Stella Secret Pal Card Bundle

It’s my day to post for Connie Can Crop, so I thought I’d share a project I’ve been wanting to make for a very long time using Bugaboo Stamp’s Stella Calendar images

You’ve all heard of the Fruit of the Month Club, the Wine of the Month Club and  the dozens of other  monthly  gift clubs.  Well now there’s a Card of the Month Club, too.  My version of one featuring…Stella!

Who is Stella you might ask?  Well. if you look in the dictionary under cantankerous, you would most definitely find a picture of Stella there!  And you might find reference to her under surly,  disagreeable and ill-tempered as well.   Stella is older…old enough to have an opinion about everything and no qualms in sharing it with you, whether you wanted to hear it or not!  And here’s what I did with this outspoken lady:

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When I was young, about 7 or 8, I got a card in the mail from a Secret Pal.  I was thrilled to get a card like this and racked my brain trying to figure out who sent it.  At that age, it didn’t occur to me to check for a return address or examine the handwriting for clues.  The following month, another card arrived.  The next month brought a third and so on until I got the 12th card when my Secret Pal revealed herself to be my aunt. 

Now, about this card bundle; I used the calendar images to make a dozen cards, one for each month, that a woman “of a certain age”, like myself, would appreciate.  If you’re interested in seeing the sentiments on the cards, just click on each image and, you’ll be taken to the gallery.


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As I mentioned before, this card bundle has been on my “to-do” list for a long time.  I had such fun making them I don’t know why I waited so long to get started but better late than never as they say.  Unless it was Stella and then she’d say, “you’re not getting any younger, ya know.”

Before I go, I want to remind you about Connie Can Crop’s monthly challenge.  This month the theme is, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”  You can find all the details about it right here.

I also submitted one or more cards to the following challenges:

Cardz 4 Galz-Challenge #37 Anyone for Cocktails


12 Responses to “Stella Secret Pal Card Bundle”

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  1. Lynn McAuley says:

    Lovin’ this fabulous year of Stella! So awesome for those “been there, done that” ladies like ourselves, Kim! Awesome collection!

  2. nclights7 says:

    Great cards! I love May’s card- the cat looks so real! 🙂

  3. Denise Sayers says:

    These are just halarious especially for those of us at or approaching “that certain age”. I don’t use digital images, but these certainly show a great way to add them and use with my other crafting tools.

    • Kim&Katy says:

      I love how using digital images have expanded my number of stamps without increasing storage needs. You just need to be a big careful with coloring them or the print ink will bleed.

  4. A super Janury card, looks like great fun. Thanks for joining in our fun at Cardz 4 Galz. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas. Ca DT

  5. Shelly Schmidt says:

    This is such a fun super collection of Stella cards! I love the cards that are shaped- esp the Christmas stocking : ) Well done my dear!!!

  6. Julie B says:

    Love the way your background echos the cocktail in Stella’s hand.
    So pleased you linked up at Cardz4Galz. 🙂

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