Sunday, June 11, 2023

Little Monkey for PP644

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, I’m so excited to be hosting our Color Challenge.
It’s no secret that I’m a little obsessed with the new and returning colors in the color refresh Stampin’ Up!® announced in the Annual Catalog this year. Lemon Lolly is quite possibly the perfect yellow (in my opinion anyway) and paired with Lost Lagoon…just a beautiful match indeed. I originally fell in love with this combo on THIS CARD I created back in the beginning of May and wanted to have a go with it again for this challenge. I sure hope you will take these colors for a spin and join us over at The Paper Players. We’d love to see what YOU create!   

*I’ve listed all of the measurements and details for my card below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this post.
Since I used florals on my original card with this combo, I wanted to try to find something else in my stamp stash that would showcase these colors well. Hello there Little Monkey stamp set! My neutral is Crumb Cake for the monkey and the tree branch. This little guy is swinging by to say hi…and steal some yummy bananas while he is at it! 

The monkey and bunch of bananas were easy to cut out with the coordinating Little Monkey Builder Punch (hooray for no fussy-cutting!) and I used the trusty Stylish Shapes Dies to help build the scene. This is just a happy card. I love it and I hope you do as well! 
Card Measurements and Details:
  • Lemon Lolly Cardstock: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Lost Lagoon Cardstock: 3-3/4” x 5” 
  • Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper: 3-5/8” x 4-7/8” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to die-cut largest circle from Stylish Shapes Dies
  • Lost Lagoon Cardstock: scrap to die-cut banner from Stylish Shapes Dies, heat emboss sentiment 
  • Basic White Cardstock (card interior): 3-3/4” x 5” 
Finally, here is a peek inside the card. What is more fun than one monkey? Well another monkey, of course. I kept the party going with a second little fella and his bitty banana. The sentiment was perfect along with a little pop of foliage to bring the Lost Lagoon color inside. 

Random fact: Did you know that a group of monkey’s is called a “troop”. That’s kind of fun, right? 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Color ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday June 16th, 2023

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Registration is open through June 20, 2023 for this month’s Cultivated Creativity DIY Papercrafting Kit club. This month features the beautiful Layering Leaves stamp set and Bough Punch. Five fabulous projects you won’t want to miss! 

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Thanks for stopping by.
Have a HAPPY day!

BIG Hugs, 
Anne Marie

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  1. What a cute little fella he is! Sweet card, Anne Marie!

  2. I loved your chosen colour combo this week Anne Marie and that monkey is the perfect addition! This card is soooo cute!

  3. How CUTE is this?! Just adorable! Monkeys and yellow just seem to go together...must be the BANANAS!

  4. Anne Marie, I loved these colors and your card is absolutely ADORABLE! Thanks for making me smile!

  5. Way cute, Anne Marie! This was a great color challenge this week and I love the little brown monkeys with yellow and the lost lagoon tones.
    Xoxo, Fran

  6. Anne Marie, I love that you went with the fun monkeys for your card. I loved the colors in your challenge, two of my favorites. Suzy

  7. Oh, Anne Marie! This card is just as cute as can be! I had not planned on buying this set, but once again, your fabulous card has convinced me I "need" it! Thank you for the delightful color combination! It was so summery and "refreshing"!


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Anne Marie