Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Birthday Fun...

Last month our friends little boy turned 1! He had a monkey theme for his party and when I saw that, I got all these ideas in my head. :) I wanted to make a monkey tag and a matching bow. I have seen these bows online before, but I have never tried to make one. So this is my first attempt...pretty good, I think. :) I mixed up the layers a little, but its still cute.
I wanted a BIG bow, so this was the next one I tried. I like how it turned out...I know a few things for next time I try one this size to change, but all in all...pretty fun. And it is really big! :)
This is the bow I finally decided on. Its a little smaller than the last one, but I love how it turned out. It was perfect. :) Here is just a shot of all three together so you can see the size differences. :) Also, I know some of the papers are retired, but I still wanted to show you. :)
Now, on to the cute monkey. :) Isn't he so cute?! Maybe I shouldn't think that, but I do...I love his little heart nose. :) I used the Scallop Circle die and Big Shot for his head and then various circle punches for his eyes, ears and mouth. :)
This is what I did with the back. I cut out a circle with the Clear circle die and then used that to cover up the ears and make a clean spot to write on.
Here is the final product. :) I found some fun kraft wrapping paper and then used some linen thread to make the monkey into a tag. I had so much fun making it and I know the birthday boy had fun opening it all up. :)
If you have any questions, let me know! Thanks for visiting...have a great day! :)

6 comments:

Julie Davison said...

This is so darling! Nice looking bows and the monkey is just too cute!

Dusty and Megan said...

Yay! I love it when you post new things.

Ashley said...

I know I had seen this already, but LOVE it! Looks SO CUTE! And I'm sure that he loved ripping in to it! :) Hope they at least saved that cute monkey! :) SO CUTE!

jenn said...

I've never seen those bows before, but would love to learn how to make one. Would you post instructions or a link to where you found instructions. Thanks! BTW: I love your blog. I've been following for some time now and it's great!

Tanya said...

What an adorable punched monkey! I love him! :)

Kasia said...

love it!!