Monday, September 17, 2012

I've got the Monster Pop!

You've heard of the Monster Mash?  Well, I've got the Monster Pop!  Oooooo!  Eeeeekk!! Scarey!!!
I don't usually make much for Halloween, but this year I've been frightfully busy brewing up some goodies for all the little monsters that come knocking at my door. 
Batty Pop
These little monsters have something to hide.  They have a bag of microwave popcorn inside.  How would you like to find one of those in your trick or treat bag?  Or on your desk at work?  Or in your mailbox?  I made a bunch of them for the craft sale next week, you can stop by and pick some up, or make them yourself.
Harry Pop
I just made a simple box out of and 8 1/2 X 11" paper, which fit perfect.  I tried just wrapping the paper, but decided that it was going to work better if I scored and creased and made a box with 1/2" sides 4" wide.  I cut arms that were 2 X 4", except for the bat which were 2 1/2" so I could taper them and cut the scallops with an oval punch.  The eyes were punched with 1" and 3/4" punches, and the rest of the pieces were strictly free-hand.  They all have their own personality with funny mouths and teeth.  I think they are pretty cute.
Frankie Pop
But, I must give credit where credit is due.  The idea for the Batty popcorn came from Terry Blaise and you can find hers here.  I found her at the Great Pumpkin Blog Hop.  If you love Halloween, this is a great place to start.  The bat popcorn cover was so much fun to make, I decided to make another one, using a red monster idea that I found on Debbie Henderson's blog here, The red monster was one that she had made as a treat box and card.  This little red monster is growing stronger :)  Debbie is unbelieveably clever, so be careful if you go to her site.  You will be LOST there for hours looking at her work.  Her Halloween projects are so clever, I could go nuts looking at all of them.  I want to copy them all!  And, then there was Frankie, who is truly a Frankenstein that was created out of an idea found on Leslie McGhee's blog for 3 cute little Petite Purses that I found here.  They are adorable, but Frankie also needed to grow into a popcorn box, too.  I am sure that I will have to make Frankie a little brother with the Petite Purse die, too. 
I wasn't going to, because the bat is a copy from her blog, but I think these are too cute not to share at The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop this week.
I spent many, many hours creating these at the trailer last weekend, sitting on the porch.  It was warm and sunny, and not too many people around the campgrounds, so it was perfect place to craft.  There was a lot of creative planning going on, but once I had the ideas down, these were really fast and simple to make.  I cranked them out assembly style, and there were done in no time. 
Surprise somebody with a Monster Pop for halloween.  I plan to make them as party favors for the halloween birthday party for my grandson, Kol's first birthday, the end of October.  I can't wait!!
Stop back again soon, to see what else I've made this week.
Mary Alice
ps.  Sometimes blogging gets so frustrating.  You get things all typed up and arranged the way you want them, and then you preview, or even publish it, and everything is spaced differently.  Grrrrrrr.  I just can't seem to fix it today, only make it worse. 


5 comments:

  1. Super cute! I think my favorite, though, is the red monster. So adorable! I'm now following your blog and hope you'll follow mine. Thanks for adding your project to The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop!

    Hugs,

    Terry at http://goinovertheedge.blogspot.com

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  2. These are a super idea and much better than handing out a bunch of sweets. x

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  3. I love Frankie Pop! Cool!
    Hugs sonny

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  4. Oh my Gosh, these are so so cute and adorable! Thanks for the shout out too. I like the way you added the hands around the bodies and the embossing for Frankie, how perfect!

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  5. cute idea for the popcorn bag!! Love these monsters.

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