I named myself The Crafting Professor, since I'm a crafter, and I'm a college professor. I went through many, many years of graduate school, and the best source of relaxation and stress relief was being in my craft room or going to a local crop. Back then, I never told anyone that I was a full-time graduate student. I was waiting for the day I would scrapbook my graduation page. Now, I run the ScrapbookerPhD challenge blog (http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com), and am bringing my passion for crafting and teaching together. But here, at The Crafting Professor, I'm just sharing my work with like-minded crafters from all over the world.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Challenge #19: Birthday (masculine)

It's time for another challenge at ScrapbookerPhD, and I'm very excited to share my project with you. The theme is birthday for a boy. I decided to make a card for my youngest nephew who turns 3 in just a few short months. (Better to be early than later, right!).

I started with the Cricut cartridge B is for Boy, and I cut this super cute monkey. I used two coordinating patterned papers from The Paper Studio. The green pattern is small outlines of the animals on the rest of the pattern. The Monkey See, Monkey Do stamp is from Cardz TV, More Critter Captions, and the Happy Birthday stamp is from CTMH Just to Say set. 

Here is a close up of the green pattern:

Challenges Entered

Bitten By the Bug 2: Your favorite cartridge. *I just found this cartridge, and it is my new favorite since I have 5 nephews ranging in age from 2 to 10. 
Creative Card Crew: For a Child


  1. Your nephew is sure to love this, the monkey is super cute xx

  2. So cute. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.
    Cathy DT Member

  3. This is such a cute card for your nephew. The sock monkey is so cute on your card, and the sentiment is perfect! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  4. This is really great!! I love that monkey your nephew is going to love it.!!
    Thank you for entering THE Bitten by the Bug 2, with the theme “Fave cartridge” for this challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

  5. How super cute!!! Love this monkey and that bg papers are fabulous!!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Favorite Cricut Cut' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  6. The perfect birthday card for a 3 year old boy!
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the birthday!

  7. This card is just darling! I love that sock monkey, he is just too cute as well. Makes for such a cute birthday card. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

  8. Fun monkey - perfect for a 3 year old boy! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize The Birthday :)


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