Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Color Throwdown 215-A Monster of a Birthday

It’s time for another Color Throwdown! It’s my turn to host and I found this photo featuring a bunch of monster cupcakes to use for color inspiration. Not only did I use the colors—Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, and Basic Black—but I ran with the inspiration photo’s monster theme for my projects for the challenge.

Since the photo featured a bunch of monster looking creatures, I made sure to include more than one monster on my card. I turned to images from the Taglines: Uglies set from Clear and Simple Stamps for my card. I stamped three different Uglies on a white panel, positioning them so they’d peek through the trio of die cut circular openings in the right side of the dotted paper panel.

After coloring the images, I attached them to the back of the panel with foam tape. The set’s “have a monster of a birthday” sentiment is stamped on a light purple Favor Flags die cut strip and adhered to the cardfront. It’s anchored with a black button tied with some baker’s twine.

To go with the card, I made a little treat holder using the Little Uglies stamp and die sets. The images in the Little Uglies sets are larger scaled versions of the same creature images as in the Taglines: Uglies set. Here, I paper pieced Theodore/”Spike” to match the challenge colors. He’s attached to a plastic treat container using a cardstock belly band. The container’s the same kind that those little prizes from gumball machines roll out in—too cute!

To play along, just create a paper crafted project using these colors as a starting point and add a direct link to your finished project using the linky tool found at the end of this week's CTD post. As always, if you don’t have exact color matches, something close works just fine. And, if you upload your project to an online gallery, use the keyword CTD215. Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team and our October guestie, Dawn Easton.

** Barbara ** Broni ** Denise **  Joan **
** Kerri ** Lynn ** Tammy ** Wanda **
October Guestie Dawn Easton

Materials Used:
Taglines: Uglies and Little Uglies stamp sets, Perfect Little Black Dress ink, Creamsicle Cardigan, VIP Purple, Green with Envy, Perfect Little Black Dress, and A Blanc Check cardstock, Copic markers (YG01, YG03, YG05, YR12, YR15, YR16, Y38, BV000, BV000, BV00, BV01, BV02), Little Uglies, Circle Trio and Favor Flags dies, Divine Twine black baker's twine (Clear and Simple Stamps); Haunted Manor 6x6 paper pad and Collection Kit (Doodlebug Design); green dotted decorative tape (Freckled Fawn); black button (Michaels); foam tape


  1. Oh my gosh! How cute is this?! Love that there is a die for the!

  2. LOL Those Uglies are too cute to be ugly! This is darling, Lori and LOVE the treat holder!

  3. Such adorable monsters and clever treat holder to match!

  4. Those Little Uglies are cute!! I love the way you made the treat holder to go with it. Super job Lori!!

  5. Love these colors, Lori! Your card is so cute! Love the monsters peeking out of the windows and i love that you can have 2 different sizes of the monsters!

  6. Goodness, I LOVE this! I got the Taglines, but now I think I need the bigger Uglies too... SO cute! Love the colors you chose too.

  7. So cute! Love the fun, bright colors!

  8. Cool project! I love the little die-cut treat holder to go with the card. How fun!

  9. What a fun gift set! Your cute card and treat holder is adorable!

  10. Very cute card! Although called Uglies- I think these images and die cuts are adorable. Neat card with the three circle openings & the Uglies peeking out! TFS

  11. Your card and treat holder are sooo cute, Lori!!!!! The little monsters are adorable and sooo perfect for a little person
    s birthday!!!!


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