Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Hanging a Stocking...

There are countless stockings for sale each year and I am always tempted to buy another series! I love stockings!! Silly.... When the Late Night Stampers challenged gift card holders for this week I couldn't resist!

Start by using the Big Shot, the Holiday Stocking Bigz L die that scores and die cuts. The Festival of Paper pack from the Holiday Mini (it will be gone soon, get yours!) and Very Vanilla paper to create this fun Gift Card holder and card. The Regals Button Collection and the Cherry Cobbler bakers twine 'tie' it all up! (Lol)

The die pops out the stocking in the smaller paper from the Festival of Paper pkt. Running the Very Vanilla paper thru gives you the stocking and the 'stitched" addition of the cuff, heal and toe 'patches'.

With your Simply Scored board or the new Paper Cutter from Stampin' Up! (It's measure tool is amazing and score blade works with the same track as the cutting.). Score the vanilla stocking 1/2" from the top. Use SNAIL adhesive on that area and line up the two stockings.

This allows for the card to open while looking smooth and sleek. If you wan to hang this, like an ornament: tie a loop of Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine with a simple knot. I adde it between the two layered cards. The knot allows for the loop to stay where you place it.

Snail Adhesive the pieces on, ohhhh and ahhh with me, don't you love the stich on the "patches".

I added a 2-1/2" long x 1/2" strip of Very Vanilla to the inside. I found that the tone on tone is cute at hiding this as a pocket. It leaves, too, for writing above this strip and under. SNAIL adhesive was good but a fine line of Hot Glue Reeally holds it down. This is ideal when using it for a gift card, you do NOT want the card to fall out.

"Happy Christmas" is a fun twist and perfect size for the "pocket". I used Chocolate Chip as I LOVE it on Vanilla. Lol.

Button up the project with the Regals Button collection. I used the large Cherry Cobbler button with the Garden Green button on top. The Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine ties it up so cute! This emulates the pattern too! Aww!

We plan to use this on cubical a for my husbands employees gifts this year. A lotto ticket, gift card or just cash works so well with this pocket. Just enough room to write and a cute Ornament to boot! (To boot - lol.). This is ideal for coworkers, dorm rooms, Christmas Trees and more! Hang some love!

I hope YOUR stockings are so cute and filled with goodies! Happy Christmas!

























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