Tuesday, April 3, 2012

monster party invitations.


I feel like, if you don't already know what's upcoming in my home, I should share a little schedule of events:

April 21st - sofia's sewing party
April 28th - thomas' monster party
May 4th - maia's cookies 'n milk party

That's 3 weekends in a row, peeps!  It's better than last year, when I had a pirate party one day, tore down those decorations and set up for a ballerina party the very next day.  oy!  This year, I decided to take it a little easier... I'm still DIY-ing everything, but maybe a bit less of everything (I say that now, but I know myself...)

I'm sharing this out of order, but I'm so excited to show y'all!  Thomas asked me for a monster party... but a happy monster party ("no scary monsters, because scaring people is mean, mom."  I may be known for sneaking up behind my kids and making them jump outta their skin... hee!)





It was a happy day when I spotted "my cute stamps" for 50% off... "eek! a monster" was the perfect set to use for our little event.  I stamped the cityline in black ink, and then moved it around and re-stamped a few times without re-inking.  I love how that gives dimension without adding bulk.  I then stamped the monsters above the buildings (a la King-Kong), and colored them in with copics.  For a final touch, I masked the monsters and their flames and stamped PTI's newsprint background overtop.  I stamped off onto scrap paper first, and then onto the invite.  

Then, you open up the card to find this!  I went through all the same steps as on the invite cover.  But wait! there's more!

...and ta-da!  Open up that second fold to show the party information.  The newsprint background is there again, although it looks really light in this photo.

And the monster stuffies?  Yeah, I made 'em :)



Thank goodness they're monsters - they can look all kinds of wonky and still be cute, right?  I love them!

Since I used the generational stamping technique, I'm entering my card into this week's MIM challenge :)

Thanks for peeking!

31 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, how adorable. What a fun party! Good luck :)

    lol @ scaring people is mean.

    -Annie Rose

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  2. So cute! I hope they appreciate it! I need to borrow those stamps!

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  3. I just have to say that your parties are the most thought-out, well decorated! This is really too much adorable monsters. I saw monster pyjamas that I nearly bought for Thomas but they didn't have his size.

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  4. FABULOUS monsters! Great invitation too! Happy birthday to all your children - have fun!

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  5. Perfectest little boy invites ever. And the stuffies? I'm dying over here...this is cute overload. (Especially Thomas scolding...)

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  6. These invitations are amazing, Elena! I love that you made them tri-fold! And those little monster stuffies are adorable! Super job!

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  7. Your work is truly an example of patience par excellence!!
    Enjoy the party!

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  8. I can't even. x_x Dead of cuteness.

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  9. OMG. Your stuff is amazing,the invites, the monsters. Every day you bring it. Amazed!!!

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  10. Another amazing job, Elena! You are so talented! The monsters are cute (not scary!) Great work!!! I'm sure Thomas and his friends will have a wonderful party :)

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    1. Thanks Grace! Does the new baby-to-be need one in hot pink? It can be arranged :) hee hee!

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  11. love the monsters! they make me want to hug them!

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  12. Wow - how cute. Love the stuffies - good luck with your chaotic next few weeks!

    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  13. I'll keep these 3 dates open in my calendar and I'm confirming attendance.

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  14. What a fab invite for the 'monster' set!! Really cuuuuute!

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  15. Oh those invites are just amazing!! Such fun monsters you used, love the flame throwing. And cute stuffed monsters, too! Looks like it's shaping up to be a great party.

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  16. woah! What an effort! the stuffed monsters look amazing, so cute and they must have taken ages! And the invites are adorable. Love it!

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  17. these are really awesome and so cute!!

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  18. WOW! Great job Elena! Love these invites, you put so much work into these! :> And soooo love those monsters! Great job! Good luck with all the parties! You will be so happy when they are done!

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  19. I have been anxiously waiting to see those monsters and they are so darling! Yes, I did say darling. They are going to be loved for sure. Fabulous invites!!! That is a lot of work, but it is so worth it.

    I do not envy you with these parties so close. I thought I had it a little rough at only 5 weeks apart. Hope you are saving up some energy ;)

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    1. Coming from you, that's high praise! I can't wait to see the kids' Easter outfits!

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  20. This turned out great! Love it!

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  21. You. are. amazing. (and people are noticing!!) WOW! Party planning is SO your 'thang'. That's it - I'm packing a trip to Canada for all the celebrations - I want to see all this fabulousness in person! ;)

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  22. My fav baby so needs one of those monsters (minus the button eye)! Thanks for adding to my sewing list! ;D

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    1. I'm thinking your favorite baby must be your only baby, lol! Have fun making felty pupils for his monster! I have to make a hot pink one this weekend for my daughter now :)

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  23. Elena, congrats on winning PTI's MIM and Happy Shopping! Your monsters and your card are adorable and fun!

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  24. Elena, I LOVE this! Your post sent me scurrying over to My Cute Stamps where I promptly placed an order! :D

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  25. Everything is awesome! Love the entire concept! Thanks for participating in Make It Monday!

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