Daily Archives: May 29, 2007

Almost Two! & a Little Monkey Business…

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I just can’t believe how fast the past two years have flown by. Joshua will be TWO on Thursday the 31st. He is such a little darling, but such a little rascal too! His dad gave him a haircut last week and he looks so much older…sniff, sniff. Super cute but I know my baby is growing up.

 This is a card I made for his birthday. He and Benjamin love reading Curious George together, climbing and getting into mischief too! When I saw this darling monkey paper and sticker line…I just had to make a card for him with it. I know he’ll love it. He loves cards for some reason. I have to be quite careful not to leave any design work where  he can get his hands on it as he likes to inspect my work! :)

Celebrate Little Monkey
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Inside: Happy Birthday to my Little [Wild One]

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For this card, I was focusing on the patterned paper….lots of inking and I sanded the stickers, but very little stamping. I found the darling little sentiment from Love Ya Bunches and thought it would work perfectly with this card. I added it to the inside sentiment which I printed off on my computer.

Quick Tip: Sand or ink stickers to add interest and texture to them. I am not a huge sticker fan but they can be fun and easy, and with a little altering, work really well.

There were so many circular and rounded shapes on the patterned paper that I played off that feature for my layout. For some fun texture, I layered the elements over some frayed twill and attached it with eyelets set with my Crop-a-dile.

Supply List:

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue – Stampin Up

Patterned Paper: Monkey Business line – Reminisce

Stamps: Love Ya Bunches – Stampin Up

Ink: Chocolate Chip – Stampin Up

Other: Monkey Business stickers – Reminesce, eyelets – Making Memories, circle punches – EK Success, twill tape – Stampin Up, Crop-a-dile – We R Memory Keepers