Of all the cards that I have made, this is one of my favorites! A friend asked if I could make a Sock Monkey Card for a baby shower for her niece. She sent me a picture of the invitation, and I used that as inspiration.
The colors were tan, black and red, with a sock monkey in a wagon reading books. It was adorable, but I didn’t have a sock monkey stamp or die cut.
I belong to a wonderful blogging group over at Split Coast Stampers. They are very talented card makers, scrapbookers, and paper crafters. They always have wonderful ideas, so I posted in the forum that I needed a sock monkey stamp. One of the girls, Nancy, who has a blog called My Little Spot In The Universe had this adorable sock monkey paper piecing. It was perfect!
When the paper piecing arrived in the mail, I knew it would be perfect for a Sock Monkey Card. I really enjoyed assembling the pieces and trying to decide how to pose him. He had legs, but I didn’t use them since they wouldn’t show when he was in the wagon. I found the wagon on the Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge. It is one of the wonderful accessories that goes with the raccoon. I never would have looked on that cartridge for a wagon, but I checked on My Cut Search.
The papers that I used are from my stash. The oval and scalloped oval punches are from Stampin’ Up and so is the For Your Shower stamp. It is in the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp set. The small scalloped edge is a punch from Stampin’ Up, and the larger lace edge is a punch from Martha Stewart. I added tan buttons to the centers of the wheels and a strip of tab ribbon for a little dimension.
My friend loved the card, and we were amazed how closely it matched the invitation. This was such a fun project!
Have you ever used My Cut Search? It’s a wonderful data base that tells you which Cricut Cartridges have the shapes you need. For example, if you want a dog, you type dog into a search box, and the website lists the Cricut Cartridges that have a dog on them. They also include a picture of the die cut, so you can see if it is suitable for your project. It comes in really handy when working on Cricut projects!
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