Sunday, February 19, 2012

Monster Cupcake Toppers--using the Mini Monsters Cartridge

Does anyone else out there like to barter? I do. It is fun. I have recently traded for burlap. The burlap will be a post of its own. I need to do some hardware shopping and then I can post about the burlap. Even more recent than the burlap though, I traded with Sister #5. Much to Sister #5 and her daughter's dismay, Sister #5's granddaughter wanted to have a monsters birthday party. (Maybe next year she will agree to the princess party)
Sister #5 asked if I could make monster cupcake toppers. I said sure, I was sure I could piece something together on the Gypsy. In exchange, I asked if she could make me some valances. I have had some Cars fabric sitting her for what now seems like eternity. I had told Steph (sorry Babe!) I would make valances for Brenden's room. I don't have a space for my sewing machine. To use it, I have to unbury it, clean off a place to put it, hope I get my project done, clean up and put the machine back in the closer.  There also isn't any really good place to put it. So, the valances are still unmade. :( tsk tsk. I truly feel horrible.  Sister #5 on the other hand, has a sewing room. I asked if she could sew the fabric up for me. She agreed.

I had starting piecing monsters together on the Gypsy. They were turning out but they weren't completely what I had in mind. I was out and about and "OH LOOK!!! Mini Monsters is on sale!!!!" Yep! I now own the Mini Monsters Cricut cartridge.  This one is going to be fun!

Let's take a peak shall we?

All the monsters and MOST of their corresponding parts/layers were cut at 2.5 inches.

Here are some of the monsters waiting to be cut!

Gross Monster is found on page 38.

Goblin Monster is on page 39.
Such scary names for Monsters that didn't turn out so scary...

Monster is on page 30

Boo is on page 37

Creepy is on page 31

Icky is on page 28

Ooky is on page 29. 
In the book Ooky has one eye. I gave him two.

Mummy is on page 35.
I did not use all the 'mummy wrap' that was cut out.
I didn't like how he looked with it going across his face so I didn't use it.

This photo was taken by the birthday girl herself.
Apparently "Gammy" didn't know the little birthday monster was taking pictures until she went to take the pictures off of her camera. {Gammy loves Mya}

I did cut the shadow. I put the sticks (thanks Barb!!!) in between the shadow and the top layer.
Each Monster has googlie eyes.
Some were definitely easier to assemble than others.
Those little grins would stick to everything but the Monsters...

It was fun and I've been told they were the hit of the party!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope to see you back soon!

~hugs Jen
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  1. Well those are sure clever and cute! Thanks for stopping by...I loved your comment that I "turned Christmas into Easter!" :)
    Hugs, Cindy

  2. These are so cute! Mini Monsters is one of my favorite cricut cartridges.

  3. Hi Jen..these are adorable..When I look at all of the cute kid stuff that you makes I miss my son being little..He will be 23 next month..He loved doing crafty stuff with me then..To bad they grow so fast..I hope your fundraiser went well..

    1. The fundraiser exceeded everyone's expectations. I enjoy making things for other's kids. Thanks so much for stopping by!!! Have a great rest of the week!

  4. Those monster names cracked me up and they are adorable! I love that you trade with your sister. I need to try that some time.

    1. The names are pretty funny! They even matching words you can cut out!!! Thanks for the blog love!

  5. How cute are these?!! Love it!

  6. Awesome job on the cupcake toppers. I wanted this cartridge last October, but couldn't find it anywhere. *sigh* maybe this year... Hugs, Dawn

    1. I've seen the cartridge and thought it was cute, but since I have a few that I've HAD to have and still haven't used, I didn't need another one without a reason. he he!! Have a great rest of the week!!!

  7. I'm a little behind the times. I missed this post. Well coming from Sister-number-5 herself the cupcake monster toppers were the hit of the party. Thank you over and over again, and I loved bartering with you too. I wish I would have taken a picture of the curtains.



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