This my one year old niece and her mom. Isn't that the sweetest little sock monkey you have ever seen? Natalie loves sock monkeys. Her whole room is decorated with a sock monkey theme and she was a sock monkey for her first Halloween. When I saw my new Waltzingmouse stamps Nordic Winter stamp set, one of the stamps totally reminded me of the pattern in the body of a stuffed sock monkey and decided to try making one. Here is what I came up with:
I was able to find a sock monkey svg file somewhere on the internet (sorry, don't remember where) and cut it out twice on my cricut. I used Papertreyink Linen and Canvas impression plate on the rustic cream hands, feet and tail and stamped the body with the Nordic Winter set. Since I was going to use this as a tag to tie on her Christmas gift, I added a little Santa's hat with some white flock on the brim along with a pom pom ball on the end. That cute little monkey looked kind of bare, so I gave him a little banner using Waltzingmouse stamps Bitty Banners and the words Ho, Ho, Ho are from Waltzingmouse Sewing Box Christmas. The patterned papers in the tag are from Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas and the diecut behind the monkey is a Spellbinder Ironworks diecut. I added some punched snowflakes and red sparklies along the bottom and tied it all up with a gingham ribbon. I love how this turned out and hope her mom saves it to put in her baby book scrapbook, a little reminder of Christmas, 2011.