Saturday, January 4, 2014

Monster Hugs

These Monster Hugs Valentine Cards by Stampin' Up! are bringing me back some great childhood memories.

Yesterday, Irv and I were on another little road trip.  I had 10 minutes to grab something that I could
work on in the car.  I grabbed Monster Hugs Valentine Cards (a boy kit and a girl kit)
132162 Monster Hugs Valentine Cards, Boy
132163 Monster Hugs Valentine Cards, Girl
I grabbed some of my favourite adhesives, a pair of scissors and my markers.
I always grab my markers so I have every colour with me.

We are driving along and I open the girl package and within 2 minutes I have the first one done
and I didn't need any adhesive or scissors.  Irv looks over and says, You're done?

Just a few easy steps. I remembered as a child going to visit relatives and she would bring a colouring book and crayons for me, a deck of cards so I could build card castles, and sometimes some really
cool activity books she might find.  These Valentine kits would be the perfect thing to do with
a child or let them work on by themselves.  I could imagine myself now making these and then handing them out to all the company or being dragged to the mall but being so proud to hand these out to people.
The perfect craft because there is no scissors, no glue, and yet they are so cute!!!

Step 1  Write Name on Back


 Step 2  Add Self Adhesive Eye

Step 3 Peel adhesive protector from adhesive strip

Step 4 Place chocolates onto the adhesive strip

Step 5 Connect Arms (the slits are already there)

Step 6 Place heart from the sticker sheet

You could put these monsters on cards or scrapbook pages.  You could put them on gift bags or packages.  You could put them on everyones plate for Valentines Dinner.
They are great to just have in your purse and hand out and of course perfect for children to
give to their school mates.

Here is a card that I created with a couple of monsters.

Supplies I used to make this card:
133227 (Wood) 133230 (Clear) Perfect Pennants Stamp Set (You & Me stamp)
126860 Midnight Muse Ink Pad (stamp you & me)
131297 Coastal Cabana Card Stock  5 1/2 x 8 1/2  scored at 4 1/4 and 2x2 piece
102482 Read Red Card Stock 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 (embossed with scallops)
120953 Crumb Cake Card Stock (scrap for heart above boy)
132971 Scallops Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
119850 1 3/4" Circle Punch
117193 Small Heart Punch
132162 Monster Hugs Valentine Cards Boy
132163 Monster Hugs Valentine Cards Girl

These Monster Hugs Kits are only available until January 27, 2014 or While Supplies Last.

Bear Hugs, (Monster hugs bear style)
Denise Donald


  1. How adorable!! Those monsters are too cute!!

  2. Congratulations! Your project has been featured on my Friday Finds page. You can see it here: