Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Happy Birthday!

Hi all!  It’s inspiration day over at the YNS Blog, which means that the DT has cooked up all sorts of eye candy using whatever YNS products they like!  It’s also Karen’s son Brandon’s birthday so we decided to keep all our inspiration pieces in a birthday theme.  He’s 6 so I decided to go with a set that I think is perfect for little boy cards - Silly Monsters.  Here’s what I came up with:


I stamped the monster on white cardstock and aqua patterned paper and colored both with Copic markers.  There’s a matching die set, but I fussy cut out my monsters with scissors – the whole monster from the white cardstock and just the body from the PP.  I glued the PP body over the white cardstock monster and then stuck on some googly eyes with Glossy Accents.

The reason why the monster is off-center from the circle is because he’s actually floating above the card on an acetate spring!  Here’s a side shot so you can see it:


Basically it’s a .5” x 1.5” strip of acetate, scored and folded at every 1/2 inch.  A small slit was cut in the white circle and one end of the strip inserted and taped down, and the other end of the strip is taped to the back of the monster.  He jiggles with the slightest flick and his eyes go nuts – so fun!  BTW, you don’t have to cut the slit – you could just tape the strip to the white circle, but then you’d be able to see the tape from the side and it’s kind of ugly.  So that’s why I cut the slit instead.

This is also for Marker POP – anything goes (using markers) and Shopping Our Stash – birthday or anniversary card (and I used all old stuff from my stash on this card: an older stamp set and very old papers). 

I hope you like it and please check out the YNS Blog for lots more birthday inspiration using YNS products! Also, 1 lucky winner from the comments on the YNS Blog will win a stamp set of their choice!

We also have a Facebook contest going on right now! Go on over and LIKE us if you haven't already and then check out this photo for all the details.

Finally, Karen has the biggest sale going on over at the YNS Store! Be sure to check it out!


  1. Super cute card, love how you popped the monster up. Thanks for joining us for a Happy Birthday/Anniversary challenge at Shopping Our Stash.

  2. Great card Maureen! That little monster is adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash!!


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