August 15, 2011

A Monkey For Jacob

Happy Monday to all my stamping friends! 

All the kids were home this past weekend we certainly had a grand time visiting.  As most of you know our oldest son is expecting their first child and they just found out the sex…….MALE!  It’s a boy for sure!  His name will be Jacob William and we’ll call him Jake.  His nursery will be done in a monkey theme, they even went shopping and bought the cutest monkey outfits – just adorable!  So after they all went home I had to ‘monkey’ around – this is the result . . .


As I was making him I kept thinking –

  • one punch
  • one DSP
  • one sentiment

Then it hit me … that’s the same recipe for this weeks PPA Challenge at the Pals Paper Arts – Dress for success.  Well you know what came next.  I had to enter. *smile*  There’s still time to enter, you have until Noon on August 16th to upload your card.

Here’s looking a little closer -


Two circle punches and a couple eyelets made the bib.  The monkey was another story. Here’s his recipe:

Head – two circle punches, one circle was trimmed out with a heart punch to give him that little indentation at his forehead.

Eyes – Owl Punch
Ears –  circle punches
Mouth – small oval
Body – Owl Punch and the 15/16” oval punch
Tail – A trimmed out piece from the Swirls and Scribbles die
Arms and Legs – Oval punch
Bananas – Circle punch

Each piece of Creamy Carmel card stock was sponged with Early Espresso Ink.

I decided not to touch the hands and feet…..I thought he looked better without them.

The inside -


And that’s my little bit of ‘monkeying around’.  I hope you liked it – even better I hope Jacob will like it. lol

Supplies needed – All are SU! unless otherwise noted

  • Card stock – E. Espresso, C. Carmel, W. White, B. Black and A. Appeal and Bo Bunny DSP
  • Letters for BABY were heat embossed with gold emp
  • Stamp set – Whimsical Words, other letters were misc.

Here’s a sneak peek at tomorrow’s card…..


Have a good one and thank you for stopping by,

I love the company!




Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Congrats on your arriving Grandson! LOVE this punch monkey and plan to make one as well, thanks for the recipe! This is so adorable.

Gerry said...

This is the cutest card I've ever seen! It is absolutely adorable. Thanks for the 'recipe'. Congratulations on your arriving Jake. I also have a grandson Jake...only boy out of 5 grandkids.

Linda said...

Congratulations on your pending arrival ~ keep us posted!! Your card is just adorable!! Your son and DIL will be very pleased. Thanks for sharing your card ~ and your exciting news with us :o)

Pam~ said...

I'm so glad you had time to monkey around ... this is adorable!!! I can never get enough of those cute creatures ... love 'em almost as much as I love your card!

Linda Callahan said...

So amazingly adorable! Cutest monkey ever! How exciting a little one is on his way :)

Debbie Henderson said...

Congrats Linda, grandchildren are just wonderful! And so is your card!

Oops a Daisy Designs said...

Great card! That monkey is too cute! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

Anonymous said...

such a gorgeous card for the new baby boy on the way! Congrats Linda! That is so sweet! Hugs, J

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh I am so excited for you!!! I have a Jake too.... my nephew. *smile* I love your card!!! Such a cute, cute monkey and love the bib!!! Hugs,

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