Project 1205-4

Westrim Crafts:  Monkeying Around Layout
By Iliana McGrath
Sponsor:  Westrim Crafts

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Materials Needed:
  • Paper Bliss Embellishment Collection – Just Monkeying Around
  • Assorted Autumn Leaves Patterned Papers – Scribbles Graffiti Collection
  • Autumn Leaves Buttons
  • Autumn Leaves Clear Stamps – Snap Frame Alphabet & Talking In Circles (Boy)
  • Autumn Leaves Assorted Ribbon Pieces
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Blue Acrylic Paint
  • DMD Light Blue Cardstock
  • DMD Brown Cardstock
  • DMD Kraft Cardstock
  • Decorative scissors


Just Monkeying Around

Page 1
  1. Start with 12x12” sheet of brown cardstock as a base. Trim the bottom edges of the two blue patterned papers and the light blue cardstock strip using decorative scissors of your choice. Adhere the light blue cardstock to the left side of the brown cardstock sheet as shown, matching top edges.  Layer swirl dots on top of light blue strip as shown. 
  2. Adhere jungle bush border to beige patterned paper strip and trim of right end at a diagonal as shown.  Adhere to page.
  3. Adhere Paper Bliss Monkey, hooking tail under border strip to hang.
  4. Paint edges of small kraft cardstock rectangle and adhere to page as shown. Add buttons with glue dots.  Paint edges of buttons for a distressed effect.
  5. Stamp the word “Boy” onto page using white acrylic paint, being careful to use a minimum amount of paint for best possible results.
  6. Stamp “100 Percent Boy” or circle stamp of your choice using blue paint.  Again using paint sparingly to ensure best results.
  7. Hand write “little monkey” about stamped “Boy” using white pen.

Page 2

  1. Begin using 12x12” brown cardstock as a base. Layer patterned papers positioning swirl to the right of page as shown on example. Adhere blue swirl paper as shown.
  2. Adhere monkey border over remaining strip and trim excess as shown.  Staple on ribbon scraps. Adhere to page.
  3. Adhere Paper Bliss branch and monkey to top right corner.
  4. Stamp the word “Around” using white paint
  5. Stamp the remaining circle using stamp of choice and blue paint
  6. Stamp the word “monkeying” above “Around” using white pen.
Project Images:

Iliana Mcgrath and Beth Madland


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