I made this card for our friends' son's 1st birthday!!! I know we all love firsts!!! His party was jungle theme and they call him their little monkey so I though a monkey would be perfect for his card.
ALL cardstock is from The Paper Company's value packs.
I started with a 5 1/2"x 8 1/2" piece of green cardstock and folded it in half for the base of my card. Then, for my first layer, I cut a piece of blue cardstock at 5 1/4"x 4". I layered a piece of yellow cardstock that was cut at 5 1/4"x 2" on the bottom half of the blue cardstock using my ATG gun. I covered up the "seem" of where the papers meet with a piece of green ribbon with monkeys on it and secured it on the back using regular Scotch tape. I attached the whole thing to the base of the card using my ATG gun.
I used the "Create a Critter" cartridge with my Cricut Expression to cut the Monkey. I cut him at 3 1/2". I secured the monkey to my card using 3D-Dots to make it pop off of the page, making it the main focal point. I cut the vine that went with the monkey, also at 3 1/2", to give the monkey something to swing from. I secured it to the card using my 2-way Zig glue pen.
I used a My Pink Stamper stamp from her "Fruit and Veggie Puns" set with a Stampin' Up! Classic, Chocolate Chip, ink pad for my sentiment. I also added my own little "sentiment" using a neon yellow gel pen.