Monday, January 23, 2012

Monkeying around

     It's "Tie It Up" time at The Kraft Journal this week.  I won this fun little image a while back from Little Miss Muffet stamps and thought it would make a fun kid's birthday card.  Since the balloon strings fit right in with the challenge this week, I took the idea and ran with it.  Like you couldn't tell.  LOL  Have you ever seen so many bows on a card!  :-)
     The card base is Brown Kraft cardstock.  I used some colorful My Mind's Eye papers to back the image which is colored with Copics.  It's also 3-D although it's kind of hard to see in the pic.  The balloons and the monkey's bow and feet are all popped up a bit on some Zots (another one of those zillion craft supplies I haven't touched in a while that I'm trying to use up).
     For the banner I attached some DP to Jenni Bowlin Chipboard Banner pieces and "strung" them onto some Hang Tag String.  I punched some flowers and used and embosser to give the petals some shape.  I put a pop dot in the center indention so the button would be raised up a bit and not smash the flower back down.  I used Red, Blue, Baby Blue and Green Baker's Twine to tie bows through the button holes.
     So come play along and show us what you can come up with for our "Tie It Up"  challenge.
     I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Stamps R Us--cards for kids
Birthday Sundaes--birthday cards with wording on the front
Mark's Finest Papers--birthday
Crafty Catz--buttons and bows
Little Miss Muffett Challenges--blues and creams BUT anything goes with a LMM stamp
Make It Monday--anything goes

     Happy Monday!

Kraft Outlet Supplies

Brown Kraft cardstock
Blue Baker's Twine
Red Baker's Twine
Green Baker's Twine
Baby Blue Baker's Twine
Hang Tag String
Jenni Bowlin Chipboard Banner pieces

Other Supplies

Paper:  My Mind's Eye, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamp:  Little Miss Muffett "Summer Monkey"
Ink:  Copics
Tools:  EK Success Retro Flower punch, Die-namics Notebook edge punch, Nestabilities Labels Eight (S5-019), sewing machine
Miscellaneous:  buttons from my stash


  1. How adorable! What a fun birthday card this is, Tracy! I just love all the bows. Such a fun image, too, and such fabulous coloring. Really love the banner as well. :)

  2. Oh this is so cute Tracy!
    Hugs Heidy

  3. What a fun card, Tracy! So happy and full of celebration! :o)

  4. Such a pretty and fun card Tracy! Love your banner! What is it with us people that we like monkeys so much, we're too alike I guess, lol!

  5. This is so cute, Tracy! I love those images and your coloring is perfection! Great job!

  6. Just so cute! It mademe smile x

  7. This monkey is just fantastic! I love the banner and how you put a bow in all the buttons! Very sweet!

  8. This is adorable! I love what you did with the buttons!

  9. Oh this is so stinkin' cute! Love the coloring and design! Outstanding!

  10. Tracy this is so so gorgeous! fantastic layout, love the colours. Joey x

  11. This is adorable!!! Cute birthday card!!! Love all the details! Thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and Friends!

  12. This is so darn cute. I just love it in every way..

    Hugs, LInda

  13. This is so stunning, what a fabulous card. Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  14. Oh this is adorable Tracy! Your coloring is awesome and I love all of the twine! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamps R Us!
    Tammy :)

  15. I love anything skewed and off centered on a card. Just makes it so much fun for me to look at. Your card is fabulous and all the elements that peek out or hang or swag, just look amazing!

    Your very welcome for featuring you for POTW...your card is gorgeous!

    hugs to you,
    Lisa xx

  16. Gorgeous card, love your banner, thanks for joining our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ, good luck, x carol

  17. love the button centers for the flowers. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  18. This is fabulous and a great layout! Love the kraft paper with the bright colors - perfect for a kid's card. ;D And popping the balloons and feet out make it even more adorable! Love it! *Hugs

  19. this is a truly fun birthday card!! I love all the little ties. thank you for playing in the Speedy Fox Challenge.

  20. Oh wow, I looooove this card! So cute! Thank you so much for linking up at MIM and remember, to be in the running to win second prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  21. Very bright job! Fab team up with the paper and gorgeous colours. I saw your card on ‘Make it Monday’

  22. This is so cute! Love your coloring of the image and the added extras. Super layout. Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet challenges.

    DT Member

  23. This card is adorable!! I love that monkey and the cute embellishments you added!! Great Job! Thanks for joining us this week at Birthday Sundaes!

  24. Awww, saw your sweet card on MIM! Such a darling image! Wonderful banner and lovely button flowers! Love the color and pretty papers!

  25. now this just pops! love it!
    i always love popping in to see your fabulous work...
    thanks so much for joining us at Speedy Fox and Friends (-:

  26. This is gorgeous, love your colouring and layout, thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet challenges, hugs, Sarah x

  27. Adorable card, love the buttons. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

  28. Super cute! Love the papers you used! Thanks for joining us this week at Birthday Sundaes!
    Tara (DT member)

  29. This is sooo cute! Love your adorable monkey card :O) Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenge...good luck, Hugs! Leah Ann

  30. gorgeous card and colouring, love the button flowers, saw it on mim x

  31. This is awesome I am soooo loving the image its fabulous & goes perfectly with the bright colours. Super!!!

    Thank you for joining us girlies over at LMM Challenges, good luck hun.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  32. Simply adorable! Love the little banner and buttons and everything else! Precious!

  33. This is such a fabulous card Tracy! I love how you have coloured his gorgeous wee monkey and the banner and bows are fabulous! LOVE it!

    Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet stamps!


  34. Tracy, I saw this one my phone, ooh-ed and aah-ed over it, and thought I left you a comment to tell you how great I think your card is... Looks like I didn't make it, though! ;D Super cute and fun! Thanks for sharing at Little Miss MuffetQ

  35. Super amazing card.It have fun due to monkey image. You use lace and buttons on your card is a gorgeous work. LIKE IT.

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