Thursday, May 11, 2017

Baby Monkey!

Good Morning Scrapping Cottage Friends!

It is Pam creating with you on this beautiful Thursday!  I just thought I would share another use for this cute little new release Baby Monkey die!  I always need cards for enclosing gift cards. So I found this really easy design on Youtube.  I altered some of the measurements so that it would fit into a A2 envelope.   It seems now a days that a gift card is all anyone wants especially my older nieces and nephews.  I must admit it is much easier then trying to please them but it does take some of the fun out of gift searching!

Designer steps:

1. Use a light brown card stock base 4 1/4 x 11 and score at 4 1/2, 5 1/2 and 6 1/2.  Use your bone folder and crease the card as shown.

2. Flip the card over and put a strip of strong tape as shown then press together.  This will form the card holder.

3. Use the second to the largest Pierced Rectangle die which is the same wideth as a gift card and make the cut through the mountain fold.

4. And now it is time to decorate the  card!  Cut a white 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 piece of white card stock and emboss it with cupcakes.  Glue to the front of the card

5. Using the Baby Monkey with Balloons die cut all the pieces of the monkey and balloons.  Use brown, tan, and black for the monkey.  Before you assemble the monkey sponge the edges for more depth
6. Glue all the pieces together adding small black pearls for the eyes

7. Cut the balloons using designer paper and the strings out of black card stock
8. Cut a strip of light brown card stock 11 x 1 inches this will make a band around your card to keep the gift card inside it good and safe.   Just take your band and fit it around your card and make a tiny pencil mark as to where you will place the tape

9. Cut a Cross Stitched Circle out of designer paper and glue the monkey and balloons to the circle.  Then attach the circle to the front of the band set aside

10. On the inside of the card cut a Double Stitched Rectangle and glue to the center of the inside of the card
11. Using designer paper cut another set of balloons, string and the word Celebrate glue all to the inside of the card

Here are the Cottage Cutz Products used:

I hope you enjoyed this project and that it will inspire you to make a card with an enclosed gift card!

Blessings and thanks for stopping by!


Lois said...

That's a really cute, easy gift card holder. And the monkey is adorable!

Janja said...

This is a wonderful creation. I like it!

Mary Marsh said...

this is so cute Pam-a great way to give a gift card- and it looks easy enough. The embossed panel is a great addition and of course the monkey is the star of the show

Bev Polen said...

What a beautiful gift card holder, Pam! Love the monkey on the band.

SugarShine Designs said...

Fun gift card holder! The baby monkey is one of my favorites and your card features him perfectly.

Anita Kejriwal said...

So cute !!!! I love this so much !!!

Anja Ž. said...

Pam, your card is adorable. This monkey is so cute.