Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Vintage Style Stocking Card

I love Christmas!
I love everything about Christmas - even shopping in the crowded malls the week before. It really is the most wonderful time of the year for me!
So each year in August, when Stampin' Up! launches the Holiday Mini Catalog for Demonstrators to order from, I get all giddy. This year was no exception and I placed a HUGE order on August 1st. And when it arrived just a few days later, one of the first things I played with from my new toys was the Stocking Die for the Big Shot.

I was just kind of checking it out and one of the things I wanted to do with it was make an ornament card so I made this:

I made this card so long ago, I don't have measurements for you, but I can tell you that it does not fit in any of our envelope sizes. I've put mine in a Large Cello Bag and my plan is to finish it with a Designer Paper Topper and hand deliver these.

For the stocking itself, I used Real Red cardstock and laid the left side fold on the 'back' of the stocking (heel side) just inside the cut lines at the top and bottom. After running it through my Big Shot, it gave me a folded card that opened up from the right side.
I opened it up flat and ran it through the Big Shot again with the New SnowBurst Textured Embossing Folder. The embossing folder doesn't go all the way to the edges of the stocking, but the toe and heel pieces cover the unembossed areas. The edges and embossed surface were sponged with Crumb Cake Classic Ink.

The stocking top, heel and toe pieces were cut with Naturals White cardstock and I sponged them as well.
Here's a look at the top cuff piece:

I took the Pines and Poinsettias stamp set to embellish the cuff. The greeting banner is stamped twice, once in Real Red directly on the cuff, once on a scrap and trimmed out with Paper Snips. I added two little button brads from the Vintage Trinkets to the cut out piece and sponged it as well. It's popped up with a piece of Stampin' Dimensionals edge.
I used my Stampin' Write markers to ink up the little holly stamp and stamped it multiple times on the cuff.

The ribbon loop is just a 3" piece of Real Red Satin Ribbon, SNAILed together at the open end and attached to the back of the cuff with Tombow Adhesive.

Since I've made this one, I've seen a ton of super creative ideas with this stocking die and I know that there are many more to come - so stay tuned. I know I have a few more up my sleeve! :)

Here's a few of the products I used to create this project:

#124098 - Holiday Stocking Bigz L Die $32.95

#123762 - Pines and Poinsettias Stamp Set $19.95 Wood Mount
#124096 - Snowburst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $7.95

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Thanks so much for visiting today and be sure to stop back tomorrow - I'll have a new Simply Stampin' Up! project for you!

Stamped blessings,

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  1. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing how you did it. I want to give this a try. Mary

  2. Adorable stocking, love the stamped images on the top.


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