Monday, February 13, 2012

Crazy Kind of Monkey Love!

Shhh...don't tell hubby yet, but this is his Valentine's Day card!  To make it, I used this adorable sock monkey cut that I received from Bonnie Beck.  Bonnie and I are part of a cut swap group that's formed among Facebook friends. She writes that she made this sweetie using the Cricut Lite cartridge called "Sugar and Spice."

These Facebook groups are a great way to get cuts from Cricut cartridges you may not have, and also to have neat ones that you may not have thought of creating yourself. 

Generated imageAnother helpful Tip of the Day: If you aren't sure how to find what's on your cartridge, go to My Cut Search (, where you can enter a phrase as silly as "sock monkey" and find this cut.  Enter just "monkey" to find even more places to find more cuts of the species! :)
Naturally, this is a great cut for me to use for hubby, since our little pet name for each other is "Monkey" or some endearing off-shoot of it -- like when I call him "Monkey Butt."  He does get even, not to worry ... like this time on the occasion (several years ago!) of my 50th birthday.

Anywhooooo, back to the card.  I created the adorable Valentine's Day tickets using a Tim Holtz' Sizzix die (shown at left) that creates 5 tickets in a strip, along with the companion ticket stamps collection called "Odds and Ends." Aren't the tickets sweeet?

For the quote balloon, I set the sentiment using my computer/printer, fussy cut it into the shape I wanted, and inked the edges in pink. I then put it on an Action Wobble. The background papers are from my stash.

I'll be posting this up on Jennifer Restivo's "Crafty Card Gallery," where I'm Guest Designer this week.  Hop on over there for a visit and a Sketch Challenge!


Beckie said...

Great card. I love the monkey.

Be blessed, Beckie

sarah said...

soooo cute!!!he'll luv it!!

Jessica Buffa said...

Funny story! We call my daughter Monkey Toes (she inherited them from me)!!! Love your card and those tickets are very sweeeeeeettttt!

Jennifer McLean said...

Hello you!
Guess what? You're first on my list to get the Versatile blogger award I get to give away! Go read what I said then grab and post, I know you're posting at crafty card gallery, so no hurry. Just wanted to tell you, you're my fave!
Hugs and happy Valentine's Day!
PS Sent your bookmark and handed in the "other" project today, WHEW, I'm DONE! Yea, so glad to have that butterfly off my plate.
Much love,