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September 20th, 2008:

My First Sock Monkey


As soon as I saw this stamp set, I knew I had to have it.  It’s so cute and, better yet, so versatile…it can be used for children’s cards and adult card’s alike, and I think it would be really cute on a scrapbook pages of my boys.

This is the first Sock Monkey card I made.  The neat decorative corners on the Chocolate Chip matte under the main image were made, believe it or not, with the Scallop Edge Punch.  I will show this in a post I have coming soon.

I stamped the “thanks a bunch” sentiment from the set and then punched it with the Circle Punch.  I then layered it with a matte made with the Designer Label punch.

For the banana, I actually stamped the image on Barely Banana cardstock.  I used my blender pen with So Saffron and a touch of Chocolate Chip Classic Inks to colour in the banana peel.  I cut it out with my Papersnips, and popped it up with a dimensional.  Hopefully you can see this in the photos!  I think it really makes the banana “pop”.


Stamp Sets – Sock Monkey
Inks – Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel and So Saffron Classic, Black Staz On
Cardstock – Baja Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Barely Banana, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White
Accessories – 1/4″ Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, Blender Pens, Scallop Punch, Designer Label Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Paper Piercer (Crafter’s Toolkit), dimensionals