Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...

Years ago I started hand embroidering our names onto our stockings. What a great idea I had! It would be so cute - the boys in green, and the girls in a beautiful deep red. I got through my husband's, my oldest son's, and part way through mine. Then I had my daughter. That was over six years ago and the word "Mom" on my stocking is still only halfway done. My younger two kids' stockings are nameless - you know, in case we decide to change their names in a few years.

But that did not keep me from wanting to make brand new customized stockings this year! Fortunately, paper stockings come together much quicker than hand-stitched, embroidered ones. ;)

Several people have asked me to post pictures of the stocking card we made at my November Stamp Class, so here it is for your crafty pleasure. The little stockings dangle from their mini clothespins and make the recipient giggle every time!

The mini clothespins make the card pretty thick, so we made a custom envelope to accommodate the card.
 A matching snowflake made from Silver Glimmer Paper, the Northern Frost Decorative Strip, and Big Shot Multi Purpose Adhesive Sheets gives the envelope the right amount of "bling".
 The matching stocking die box to hold a small gift or gift card:
Here's the recipe:

Card Stock & Paper
Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Pool Party, Silver Glimmer Paper

Bright Hopes ($17.95 C - 122692, $23.95 W - 122690)
Bright Hopes - by Stampin' Up!
Dear Santa ($11.95 C - 123834, $14.95 W - 123832)
Dear Santa - by Stampin' Up!
Tags til Christmas ($22.95 C - 121169, $30.95 W - 120847)
Tags til Christmas Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
Wood Grain ($17.95 - 117100)
Woodgrain Background Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!

Pool Party Classic Ink Pad
Whisper White Craft Ink Pad
Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad

Accessories and Tools
Top Note Big Shot Die
Northern Frost Decorative Strip
Stocking Punch
Snow Burst Embossing Folder
Silver Brads
Baker's Twine - Early Espresso
Mini Clothespins
White Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets
Stocking Die
Box #2 Die
Pool Party ribbon


  1. Thanks Deanna! Sorry we had a little trouble with your envelope. Did you ever get it fixed?

  2. Yes, your fix worked great. No trouble since!