Monday, July 26, 2010

My Lil Monsters Layout with a Sketch - ScrapbookPal

Today is my day to share a project with you on the ScrapbookPal blog.  I had fun making this one because of the subjects and the fun cartridge:

These little monsters from the Mini Monsters cart are so fun to create. I caught some pictures of my kids pulling faces and thought that this cart would be perfect for a layout with these pics. I love making these cute little monsters in all different colors. I used five of the monsters for this layout.....Icky, Monster, Creepy, Mummy, and Argh.....great names for each of these fun little monsters. I cut a title from the "Monster" phrase (on a function key) that I welded with my Gypsy with "my lil" from the Ashlyns Alphabet cart. I distressed all edges on the layout with Fluid Chalk Cat's Eye ink pads.

To make this layout:
  • Cut and assemble 4 of the Mini Monsters at 2 3/4 inches and one at 2 1/2 inches.
  • Adhere a 11 x 11 inch piece of patterned paper on to the cardstock background.
  • Adhere a 7 x 9 1/2 inch piece of cardstock to the right of the layout (a little toward the top and against the right side)
  • Cut and adhere three 3 x 3 inch photos and adhere on the left side of the 7 x 9 1/2 inch cardstock.
  • Add a 3 x 3 inch block of cardstock or patterned paper in the 4th spot.
  • Add the 2 1/2 inch Mini Monster on the cardstock block with dimensional adhesive. Place the title to the right of the little monster.
  • Add the 4 other Mini Monsters to the bottom of the layout with dimensional adhesive.
  • I have don't like to try to (find and) glue those little tiny, dark eye pieces in place. I just grab a dark pen or marker and color in the center of the eye.
  • In order to get good detailed cuts, I have found that having a fresh blade AND mat work the best for me.
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If you use the sketch, I would love to see what you do with it.  Please leave a comment here with a link and I can come and visit you and leave some love.  Thanks for stopping by!!  I hope you will hop on over to the ScrapbookPal blog to see the wonderful things the other design team members have created.


  1. Your LO is soo cute! Those cute faces certainly aren't monsters though! :D
    Love the colours and thanks for adding your sketch. I will have to try it!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

  2. Oh and another thought about the Monster eye...what about gluing on googlie-eyes from the craft store? You know those little plastic bubble ones that move? Just a thought for future projects.

  3. Dang that is cute. Love the colors!

  4. Sooo cute! I love all your little monsters and those funny faces in the photos!

  5. ADORABLE! I love the colors that you chose! I never would have thought of it...thanks for the inspiration!
    liz :o)

  6. That is such a great page! Love it :)

  7. LOL! Great page! Adorable monsters! :)

  8. Oh my gosh that is super cute! Love the colors and your kids' faces are priceless. Awesome. Thanks for the LO idea!

  9. This layout is sooo super cute! fantastic work! and thanx for sharing that awesome gift card/card tutorial....fabulous!!!!


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