To create these monkeys, because I made two, I used my Cricut explore, but one of the advantages of this is that you can find in Miss Kate Cuttables files is that you can use them in almost all electronic cutting machines and also, you can use the files as photos for your creations. Isn't it amazing! I cut the big Monkey using Dark Brown Metallic Card Stock and Ivory Card Stock and the little Monkey, using Cajun Craze and So Saffron card Stock. I duplicated the branch of the tree to give more dimension and I used Soft Suede card stock for this part. For the hearts I used different shades of pink. I pasted all the pieces using dimensionals and liquid glue to create different heights. To finalize the project, I cut a Bag using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and I stamped it with a hardwood background and a little sentiment. After I assembled the bag, I arranged all the pieces of my Valentine Monkey File over the front of the bag, I pasted them and voila my cute present was finished!
I want to invite you to visit Miss Kate Cuttables Site, they offer a free file every day that we can use in our projects and a very big selection of cutting files for our creations. If you are like me, and love to combine stamping with cutting files or create "hybrid" projects, you have to go; I am sure that you will find what you are looking for! Thank you for stopping by! Martha Lucia