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.

23 thoughts on “Party Like a Monster – A Birthday Blog Hop!

  1. This is genius!! You are one creative lady!!! I may have to get this punch just so I can make these little banners!!! Great card for a great lady!

  2. Adorable card Carrie, but I especially love your “aha” moment with the pinked streamers decorating the top of your card, great idea. I’m sure Lesley will love this card too.

  3. Oh so adorable … love the cute little party monster … and the banners, gotta have banners at a party!!!

  4. Too cute! Love the banners….and the CC is definitely the lady monster with the blingy bow 🙂

  5. This is so TOTALLY cute! I love all the banners and such a cute little monster!

  6. So creative and VERY cute. I love it all, especially the banner and the bow.

  7. Carrie, love the ah ah moment….. Making use of the leftovers from the punch was a fabulous idea! Of course, I was not surprised to see the “fascinator” on the monster’s head – and, it was blinged up, too! Another fabulous card. I know Lesley will love it

  8. Love your blog title today! Party like a Monster! Love it!

  9. If a monster can be fresh and fabulous, it’s this one! Love her party dress and party fascinator but the scrap banners steal the show–brilliant! Lesley will love it! Thanks for being part of the hop! 🙂

  10. The pennant borders are such a nice touch!!! You clever girl…

  11. Oh my goodness! What a clever card you have made Carrie, love the aha moment! I had a giggle…I love that monster set! Thank you so much for this wonderful surprise, I am just in shock! LOL! Can’t believe you all did this!

  12. very cute card!! TFS!!!

  13. Streamers!! Love, love, love it! Your little monster girl is adorable, especially with the cute bow in her “hair!”

  14. This is SO adorable!!

  15. Hey Carrie… cute card (again!) I will get back to you, but it is also my daughters bday today… her GOLDEN… 8 yrs on the 8th… just waiting for 8 8 year olds to arrive! Ack!! Anita

  16. GREAT card! Love the banners and the border! Adorable image!

  17. Carrie, this little lady made my day! No monster is complete without her accessories! Lovin’ those blinged out banners, too! TOO cute!! That little stinker knows how to party, indeed! Hugs! 🙂

  18. Great little banner! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  19. This card is sooo cute, Carrie! I love your little monster with her cute little dress!

  20. How cute, Carrie, and so creative! Love the colors and the way you brought this little monster to life with her girly details. Makes me smile!

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