This Monkey Birthday Card goes nicely with the Lady Bug Birthday Card I did yesterday. Wouldn’t it be cute to send these cards to twins? This card was originally designed for boys but I got so many emails saying that both worked for either sex that I changed the whole post.
This card would be cute to send to your favorite little boy or add a bow and it could be for a girl too. It fits in an A2 envelope for mailing.
This Monkey Birthday Card looks simple and it is. Tell that special kid in your life you love them with this simple card.
You will need:
- Download File
- Heavy cardstock for the base
- Various Cardstock scraps
- a grommet
- a grommet tool
The colors for the monkey on the Monkey birthday card are standard browns. But the inside papers can be anything that you want. Just make sure the pen shows up.
The base card paper must be at least 100 lb weight to support the grommet and all the movement of this card.
Cutting the Monkey Birthday Card
Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing. I used a white gel pen because I love the way it looks and a gold gel pen for the bananas.
I used the font Hard Candy to make this card because it fills in. You can get it free at Dafont.com I created my own series of fill in fonts because I was tired of thin fonts or fat fonts not filling in. You can find more information on my Fill in fonts here. A note about this font. If you use it in your own projects, DO NOT weld this font after joining the letters. It ruins the fill in effect.
I cut the brown pieces on one mat. If you need to see how I do that watch this video.
Watch my video for cutting Multiple colors on one mat
Assembling the Monkey Birthday Card
Once all the pieces are cut out, glue the face onto the front. Make sure the hole on the ear matches up. Line the card up with the holes matching and put a grommet through all three layers.
I used a wonderful tool called The Scraparatus by Karen Foster. I have the amazon link to get one right here.
It will punch a hole through paper, plastic or leather and the Scraparatus does all the work for you.
You can use it to cut the hole then simply changed heads and set the grommet I use it all the time. It even has die sets that will cut out letters and small shapes. I have a few but don’t use them much except for holes. But the most impressive thing, in my opinion is setting grommets of any size.
If you don’t have one use a paper punch and tie a ribbon or put a brad in the hole.
And the Monkey Birthday card is done. Make sure your favorite kid knows you are thinking of hi on his special day. As I said it fits in an A2 envelope.