It's just another Monkey Monday . . . no Cartridge Showcase today . . . just Melin and Jen monkeying around! We decided to collaborate and bring you some fun projects with a "monkey" twist. One of Jen's nephews just turned one and his mommy always calls him her" little monkey." So a monkey party was an obvious choice!
Did you know that there are monkeys on 17 different Cricut cartridges? So many to choose from . . .
- Animal Kingdom, pg. 45 and 49
- Birthday Bash, pg. 36
- Birthday Cakes, pg. 45
- Create-A-Critter, pg. 46
- Creative Memories - Storks Delivery, pg. 64
- Disney's Dreams Come True, pg. 66
- Everyday Paper Dolls, pg. 75
- Imagine - Buccaneer, pg. 10
- Life's A Party, pg. 36, 46 and 56
- Lite - B is for Boy
- Lite - Carousel
- Lite - Sugar & Spice
- Nate's ABCs, pg. 57
- New Arrival, pg. 56
- Paisley, pg. 30, 31 and 32
- Sweethearts, pg. 43
- ZooBalloo, pg. 37
Jen used monkeys from Create-A-Critter, New Arrival and ZooBalloo for her banner, party decorations and cake.
|The pennant and pennant mat were cut using the Girl's Make-Up Party cartridge|
the text is from Cake Basics, the monkey on the left is from ZooBalloo
and the monkey on the right is from New Arrival.
|These little monkeys and vines are from the Create-A-Critter cartridge.|
|Isn't this little monkey "smash" cake the cutest thing ever!!!|
The text was cut using the Mickey Font cartridge
and the stars are from Plantin SchoolBook.
For more details on sizes and the papers Jen used visit her blog.
Melin created this layout using the sweet little monkeys from the Sweethearts cartridge. She used the "flip" feature on her Expression to create the mirror images.
Here is a close up of the cute little title.
Melin created this adorable birthday card using the Birthday Bash Cartridge. She also used her Gypsy to "weld" the face pieces together. The smaller the "Cricut" faces, the less appealing they are to Melin, so she will use her Gypsy to "hide contours" and add her own eyes and nose. Just find an oval or circle on the same cartridge you are using and re-size it make your eyes and nose fit your face....easy peasy!
Last but not least, Melin created this card using the Paisley Cartridge. She also used her Gypsy to "Hide Contours" for all the monkey's body pieces and face. She used a couple of EK Scallop punches and a circle punch to add the sentiment.
Thank you so much for taking some of you crafty time to join us today! Be sure to do a little "Monkeying Around" yourself and create, create, create! Join us tomorrow as we have another great post with more inspiration from our PCW girls!!!
Jen and Melin