Friday, August 10, 2012

Paper Hoarders DT Offering - A Lazy Day

Welcome to the Paper Hoarders DT offering today!  What can you accomplish in an hour?  Ever timed your projects to see how long it takes from conception to completion?  That's the idea of today's project as directed to the DT from our PH guru Tanya who has all the projects on her blog at

No Monkeying around now - it's time to banana up!  (couldn't resist a bit of humor here)!!
Mama LoveBug is up first today on the "clock" - one hour - what can I do?  I decided to make a cover for a blank perpetual calendar that I had.  My idea is to make a monkey calendar as I want to use some banana paper in my stash.  I measured and cut the desired base of banana paper and adhered it to the calendar's front.

Next I fussy cut 5 different monkeys from three different paper piecing collections I had already printed out.  These cuties are available at Paper Piecings by Nikki's online store - they are from the following collections:
Top Monkey - You Are So Loved
Center Grouping - See, Speak, Hear No Evil Monkey Set
Bottom Monkey - So Junglicious

After the fussy cutting I used gel pens to give definition and highlighting to each image.
Next I stamped a banana and sentiments (Sweet Thing and You Make Me Smile) I had and gold-embossed/fussy cut the lot.  The final part was arranging the items on the cover and taking a picture of the project.  Here's my finished project!!

Awwww....Wasn't Mama's Project too cute??? And all in an hour! WOWZAA! As for me (Kimi) I decided to make an explosion box!!! I wanted to make a baby one and had just the perfect pattern from Paper Piecings by Nikki to use! I took the hippo from her "Critter Babies" set! He's so cute!!! Take a look! :)
I also used some embellishments from a baby set I had!

I used some cute DCWV paper for the outside as well as a baby stamp set from "Crafty Sprouts"

Here's the box on it's side so you could see it all!

Since we only had an hour I didn't get the inside completed but once I do I'll post some pictures of that as well!!!

So next time you craft set your timer...see what you can do with an hour!!!

Bug hugs,



Tanya said...

I LOVE both of your projects!! You lil monkeys are adorable mama and I love that lil hippo Kimi!! Too darn cute!! Thank you both for all your hard work and for being a PH design team member :)


Boni said...

I love both monkeys and hippos :) These are just amazing such Happy projects ,Ladies as always you made me smile and rocked this project <3

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Kim, I adore your explosion box - such a creative way to showcase that darling hippo from PPbN! You Rock!!

Paper Craft Island said...

Loving your calendar mom! The monkeys sure are cute and the paper just gives me giggles! Love it!!! :)

Big hugs,

Christy said...

I LOOOOVE these! The animals are so cute!

RobinSuzanne said...

Hey both your cute! You both are inspiring me to get out my circut and wipe the dust off it and try out cutting some images.....both these projects came out great! Awesome!

Zeni said...

Super cute projects! I absolutely love them both! I don't know if an hour is enough for me, but I think it's something I going to start trying! Thanks for sharing my wonderful gals!