Sunday, November 2, 2014

Halloween Birthday Card

Hey everyone!

I have a co-worker whose birthday is the day before Halloween so I decided to make her a monster mash birthday card. I listened to the Monster Mash song and decided to make 4 of the monsters as well as a graveyard on the cover.

It was a graveyard smash:
I used a tag punch to make the gravestones. A grey stamp pad and my fingers to smudge on the gravestones and a sharpie to write RIP and the cracked lines. To make the sky background, I used watercolor paper and blue, black, and purple watercolors to make a night sky. I taped 2 of the gravestones to the background and used foam squares to make the other 2 pop. I then stamped 3 bats and heat embossed them.

On the inside of the card, I made a Happy Birthday sign that is hanging from the top of the card.


Then came the party guests!

IT'S ALIVE!!!


 I started with Frankenstein, drawing and cutting out his jacket and pants. Then his shirt and boots. I used a 1 1/2 inch circle punch for his head and a 1/4 inch circle punch for his ears. I draw and cut out the hair shape and then the hand shapes. The hands were the hardest for me. I always have trouble with hands. Then I attached him together and added the white rectangle paper at his neck for screws, googly eyes, and drew on a smile.

Next came Dracula:

 Again, I drew and cut each of the pieces other than the face, ears, and eyes which I used punches for.

The Ghost:

 The ghost was the easiest monster to make. I cut him out of clear vellum paper so he could be see through, added googly eyes, and a punched out black circle for his mouth.

Lastly, the Zombie:

 The zombie took me the longest to make. I drew and cut the pieces and then used a circle punch for the brain. I added squiggly lines to make it look like a brain and then made a slit in the hair to slide the brain in. I used a birthday cake stamp and then colored in the cake with markers.

Now for the Monster Mash Birthday Party

I made all of the monsters stand up when the card is opened. I did this by creating a floating floor, which I learned how to do here. There was a lot of space left in front of the monsters and I wanted to create a birthday message, so I made a rug for the floor, cutting out 2 ovals (one slightly bigger than the other) and stamping individual letters then punching them out with a small square punch, then using glue dots to attach them to the rug saying "Have a scary good birthday!"

My co-worker loved this card and I hope all of you do as well.

I am entering alllll these challenges with this card:

4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs - Halloween
Diana M Larson - Halloween
Milk Coffee Challenge - Halloween
Crafting By Designs - Halloween
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Halloween
Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes
The Stamping Chef - Anything Goes
The Three Muses Challenge - Take Fright
Decorate to Celebrate - Anything Goes
Nut Crafters - Halloween
Scrappers Delight - Anything Goes/Halloween
The Crazy Challenge - Spooky Nights
Craft Your Passion - Trick or Treat, Give Me Something Good to Eat
My Sheri Crafts - Black Magic
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
Open Minded Crafting Challenges - Halloween
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Halloween
Scrap-Creations - Halloween
Stampotique Designers Challenge - Ghouls and Goblins
Crafts Galore Challenge - Anything Goes
Imagination Crafts - Anything Goes

Have a great day!

~Hazel

27 comments:

  1. O my goodness! what a super fun card and projects I love all your monsters.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #143 “Halloween” challenge, Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com



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  2. What a fun card, your friend is sure to love it. Such a lot of work. Thanks for linking up over at myshericrafts this week.
    Sue

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  3. Great card, thank you for sharing it with us at Divas by Design this week.
    Sarah-Jane DT x

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  4. This is an amazing card - and such wonderful attention to detail - love it - thank you for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

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  5. This is lovely..Thanky for sharing with us at Penny,s Paper-Carfty, and good luck.

    Caz xx PPC DT

    My Blog
    Pennys Paper-Crafty DT

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  6. Cool monster party :)
    Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge :)

    xx Arwen

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  7. Wonderful!!! LOVE all the paper piecings Just fantastic!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

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  8. really cute love it thank you for joining us at anything goes challenges at dtc

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  9. Fun stuff!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our DECORATE TO CELEBRATE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O' Paper

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  10. Great projects, thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challenges this fortnight

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  11. This is a cute Halloween Birthday card Hazel. Thanks for playing along with us at Going Grey With Scrap-Creations in our "Halloween Challenge" and we hope to see you again real soon. Hugs, Gale DT

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  12. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us last week at CYP for our trick or treat challenge! I hope you can join us again this week. Hugsxx

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  13. Awesome project, love the colours.
    Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

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  14. What an amazing creation.I bet she loved it.I certainly do.Fabulous.Thanks for joining in with us over at Nutcrafters.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

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  15. Your Card is wonderful! I'm sure she Loved the Card. Great Job! :0)
    cindys-greencricut.blogspot.com

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  16. What a brilliant idea! Great job! Thank you for entering it in our challenge this week at The Stamping Chef!
    Myndi (The Stamping Chef DT)

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  17. This is too cute, Hazel! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

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  18. Great projects! Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

    Kim
    SSD DT

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  19. This is an awesome card - I love that the party guests are popping up to say happy birthday! Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore DT Call and Anything Goes

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  20. Fabulous and what a great idea.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun
    Julie DT
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Pumpkin Belly Cards}

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  21. That's a brilliant B-day card! I'm sure that it was a big HIT!!!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

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  22. So much fun. Great project. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
    xx

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  23. Super fun project! It turned out great! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Decorate To Celebrate!

    Emily
    Mollie's Motif

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  24. Super cute projects!! Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate.
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  25. What a fun project! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!!

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  26. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Imagination Crafts.
    Mags
    x

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