Oh my gosh, the generosity of fellow demonstrators blows me away every day. Friend & demonstrator Carolyn (who I just met in January at a Stampin' Up! event and who lives on the other side of the US from me) sent me a whole bunch of photos of Sock Monkey cards that she invited me to share on my blog, with instructions and/or recipes just to help  me when I'm not feeling up to blogging (due to my chemo and radiation). Is that sweet or what? Thanks Carolyn Dobie, you awesome friend you!

The instructions are in Carolyn's words:



Sock Monkey ($26.95, 111550)

Basic Black Classic Ink ($5.95, 111179)
Early Espresso Classic Ink ($5.95, 119670)
Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink ($5.95, 119669)

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock($6.95, 119685),
Early Espresso Card Stock($6.95, 119686),
Whisper White Card Stock ($8.50, 100730)
Crumb Cake Card Stock ($6.95, 120953)

Embossed with Square Lattice Embossing Folder( $7.95, 119976),
Sizzix Top Note Die ($21.95, 113463)
Big Shot ($99.95, 113439)

Antique Brads($5.95, 117273)
1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon – Early Espresso ($9.95, 119961)
1/8" inch Tafetta Ribbon – Daffodil Delight ($5.95, 119254)
Blender Pens ($9.95, 102845)
Brayer ($12.50, 102395)
Stampin' Write Marker – Daffodil Delight ($3.50, 119677)
Stampin' Write Marker – Pear Pizzazz ($14.95, 119801 – full set of In Color markers)
Stampin' Write Marker – Cherry Cobbler ($3.50, 119681)

To create the texture on Monkey, brayer Early Espresso Ink onto the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. Emboss using the Big Shot!

This card uses the paper piecing technique. I stamped the monkey once on Whisper White card stock and again on Crumb Cake card stock. Then I brayered Early Espresso ink onto the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and embossed using the Big Shot! I cut out the monkey from the Crumb Cake and pieced it on top of the monkey stamped on the Whisper White card stock. Time consuming, but a really cool effect!

I colored the flower with Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight and Cherry Cobbler markers, and cut the flower very carefully. 🙂 The monkey's mouth is colored with Cherry Cobbler Classic ink and a blender pen.