Sunday, February 2, 2014

Monster Hugs for PP181

Hi everyone and welcome to another week at The Paper Players.  Anne Marie has a fun--and perfectly timed--challenge for us today:
I've had these Monster Hugs valentines since December but just now had the time to play with them!  They were perfect for Anne Marie's challenge:
Isn't this little girl monster adorable?!  OMG!  They're meant as a Valentine all on their own and have a cute tag printed on the back--perfect for giving as is with a little bit of candy.  The kits come with everything you need to make 18 monster Valentines which we will do for DD's class.  But I couldn't resist using this little gal on a card.  I thought the Starburst Framelits coordinated well with her chevron pattern and used the largest one for her to rest on.  Embossing with the Arrows TIEF gives it a little more geometric flair!
Monsters are always hungry, right?  So this little stinker took a couple chomps out of the corner of the card courtesy of the smaller Starburst Framelits.  She couldn't help!  She's also a little messy--as monsters can be--and her messy marks look remarkably like the Off the Grid stamp, don'tcha think?! 
Her arms unwrap to get to the candy and I did a little stamping (Teeny Tiny Wishes) there too....
I couldn't bear to cut one up but still wanted to complete the inside, so.....I traced the monster onto some Fresh Prints DSP, cut her out and made her an eyeball out of circle punches.  This little Monster Hugs girl Valentine, and the  Monster Hugs boy Valentine, were a special purchase in January but are still available--while supplies last!  They're not just for kids either--all DD's teacher will be getting this special version and I just know they're going to be a hit!  Who can resist a lovable monster?  I just know you won't be able to resist Anne Marie's "sweet" challenge this week either!  Check out the rest of the design team--they've really knocked it out of the park this week!

The Paper Players Design Team

I hope you'll join us at The Paper Players before the challenge ends on Friday, February 7th at Noon (PDT).  Thanks for stopping by today, friends!

Stamps: Just Sayin', Off the Grid, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana CS; Fresh Prints DSP stack
Xtras: Monster Hugs girl Valentine; Starburst Framelits; Crisp Cantaloupe stampin' write marker; Itty Bitty punch pack; Basic Rhinestones; Arrow TIEF; Word Bubble Framelits


Linda Callahan said...

So cute! Love the bow in her head! Adorable way to deliver a treat!

stampwithsandy said...

Nance, when it comes to the cuteness factor you have knocked this one out of the park! I love the little monster girl with her single googly eye, and of course the chomps she took out of the card. Ever better that she holds a chocolate bar. All around adorable!

Nancy said...

How sweet is this, who wouldn't want to receive one especially with chocolate. The little girl monster is adorable and like Linda I love the bow with glimmer!

Marisa said...

Eeeeek! Your girl monster is just too cute for words!! Fabulously creative :) Hope all is well - hugs to you.

LeAnne said...

LOL, this little critter cracked me up...and even more so when I saw the inside of the card! You're a genius!

Diane - said...

Nance this is adorable! Love it all. the girly monster, the bow, the candy... and the inside is just as cute! hugs .

Jaydee said...

Jeepers. I am totally in love with this! I love the ragged circles, too. They are just perfect! Thanks for making me smile

Anne Marie Hile said...

A cute monster and chocolate. Why would you NOT love this?? Awesome design and I love the color combo. :)