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!


 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!



  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.

  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.

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

  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

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

    Caz xx PPC DT

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    Pennys Paper-Crafty DT

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

    xx Arwen

  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}

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

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

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

  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

  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

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

  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

  15. Your Card is wonderful! I'm sure she Loved the Card. Great Job! :0)

  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)

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

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

    SSD DT

  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

  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}

  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.

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

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

    Mollie's Motif

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

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

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