Monday Blues? Have a Party!

Monday Blues? Have a Party!

Monday blues got you down? Maybe it’s time we have a party!

Although I work from home and I’m the boss I could essentially make everyday feel like a Friday, right?

Not really.  My Monday is just like most of yours.  Alarm goes off, hit the snooze a few times and roll out of the bed with the worst possible bed hair EVER.


I drag myself to the coffee pot and yawn 100x until the first cup is ready to pour.  Alexis is talking non stop to me and I’m catching every other word she says as I’m still half asleep.


First sip of that coffee and BAM, I’m officially awake.


Monday blues are not typical for me as I love the fresh start to the week.  It’s refreshing.  It’s new.  It’s my attitude.  It’s like a party.  It’s all what I make of it.


Maybe we should think of Monday’s as a big ole party.   All we need is cake!

Today’s share makes me giggle because I love the greeting.  It’s fun and perfect for a party or birthday.


Party Wishes

Monday Blues, Party Wishes, Stampin' Up!


Any party needs some CAKE and this fantastic Designer Paper, It’s My Party.

This is by far one of my favorite Designer Series Paper in the Occasions catalog. This paper fits ANY celebration!


Monday Blues, Party Wishes, Stampin' Up!

I love how all of the designs coordinate with each other yet it’s not all “party” related.  You could use these patterns and designs on any card.

Monday Blues, Party Wishes, Stampin' Up!


Tips & Tricks 

  • I layered 4 pieces of the Designer Paper together with each piece off set slightly.
  • The scallop border you see comes from the EDGE of the Striped Scallop Thinlits.  I had used the die cut on another card and seen this piece just laying on my big shot.  If you heard a scream it was ME.  I love scallops and love adding them to my cards.  It doesn’t matter the size, I love them.
  • The cake was stamped twice, once in Basic Black for the cake stand and once again for the actual cake.  I stamped the cake using Daffodil Delight.  This is an easy fussy cut.  Then popped it up using dimensionals.
  • The circle was cut using the Circles Framelits.
  • Can you spot the doily? It was like a addiction… I had to sneak it in.  Just a very tiny piece…
  • The candle was punched using the new Party Punch Pack! LOVE the simplicity when using this bundle.  See product links below.


Monday Blues, Party Wishes, Stampin' Up!

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I added a bit of Gold Metallic Thread behind the circle for a bit more pizzaz.

Monday Blues, Party Wishes, Stampin' Up!


I hope this card brightens your Monday instead of having the Monday blues.   I’ve now finished a few cups of coffee, can see the entire screen clear and I’m ready to make this great week happen.  How about you?

The big question… what is your morning GO TO drink? Coffee? Tea? Soda? I’d love to know.



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  1. Kimberly, you need a Keurig, girl!! Lots less waiting for coffee, and the perfect cup every time! And no, I’m not sponsored by them, just a long-time K-cup enthusiast!! 🙂

  2. Ha ha. Well, I actually had one for about 5 years. It finally bit the dust last year. I was SO sad. I thought about getting another one but I am such a huge coffee drinker that I can drink a pot or two by myself. UGH.

  3. Love the card – the sentiment is my favorite! I sometimes have hot chocolate or tea with breakfast but about an hour later it is Diet Coke time to get me going! I am in love with the little tea pot framelit in the new catalog! I had a very short period where I drank coffee but now I would much rather have coffee in the way of a cappuccino Heath Bar Blizzard from DQ or even coffee ice cream or brownies. Funny how our tastes change.

  4. Okay, just finished my second and final cup of Java for the day….call me maybe still asleep but…I do not see where the scallop frame thinlits was! The only scallop edge I see is the doily. I may need glasses!

  5. Look at the 3rd or 4th photo. The ones that are laying down might be a bit better to see. The scallop is under the black designer paper. 🙂