birthday monkey

The only thing worse than a Monday is being sick on a Monday.  LOL.  But it’s almost noon and I feel quite a bit better already so maybe there’s hope for the rest of the day.  ;0)

Since I’m not doing much else, I thought it was a good time to sit down and share another card I made recently.  This is for my nephew who’s first birthday will be in May.  For once I’m ahead of the game!  Yay!  I have actually been trying this past weekend to get a bit more organized and I made a birthday calendar to keep track of birthdays and anniversaries.  I have family info written in my pocket calendar and friends’ info printed out on papers here and there.  I wanted to have them all in one place and I think I’ve found a nice (and inexpensive) solution.  It’s almost finished so I’ll share that project soon.

Here I used Birthday Monkey and the C.C. Cutters Ballons die.  Christine also has a  Squiggles die that would have been cute for the balloon strings but I chose to use some Baker’s Twine that a sweet friend was kind enough to send me a sample of.  It was perfect to tie a knot and glue to his hand!  I’m not sure where my friend purchased hers but I see that Christine does sell it in the store here

The monkey and cupcake were colored with Promarkers.  I brought out the dots in the papers and ribbon with dots on the image using my markers and dots on the balloons with Stickles.  Lotsa dots here!  The papers were in my scraps for years so I have no idea where they came from.

I actually made 2 cards identical except my nephew’s has a number one on the balloon from AmyR’s It’s Your Birthday set.  Now I’m *really* ahead of the game with an extra card.  LOL.  Wonder how long that will last.  hmmmm.

Thanks for popping in and have a great Monday!  Things are lookin’ up!

stamps- C.C. Designs Birthday Monkey and AmyR It’s Your Birthday; paper- white, green, unknown dp, pre-embossed white paper; ink- Memento Black; accessories- Promarkers, ribbon, C.C. Cutters Balloons die, Baker’s Twine, Stickles. 

One response to “birthday monkey

  1. I am sorry you were sick. I hope you are better now. This card is adorable! Love that you have dots in the dry embossing, patterned paper, cake and ribbon.

    Hugs and smiles

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