Sunday, May 5, 2013

My first blog post and a Monster Birthday

Welcome to my first blog post!  We celebrated my son's 6th birthday yesterday. Here are some of the projects I made.  Sorry I don't have any sizings or anything, this was a spur of the moment decision to do this :-)

These are the invitations I made with my Cricut:
I used Mini Monsters in Cricut Craft Room and welded two together to make my card.  The top layer was embossed with the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder and my Cuddlebug.  I added some googly eyes for fun.  The tag was stamped with a Jaded Blossoms Monster Mash stamp.

The invitation stamp is one I had for long time, I'm not sure where it's from but probably picked it up at Michaels.

I also made some door signs and a birthday banner with my Cricut:

I used Craft Room Basics for the scalloped squares and circles.  I used the Cartoon Font from Cuttin' Up cartridge and Mini Monsters again to mimic the invitations.

Here's the banner all together:

I made two of these door signs.  I used Ribbons and Rosettes for the postage stamp shape

I think the boo and eek stamps are from a Studio G set I picked up at Walmart around Halloween.
I used fonts from a few different cartridges for the words.  I used Cake Basics for Warning, I used Birthday Bash for Birthday - this was from the phrase feature that says Birthday Wishes and I used the hide option in cricut craft room so only Birthday would cut out.  I faux stitched around it with a black gel pen for a little detail.  And I think I used A Frightful Affair for the Monster font, but I'm not sure about that one.  And again I used Mini Monsters to add the monster like the invitation and added googly eyes.

Here is the cake I made.  This is not the initial design I had in mind.  My son asked to design it himself so I let him design and I just did the work - I think he did a pretty good job!

I hope you enjoyed my projects. I'll be working on small Teacher Appreciation gifts for each day the next week.  I'll be back with these projects and more as I slowly learn about the world of blogging!