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Friday, October 12, 2012

Monster Mash Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Monster Mash Blog Hop, brought to you by the design teams of Made Especially For You and Exploring Cricut!

Today the design teams of Made Especially For You and Exploring Cricut have teamed up to share with you all sorts of spooktacular monster-themed projects to help get your crafty gears turning for all those upcoming Halloween projects!

If you've come from Jessica's blog, you're in the right place! If you just came across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Ashley at Made Especially For You.

For my project, I created a monster card!  I had the idea of a monster hiding in a closet in a little girl's room.  Think of Monsters, Inc. without the Pixar Cricut cartridge.  :)  I used the Bump in the Night Cricut cartridge and cut this little guy out.


I then used Close To My Heart's Diverse Backgrounds to have a splatter paint effect on the wall.  When I was growing up, my next door neighbors built their house and the boy my same age had splatter painted walls.  I thought this was so cool and wanted to do it to my room, but my mother wouldn't let me.  Parents, ugh!  :)  So with that in mind, I created a splatter painted room with a closet door.  I cut the door from the Wild Card cartridge and put a piece of black cardstock behind it to make it look like a dark closet.  Then I adhered the monster to the black cardstock so he was kind of peaking out.  I scored the brown door so that it was easier to open.


I also used a stamp sentiment from Close To My Heart's Moonlight Workshop on the Go.  I was very pleased with the outcome and hope you are too!




We also have some wonderful sponsors giving away prizes to those who comment on every stop of the hop!

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The winners of the blog candy will be announced on Made Especially For You on Tuesday October 16th. Please make sure to leave your contact information when commenting to be eligible to win!

Your next stop is Laura's blog.  Here's the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:


Happy Hopping!

46 comments:

  1. Love it Ian! What a creative idea :)

    michelle
    http://mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com

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  2. That card is so stinkin cute!

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  3. So darn cute...great idea! Lee-Ann :)

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    1. Thanks, Lee-Ann! Glad you liked it. :)

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  4. That's a great idea of the monster in the closet!


    Tara

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  5. Super cute and creative!

    Be blessed, Beckie

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  6. OMG Ian I love this card and the story behind it. :) Very cute

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  7. So cute Ian. Love your little guy hiding behind that door.

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  8. How cute! Definitely reminds me of Monsters, Inc!

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    1. Thanks! Glad you got the vibe I was going for. :D

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  9. Super cute card and i love the monster behind the door!!!

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  10. I love this card! If only the monsters in the closet were that cute!!

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  11. I really like your card...very ingenious:) TFS!

    Annette
    My Mind's Dust Bunnies

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  12. What an adorable idea.
    Thank you for sharing this with all of us.
    Kathy:)
    Kathy's Corner
    kathy.unger113@gmail.com

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  13. Wow!!! What a TOTALLY ORIGINAL idea Ian!! I love that background ;)

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    1. Thanks so much! I thought the background was perfect! :)

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  14. Very cute card Ian - I like those type of cards -you did very good on this card! Thanks for the hop utb01@att.net Enjoy your weekend!

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  15. Before I even read your comment about Monster's Inc. that's already what I was thinking of. :) Love your adorable card!

    Ashley
    http://especiallymade.blogspot.com

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    1. Awesome! :D Glad you pictured it. :)

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  16. It turned out fantastic Ian!! Love it! :)

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  17. I love this idea Ian, the monster in the closet!! Terrific job. So glad I could be in this hop with you!

    (:(:SMiles:):)

    Robin

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  18. This is just too cute! I love the little door that pops open. Cute, cute, cute!! : )

    Kristy

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  19. What a cute card! bbiswabic@new.rr.com or my blog, Crazy About Cards!!

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  20. How cute and creative! Love the monster

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  21. how adorable, this reminds me of the monsters inc. movie!

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    1. Thanks, Laura! Yes, I did steal the idea from the movie. haha. Whoops! :)

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