Friday, August 8, 2008

Sock Monkey without the Monkey?

Whatever was I thinking? I made a Sock Monkey card and didn't use the monkey! Okay, maybe I was thinking that the cupcake was really delicious and just had to be all on it's own. 'Cause sometimes you just need a cupcake, right?

This card was actually one that I made for an organized GSG swap at convention. Although I did make a few extras and swapped them during general swapping. I kept getting the comment "and you SEWED on it?!" from people who then looked at me like I was crazy. Needless to say, I didn't mention that I sewed on the cards while talking on the phone with a friend. :D

Quick notes: For the background layer I cut a couple strips of designer paper and added a curved edge with my paper snips (nope - I did not use a template so each card was slightly different). The two strips were then adhered to a Riding Hood Red cardstock piece and then zig zag sewing was added on the inside edges. I colored the cupcake with markers and a blender pen and added a bit of Dazzling Diamonds glitter to highlight the frosting. On the top right of the background mat I added a jumbo eyelet through which the taffeta ribbon was threaded and then knotted. Around the knot I tied a sentiment with linen thread. I think the rest is self-explanatory but if not just shoot me an email. :)

All images copyright Stampin' Up!. Stamps: Sock Monkey. Paper: Sahara Sand, Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Bella Rose Designer. Ink: Black StazOn, Pretty in Pink, Creamy Caramel, Ruby Red and Summer Sun markers. Other: white thread, sewing machine, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, blender pen, mat pack, paper piercer, Antique Brass jumbo eyelet, 1/4" circle punch, 1/16" circle punch, small oval punch, vintage brads, Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon, dimensionals.


  1. That layout is awesome!! Gorgeous card!

  2. This card is tantastic. The colors, the cute little cupcake, the sewing (i love to sew on cards) I may add this to my 'to be CASEd' file.

  3. Michelle YungbauerAugust 8, 2008 at 11:00 PM

    Love the card... the sewing adds so much! Hope you are feeling better and getting rid of the cold. Have a super great weekend! Michelle :)

  4. I love it and am so glad to say I have one IRL! It is a beautiful card, Danielle. I'm so glad we hung out at Convention-it was a blast and you are one cool girl!

  5. somehow I missed getting to swap with you when the GSG got together :(
    At least we got our picture together!

  6. Great layout and beautiful card!


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