Monkey Birthday Invitations

My family has finally received their invitations to Matthew's birthday party, so I'm happy to share with you the finished card using my punched monkeys.

I must admit, that I really like this card. It makes me smile every time I see it and that's just like my son Matthew. So Smiley!

To create Mr. Monkey, I used:
Circles #2 Originals Die, Large Oval Punch, Full Heart Punch, Circle Punch, Owl Builder Punch, Petite Pennants Builder and the circle punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack. The scallop behind him is from  the Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die.

The "You're Invited" greeting is from the new stamp set in the Spring Catalogue called "Oh, Hello". The banana is from the Oldie but Goodie stamp set: Sock Monkey! I'm sorry I used something retired, but It was too perfect not to use.

So... did you notice something odd about the greeting? Are you seeing polka-dots? Don't worry, you're not going crazy. I used theVery Vanilla, Polka-dot DSP from the neutrals pack for the background and this is what happens when you stamp or colour on it! Pretty neat eh?

Well, thanks for stopping by and as always...
Happy Creating!


  1. I love this card! The super cute punched monkey and the great tip stamping on the DSP! AMAZING! I would have never thought of that but I LOVE the look!!! Thanks for sharing this card!

    1. Thank you Ruth! It makes me smile! I didn't actually know that it was going to create that look when I stamped the greeting on the DSP. So it was a nice little bonus!