LOVE this time of year and especially the fun that comes with Halloween. The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog issued a fabulous theme this week: The Monster Mash! Since I am a fan of cute Halloween rather than gory scary Halloween, I made a hip and happenin' monster party!
I have never been the haunted house/scary movie type of gal. In fact, when my high school friends would drag me to haunted houses, I made a beeline to the "Pumpkin Patch" area and sat coloring with the 5-year-olds until my friends were ready to go. And so I decided to make a cute monster dwelling for my project-- one that I wouldn't mind walking through!
I made the house using the new Tim Holtz Village Dwelling die. I modified the awning a bit and I lined the inside with yellow paper so it would look like it was glowing light from the inside. The wood-grain paper is from Simple Stories' Pumpkin Spice collection. I added polka dots to the roof, a banner, a monster (Paper Smooches Ghoulfriends stamp), and a pumpkin, bat and ghost from My Favorite Things' Frightfully Fun Halloween stamp set. I used some awesome Doodlebug washi tape for my monster's hat.
If you want to make your own monster mansion, here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:
What will you come up with this week? I can't wait to see your creations. Upload them to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to inspire all of us and enter yourself into the $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp!