Seth turns 3!

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Our cheeky little monkey had is birthday yesterday and I thought I would share the card I made for him. But … before I show you the finished project … I wanted to show you the first attempt …

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The left samples have a watercolouring background wash that ‘pilled’ the paper. So … I started again (right hand samples!!) Sometimes you just have to cut your losses and begin again! ☺😉

I actually sat down about a month ago to make Seth’s card and realised that I was very lacking in stamp sets for kids … especially boys. So … I indulged a little with these two sets …

Left: Clearly Besotted – Cheeky Monkey ………. Right: Simon Says Stamp – Stacking Animals

Both have matching die sets and can be purchased from Simon Says Stamp.

I had to patiently wait for them to arrive … but … this is the finished result …..

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More detail in the photos below … click to view a slide show. (Click on each photo to open individually)

The inside of the card had a little surprise …

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A little spinning monkey … inspired by a recent creation of Jennifer McGuire! (Click link for video tutorial!)

Click to view!

We had a lovely time yesterday sharing Seth’s cake and enjoying his excitement. Hope you have had a lovely weekend too! Hugs xxx



  1. This is such a cute card Andrea. Love the monkeys and the spinner is such a fun touch. I can’t believe Seth is 3 already!!

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    1. Andrea says:

      Me either, Jenny! But … it is so hard to imagine life without him now! Hugs xx


  2. Gorgeous. Love the little monkey in the centre of the card.

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    1. Andrea says:

      It’s a fun addition … and so easy to do! Hugs xx


  3. Lynda S says:

    Oh Andrea…..(A) I cannot believe he is 3 already!!! and (B) the card totally ROCKS.
    The colouring you have done is phenomenal and I can see you having LOTS of fun with those sets. ooxx

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    1. Andrea says:

      Yes! I think I need some more grandsons so I can use it more!!! It is a great set! Hugs xx


    2. Andrea says:

      PS … Have added a photo of the ACTUAL cheeky monkey!


  4. Reva Brightman says:

    3 years old and Grams and found the perfect stamp for his card. I do believe he has the same gleeful expression I have seen on Bree’s face in pictures you have posted.
    Hugs and smiles, Reva


  5. Kim S says:

    This is just the cutest card – for an even cuter little boy!! And I just know the little spinning monkey made him smile!!

    I’m a ways away from little ones in my life given I just got my oldest off for his first year in college (after he took a little time off to find his way) and my 16-year old just went back to a regular high school after a year doing it online. He’s at a Christian high school and loving it so much more than the huge public high school that didn’t work so well for him.


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