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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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