Thursday, May 19, 2011

Monkeys for Alex


I needed to make a card for my nephew and I decided to use the colour challenge at Paper Players.  They extended the playing time because of problems with blogger last week and this gave me time to play along.  Yay!


Perfect colours for a male card.




My sister told me Alex would love one of my monkey cards for his birthday. (Plus something to go with it of course!) I’m getting quite a reputation for using this stamp.  It’s actually my daughter’s set and it is the best birthday present I have ever given her. Ha Ha :)

I stamped the monkeys with espresso and then embossed them with clear.  It gave them more dimension and they’re nice and shiny too.  Can’t see that in the photo though.


Ingredients :

Stamps : fox and friends

Card : NQN, cherry cobbler, confetti white, whisper white

Ink : versamark, espresso

Other : big shot, polka dot embossing folder, clear embossing powder, square punches, thin espresso taffeta ribbon, timeless type alpha


There are lots of gorgeous examples using these colours on the Paper Players site.  Take a look and then give them a try.



  1. How delightfully whimsical! The card looks so striking - your nephew will love it!

  2. Hey Kathy!
    This is really cute! I love the monkeys peeking out from the letters. I am sure your nephew will love this! So happy you had the chance to join us this week at the Paper Players!

  3. Super duper cute! Great use of the challenge colors! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  4. This is absolutely the cutest thing ever!

  5. Love those sweet little monkeys peeking around the letters! Great colors for your nephew. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week! :-)

  6. This looks like it needs to be in a frame! You are really tempting me with that set of dies. :) Thanks for coming over and playing with The Paper Players this week. ((HUGS))

  7. You can never go wrong with a monkey card! :) I love how those little guys are peeking out from the letters. I'm sure Alex will absolutely love his card, too. Thank you so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week. :)

  8. So simple yet so cute, this one is going into my 'To CASE' file for sure.

  9. Love this cheeky little monkey! I'm sure Alex is loving it too - and the 'something that went with it' of course :o)


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