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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Have a MONSTROUS birthday...

My youngest grandchild had a birthday in August (he turned 7), and this was the card I made for him:

I purchased the cut file for this card in the Silhouette Design Store (#77366), but I didn't put it together exactly as the file suggested.  For one thing, there was only one monster included, and it was for the inside of the card. I decided that a smaller one should be put on the outside, along with some enamel dots. I also stamped "Have a," which was just part of a Christmas sentiment.

This is the card laying on its side - a little easier to read this way, but not nearly as fun. :)

Here's a peek at the inside of my card. You can see here that I've got the larger monster (this was the one suggested for this spot) and another smaller one. I also added a couple of punched balloons and actually tied them with thread to the little monster's hand. Oh yes, I also dry-embossed the top layers of all my monsters. I think that may be a Darice EF, but I'm not sure.

I made up my inside sentiment and printed it out on the computer.

This is a view of this tri-fold card from the top, looking down at it. I think these make such interesting and fun cards, and they're easy, too, when you've got a Silhouette to cut them out for you.

We still have company, plus I am trying to get things ready for a 7-week (yup, I said s.e.v.e.n.-week) trip in our RV. It's a big job to get it loaded for that length of time. I have to think about meals, all our personal grooming stuff, clothes, shoes, jackets, boots, etc., etc. I will, of course, forget several items and have to go to a store to purchase them. THAT is always a given. After all, I'm a senior citizen! I have the right to be forgetful. :)

I still have to get a bunch of blog posts written and scheduled for the time we are traveling. I'll be taking my computer with me so that I can check in from time to time.

Luckily, we have someone to watch our house for us, cut our grass and water the plants, so nothing to worry about on the home front. We did a similar trip a couple of years ago and had a blast. I'm really looking forward to this one, too.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Oh so fun. I bet your grandson loved it. I like the texture on the monsters. That is a cute font on the front. Sounds like a fun trip coming up. Where are you going?

Shanna said...

We LOVED that card. My friends couldn't BELIEVE you made it!!! They were passing it around in awe! <3

Mona Pendleton said...

Oh how fun Cheryl! Love the 3 D card and all the textured monsters! Way too cute!

Glittered Paws said...

Oh what a fun monster birthday card for grandson, I've looked at it from every angle and to do it "freehand" it looks complicated, but with a silhouette maybe!!! We have great grandson's 1st birthday party tomorrow - will be posting his card probably today. Have a great long weekend

Lynne in NI said...

Heeee that's hilarious Cheryl, LOVE all those crazy eyeballs ;)
Enjoy your holiday, can't wait to hear where you went on your travels, you'll get a few miles under your belt in 7 weeks I'm sure! x