Thursday, July 16, 2015

Monkey Thanks a Bunch Banana Gift Tag

I craft a good game, but I am a gift giving slacker.  I have so much fun putting together fun paper-crafted gift ideas, but they rarely leave my craft room.  I think I have finally come up with a simple gift idea that requires minimum effort.  Have a look...

Cute monkey Thanks a Bunch gift tag

Bananas.  Plain ol' bananas.  Forget the fancy fruit basket and add a sweet little monkey tag to a bunch of fresh bananas and you have an instant delicious and nutritious thank you gift.

Always a sucker for a good pun, the "Thanks a Bunch" sentiment Willy & Friends Stamp set from Waffle Flower Crafts is perfect for creating a quick gift tag.

Cute monkey Thanks a Bunch gift tag
Willy is a cute little bugger.  His curved tail is perfect for wrapping around a leafy vine.  The coordinating Willy & Friends Die makes it is super easy to make perfect cuts every time.

Cute monkey Thanks a Bunch gift tag
Paper piecing Willy the monkey in a couple of different colors makes him even more charming.  And, did you know that all of the monkey's faces are interchangeable?  This gives you even more options when putting these little fellas together.

Color stamped, fussy cut edges with black marker
So, I'm not the most detailed fussy cutter.  I never know if I should cut really close to the stamped outline, or if I should cut into the stamped outline.  As you can see, sometimes I do both which can make for some unsightly margins.

Color stamped, fussy cut edges with black marker
Clean up those paper pieced edges by inking the edges with a black marker.  Although it is quick and easy, it makes a big impact.

Color stamped, fussy cut edges with black marker
See?  Now this little guy's face looks clean and crisp.

Cute monkey Thanks a Bunch gift tag
I adhered some leaf ribbon to the tag and hooked the monkey's tail around the top vine.  How cute is that?  And because I'm never sure how a sentiment will look stamped on patterned paper, I did a test run on a piece of scrap paper.  Looks good to me!

Cute monkey Thanks a Bunch gift tag

Thanks for stopping by today!

Amanda

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3 comments:

  1. CUTE and so fun - love those leaves and what a great way to say thanks!!! Cute monkey - love how you finished him off!! Cool ideas!!

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  2. I find that these MFT and Paper Smooches dies are difficult to use because they are solid.Shredder select

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