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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Monster Munch Treat Wrap Tutorial

For today's challenge at My Creative Time, I created this little monster treat wrap.  The wrap was created using the MCT Tag Dies.  The super cute greeting is from the MCT All Around Halloween stamp set.  If you haven't been to Emma's site, you REALLY need to head over there.  Her greetings sets are so wonderful and the wide array of cutting dies are fantastic!

This little "bat creature" looks kind of like a friendly Sesame Street monster, don't you think?

Supplies Needed:
Nestabilities Ovals die set
Big Shot (or other die cutting machine)
1-3/4" Scallop Circle punch
1/2" Circle punch
Word Window punch
Kaisercraft Candy Lane 6" paper pad
Shimmery White card stock
Basic Black card stock
Pumpkin Pie ink pad
Melon Mambo ink pad
Basic Black ink pad
uni-ball white gel pen
Black zig pen

Assembly Instructions:
Step 1
Die cut 2 ovals (2nd from inside) out of pink dot paper.  Starting on the outside edge, punch the 1/2" circle.  Continue across, punching with the 1/2" circle to create the bat wing.  Repeat for the other bat wing.  Sponge the edges of finished pieces with melon mambo ink.

Step 2
Die cut an oval (2nd from outside) from orange print.  Punch a word window from orange print and cut in half.  Sponge edges of orange pieces with pumpkin pie ink.  Punch 1-3/4" scallop circle from pink print and cut into 3 scallop wedges.  Sponge the edges of 3 pieces with melon mambo ink for feet and fur on top of head.  Punch out 1/2" circle from pink print for nose (optional).  Die cut 2 ovals (smallest) from shimmery white cardstock for eyes.  Punch two 1/2" circles out of black for eyes.

Step 3
Glue legs onto body.  Attach wings onto back of body with dimensionals.  Glue pupils onto eyes and add white highlights.  Attach eyes and nose with dimensionals.  Draw mouth with black pen (tip: use a die cut oval and trace the lower edge for a uniform look).  Attach feet to bottom of legs with dimensionals.  Attach fur to head with dimensional.

Step 4
Die cut 2 tags from green stripe paper (or other print of choice).  Score at 1" from the scalloped edge on each tag.  Add sticky strip to 1" section on one of the tags.  Attach the tags end to end.  Tape a fun size candy bar or small treat bag on inside of candy wrap.  Stamp greeting onto green print paper (tip: for rounded end, I slid the paper into an oval punch from the bottom side).   Punch a small hole on end of tag and thread a ribbon through the tag and holes on top of tags.  Tie close.  Attach monster with dimensionals.


Kim H said...

Kim ~ Oh this is just WAY too CUTE!!! He does look like a Sesame Street bat! I just LOVe how you created this using punches ~ I am ALWAYS impressed that you use them in so many different ways! Another AWESOME creation!

Craft Me This said...

Very cute. Amazing what a little paper and a punch can do.

Taylor said...

WAAAY TO CUTE!! Great color combination and all out of punches...just AWESOME. I have got to try this. Thank you so much for sharing. Hugz:) Taylor

liz at liz's paper loft said...

oh my goodness! you're amazing with a punch!!! just too cute!

Glora said...

ADORABLE! And once again another terrific use of Emma's tags. AMAZING. Thanks for another awesome project. Hugs- Glora

Colleen Dietrich said...

Aw! It does look like a friendly Sesame Street monster!

Shar said...

oh goodness this is just the cutest little punch monster!!!!

TLady said...

SUPER CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Thanks Kim! :)LOOOOOVE the little verse! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my Munchies!! This is the cutest "Monster" in blog land!! tsmfs Debie

lisa808 said...

So, so cute.

Brenda said...

You are just so creative and so very this and appreciate the tutorial.

quilt4fun2 said...

He does look a bit like Sesame Street...such a cute little bat :D Great job and so clever how it was all put together.
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Crafty Moni said...

WOW, you are so creative! I love how you made the cute little bat with a punch:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

Lynda said...

This definitely fills the "stinkin' CUTE" category to the brim Kim!!! LOVE this. (PS thanks...I now cannot get the Sesame St Theme out of my head!!) Your abitilty to see shapes that are not there originally is truly magical. ooxx

Brenda said...

It always amazes me how many things can be made with punches! This little "bat monster" is adorable!! Love the way you created a little treat holder using the two tags. Fabulous!

Carol Carriveau said...

Absolutely adorable...TFS!!!

Whimcees said...


This little guy is wonderful! Thank you for the great tutorial - I know that he will be part of my Halloween decorations this year! Wishing you a happy evening!


Barbara Diane

Scrapping Out Of Control said...

What a clever idea!! He is a cutie!! Great job!

My Creative Time said...

OMG!!! This is SOOOOOOO STINKIN CUTE! WOW!!! What a GREAT idea my sweet friend!!! AWESOME JOB & THANK YOU for ALWAYS making the CUTEST projects EVER w/my products!

Cindy Beland said...

Oh my your little monster is just TOO CUTE Kim!AWESOME job with it,Have a great weekend!!!:)

Gail said...

Awesome! Love the sentiment!


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