Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Christmas Stocking Cards: QuicKutz Style
The largest die from this 4-piece QuicKutz Nesting Stocking available at Creating Memories in Time is sooo fun to play with! You can create stocking cards for boys/girls, teens and adults in any style that opens at the top and will fit into a #A9 envelope or #A10 envelope. You could add a child's name across the top in stickers, alpha stamps or use your own handwriting -- my head is just reeling with possibilities! What young girl/teen wouldn't love a furry-topped stocking card or how about some added tulle in her favorite color for your little ballerina? For boys/men a stocking in camouflage paper? Just from my stash of "winter" papers, I quickly came up with one for a skier and a classy/elegant/sparkly stocking with scalloped felt (cut with QK's "Journaling Block" set), gold Stickles and gold braid trim.
This stocking die actually measures nearly 8" from top to bottom and I happen to have some long, narrow CS over 16" -- however, you can still create one with an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of paper, as illustrated in my photos. I simply cut my paper to 4 1/2" x 9 1/2", folded it at 1 1/2" and placed the fold just below the top of the die, beneath the cut line to create my stocking card front. (Note: If your die-cut machine and mat aren't quite long enough, simply run your die through a 2nd time to cut the toe.) Then cut a single layer stocking from CS and glue the folded edge from your 1st piece to the back of this piece.
To create my toes/heels, I merely punched a circle from a 1 3/4" inch punch and then die cut the circle where desired to finish my stockings. For the skiers' stocking, I stitched the top/heel/toe first on my sewing machine before gluing in place.Hope this inspires you to try some stocking cards for those on your Christmas list! If you do, I'd love to see a photo, so leave me a comment and link so I can see your creations and HAVE FUN!!!