Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Monkey Valentine Card

Here is my first valentine card of the new year. I used this card as my swap at my upline's team meeting last night. The theme of the swap is upcoming holidays and with Valentine's Day around the corner I thought this was perfect. One thing about this card is the sentiment doesn't say valentine so you could also use this for an anniversary or just to say I love you card.

I saw a monkey punch art the other day on a blog and I got monkey's on the brain. I decided not to go with the punch art, but break out my Fox & Friends stamp set. This is such a cute set if you have kids in your life - there is a monkey, fox, turtle, whale, giraffe, owl and lion.

So the monkey valentine will most likely be mailed to my adorable little nephew. He turns three on Valentine's Day and he sure is a little monkey these days getting into everything now.

The inspiration for the card comes from this week's Stamping411 sketch # 235 it was so clean and simple which I love. I also think it is a very versatile sketch.

So happy that the glimmer paper's are being carried over so I had to add some bling with the red glimmer paper on this card. I find that glue dots are the best adhesive when using the glimmer paper. The chocolate circle comes from the Circles # 2 die which is the closest we have to a 2" punch. The small heart comes from the Owl punch. Sorry the pic is a little dark!

Happy Stampin',

Stamps: Fox & Friends, Short & Sweet
Ink: Real Red & Chocolate Chip
Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Red Glimmer Paper
Other: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Circles # 2 die, 2 3/8 scallop punch, 1 3/4 circle punch, Real Red 5/8" satin ribbon, Owl punch, glue dots


  1. Christine -- love how you gave the little monkey a sparkling valentine heart! Too cute!!! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along this week at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

  2. Love this little monkey!!! What a great idea for a Valentine's card!!

  3. This card is so pretty in real life! I'm so happy I have one. :D ((((hugs))) Chrissy.

  4. I just love monkeys and having him hold the little heart is way too cute!!!

  5. LOVE it and will have to case! I just love that little monkey and with the heart -- OH MY!! Thanks so much for sharing!