Thursday, 29 October 2009

Punched Monkey Tutorial

I have been admiring the wondeful punched animals on one of my lovely dowline, Sarahs blog and thought I would have a go at my own. Thanks for the inspiration Sarah.
Now most of you know I have a bit of a thing for cupcakes, well I also have a thing for monkeys too!!!!!!! I love the cheeky little fellas and have got quite a few monkey stamps so I decided to have a go at at punched monkey!!!
Now then , you do need rather a vast amount of punches so here goes
  • 1 3/4 inch circle
  • 1 3/8 inch circle
  • 1 1/4 inch circle
  • 1 inch circle
  • 3/4 inch circle
  • 1/2 inch circle
  • 1/4 inch circle
  • Oval
  • Word Window
And also the following other items, sponge daubers, chocolate chip card, creamy caramel card, inkpads of these colours, white gel pen, brown pen, dimensionals and adhesive

OK you need to cut out the following in Chocolate Chip, 4 x Word Window, 1 x 1 3/4 circle, 1 x 1 3/8 circle, 2 x 3/4 inch circle. The following in Creamy Caramel 1 x Oval, 1 x 1 1/4 circle, 1 x 1 inch circle, 2 x i/2 inch circle. Then in white 2 x 1/2 inch and in black 2 x 1/4 inch. Phew that was a lot!

OK ink all the edges of the Choc CHip card with Choc CHip ink and the edges of the Creamy Caramel card with Creamy Caramel ink. Layer the 1 inch circle over the 1 3/4 inch circle as above

Next layer the 1 1/4 circle over the 1 3/8 circle as above

Ok now layer these over each other as shown

Next add some dimensional to the back of the oval

And then adhere to the body and head as above

Next add the eyes, I used Tombow wet glue for these

Then add the 1/2 inch Creamy Caramel circles onto the 3/4 inch Choc Chip and glue to the back of the head.

My favourite part now, add the limbs using the Word Window punch outs, I added one arm higher than the other to look like this arm is hanging onto the tree branches.

You then need to decorate your monkeys feet, mouth and freckles!!!!
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial, I think I have got the punching bug and will try and make more!!!!
I am happy for you to use my design to make your own monkeys but please could you put a link on your blog to mine to give credit, that would be much appreciated.
Please leave me a comment to let me know what you think.


  1. Cheeky little things aren't they. I love them. Remind me a bit of my grandson - he always has a huge grin on his face. Will be having a go at these this weekend. Love Terri

  2. They are fab Julie thanks for inspiration and tutorial.

  3. He is so cute!! Very good, I am impressed. Good to know I have inspired someone to have a go themselves. Love Sarah x

  4. how fab are these ..More punches needed, lol
    Thanks for this!

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  6. Love the wee monkey he`s so cute

  7. he he, love him! great monkey! I might have a go at a monkey when I'm finished with all my Christmas punchies! They are great fun to do and strangely satisfying too!

  8. Hi Jules,
    A kind friend of mine directed me here to check out your monkey's!!
    so glad she did they are fab im a monkey lover too!
    Suzie Qx

  9. Awww, he is so sweet, well done to you, a new punch master!
    Hugs S.J. xx

  10. Super cute Julie. This is adorable, and you did a fantastic job on the tutorial. Thanks for the smile, and for sharing.

    Injoy Stampin',
    Robyn in Co. Kerry, Ireland

  11. Cute monkey, I might give it a go! xx

  12. He is gorgeous, Julie! My daughters and I had fun making one of your monkeys.
    Simone :)

  13. Thank you! My kids loved making them!