Sunday, July 27, 2008

Childhood Sock Monkeys

My grandmother made sock monkeys and I remember having one as a kid. When Stampin' Up! showed us this sneak preview stamp set, I knew I had to have it!

He was so much fun to make - with his white paws and tail! I stamped him with Chocolate Chip ink onto Kraft cardstock, cut him out, and then stamped him again onto some Confetti Cream and Ruby Red so I could cut out the appropriate parts to glue down on the Kraft monkey. ...and yes, I used some MORE Textured Old Olive cardstock! Are you tired of this color yet??!

Here's the recipe for this cute little guy:

Stamp Sets: Sock Monkey (NEW!), A Little Birthday Cheer
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Textured Old Olive, Confetti Cream, Ruby Red
Accessories: Earth Elements Buttons
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Stamping Sponge, Tag Corner punch, Glue Pen

Just a warning real quick - I won't be posting much over the next week or so. I'll be heading to the Stampin' Up! Convention on the 30th (Yippee!!), but that means I've been hard at work on my swaps. You'll get to see my swap card on August 1st, as I'm going to use it as one of my August Stamp-a-Stack cards! I'm also hard pressed for stamping time because as I mentioned, I have MORE houseguests staying with us... my in-laws (mother-in-law, step-father-in-law, sister-in-law, niece, and nephew). So that means my lovely Stamp Room is being used as a guest bedroom!

But don't worry - when I get back from convention, I'm sure I'll have LOTS and LOTS of things to share with you!! :)


Carol Dunstan said...

great colours! And even if it doesn't have Celery I think Marelle would love this much more than the card you shared last week (LOL... better run before Marelle catches me!!!)

Anonymous said...

What a cute little monkey! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

That little monkey is awfully cute ~ and a lot of work with all of the cutting you did here ;-)! I love the colors you used, the olive textured c.s., and the belt strap you made for the greeting! Super cute card!

Have a wonderful time at Convention!

Tiffany Bauer said...

I totally LOVE this card!!!!! I have not seen many cards I like using the sock monkey stamp set yet. I believe yours is the best I have seen!!!!!

anGela said...

Darling card with the sock monkey...thought the set was totally cute, but haven't used it, yet. Might now...

Can't wait to hear about convention and see your swaps!

Have a great time!