Heartfelt Creations: Introducing Monkeying Around

It’s Inspiration Wednesday with Heartfelt Creations, and this week we are introducing the barrel of fun collection….Monkeying Around.

Are you ready for an adventure?  Grab your water bottle, sunscreen, and safari hat and join us as we explore exotic jungles taking in the lively and entertaining antics of the new Monkeying Around Collection by Heartfelt Creations!  Filled with amusing illustrations of ever so charming monkeys, this newest collection is sure to have you “going bananas” with excitement!  Four entertaining cling stamp sets supply you with an assortment of fun filled, mix and match monkey images to create just the right amount of monkey mayhem for any of your paper crafting project needs, while various sized palm tree fronds, floral accents, bananas, coconuts along with lush palm tree die cuts add a dimensional tropical feeling to your projects with ease!  Trek through a paper collection filled with deep jungle greens, sunlit yellows and ocean like blues, accented with balmy breeze teals, pretty floral pinks and a hint of sunset reds creating just the right tropical color palette to showcase these adorable apes on cards, scrapbook layouts or altered art pieces.  So, come along with us as we join in with the monkey chatter, swing from vine to vine and take part in the shenanigans of the new Monkeying Around Collection!

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HCDP1-276 Monkeying Around Paper Collection

HCPC-3779 Monkey Antics Cling Stamps

HCPC-3777 Palm Tree and Monkey Cling Stamps

HCPC-3778 Monkeying Around Cling Stamps

HCD1-7134 Monkey Antics Dies

HCD1-7132 Palm Tree and Monkey Dies

HCD1-7133 Monkeying Around Dies

ANC818 Prills- Go ManGo

Other Products Used:

Cardstock (white, brown, green), Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (EZ Runner Grand, Kraft Photo Corners, Foam Squares), Tombow Dual Brush Markers (DB 992, DB 177), Hot Glue, Wood Embellishments, Ink- Stampin’ Up (Crushed Curry), CTMH (Chocolate), Chameleon Markers (YG3, YL2, BR5), May Arts Brown Mesh

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Use the brown patterned paper as your background. Cut white cardstock to 11×11 and the yellow patterned paper to 10.75×10.75. Cut a strip of the dark green patterned paper to 3×10.75, and a piece of the light patterned paper to 2×10.75. Adhere the 2 strips together and adhere to the middle of the yellow patterned paper. Adhere the yellow patterned paper to the white cardstock layer. Add the mesh ribbon to the layered border across the layout and adhere in the back of the cardstock. Adhere all of the layers to the brown patterned paper.

Stamp and die cut 9 of the floral images. Stamp and die cut one of the hanging monkeys. Stamp and die cut one of the hammock monkeys. Stamp and die cut 3 bananas. Shape your floral pieces.

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Trace a large circle onto your layered background. If you do not have a large circle template to use, a dinner plate or large bowl will often do the trick. I used hot glue to adhere the floral pieces around the traced circle, you could also use a liquid adhesive if you prefer. In between each floral piece I added a wooden embellishment. Erase any pencil marks that still show. Add the hanging monkey die cut to the upper right hand part of your floral circle, using 3D foam tape. Add the monkey in a hammock to the bottom left hand corner of your layout, also using 3D foam tape.

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Cut a strip of the polka dot patterned paper that is 2.5×7 and adhere up the middle of the layout. Cut a strip of the lighter green patterned paper that is 1×8 and adhere on top of the polka dot patterned paper. I cut the photo to 4×4 and matted it in white, green and then brown cardstock. I added photo corners to the photo and adhered it to the layout using 3D foam tape. Find and cut out the “I’m Bananas Over You” sentiment. Add a banana to each end and adhere just below your matted photo. Using liquid adhesive I added gold Prills to the middle of each flower.

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