Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Halloween in January???

I know what you are thinking... Halloween is long gone! All of the Halloween supplies should be tucked away in the cabinet, not to be removed until next fall. Well, we took a trip to San Francisco last summer and came home with a stamp set that made it possible to use monsters all year long. Robin will tell you that I have always had a thing for monsters, especially those with only one eye! Therefore, as soon as we walked into a stamp store in SF and saw the Hero Arts Monster Fun stamp set, I knew it was coming home with us. The stamp set has adorable monsters!!  Robin makes many cards with it, coloring them in and adding one of the fun matching sentiments from the set. We also add a googly eyes to finish up the card!

For this card I wanted to use a slightly different monster. Looking back over the year, perhaps one of the best punches we bought was the owl punch from Stampin' Up. Sure, we make a bunch of cards with cute owls sitting on branches. Yet, I was interested in doing something else with this punch. After searching the net, I saw some cards where people turned the owl into various monsters. Paired with a sentiment from the Hero Arts Monster Fun set, the handmade monsters were perfect! Although making these cards is fairly time consuming, it is definitely worth it! You can really be creative and make a monster out of any color or shape of punched paper. I hope you enjoy the card! 


  1. So cute! I have the SU owl punch and never thought of using it like this. Great card!

  2. I love your monsters! I just ordered the Owl punch, so I will have to keep these guys in mind. Have you seen the penguins with the owl punch? Too cute. TFS! ~Robin in WI