Artistic Avenger


Party Like a Monster – A Birthday Blog Hop!

Today is the birthday of a very special lady, Lesley Croghan! In honour of this special day, a bunch of her blog friends have organized a special birthday themed hop, so let’s get to it! If you’re already on the “hop”, I hope you enjoyed Anne Marie’s card on the blog you just arrived from. And here is mine:

I wanted to use some of the great new In Colours for my card and also use a set a little differently. So, I grabbed my Make-A-Monster set and got to work.

The base is Island Indigo and is layered with Island Indigo designer paper. I added a vertical strip of Pool Party and layered on it with Confetti White.

The little girl monster is stamped on the Confetti White base and the arms and lets are coloured in. I then paper pieced the body and made a little skirt using my Pinking Hearts border punch. Once I did that I had a big ah ha moment!

The waste from punching with the Pinking Hearts border punch looks just like a miniature pennant border! So I punched a bunch and “hung” them in celebration of this special birthday!

So now I’m going to send you along on the hop to the next blog – Cindy Beach at Stamps, Paper and Ink. Also, please take a quick stop over to Lesley’s blog, Always Playing with Paper, and leave her a big birthday wish!

And below you’ll find the rest of the hop’s “itinerary”!

Anne Marie Hile – Stampin’ Anne – You were just here….
Carrie Gaskin – Artistic Avenger – YOU ARE HERE!
Cindy Beach – Stamps, Paper and Ink – You go here next!
Jaydee – Stampin’ with Jaydee
Jen Mitchell – I Create
Joan Jeffery – JJ Creations
Lauri Ingram – Paperville
Laurie – Hiding in My Craft Room
LeAnne Pugliese – wee Inklings
Nance Leedy – Canopy Crafts
Rita Wright – Cards by Rita
Sandra Azzopardi – Sandra’s Stamping Spot
Tui Nathan – Stampin’ Time

Products used on today’s project – CLICK HERE to buy them NOW!

Cardstock: Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Confetti White.

Ink: Basic Black, Lucky Limeade.

Stamps: Make a Monster, On Your Birthday.

Accessories: Pinking Hearts border punch, In Colour Designer Paper, Basic Rhinestones, Lucky Limeade ruffled ribbon.