Sunday, November 16, 2014

Day 7: Stocking cards

Welcome to day seven in my 12 Days of Christmas Cards blog series. Are you starting to feel the Christmas spirit? Today I'm going to share a design for stocking-shaped cards.

Supplies (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Shimmery White, Baked Brown Sugar card stock; Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP); cotton, cocoa Crinkles card stock (Wausau Paper)
Accessories: Holiday Stocking die, gold baker's twine, Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Mono Multi liquid glue

Start with a piece of 5" x 11" card stock and fold it in half lengthwise. Place the folded card stock on the Holiday Stocking die so the fold is just below the top of the stocking shape and run the die through your die-cutting machine. This will be your card base. Using DSP, cut another stocking shape and adhere it to the stocking card base. The DSP I used is actually a piece of clear acetate with a pattern of red flocking. To adhere it to the base, I strategically placed small dots of Mono Multi liquid glue behind the flocking.

Cut out the pieces for the stocking toe, heel and cuff from a coordinating or contrasting piece of card stock. I used Crinkles card stock because I wanted some texture to complement the flocking. Adhere the pieces to the stocking (note that the cuff will stick up past the fold of the card base). If you're feeling particularly ambitious (and well-organized) you could add the recipient's name to the cuff with die-cut letters or stickers. Punch a hole in the upper left corner of the cuff and add a loop of ribbon or baker's twine. Then all you need to do is stamp or write your greeting inside the card

These cards are too large for A2 envelopes, but they fit perfectly in 5" x 7" envelopes. Or you could make your own envelope from DSP that coordinates with the stocking.

Remember, for links to all of the cards posted as part of my blog series, check out the main 12 Days of Christmas Cards post. Thanks for stopping by!

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