Hello! For today’s tutorial, I am sharing a very fun set of colorful sock monkey cards that I made together with my 3 young kiddos, featuring the Sizzix BIGZ XL Sock Monkey die set. The heart string banner die, unfortunately I do not recall which brand it is from as it was purchased years ago. But if you are interested in this design, Penny Black just recently released a heart string similar to this one that you might want to check out. I shared the link in the Supplies-Where To Shop section below for your convenient.
This post is also part of the currently Cards for Little Hearts’ 2019 Heart-Themed Collection I am hosting. This collection will promptly end on January 31st. For the complete guideline and mailing address, please visit Cards for Little Hearts’ official website. As a thank you, I will be giving away my latest digital drawing Heart Balloons Elephant to everyone that help send in a card! Hope you can join us!
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Tutorial: Sock Monkey Cards
SUPPLIES: (die cut) Sizzix BIGZ XL – Sock Monkey; heart string (cardstock) assorted bright colors cardstock of choice (inks) Uni-Ball Gel white pen; multiliner black pen (tools) Sizzix Big Shot; extended cutting pads; paper trimmer; bone fold, hole-puncher (adhesive) double-sided tape, glue, foam tape, double-sided adhesive sheets (accessory) mini heart die cut
- Create a side-folded 4-1/4″x7″ size card base from a 8-1/2″x7″ size cardstock (color of your choice). Score at the 4-1/4″ mark.
- For each card, die cut out…
- 2 body layers – One white for base layer. One top layer in any color cardstock of choice.
- 1 mouth
- 1 hat
- 1 scarf
- 1 heart
- 1 heart string
- Assemble the sock monkey. Adhere on hat and scarf.
- Hand write in HUG (or other word) onto the heart and adhere over the monkey’s chest.
- Hole-punch each hand and insert the tip of banner’s string through. (Optional – decorate the heart string with mini die-cut white hearts or hand doodle them in. I used the heart pieces from the Penny Black’s Lovely Border die set)
- Adhere the assembled sock monkey onto card front with foam tape.