July 8, 2013

Monster What???

Have you heard of Monster High? Until a week ago, I had not. Being the mother of a 6 year old boy, this was outside of my knowledge base but apparently is all the rage with preteen girls. If you happen to have no idea what I'm talking about, allow me to give you the official "411".

According to Wikipedia, Monster High is "a fashion doll franchise created by Mattel in July 2010. The characters are inspired by monster movies, sci-fi horror, and thriller fiction therefore distinguishing them from most fashion dolls".  Who knew?  Certainly not I...LOL!

Anyway, my best customer was in need of a gift for a family member and this happens to be the party theme. She found exactly what she wanted from a party featured on Catch My Party.  She sent me the link and I was on my way.  Here is my version of the Monster High party centerpiece.

Image backed on foam core board

The image was blown up to fit an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper.  I cut it out and traced it on foam core board.  Using a straight razor I cut the shape out of the board then glued on the image.

I wanted to add a little something to it and what better than a little bling, right?  Every girl, even girl skeletons, like a jewel or two. {smile}

The original version looked like it was filled with tulle but my customer chose tissue paper and though I was a bit apprehensive at first, it turned out to be the perfect accent to it.

I found the base in the dollar bin section of Target.  I had the ribbon on hand and used my Silhouette machine to create the center.

So what do you think?  We think it turned out great and just in time to get in the mail before the party.  Another party score!


Leah Elizabeth Locklear (WonderMOMents) said...

I love it! I myself am a fan of skulls/crossbones! Weird... I know! This is adorable for a little girls birthday! I have to agree... even skeletons like a jewel or two! :)

Lori Wescott said...

That is really cute... for a monster party. I'm still baffled over the whole monster theme.

Little Blue's Room said...

Leah, I'm not really a fan of the skull/crossbones look myself but for those who are there are some great pieces {clothing, etc.} on the market. Lori, I love the idea of a monster party though this to me doesn't really fall into the "monster" category as far as I'm concerned but I say 'whatever floats your boat' -- LOL! ;-)

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