Monkey Masquerade

Stampin up sock monkey masquerade

Guess Who?  When I dressed up Stampin' Up!'s Sock Monkey as Uptown Girl, one of my readers suggested a future Halloween costume. Loved the idea and tucked it away on my blog "to do" journal.  I'm just batty about him.  TIP:  Keep a stamping journal of ideas for when your creativity needs a kick start–even if it's just a tiny accent that caught your eye.

I stamped Sock Monkey twice (Basic Black ink), first on Whisper White and second on the skull and bones pattern from Ghostly Greetings Designer Series Paper.  TIP:  I used a Stampin' Up! Basic Black Marker (the wide brush end) to color his paws, tail, patch and mask.  Next, the patterned image was cropped down to just the costume and adhered.  I re-stamped just the mouth area of Sock Monkey (Basic Black ink) on Pumpkin Pie and snipped out his mouth.

Mr. Monkey's hat was stamped in Basic Black on Whisper White.  The stripes were created using Stampin' Up!'s Pumpkin Pie marker (are coordinating markers fabulous, or what)?  The hat was snipped out and mounted on a Stampin' Dimensional.  TIP:  The skeleton head adds the final headwear pizzazz, simply a quick rub-on from Chills and Thrills.

I split the Chills and Thrills sentiment "too cute" and "to spook."  The spider is another rub-on from the same set and I just dotted in a web thread with a Basic Black marker.  TIP:  The adorable brads used on the main panel and sentiment are called Sprinkle Brads–Bootiful, on sale at Just Brads.  It was love at first sight when I spied them.

The main panel is layered on Basic Black.  I added a dotted border with a Signo White Gel Pen.  Using the same pattern as the costume, I centered the main panel on top.

The sentiment (on Whisper White card stock) combines the last half of the sentiment and a charming bat, both from Chills and Thrills rub-ons.  Layers of Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie follow.  The card base is 4.25 x 5.5 (scored on the side) Pumpkin Pie card stock with a 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 piece of Basic Black on top.

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Stamp Set:  Sock Monkey
Paper:  Ghostly Greetings Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Ink:  Basic Black, Stampin' Up! Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black Markers
The Perfect Touch:  Chills and Thrills Rub-On's, Stampin' Dimensionals, Signo White Gel Pen, Sprinkle Brads–Bootiful

Sock monkey


  1. So flippin’ cute!! What a way to showcase the versatility of this set.

    Very creepy and creative.

  2. AHHHHHH!!!!!!! OMG!!! OMG!!!! Can you tell I’m LOVING this card! Halloween is my absolute favorite ~ You have outdone yourself and I am fessin’ up in advance…. I will be “scrap-lifting” your idea for sure! 🙂

  3. Oh my gosh, he is soooo stinkin’ spooky, ahem, I mean CUTE!

  4. Oh, this little guy is SO DARN cute! Love it!

  5. Cute!!! How long did it take you to come up with this??? You are so creative!

  6. I don’t know how you do it, but I’m so glad you do it. Your ideas amaze me.

  7. OMG Mary that card is the cutest thing!!!!!

  8. Oh Mary, that is the cutest thing! I LOVE how you dressed up the monkey! AWESOME!
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs and smiles

  9. I don’t like most projects with this stamp set, but yours are always enjoyable. thank you for your inspiration

  10. So funny!!
    I love your job, Mary!

  11. Colleen Kramer

    Adorable! You are just making me want rub-ons…I am loving the versatility and mileage you get from them! Somehow, this card also makes me think of Mardi Gras…hey there’s an idea for later! Very cute!

  12. COLEEN M. Sweeney


  13. OMG! How adorable. TFS

  14. What an awesome idea!!!!! You should enter this card in Shelli’s blog contest!

  15. Very sweet card, Mary! 🙂

  16. OMGoodness, I can’t stop smiling over the masked monkey. Too cute for words is more like it! TFS.

  17. How fun and cute!!! Great halloween card!!!

  18. Marie Donnelly

    Mary, OMGosh you have definitely gone over the top on this one!! And, somehow I missed the original “Uptown Girl” sock monkey… so cute! Love em!

  19. OMGosh, this is just adorable!!

  20. Beth Weinstein

    I cannot stop smiling since looking at this unbelievable card! OMG!!! You are way over-the-top on this one! TFS!!

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