Monday, February 1, 2016


Hellooo Mr. Sock Monkey!  

I decided to put a little spin on a stamp design and had a lot of fun turning a balloon animal into a sock monkey!  One of my favorite things to do is show versatility in products, especially stamp sets.   I'm still giggling about this one!

The vintage dude peeking around my card may be my hubby's first stuffed animal made by his grandmother for him when he was a baby.  I needed Mr. Monkey for some inspiration while I was creating and he did it well!

This card features two special stamp sets available only this month.  One is the February Stamp of the Month "Balloon Animals" and the other is "Share the Love", which is an Operation Smile set.   I love that $7 of every stamp set purchased is donated to Operation Smile to help with smile surgeries all over the world!

You won't want to miss either of these sets!  
(Find stamp set images and pricing below) 

Here's how:  The monkey is paper pieced with two monkey balloons stamped on Colonial White cardstock; one in Desert Sand ink and one in Chocolate ink.  I cut out the entire Chocolate monkey and just the feet and face of the Desert Sand image and attached the pieces with the fab CTMH Glue Pen!  Love that glue!  The hat is a 1/2" circle out of Bamboo cardstock and trimmed about a third of it to make it fit.  I painted his mouth with red Watercolor Paint and his eyes are Bitty Sparkles colored with the ShinHan Touch Twin Black Marker.  All the outlining is done with the Journaling Pen.  I cut the 1/2" Red Glitter heart with my trusty CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  Both the monkey and Hello bubble are attached to the card with 3D Foam Tape.  The hexagons and all cardstock pieces are edged in Chocolate ink.  The little Red Enamel Gems put the finishing touch on the monkey's hat and scattered around the card!  Ta-Da!  There you have it!

Here's the sentiment I stamped inside the card.  
Hope this card makes you SMILE too!

Don't wait to order these two awesome sets!   Available only until February 29th! 

February Stamp of the Month : S1602 Balloon Animals  $17.95 or just $5 with a $50 purchase!

CC1060  Share the Love -  $7 of the $17.95 price goes to support Operation Smile

Supplies used:
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge - 1/2" Circle and 1/2" Heart
 Watercolor Set - Monkey's mouth


  1. This is SOOOOO cute - thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Thanks! So happy you like it! I've added the "how to" details since you last visited my post. Have a happy day!

    2. I am so going to make one of these tganks again :)

    3. I am so going to make one of these tganks again :)

  2. WOW. So cute. Thanks for sharing.

  3. So adorable!!! Wonderful creation!

    1. Thank you Catherine, I'm happy you like it! It was fun to make!

  4. That is the cutest thing ever!!! Very creative.