Thursday, January 21, 2010

Project #1 "I'm Bananas 4 You!

Here it is! Our very first layout for Cricut Cuteness (click on picture to enlarge)!! I wanted to do something with a Valentine theme and the monkey on the Sweethearts cartridge inspired me to create this. I have to give credit to my dear friend Cheryl...the tutu on the little monkey was her idea and handiwork (using some tulle and pearl ribbon she had in her stash). Isn't it CUTE?? I love the way it turned out.

I wanted the monkeys to be 3 dimensional. So, I cut out the base for each monkey in dark brown twice. Between each layer, I put pop dots. Then, to the top layer I added the face, ears, etc. Here is a picture to give you a better idea of how I did this:

A few other notes: In each corner, I wrapped the monkey's tail around the branch before adhering it to the page. I also chalked all of my pieces before gluing anything down.

For this project you will need:
2 12x12 sheets of blue
2 12x12 sheets of dark brown
2 12x12 sheets of yellow
1 12x12 sheet of green
1 12x12 sheet of light brown
1 12x12 sheet of white
scrap of pink cardstock for small hearts & mouth of the monkey on top of page 2 (I used EK Success small paper shaper punch for this)
4 rhinestones (I chose 3 pink and one purple)
6 googly eyes
tulle (gather it through a piece of floss), then add pearl ribbon on the upper fringe.
**If you're anything like me, you probably have tons of scrap paper in your stash. Feel free to use these up when making diecuts for your pages. It'll save you a little money...perhaps to invest in more cartridges! :o) **

Cartridges used:
New Arrival
Animal Kingdom
Disney's Happily Ever After
Life's a Beach

Title ~ 3" (Sweethearts cart.)
Monkey (swinging from branch)~(Sweethearts cart.) 5" . For the one on the top of pg. 2, be sure to hit the "flip" button.
Monkey (standing)~ bottom of page 2~(New Arrival cart.) 5"
Crown~ (Disney's Happily Ever After cart.) 1.5"
(9) bananas~(Animal Kingdom cart.) each 5.5"
(17) leaves~ (Life's a Beach cart.) each 1.5"
Photo Mats:
Page 1
(1) 3"x4"
(1) 4"x6"
(1) 2.75" x 3.75"
(1) 3.75" x 5.75"
Page 2
(1) 3" x 4"
(1) 4" x 5.5"
(1) 2.75"x 3.75"
(1) 3.75" x 5.25"

If you have any questions about anything, please don't hesitate to contact me. And feel free to leave a comment. I love hearing your thoughts and suggestions! Hope you like it!

Until next time... wishing you all a great weekend!!


Maquel said...

What a cute layout!! I love it!

PaperMaine-iac from Cricut MB

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

this is fabulous! I love the dimension and also the expression and details of your monkeys. Luv it all! you did a fabulous job, I love your work

Beatriz from Amazing Grace blog

KellyJoRN said...

Shelley, This LO is AMAZING!! You did a GREAT job!!! I will be following your blog!
Thanks for sharing!!!

txbluiz said...

What a great layout!!! and thank you so much for the detailed directions!

Mocha Scrapper said...

Amazingly Adorable!!! Love, love, love the tutu! Great work, tfs, Marvita

Laura Z said...

This is a cute monkey. What did you use to color the monkeys mouth?

cricutcuteness said...

Thanks everyone for the nice comments!

Laura, for the monkey's mouth, I just used a bit of brown chalk. Hope that helps!

LAscrapper said...

It's amazing! I love it!!! My little girls loves monkey's so I'm gonna have to attempt to make one like it but I'm sure it won't top this amazing layout. I love the way you use several cartridges! Smart girl! Thank you so much for sharing your talent!

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