Monday, October 28, 2013

Monkey Around

Following a sketch is a great way to channel your creative mind since the goal is for you to create a craft that is inspired by that sketch. Turn the sketch sideways. Make the sketch a layout instead of a card. Change the style of the suggested embellishment. In other words, make it your own.

When I saw the sketch for Sunday night's 356 Card Challenge, it screamed, Joy Fold card. If you don't know how to make a joy fold card follow this link: Joy Fold Card tutorial.

I knew that I wanted to use an animal on my card, and I had settled on a monkey, but I did not want to go through all of my handbooks to find the right monkey. Instead, I used and used the search word monkey. This monkey is cut from the Life's a Party Cricut Cartridge, and the bananas are cut from the Create a Critter Cartridge.

The bananas on the top left side serve a decorative and functional purpose. The bananas keep the card closed.

Add just a bit of chalking to the bananas so that they don't look too flat yellow.
I also added the small leaves falling from the tree branch.

Thank you to:
Card Crafter's Circle: Autumn Splendor.
Rhedd and Rosie: Anything Goes.
The Male Room: Nature.
A Gem of a Challenge: One or more folds.


  1. Cute card and clever use of the bananas. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room.

  2. adorable!!!! :) So glad you joined us on 365 Cards for our Sunday sketch this week.

  3. So very delightful! Great colour and such a fun monkey! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  4. What a cute card, love the monkey!

  5. Cute card, and what a cheeky little monkey!

  6. great card!! Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

  7. Fun card! What a cheeky monkey, perfect for our Nature challenge at The Male Room. Thanks for playing along

    Louise xx

  8. So sweet, love it.

    Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with our 18th Challenge at Rhedd and Rosies Challenge Blog.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx (DT Member)

  9. Awwww that monkey is so cute! Thanks for sharing at 365 Cards Sunday Sketch!


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