Sunday, October 2, 2011

A Well Worn Stocking

Happy Monday Peeps!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Ours was very nice.  Is it just me or do the days of the weekend go by WAAAAY faster than the days during the work week???  Whew.


I haven't had a chance to do the drawing for the Blog Candy winner yet.  Linz and I will do it soon though so stay tuned.


The project I have for you today is a gift card holder.  It was cut from the Stocking Die for the Big Shot.  I love that thing!!  I know that the design is the same as another one I posted not too long ago but I wanted to make a Christmas project using "non" holiday paper.  I made this one using the "Well Worn" Designer Series Paper and I'm really happy with the way it turned out.  Here it is.....


I used one of the suggested colors with the DSP....River Rock.  The cuff, heel, toe and embossed oval are all made from River Rock card stock.  I used the Christmas Lodge stamp set to stamp the branch and birds images and the "Merry Christmas" greeting using Early Espresso ink. The "S" monogram is from the Lovely Letters Alphabet and is also stamped in Early Espresso. The edges are all sponged with the same ink to give it a vintage look.


The monogram, River Rock oval is embossed using the Designer Frames Embossing Folder set.  It's one of my new favorites.  I trimmed it out around the edges and the punched out an oval out of Very Vanilla for the monogram piece.  The ribbon is a piece of the gorgeous, new Early Espresso Quilted Ribbon from the Holiday Mini and it's held together with an Antique Brad.


The gift card pocket on the inside is just a piece of card stock that has been scored and folded and then adhered to the card.  The slit for the gift card is made using the Word Window punch.  The "To:   From:" stamps are from the new "Dear Santa" stamp set also in the Holiday Mini Catalog.


It's a really quick and easy project to make that will really make your gift even more special to give.


If you'd like to see all the products used for this project, just click HERE to visit my online store.  No waiting....no lines.....and you can shop in your pj's..  Woot!


Have a magical Monday and remember....keep stampin'!



2 comments:

  1. OMG!!! I absolutely love this!!! I must go now and case your beautiful creation...tfs love your stamping style!!! :)

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  2. found my way to your blog following another demo's post...love the colors of your gift card holder and seeing the creations of others always makes me want to head for my crafting table.

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