February 5, 2019


Hello!  Today I'm sharing a project for my guest designer post for the Scrapping Cottage.  I had so much fun creating this sweet card with the new Valentine's dies.
The Swinging Monkey was the focal point of my card.  Once I put him together, I added an extra heart to his belly for a whimsical look.  The sentiment was cut from the Valentine Phrase & More die set and the grass was cut from the Grass with Cattails die.  I simply trimmed off the cattails.  All of the die cuts were inked on the edges for some depth and dimension.
I wanted to create a fence for the background of my card so I simply cut strips of paper with my paper trimmer.  Two smaller strips were cut to be used horizontally on the fence.  The paper strips were inked on the edges.
I layered them together along the solid brown background.  Varying the sizes of the strips gives the fence a more natural appearance.
To finish off the fence, I added some bling stickers along each of the "posts" and adhered the grass along the bottom edge.
Nest, I added the sentiment at the top of the fence and then adhered the branch directly below ensuring the sweet monkey would fit perfectly.
Here are the dies I used on my card available here:
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a spectacular day!


  1. Oh my gosh, so absolutely adorable!! I love the fence background!! The swinging monkey is so cute!! Love this, Sukie!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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  2. That is sooo CUTE! Adorable little monkey Sukie! I also like how you created your fence.. Clever!! :)


  3. So super cute. Your fence looks awesome. I can't believe how your created it with just strips and it looks perfect! Happy Valentine's Day!