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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Quick and Easy Sock Monkey Cards


These are so cute and super easy to make....  I had both cards done in 30 - 45 minutes.

I used pre-made blank cards by Doodlebug Design.  Each package of 8 had cards in 8 different colors.  The inside is patterned in pinstripes and the front and back are a matching solid color - the window on the front of the card is trimmed with printed stitching.  My favorite part is the top loading "money" envelopes. SO cute!


To decorate the card I used Sock Monkey stickers by Recollection, ribbon trim by Jolee's Boutique (French General Collection), buttons, baker's twine, glue dots and Stickle's red glitter glue.  After I was done adding the embellishments I cut out 4 scalloped squares - one on Core'dinations card stock red and one on kraft paper. The kraft paper was stamped with a simple "happy birthday" in Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink and embossed with clear powder.  The edges of the red scalloped paper were given an aged effect with the stamp pad.

Voila!



Next time I will use double sided tape or a tape strip to adhere the ribbon so I do not get the bubbling effect but other than that I love, love, love the way this turned out - especially as it took a fraction of the time to complete compared to most of my projects!

I am entering in the following challenges:
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - For a Child
Stamp It! Techniques - Birthday (using very, very basic stamping techniques)
365 Cards - Keep it Simple

Until the next project..... :)

4 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

My favorite color combo!!! Super cute sock monkey cards, thanks for joining us at 365 Cards.

Bettina L. said...

This is really adorable. love that monkey and how you've designed the card with faux stitching and buttons too. Thanks for playing at Dutch Dare Card Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back thursday for a new challenge. Bettina xx P.S: Could you please turn off the double sided word verification?

Shanna Shands said...

I love the monkeys. These are classic fun stuffed animals and perfect for a child's card. Thanks for playing along with Dutch Dare.

Cath said...

Hey MaryBeth! Thanks for linking this up to the Birthday Card Challenge for Stamp It! Cards Week in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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