ella friends | blog hop

In addition to all the holiday shopping you're doing and also trying to finish all the handmade gifts you promised yourself you would make...you know you're going to need a few thank you cards, too, right? Wait, did I hear a Grrrr? NO worries, Ella Publishing is coming to your rescue with one of their newest eBooks, 31 Thank You Cards with creative inspiration galore oozing from each and every page!

And just to mix it up, I changed the thank you sentiment to Birthday Girl and created an enclosure card to add to a gift bag...just the perfect size {and no envelope needed} to add a small note for all those classmate parties our kids attend. I used the card featured on page 20 by Kimber as inspiration.

As a thank you to all our Ella friends, use the code CARDHOP which will save you $2 off the 31 Thank You Cards eBook. Fine print: Cannot be combined with any other coupon code or gift certificate. One coupon per customer. Expires 12/10/11. 

and here's the Ella Friends Blog Hop lineup
                     Monika ---> that's me

My year as an Ella Friend is coming to a close and I had the wonderful opportunity to work with and get to know an amazing bunch of ladies. I refer to my collection of Ella Publishing eBooks quite often and encourage you all to browse their catalog as well, you'll never be at a loss for ideas again.

If you'd like to be inspired in your own card making adventures, leave a comment here before Wednesday at 8pm EST {include your e-mail address so that I can contact you if you're the winner} to win a copy of the eBook, 31 Thank You Cards. I'll announce the winner then, so be sure to check back on this very same blog post. 

UPDATED 12.31.11
And the winner is alexandra s.m.!


  1. LOVE this card! Its so happy!!! I've enjoyed seeing your work at Ella, thanks a ton!

  2. It's such a happy card!
    Love it Monika!
    Thank You!!

  3. This is such a neat card! Love how you notched the place where the twine goes, and the little knots that hold the heart and butterfly on. Super cute!

  4. I'm going to miss you at Ella! They have great books over there. Thanks for sharing - and I'll be happy to keep visiting you here :)

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  6. Love the card--especially the bright colors!

  7. perfect card for a birthday girl.

  8. great card. very happy. tfs.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

  9. thanks for the chance to win. looks like an inspirational book

  10. Hi Monica! Just wanted to drop by and say hello! I'm sorry I haven't swung by lately- I LOVE the car you guys drive- it's so classic Americana! The tree looks AMAZING and so do the ice cream stick reindeer- what a great craft project!!! I will participate in this hop- I've been curious about Ella publishing for a while but had no idea how to "quickly scan" the site- there's so much amazing content!!! You can spend hours there!

  11. OHHH! What a fabulous card--LOVE those papers!!! And I love those butterflies! THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

  12. These are so fun! Would love to have the eBook for more inspiration. :-) Thank you!

  13. Wow! What great use of the different papers! I keep My fingers crossed that I'll be the lucky winner :)

  14. Lovely card, really like the butterflies and the twine!


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