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Monstrous fun!

Hi! I’m beginning to wonder if I can make a card for somebody that isn’t for a challenge? Does it diminish the meaning if it’s being submitted to 6 different challenges before they even receive it? These are all things I worry about. Then there’s the inspiration and fun that I experience as I’m creating for these challenges and I realize that for myself, it’s OK. I just hope it’s OK for the recipient!

So brewing in my head was a challenge from Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make the Cut (die-cuts), Moxie Fab World and Scrappin-n-Chattin Triangle challenge and the Silhouette Blog challenge to use shapes in a different way.

My son’s birthday is this week and he’s gonna be 12. That is the real challenge! Last year I was told that his card needed to be really cool. The stakes are high and this year he’s really showing so much more maturity – I have to be very careful! So that’s an additional challenge and the payoff could be really great – I could get a “that’s awesome, Mom!”

Triangles were running through my head and I started playing around with how to use them differently in the Silhouette software. So I made a row of triangles (actually from a banner set), using “Replicate – Row of four”. Then I decided that I could make them teeth and went from there. It turned into a monster’s mouth with yellow teeth cut from light yellow velvet paper (I welded them together with a narrow rectangle at the bottom to hold them in place):

Somebody needs to brush better!

Somebody needs to brush better!

The sentiment came from one I’d heard (and maybe even had a stamp for). I decided most of it would hide behind the monster’s teeth. I lined the text up with the edge of the teeth and used a black Silhouette Sketch Pen to “write” the words on the inside of the mouth:

Can you see where this is going?

Can you see where this is going?

I wanted the monster to be hairy, but not necessarily soft so I thought I’d use a green confetti-like glitter with the Silhouette Double-Sided Sticker Paper for the monster’s jaws and an arrow inside:

The sticker paper didn't cut very well. I don't know what happened, but I was able to cut it with an exacto and all was good with the arrow.

The sticker paper didn’t cut very well. I don’t know what happened, but I was able to cut it with an exacto and all was good with the arrow.

I cut the word “EAT” out of blue and black (doing the shadow thing) and used sketch pens to draw the cake on this inside – I just had to ungroup the cake shape and then use “no cut” for everything other than the color I wanted to draw.

I think the arrow was too detailed for this kind of giltter. It would have been better with a super-fine glitter.

I think the arrow was too detailed for this kind of giltter. It would have been better with a super-fine glitter.

So because of the tabs I’d added to the base of the teeth, I was able to glue just that part down, so the teeth kind of come out at you and you can see there are words underneath. Here’s what the front looks like completed:

Can you see a monster?

Can you see a monster?

I am so happy with the way the teeth stick out!

I am so happy with the way the teeth stick out!

So triangles – check and different ways to use die cuts – check (drew the cake and the text on the front), fun for me – check, appreciated by my 12 yo – we’ll have to see! He’s always been so sweet about being positive about “homemade” anything, so let’s hope that hasn’t changed and that he enjoys this creation!

I used: Cardstock from DCWV and Stampin-Up!, velvet paper from SEI, Silhouette Sketch Pens and Double-Sided Sticker Paper, Martha Stewart glitter, adhesive from American Crafts and Zig (A to Z, just noticed that!) Silhouette Cameo for shapes and fonts : Sarah Hurley set of 2 triangles, arrows, fonts: Gatsby FLF and Chunky Times. I can’t figure out where I got the birthday cake from the inside.

I’m entering the four challenges mentioned above (so happy that I know how to do the text links now! Thanks to a crafty new facebook friend!)

Thanks so much for coming by and taking on this monster! In case you didn’t put it all together the card reads “birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake” I’ll probably add a Happy Birthday stamp to the inside. I kind of forgot that, but have plenty of time to add it! Please leave a comment letting me know all the spelling and grammar errors I made. I am trying to do this quickly so that my son doesn’t walk in and see it! 😉


Having a sparkly good time!

I have to admit. I’m not much for bling. I love the way it looks on everyone else’s projects, I just don’t buy a lot and don’t use it a lot.  I am also not a fan of glitter. It just gets everywhere and that bothers me. “Why is she blathering about bling?” you may ask. Well, I loved this sketch, especially once I got the inspiration for which photos to use and part of the challenge was to include some bling from your stash. After all the blog is called “Scrap Our Stash”! And hey, while I was at it and busy with my Cameo and playing with glitter, I thought it’d be great to enter the “glitter it up” challenge at Cameo Creations!

So what I saw in the sketch was a vertical strip of pictures, stars and the scattered bling. What I was inspired to use was a planet, a photo booth strip, lots of stars and glitter and epoxy bubbles!

Here’s a look at what I created (and had a lot of fun, especially with the bling part!)

Here's a peek at the journaling

Here’s a peek at the journaling

Bling on the title and bubbles

Glitter on the title and bubble bling

Details in lower right corner

                                   Details in lower right corner                                             metallic silver gelato on grade circle and word 

I'm star struck!

I’m star struck!

(The pictures were left at a larger file size so that if you click on them you can see more detail. What do you think? Should I go big again or should I shrink the file size as I have on previous posts?)

Here are the details:

Cardstock: DCWV (La Creme), Core’dinations, Stampin’ Up!

Vellum: JoAnn

Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle – Makin’ The Grade

Letter Stickers: American Crafts Thickers – Letterman

Font: Space Age

Digital Cutter: Silhouette Cameo

Cutting files:

  • SVGs: Kerri Bradford Studio – School Years
  • Silhouette files: Paper Bakery – Everyday Polaroids, Creating Keepsakes – Super Stars, Sarah Hurley – Night Sky – stars, moon and planets, Ginger Snapit Designs – Field Trip

Stamp : Studio Calico

Ink : Tsukineko Brilliance – Starlite Silver

Glitter : Doodlebug Design, Inc. – Sugar Coating

Bling : Close to My Heart – Epoxy Bubbles – Green and Blue

Paint : Faber-Castell Gelatos – Metallic

Pens: Bic – Mark-It – Hot Aqua, Kuretake – Zig Writer – Platinum and Zig – Archival – Black

Glue : Zig and Xyron

I will be entering this LO into the Scrap Our Stash July 15th Sketch with Stash #5 Challenge

and the Glitter it Up Challenge at Cameo Creations Challenge:

I’d love to hear what you have to think about my latest creation! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop in and comment!

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