Sock Monkey Thank You Card

Sock Monkey Thank You Card
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I have a friend who loves sock monkeys and wears bow ties as his signature tie of choice. I was wondering if somewhere across the universe, was there such a thing a sock monkey bow tie? I searched for it; found it on Etsy; “liked it”; and ordered the last one! Unfortunately, when I “liked” it, my activity was pushed to Facebook and my friend happened to see it IMMEDIATELY. He commented that he was very sad I wouldn’t have tagged him when I shared about it – ummm, that’s because I didn’t mean for you to see it! It’s a surprise! I’m glad he forgot all about it when I finally delivered it to him in person. Here is my goofy friend Brian Copeland with his bow tie (let’s give him credit for tying it right after eating a piece of fried chicken and without using a mirror) and his sock monkey card!

Brian Copeland with his Sock Monkey Tie and Sock Monkey Card

Brian Copeland with his Sock Monkey Tie and Sock Monkey Card

I used my retired Sock Monkey stamp set from Stampin’ Up! to create the card. The ribbon was a piece I re-used from a cellophane bag of marshmallows found at Whole Foods. Yep, I saved the ribbon that tied the package together and smoothed the wrinkles away with my Chi flat-iron. It was the only piece of ribbon from my stash that worked with this card! I used colored pencils, colored paper and double-sided foam tape to complete the card.  I also rubbed the edges of cardstock with ink and a sponge dauber, drew faux stitching and used my favorite label punch from Stampin’ Up!

Sock Monkey Thank You Card

Sock Monkey Thank You Card

Here’s another angle of the card. Isn’t this little guy sweet?

Sock Monkey Holding Flowers

Sock Monkey Holding Flowers

This is the sock monkey bow tie. The seller was very prompt to mail it and I was happy with the service. I checked and it looks like they made another tie! They also have baby sock monkey bow ties.

Sock Monkey Bow Tie

Un-Tied Sock Monkey Bow Tie

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About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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  1. This is so damn cute! I have a love for sock monkeys too but it goes back to my grandma (with a story behind it), I have never found a sock monkey stamp OR stickers as of yet, adorable Stephanie! <3

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