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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Our Monsters ~ With Video

Designed by Jeannie Phillips ~ Southside, Al
Click on any picture to enlarge.
There is a instructional VIDEO at the bottom of this post.
The Gypsy File is available for this card by email. Just copy and paste this email to your personal email account and let me know which Gypsy file that you are wanting.

I just have to tell you this card stumped me all week long… all week!!… I have been frozen about making this card and it has kept me from making a card all week long!!… it is the first time that I used mini monsters.. Which I love!! And I just let these little fellows get the best of me…. I do suggest that you cut a couple of these out in larger sizes to practice on, it will get it all clear in your head and be less intimidating!.. They really aren’t hard… once you make one for the first time.

This card is for my dear husband for Father’s Day…I hand did the inside to remind him of when our grown up kids were just little kids…I so hope that he loves it.

*There is now a link at the bottom of each post where you can show off your recreation of my cards… I would love it if you share your recreations with me! You can add your picture from your blog, the Cricut Message Board, or a photo storage place like Photo Bucket….Thank you so, so much for looking!  Don’t forget to add your pictures!!!… that just makes me happy!!
Hugs, Jeannie
*Cricut cuts or this card are not included because of all the welding and other changes on this card.
Mini Monsters
The word “Monsters.” its shadow cut and its layer cut  cut @ w 4.59 x h get this measurement you will have to unlink the width and height… weld the shadow cut of the Monsters to the shadow cut of the word monster… see mat shot below.
Monster with wings and all it’s layers cut @ h 1.52..set the height and the width will be right…be sure and re-link your width and height first.
The other Monster and its layers  cut @ h 1.52...set the height and the width will be right.
Gypsy Font
“our” and its shadow cut @ h 1.49 set the height and the width will be right… I welded the u and r together on the shadow first then on the letters … I welded the shadow cut of our to the phrase cut of Monsters.
Card base is 4 ¼ x 5 ½, Frame piece 4 x 5 ¼ , Background piece 3 ½ x 4 ¾… these cuts are on the inside and outsides of my cards… Sentiment piece 2 ¾ x 4 inside only….. I cut all of these with my paper trimmer.

On the Video for this card (at bottom of this post) I try to explain the layering really good…I hope it helps you!

I love sharing the instructions and files for my cards but I do ask that if you use my instructions or files to recreate my card and place it on your blog or somebody else’s blog that you give me the credit for the original design. I also ask that you do not submit my designs for publication, profit or for any contest. Thank you!


Sandy Bayles said...

Great card. I would love to have this cart. It is one on my wish list.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Jeannie this card is WONDERFUL!!! Now I have to get this cart and I will be emailing you and asking for a copy of this file. I love it! You are such a delight and I hope someday we meet. If you are ever near Birmingham, please let me know and maybe we can get together and do lunch! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us.

Gina at Gigi's Creative Designs said...

THis is so cute. I just bought this cart the other day and have not tried it out yet but you just inspired me to make this card. thank you for all of your wonderful talent that you share with us. So cute! love the papers you used too.

maryps said...

You are such an ENABLER - now I HAVE to have this cart! Your card is totally adorable and I loved your video. Thank you for sharing your creations, your tutorials, and your Gypsy cut files. I just finished my hubby's Father's Day card using the new Lite Meow cart. It turned out okay but yours puts mine to shame! :C My excuse is that I had to do everything the old fashioned way since the Gypsy hasn't been updated to include the Lite carts. :D Plus I've had more experience with stamping and creative techniques, but I'm determined to conquer my Gypsy and Cricut E. Thank you for being such a great inspiration for me.

Diana said...

Jeannie that is adorable. My husband and I call our kids that all the time! :) Now as usual I think you might have enabled me to get a new cartridge! LOL!

Thanks for sharing your talent.


Monique said...

This is sooooooooooo cute Jeannie !! I love it :)).

Hugs Monique

Kate said...

Well done Jeannie!! I love all the dimension to the card. I'm so glad you were able to think of something to create for your husband. The end results were worth the time spent thinking of ideas!

mforquer said...

OH my gosh, I have two monsters as well - one is still diapers but monster is the appropriate word for sure!!! This card is very different for you Jeannie and of course it turned out BEAUTIFUL! You'll have to tell us what your hubby thought!!

mforquer said...

OH my gosh, I have two monsters as well - one is still diapers but monster is the appropriate word for sure!!! This card is very different for you Jeannie and of course it turned out BEAUTIFUL! You'll have to tell us what your hubby thought!!

Ruthie said...

Hi Jeannie!
What a super cute card! I love it and I am sure your husband is going to love it as well.

I ordered that cart last week and I cannot wait to get it!

I hope you are having a blessed and wonderful weekend!
Ruthie :)

Olive Juice Studio said...


This card is just incredible!!! I just love everything about it! The colors are so perfect for the lil' munsters too!


Lolis said...

Jeannie, another incredible card. I made the world's best dad card. My husband loved it. Thank you for sharing. I'll be posting it later. Well, you already know that you inspire me and that I love your blog, for that reason I want to share with you the Trendy Blog award! Come over to my blog and grab the picture and post it onto your blog and give it to FIVE other creative blog buddies.

Sheena said...

Fun card!! I love the colors used..I love the handmade adds that special touch :)

Hugs, Sheena

Lolis said...

I'm a little behind on making the cards I made the world's best dad just in time for father's day. But I wanted you to see it. Mine is a little more simple than yours.

paperANDi said...

This is too cute... ive been debating on that cartridge although i really like it, but i dont celebrate halloween so i was wondering what else can i do with that.. but this is a great idea.. it shows that you can use it for other things versus just halloween.. tfs!

love2create said...

Just love this card Jeannie! Must have missed it on the MB though, cuz it's the first I've seen it! Super cute and colorful! Bet your DH loved it!

Alice said...

Oh Jeannie,
This is an awesome card. I love how you welded them together with your words. I can't wait to be able to learn from your screen shots when my gypsy baby is back =)
Great card! Love it!

Sharon said...

Awesome Father's Day Card!!! I love love love it!!! You did a wonderful job with it. :)

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