Thursday, August 7, 2014

Monkey Business

I have a card to share with you today using the Monkey Business digi set from Deedee's Digis.  This is the current Digi of the Month and is available this month for a special price in the shop or Deedee will email it to you for free if you purchase $10 or more (after any discounts) in the shop.  You can see all the details here

This month we're celebrating the one year anniversary of Deedee's Digis being back in business.  So the Digi of the Month challenge has a couple twists:

Twist #1: FREE for all - participants from last month's Digi of the Month challenge received the entire set free.  However, one of the images is free to download from the blog this month.  If you make and link up a project using one of the images from the set, you receive the next month's featured set free.

Twist #2:  PRIZES!!  There will be weekly prizes and then a monthly winner.  Be sure to check out the blog post here for all the details.

Back to my card....I made a 5.5" square joy-fold card.  After die cutting the single monkey pre-colored image from the set, the background was sponged with light blue ink for a sky.  One of the sentiments was die cut and double matted.  Usually I have a brad or design element for the top layer to tuck under to keep a joy-fold card closed.  That didn't work on this card design but the extra weight from the sentiment keeps the top flap down.  Some glossy accents was applied to the banana and the heart on the top of the cupcake.

One of the digi papers was cropped down to a strip and then die cut to add a little interior decorating.  This is one of the benefits of digis - you can resize them for your project.

Cardstock:  Georgia Pacific (white), Recollections (kraft), Core'dinations (green)
Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Stamps:  Deedee's Digis (Monkey Business)
Ink:  Stampin' Up (Bliss Blue - retired)
Tools/Embellishments:  Spellbinders dies (Classic Squares Large and Small, Standard Circles Large and Small, Petite Scalloped Circles Large), Staedtler brown fine tip marker, Glossy Accents

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Scrapbook Blessings Club Challenge #26 - Anything Goes - Focus technique is joy-fold cards
Pile It On Challenge #31 - Stitching (real or faux)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday Challenge #47 - Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party #16 - Kids Theme
Penny's Paper Craty Challenge #189 - Anything Goes
MilkCoffee Challenges - 2 or more die cuts
V's Sweet Ideas Challenge #26 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you'll have time to play along in the Digi of the Month challenge.  This little monkey sure is a cutie!  Deedee has also put lots of new sets in the store be sure to go check them out!


Janis Lewis said...

Great monkey! Love the sentiment in the circle with the banana center. Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
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Michelle said...

A beautiful creation - lovely layout and colours - thanks for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty - Michelle x

Elizabeth Hart said...

Oh My - is this ever so cute - love that monkey image!!Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

So adorable ~ Thank you for joining in Scrapbook Blessings Club Challenge ~ Good Luck.

mum of two said...

What a wonderful creation! I love the monkey! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at PDE For Kids Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (PDE DT)
Purple Monkey Moments

Brenda "Disney Girl" said...

SO CUTE!!! Awesome card and an adorable set of digis :-) Thanks for joining the fun over at Scrapbook Blessings Club!

Caz said...

This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty, and good luck..

Caz xx PPC DT

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge & good luck in the draw…
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

Paper Panda said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.
Mandy x (PPCC DT)

Blue6366 said...

Such an adorable card. Thanks for sharing it with us at PDE Linky Party.

~DT Barbara


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