Monday, November 23, 2009

What's in your stocking?

Hi, everyone, I'm back. Blogger let me upload my picture this time.

This morning I checked out the technique challenge on SCS and knew I had to play along. There was a template with instructions to make a fun gift card holder in the shape of a stocking. I knew this was something I could use in one of my classes.

I printed out the template and cut it out and then traced it on template plastic, so that I had a sturdy pattern to work with. I traced again on white cardstock and cut out the stocking front and back, and then chose some printed paper to use for the toe, heel and cuff. After I glued on the heel and toe pieces, I realized that the white on the stocking was just too bare, so I covered the printed paper and stamped the tiny snowflake from Snow Swirled (SU) in glorious green ink and lightly sponged on the white part. Next time I'll know to do the stamping first. I used a black marker to add some faux blanket stitches along the heel and toe pieces, and then sponged glorious green ink around all the outside edges.

I added some ribbon at the top as well as two snowflakes punched with a large SU punch and a Martha Stewart punch. The cuff flips up to reveal a pocket for a gift card or cash, or you could easily slip a sentiment tag into the pocket instead.

Although this was really an easy project, it took me quite a bit longer to put together because I was cutting the supplies for my class as I went along. It's not fancy, but a nice change from a normal A-2 card for a gift card holder.

I am so glad you could stop by today. Have a wonder-filled week.

1 comment:

Starla said...

OHHH!! I haven't even had a chance to look at the challenges for today!! Love this (and the non-traditional Christmas color!)