Monkey Birthday Card for Little Boys

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 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:

        • Heavy cardstock for the base (black)
        • Various Cardstock scraps (shades of brown)
        • a grommet
        • a grommet tool
        • Pen
        • Glue

Cutting the 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.  If you want to change what the card says that can easily be done before cutting.  

The font used was KG Hard Candy Striped which you can get free at dafont.com.  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.

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Watch my video for cutting Multiple colors on one mat

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.

Grommet Tool

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 canuse it to cut the hole then simply changed heads and set the grommet if they weren’t already cut.  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 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.  

And the lady bug card is here.

Lady Bug Birthday Card for Little Girls

This Lady Bug Birthday Card is sure to thrill any little lady in your life.  Tell her she is special with this movement card.  I just posted the little boy card.  It’s just bananas.  See it here.

This Lady Bug Birthday Card is simple to do.  It fits in an A2 envelope because I hate making envelopes.

You will need:

        • Heavy black cardstock for the base
        • Red Cardstock scraps
        • a grommet
        • a grommet tool
        • Pen
        • Glue

Cutting the 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.  If you want to change what the card says that can easily be done before cutting.  

The flowers fill in because I used the circle draw graphic (and made my own in the SVG) which colors in the designs.

The font used was KG Hard Candy Striped which you can get free at dafont.com.  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.

Once all the pieces are cut out, glue the dots on the “shell”.  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.  

I used it to  set the grommet It can even cut the hole (but I put one in already).  I used 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 card is done. As I said it fits in an A2 envelope.  

Make sure that little lady know you remembered her birthday.  Come back tomorrow for the little boy card.  Here is the little boy card