Hooray!!! All my Christmas cards are done and mailed!! The day did have one little glitch, though, as I realized the 5 small children on my list needed something a little cuter than my Diagonal Double Pocket cards with bookmarks (though it would be a good thing if they knew what a bookmark was for, I guess).
So out came the Sock Monkey stamp set (111550), which also has an Accessories set (111552). The set is new with the 2008 Fall/Winter Idea Book and Catalog, and it was one of the first stamp sets I bought. Actually, it was a preview set for demonstrators, and there seemed to be a lot going on with it. So buy it I did. But, with the Christmas Season, I totally forgot about it. When I went to hunt it up, sure enough the Accessories set had a Santa Hat, and I was off and running to make these 5 cute cards! I used scraps that I had left over from the Diagonal Double Pocket cards to make up the main part of his body, then layered everything up so he could offer up a cute little present. Some cute little $1 bills were tucked inside the card. I know there’s a way I could have made them pop out of the gift box. But, hey, it was the Saturday before Christmas, and my creativity was already starting its vacation.
If you have this set, it’s not too late to make some cards or gifts for those little ones on your list for Christmas! If you don’t, you might want to consider this little critter. He comes with a heart that would be great for Valentine’s Day; there’s also party hat, a flower, a cupcake, a balloon–great for birthdays! The Sock Monkey Accessories set has even more for the spring, with bunny ears and an Easter basket, a graduation hat, and other great every day accessories.
You can order online–in fact, this would be a great addition to your Free Shipping package if you’ve been trying to figure out what to add to your order to bring it up to $70 for the Free Shipping Offer!
Enjoy your week!