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Monster Mash Notecards

3 Oct

He did the mash…the monster mash!

Brings back memories of my first grade tap dance recital and green dyed leotards with matching tights…

But these monsters are much cooler.

They have glitter. And bats. Cool.

I finally got back into using my Cricut after a long hiatus, and I remember why I love it so much. It’s fast, easy, and you can make really unique stuff.

The die cut for these is on the Cricut “Wild Card” cartridge (appropriate name, right?) and I sliced them with the Cricut set to 3.5 inches. The bats are from the same Cricut cartridge and are at 2.5 inches.

For the background, I used pre-cut cardstock from one of the mat stack books. It’s easier more efficient than cutting from scratch. These cards are from a 4.5 x 6.5 inch mat stack.

I’m also back into making envelope liners.

Envelope liners are an easy DIY. I sacrificed an envelope to make an initial stencil, which is slightly narrower and shorter than the actual envelope. For the liner, I recommend using lightweight paper, not cardstock, as its easier to crease and doesn’t require extra postage. Glue in and you are set.

While I highly doubt anyone notices envelope liners…I like to think they give the cards something extra.

Card + envelope liner.

Ready to do the monster mash yet?

Clearly, I’m just a bit excited for Halloween.

Oh, and I have to dress up at my work…so if anyone has office appropriate Halloween costume ideas, please send them my way!

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5 Responses to “Monster Mash Notecards”

  1. Cakerypapery Sister October 4, 2012 at 9:49 am #

    I heart these. I love pretty much everything about them. I have a rugby uniform. That could be cute and office appropriate.

    • cakerypapery October 4, 2012 at 10:05 am #

      Does your rugby uniform have knee socks?

      • Cakerypapery Sister October 4, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

        Yes. I have an Ireland jersey and green knee socks. Should I check for these items when I get home?

  2. Aunty Rose October 14, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

    Thank you for sending one of these cuties to the boys! Xoxo miss you all

    • cakerypapery October 18, 2012 at 11:48 am #

      Miss you all too! Can’t wait to see what the Halloween costumes are this year!

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