When I made this monster card I mentioned that the pop-up ball die would also work to make recognizable characters, like Ernie and Elmo. I decided to try my hand at it. I would have done Bert and Ernie, but Bert has that dome head, which would be possible with the ball, but not easy.
However, after finishing the card I realized that I really shouldn't be reproducing these characters, which are certainly covered by copyrights and trademarks. Whoops.
So . . . because it turned out so cute and I really want to share it, I am going to ease my guilt by requiring that anyone who copies this idea must commit to purchasing a ton of officially licensed product for the party. This might include napkins, plates, party hats, a banner, an Elmo cake, and thank you cards. Deal?
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Other Supplies: Scenic Route "Appleton" papers, Felt (Hobby Lobby), Cardstock, Zip Dry glue, Red-liner Tacky Tape, rickrack, six #16 rubber bands, computer font "Geneva", elastic (Michaels)
I also wanted to share a link for some great envelopes. I purchased these 7.5" x 7.5" translucent envelopes from Action Envelope and they arrived yesterday. I love them! Perfect for my ball cards, which are generally 6x6x0.5". (In the case of the double ball card above, I increased the gutter to 7/8")
RKQOTD (Me: Wow, this ladybug has been hanging onto my window for quite a while now. She's going to end up far away from home! Emma: Hey Ladybug - if you're going to ride the bus, you owe us 50 cents!)