May 072014

I can hardly believe that my grandson is a year old!  Here is his card for the big day.

The monkey is a cupcake topper that was saved from a baby shower I attended a couple of month’s ago.  A small cut was made in the cardstock, and the little stem was inserted and taped down on the underside to hold it in place.

CAS on Sunday is having a fun “Sparkle and Shimmer” challenge to use glitter.  This card is playing along in the challenge, as this ever so dazzling designer paper has lots of sparkle already built-in.

There are a couple of other challenges, too, that Little Monkey is playing in.  They are the Papertake Weekly Challenge “Anything Goes” and the Simon Says Monday Challenge “Five”.  The “five” things I chose to create this card are: Paper, Stamp Set, Ink, Monkey Topper and Rope Twine.

Happy Birthday, Little Monkey!
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Stamps: Verve “Birthday Bash”

Papers: PTI Select White and New Leaf; The Paper Studio “Eat Cake” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: SU Rope Twine; Wilton Monkey Topper

13 Responses to “Little Monkey”

  1. Way to upcycle :) The monkey is adorable as is your grandson :)

  2. awww! CUTE! I like the monkey card and the bright chevrons, and he is super adorable!! :)

  3. So CUTE! Perfect for that little monkey. I bet he’ll love the glitter too. Very Colorful Susan.

  4. Your grandson is adorable, Susan! What a cute birthday card for your little monkey.

  5. What an amazing recycle!! This card is adorable – almost as adorable as that cutie pie grandson of yours :)

  6. Your lil’ grand is so adorable! Fun card Gwamma!

  7. Love the sparkling circus glitz of the paper, and so right for the cheeky monkey. Brillant idea to save the cupcake topper. Your little precious is going to see all that color, the monkey smiles and just be tickled to pieces. He’s a cutie too! Love those curls & baby blues and those little white pearls peeking out from his smile. What a sweet little boy. Give him a big birthday hug from me! Happy Mom’s Day & TFS

  8. Oh, look at this handsome little man!
    What a great idea on using cupcake topper. :) You are so good with new ideas, Susan!

  9. Oh your grandson is just the cutest, I bet he is going to have a big smile when he sees this, what a great idea to recycle that image, very sweet!

  10. That’s adorable! And your grandson is such a sweet looking little guy! Happy Birthday to him!

  11. This card is so cute! Love the beautiful glittered background paper and the image is fun! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  12. Awww, the card is so cute and makes excellent use of the cake topper! Love that sparkly, bright, fun paper. Your grandson is such a handsome little guy. Happy first birthday!

  13. Awww. Love both photos – the adorable card and that precious little guy.

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