Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Stocking Shaped Card

Stockings are such a traditional part of Christmas. One of my fondest memories as a child is seeing the stockings hung on the fireplace mantel, and they would be filled with goodies on St. Nicholas' Day!
This card harkens to those traditional times and features Stampin’ Up’s Sizzix Stocking Die.
You can coordinate any of your favorite Christmas designer papers. This will be a card, so you need two pieces of the designer card stock run through the die. You will need to flip the design over when cutting the second stocking.

If your chosen designer card stock is 'busy,' you should cut a white paper insert on the stocking die, too.
Begin by adhering the heel and toe pieces onto the stockings.

Second, adhere the white insert onto what will be the inside of the stocking. 

Third, add one of the tops to a stocking, which will then be your guide for the second sock. It’s important that the two socks line up. The stocking should not exceed 6 inches from toe to top (to fit in a 6 x 6 inch envelope).

Fourth, add a small amount of glue along the very top of the inside of the stocking top, and stick the two pieces together. This will now work as a hinge for the card to open up.

Create any kind of tag for the stocking. This sample uses a die cut label and two coordinated Stampin' Up oval punches. 
The sentiment is stamped in SU Bravo Burgundy ink and a stamp from SU Best Yet set.
Punch two small holes in the top right corner of the stocking to insert and tie ribbon and adhered the tag.

Pennant Christmas Tree

This Christmas tree has been made using Stampin’ Up’s Perfect Pennant Die and Petite Pennant Punch to create three triangles of graduated sizes.
You can create the decorative edges on the three triangular pennants of the tree by using an edge punch of any shape. It’s easier to see what you’re doing if you turn the edge punch upside down. Line up the point of each triangle with the guide line on the edge punch. Repeat for each triangle and glue the tree together.
Use the SU mini jewelery punch to create a trunk with the brown cardstock.

The Merry Christmas tag is created using a SU Modern Label Punch and matching SU Movers & Shapers die. Merry Christmas is stamped in brown ink. Put the two coordinated pieces together. Use an eyelet tool to create holes and insert the eyelets.

Layer the card:
Ivory folded card – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches
Chocolate Chip Cardstock – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches
Red & Blue Design Cardstock – 4 x 5 1/4 inches
Polka Dot Red & Blue Cardstock – 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches –
**Be sure to edge with brown ink**
Chocolate Chip Cardstock – 2 3/8 x 3 1/8 inches
Light Blue Cardstock – 2 1/4 x 3 inches
Add Christmas tree.
Merry Christmas label is stuck with pop-up adhesive