Friday, March 10, 2017

Monkey-ing Around

Happy Friday One and All!
Yesterday I decided to step away from my design team work
and 'monkey around' with a fun Elizabeth Craft die called 'Jinks the Monkey'
and create some Kids birthday cards for an upcoming Spring show.

I've had a sheet of Doodlebug Design 'snips & snails' #3237 Monkey Business
2-sided 12x12 paper in my stash for a couple of years and these two
products were meant to be together!!!  LOL

For the first card I knew I wanted to simply die cut an oval and reverse the paper for the background.  I've used the Tutti Designs 'Nesting Stitched Ovals' to create my oval cut and again for my white oval frame.  Here are the TWO cards I created using 1 sheet of double sided designer paper and scraps to create my monkeys.  

These cards were both so much fun to create
and I think will bring a smile to the recipient!    Who doesn't like monkeys??

I've used the same Penny Black 'Celebrations' die set for both cards.

 Penny Black - Dies - Celebrations

All that's required now is a fun sentiment on the inside and these cards
will be ready to package for the show.
A SIMPLE but fun design ... hope you like it!

Challenges to share in:

Come and Get It Challenge - Cards for Kids
Inky Chicks Challenge #79 - Happy Birthday
 The Crazy Challenge #243 - We Love Animals
The Paper Players Challenge #334 - Cut It Out

Wishing you a great day!
Thanks for stopping by and
As always . . .


  1. Loving all that monkey paper too! He is the cutest and certainly will swing right into their hearts! Super cute and FUN!

  2. I love the fun die & paper!! Totally cute!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  3. Now this is a super fun die! I just love monkeys! I'm totally getting this one! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! Crystal

  4. Now you just quit 'monky'en' around and get back to your DT work...LOL...but these made me laugh, super cute and FUN, the kids that receive these will love them!

  5. Super cute cards! These little monkeys are so adorable. Thanks for joining us this week at Come and Get It Challenge.

  6. What fun little monkeys! These cards are sure to bring a smile to someone! Thanks so much for playing along with my challenge this week at The Paper Players, Darlene!

  7. Oh, my gosh! They were totally meant to go together! I'm sitting here with a big ol' grin. Doodlebug has some of the cutest paper, and that monkey -- here comes the grin again! These are great kids' birthday cards for the show!!

  8. Darlene, this is super cute! Don't you just love the monkeys? Your card is just adorable!

  9. those are way too cute and you certainly had the perfect paper to go with them!!

  10. Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen


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