Baby Monkey Card

Baby Monkey Card
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! It’s 2013, and we get a fresh new start! I sure have missed blogging regularly, so I’d like to get back to tending to my blog and sharing news posts with you. I hope this will be the first of many new things I will share with you this year.

What better card is there to share with you today than a baby card, when the year 2013 is a newborn baby?

Last year, a friend of mine gave birth to her third baby boy and I wanted to welcome him with this cute card.  I had recently purchased the Create a Critter cartridge for my Cricut Expression and wanted to use it for something adorable.  I just love this cartridge!  All of the critters you can create are very cute, and they’re very easy to layer – much more so than some of Cricut’s other cartridge images.  Gluing tiny eyelashes and smiles are a thing of the past with this cartridge – those small parts show through the layered paper instead.

Here is the little monkey card I made.  I can’t recall if she had a jungle theme, or if I just wanted to use this sweet little monkey:

Baby Monkey Card with Cricut Create a Critter

Eli Monkey Card with Cricut Create a Critter

I also used the Opposites Attract cartridge for the name “Eli” and the patterned paper is from a stack of DCWV called “Nana’s Kids.”  After building the little fella, I inked the edges with a Close to My Heart brand chocolate-colored ink pad to make him look a little more dimensional.  One of my favorite elements of making a card is using dimensional foam adhesive to pop things off the page, and that’s what I did once again in this card.

Details and Texture

Details and Texture

Thanks for reading my blog, and enjoy your brand New Year!  I wish you lots of joy, laughter, creative ideas, prosperity and blessings for 2013.

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About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

4 Responses »

  1. This is so stinkin’ cute!!!! I love monkeys… Of course, having a baby just to receive a cute card like this is out of the question!!! Keep up the good work Stephanie. You are so talented. Love you.

    • Hahaha! You made me LOL with your comment about having a baby to get a card. 🙂 Thanks so much! ((hugs)) HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  2. Oh my goodness! This is so cute!! And, I’ve seen it circulating on Pinterest, too! Yay, Stephanie! 🙂 I’m sure Eli loved it.

    • Really?! Someone other than me pinned it? Yay! That makes me smile. It’s a cute, easy card to make and I hope others get inspired by this layout. Thanks, Dawn!

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