Friday, October 27, 2017

not a creature was stirring

it's time for a brand new theme at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ just in time for halloween we present our very own "creature feature". by which we mean, we're breaking out the CRITTERS. anything from a sweet little sheep next to the manger, to a cardinal in a snowy tree, to one of Santa's reindeer... you get the idea, right?  or, if you're in a silly halloween mood (and you're me, lol!) this would be a really good time to make a MONSTA xmas card:
monstas cut from some ancient paperchase giftwrap that alas they no longer make; accessory brads: eyelet outlet; labels: dymo; patterned paper: elle's studio, love elsie/american crafts; glossy black cardstock: paper accents; ink: colorbox; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape

this thing is a monster in every sense. it measures 5 x 8" and thanks to the plethora of brads and skinny mats it's pretty heavy too. but it's fairly flat, so i can mail it as a card rather than a first class parcel, so that's something, right? and in actual fact, i rarely worry about cards being too thick or fragile to mail. there will always be room in the gift packages i mail and the gift bags i give out in real life, so the lumpy bumpys will find a happy home!

can't resist a few close-ups of the monstas' awesome accessories, all of which, of course, are eyelet outlet brads. i managed to work in a few styles, including santa hats, elf hats, mittens, antlers, holly and a candy cane, woohoo!

it's "anything goes" at the simon says stamp wednesday challenge blog, so i'm linking up with those fine folks. meanwhile, stephanie has an awesome christmas critter card to show off as well. why not hop over to ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ and check that out, darlings?!


  1. Only you could make a monster Christmas card!!! it take one fabulous mind to come up with what you did. it's FANTASTIC!!!!

  2. Love, love this card! Such a fun, colourful card and I adore the way you've made your little monsters happy elves!!! :) :)

  3. A monsta Christmas card - yay!! I adore the brads you added....they take it to the next level!

  4. Fabulous card, fun idea for Belles. X

  5. It's a fun and novel idea to come up with a Christmas monster card, but you've taken this one over the top with those cute little brads and great sentiment! Love this!

  6. wicked fun and clever card :) thank you for playing along with us at the simon says stamp wednesday challenge!


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