Sometimes the images of a stamp set just make you smile, this is one of those sets – Yummy in my Tummy from the new Occasions catalogue. I love this monster, he has such a happy grin on his face – which makes him perfect for a birthday card.
This party animal is holding a spotty balloon made using the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits and the Balloon Bouquet punch. The banner in the corner of the card is one of the freebie stamps you could earn during Sale-a-bration. It’s a great little photopolymer stamp set called Any Occasion.
My monster is a shaker card and as you can see, he’s been eating doughnuts. He’s not a fussy eater; cupcakes, doughnuts, sequins, sprinkles, he’ll be happy just as long as his tummy is filled!
The doughnuts are fussy cut from the retired Cherry on Top DSP stack. I also used a standard hole punch to punch out the middle of the doughnuts and the little flower punch from the retired Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack to take a bite out of some of the doughnuts.
When I created the background for the shaker card, I used the cut out circle from his tummy as a template for where to put the foam adhesive strips. This helped to make sure the area wasn’t too large so the doughnuts wouldn’t get lost out of sight. I also kept a sponge handy as when I was inking up the Happy Birthday banner stamp, I kept getting ink in-between the two words, as the photopolymer stamps are quite thin.
There are two monsters in this stamp set, and the other makes an appearance on the inside of the card.
These monsters are perfect for making treat bags and gifts, and as everyone knows monsters love hugs, they’d also be great for sending some love this Valentine’s Day.
Monster looks so happy with doughnuts in his tummy.
I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator from Brisbane, Australia. I’ve always loved all things craft and finally taken the leap into demonstrating the wonderful products Stampin’ Up! sell, which I’ve been using since 2010. I will be posting my Stampin’ Up! projects here to inspire you. I also hold monthly card and paper craft workshops from my home in Eight Mile Plains, and sell product Australia wide.