Christmas Stocking

Winter & Christmas Card & Project IdeasI thought I would do a Christmas Stocking using the Holiday Stocking Bigz Die since I haven’t done one yet this year.  I am in the midst of Christmas shopping, so I wanted this to be quick.  The hardest part was deciding how to decorate it.  I finally decided to use the Scentsational Season Christmas Tree.
Christmas Stocking 2012

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Scentsational Season w#121026  c#121190
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Ink:  Garden Green
Big Shot:  Petals-a-Plenty embossing Folder #116824
Lacy Brocade embossing Folder #127819
Holiday Collection Framelits #127814 (Bundle w#129945 c#129946)
Holiday Stocking Bigz L Die #124098
Other:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details #125585
Dazzling Details (Clear) #124117

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Fold or cut one sheet of Cherry Cobbler in half (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″).  Cut out 2 Cherry Cobbler Christmas Stockings.  You can cut both sheets at the same time.  Now cut out 2 each from Whisper White card stock:  cuff, toe cap, heel cap.
2.  Now for the embossing.  Make sure you do each pair so the embossed side will face out on both the front and the back.  Emboss the Cherry Cobbler main Christmas Stocking part with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder.  Emboss the Cuffs, toes, and heels with the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder.
3.  Gluing Time.  Glue around the sides of the Cherry Cobbler Christmas Stocking (leave the top part open so that you could stick your foot in if it was a real stocking).  Put glue along the bottom of one cuff and attach it in the desired position at the top of the Christmas Stocking.  Put glue on the sides of the glued on cuff and glue along the bottom of the other cuff and attach the new cuff to the back of the Christmas Stocking making sure to line up the parts that stick out around the Christmas Stocking.  Glue the smaller heel parts on the Christmas Stocking back and front.  Finally glue the larger toe parts onto the toe part of the Christmas Stocking back and front.
4.  Stamp your Christmas Tree in Garden Green ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut it out with the coordinating Framelit and your Big Shot.  Glue to the front of your stocking.  Decorate with the Dazzling Details.  I used the Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to make a garland.  I then used the Clear Dazzling Details for the Ornaments (the white dots on the Christmas Tree).
5.  Add some Candy Canes, Pixie Sticks, or a Gift Card to the middle.  I don’t have any of those at my house at the current moment, so use your imagination.
6.  Admire your fun Christmas Stocking!

You can get everything to make this Christmas Stocking at My Online Store.

Happy Christmas Crafting!
Nendy 

A Mittens & Hot Chocolate Card to Warm You Up!

Winter & Christmas Card & Project IdeasThe Make a Mitten stamp set and coordinating Mitten Punch have been challenging me to use them.  I decided to use them with the Scentsational Season Bundle.  I also used the Illuminations ink on the Mittens after I punched them.  This is a quick card to make, although I just might have to take a Hot Chocolate Break!
Mittens & Hot Chocolate
Mittens & Hot Chocolate-Close up

SUPPLIES:
* = in Holiday 2012 Catalog
Stamps:
 *Make a Mitten w#127940 c#127943
*Scentsational Season w#121026 c#121190
*Greetings of the Season w#128030 c#128033
Card Stock:  Real Red
Cherry Cobbler
Whisper White
Ink:  Gumball Green
Real Red
Early Espresso
Chocolate Chip Marker
Punch:  *Mitten Builder #127824
3/16″ Corner Rounder #119871
Big Shot:  *Holiday Collection Framelits #127814
*Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #127819
Other:  SNAIL
Blender Pen #102845 

*Scentsational Season Stamp Set & Holiday Collection Framelits Bundle  w#129945  c#129946

TIPS:
1.  Stamp Mug in Gumball Green.  Use Blender Pen to remove ink from Hot Chocolate area.  Wipe Blender pen clean between each wipe.  Color Chocolate area with Chocolate Chip Marker.  Remoisten with your breath and stamp on Whisper White card stock.  Stamp Curling Steam in Early Espresso ink at least 1/2″ away from Mug.  This way you can position both Framelits on the card stock and just make one run through the Big Shot.  I trimmed the bottom of the “Steam” and adhered it to the Mug with SNAIL  just above the Hot Chocolate.
2.  Punch 2 Mittens.  Lay them next to each other with thumbs facing in.  Use Illuminations ink (or Whisper White ink) and one of the “border” stamps in the Make a Mitten stamp set and stamp at the top, middle, and bottom of the Mittens.
3.  Round the top two corners of a 3-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ Whisper White card stock.  Decide where you want your Hot Chocolate, Mittens, and Sentiment.  Stamp your sentiment in Real Red ink.  Adhere Hot Chocolate, Steam, and Mittens with SNAIL.
4.  Run the card front through the Big Shot using the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder.  Line up the front of the card in the Embossing Folder.  Fold the back of the card underneath the Embossing Folder.  Run through.
5.  Adhere your Whisper White layer to your card front.  Use lots of SNAIL or use Glue Dots or Dimensionals.
6.  Admire your fun card!

You can buy everything to make this Hot Chocolate and Mittens Card at My Online Store.

Happy Stamping!
Nendy 

Christmas Candy Wrapper

The long awaited Candy Wrapper Video is finally here!  After I made the video I decided to add some Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to the Christmas Tree.  I hope you enjoy this video and enjoy making your own Candy Wrappers as gifts.  (NOTE:  You may have to refresh/reload your page if the video doesn’t show up the first time.)
Christmas Candy Wrapper

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Tags til Christmas w#120847 c#121169
Scentsational Season w#121026 c#121190
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Ink:  Real Red
Gumball Green
Big Shot:  Candy Wrapper Bigz L Die #120890
Holiday Collection Framelits #127814
Punch:  Scallop Square #119884
Other:  Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details #125585
Sticky Strip
SNAIL

You can purchase everything to make this Candy Wrapper at My Online Store.

Happy Stamping and Die Cutting!
Nendy