applied with Ranger blending tool
white cardstock embossed with Cuttlebug and Sizzix folders
Lawn Fawn monster mash images and sentiment, stamped in DI hickory smoke
Paper Smooches heart and bow dies; SU word bubble die; Simon Says stash sequins; SU baker's twine
adhesives: Scotch ATG; Ranger multi medium matte
images and word bubble popped up using foam background panel

Since CIE cards need to be flat enough to mail in a standard envelope without additional postage, I only used one layer of pop-up squares... despite the tempatation to pop up the middle monster a little bit more.

Hope you'll stop by CIE, check out the rest of our DT's cards, and then come back to link up a card of your own. Until then, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!

Finally, on a personal note, this is my last challenge as a CIE DTer... at least for a while. While I'm sorry to be leaving, I'm grateful for the camaraderie and support of the CIE gals. Thanks, Sandy, for a wonderful couple of years. Don't be surprised if you don't see a few of my cards in upcoming challenge galleries.  :)


  1. So sorry to see you leaving Cards in Envy! :-( Take care and visit us once in a while! Hugs!

  2. Girl power! Gotta love pink monsters and I'm sure it will make a little patient smile. I'll miss you on the team, blog buddy! Hugs, Annie

  3. These Lawn Fawn monster mash images are too cute to be call monsters Sybrina. Beautiful card layout and color choices! The dotted embossed perfectly blend with the dotted designer paper. I truly love your card. What a beautiful inspiration on your final DT card for CIE. Hugs.

  4. oh my gosh I LOVE your ghosts!!! those are the cutest!!!

  5. Oh How adorable is that?! Love your cute ghosts!

  6. Hi Sybrina! This is just the cutest Valentine ever! I love every single detail of your card. We are going to miss you on the Cards In Envy DT! I know we'll stay in touch though and be sure to come play at CIE when you can!!