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Monkey-ing around...

Happy weekend!  I hope you're sleeping in this morning...my favorite Saturday morning activity.  It's Friday as I'm writing this post and I *think* we actually get to sleep in...no swim meets, so basketball tournaments, no school activities...it's been a long time since we've had a Saturday like that.  I'm excited for a day with everyone home!  

My 9 year old had a birthday party after school yesterday for one of her sweet little friends.  I adore this little girl and wanted to make a special card for her.  She loves monkeys, so I pulled out this cute little guy from Tremendous Treats: Birthday to create this shaker card.  
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I partially diecut the 9 from a block of patterned paper using the same method I used a few weeks ago to create my bookmark clips.  Then I used an exacto knife and a ruler to trim out the inside of the frame.  Pretty easy, really!  I stamped the monkeys onto a panel of white cardstock so they would look as if they were hanging from the 9 and colored them with Copics.  

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I backed my 9 frame with acetate and turned it into a shaker card (for more about creating shakers, read THIS post).  I filled my shaker with tiny stars (the insides of the Star Border die - linked in the supply thumbnails below), glitter, and some glass micro beads that I've had in my stash forever.  Those monkeys are having their own little party in there!  After I had it assembled I wrapped the edges of the white cardstock panel with some bright yellow washi tape.  

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend...and get crafty!1-supplies2pink

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