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Dancin Monsters for PP691

Happy Sunday.

It's the fabulous Claire's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's sketch week.  This sketch gave me the opportunity to bring out a new set I got before I went away called Dancin' Monsters  Birthday Dragon (thanks Karen!) and the dies are from Spellbinders.  As you can probably tell, I am still making kids cards for a local medical facility here in our town.

I loved this set of monsters as their little legs can be set to dance with nothing but. simple foam square/circle and you can color them and dress them up with different eyes and even spectacles.  Here's a sneak peek:

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This is Claire's sketch:

I used an old stencil and some stencil butter to create the squares in the background.  As I am incredibly impatient I used my heat gun to dry the stencil butter.  I die-cut and colored my little monster and assembled him as per the instructions.  I added a pair of eyes from the matching set available at Spellbinders and die-cut a pair of specs to add.  

I used a Stampin' Up! embossing folder to add some texture to the tag as I kind of think it resembles the surface of a planet :-)

Here's my full card:


Isn't he/she/it so cute?  Those specs just bring the dino to a whole different level.  Super cute!  I know I will be making lots more cards with these dies.

As always, the design team have some fabulous inspiration for you. 

On a personal note:

It's hard to believe that I have been back from my trip for 3 weeks and that little Chilli has been with us for 2 weeks.  I swear you can see him grow day by day.  He's eating us out of house and home and has really settled in.  He's go the weirdest range of mews, meows and chitters (typical of his breed) and he is super cuddly.  He loves just hanging around and finds the weirdest positions to sit/sleep in.  Take this photo for instance.  He was fast asleep on the arm that separates our two recliners and he was absolutely out of it

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When he woke up he decided he was going to sit on top of the recliner behind my head instead!

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Goof ball!!!  He really is super cute!

As for me I have almost finished spring cleaning every nook, cranny and cupboard in the apartment and lots of things have been taken off to Savers.  The last thing I have to do is the seasonal decorations and my craft cupboard!  So I will be busy doing that this week.  I don't know what it is about spring cleaning that makes me happy, but it's a yearly ritual.  For me it's the perfect break between the very long Minnesota winters and the short spring season and I know that once I start spring cleaning, summer and warm days will be here soon.

I'll be back in a couple of days.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.




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This is just adorable I've had my eye on this set for awhile (PS it's called dancing birthday dragon), I especially love your stencil squares

Karen in Florida

Your Dino card is adorable! I was hoping he was close enough to Pokemon Mew that I could use him for my brother's grandson's birthday...but he's too different.
Is Chilli a Maine Coon cat? He's beautiful! Gonna get real big! I love cats!!!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl

Jaydee your bespectacled dragon is adorable! I love the textured panel he's on and the shiny stencil paste detail behind too. So cute!

Jeanne H

Cute, cute card and I just love your new kitty. A really adorable kitten.

Claire Broadwater

Jaydee, this is so adorable!!!!! I love the stenciled paste squares and the embossing! All that texture makes me smile! That little dino with his glossy glasses is too cute. This certainly will brighten someone's day. You made my challenge shine this week!
You little Chilli is precious! ENJOY! Nothing better than a little kitty for lots of laughs!

LeAnne Pugliese

Jaydee, you are welcome to come do spring cleaning at my house any time, LOL! Anyway, your little critters (both the card and the kitty) are just adorable! I love how you created the background for your card, very creative. But those GLASSES take the cake!

Ann Schach

Jaydee, your card is perfect! From the textured background to this amazing dancing dragon, it doesn't get any better than this. This card is going to make some child over the moon happy! Oh my gosh! It looks like Chilli has had a growth spurt. What a handsome kitten he is!

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