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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Monster Mash


Hello there! Today is special for me. It's finally October!!!! It celebrates my son's birthday, my anniversary, my favorite season and colors. All of this combined with a whole nonsense of allergies. It's a love/hate relationship.

Anyway, I made this card for my son's 9th birthday. Mind you, he doesn't actually get to keep it in his possession. More like . . . "see it" . . . "now give it back" - we're going to put it up high to keep it safe.  (feel free to shake your head at me now)

I was inspired by the design of this card on Pinterest

The bat and cupcake are from KaDoodle Bug Designs. I did not cut out the skull and crossbones that came with the file. I tend to shy away from such tiny cuts. I will use actual embellishments instead. Brads or small buttons instead of die cut buttons, little bows instead of die cut bows, etc etc.

I want to also give a very special thank you to my crafty friend Barbara with PaperPiecingMemoriesbyBabs. She knows why. I am such a HUGE fan of her work.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

The typical "Happy Birthday" did not "feel" right for this card.
So I went with Monster Mash. I thought it was fitting for a 9 year old.

Supplies:
Paper:
--Doodle Bug Designs: Ghouls and Goodies
--AC Black Cardstock
--Cardstock "purple" - a lucky find in my stash
Gems
Tim Holtz: skull and crossbone
Gold Stickles
My Craft Spot Stamp

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