Monday, February 3, 2014

Merry Monday #94 - Stockings

Good morning friends.  I am honored to be a guest designer this week for the Merry Mondays challenge and share my card with you!  The challenge is to use a stocking on your card, and who doesn't love putting out stockings at Christmas time?!  And better yet, opening stockings on Christmas morning!  I had a deprived childhood (jk Mom!!) as we didn't do stockings at our house, but I made up for lost years with our own 3 girls and now my 2 son in laws!  Such fun to fill them with all sorts of yummies and suprises!  You'd think as much as I love stockings that I would have lots of stocking stamps to choose from, but alas, not one single stocking stamp in my collection.  But never fear, a true card maker will find a way!  One of my Cricut cartridges had a stocking on it, so I made a template and then cut one out from felt.  Take a look:



When I found that Debbie Mumm design paper last week with the ornaments on it, I also found this Debbie Mumm design paper with the stockings on it...color me happy! :0)  I used a Tag Sale #8 die (PTI) to make the tag that the stocking is on, and although you can't see it real well in the photograph, I stamped the Cherry Cobbler part of the tag with SU!'s "Weathered" background stamp, and then embossed the smaller inset part of the tag with a snowflake ef that I sponged with Soft Suede ink.  I tied a seam binding ribbon that I dyed with Cherry Cobbler ink to the tag, and then tied the stocking to the bow with some bright green embroidery floss.  Lastly I added a small tag (Tiny Tags die by PTI) that I stamped with SU!s "Be Very Merry" stamp and a green pearl.  Oh, and if you can't tell, I used gold sequins and French Knots for the little balls on my stocking.

Hope you all get a chance to play along this week at Merry Mondays.  You can find the challenge right here. 



Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a wonderful Monday! :0)

18 comments:

  1. Such a cute card, Marcia! I love that stocking paper too - awesome! Congrats on being a Guest Designer this week with us at Merry Monday!! xoxoxox

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  2. Love the Debbie Mumm design paper as the background! Congratulations on being the Guest Designer at Merry Monday- wow!

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  3. Fabulous card Marcia, I love your felt stocking. Congrats on being our Guest Designer this week at Merry Monday

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  4. Such a fun & festive card, Marcia! Love the felt stocking and your pretty patterned paper! Thanks for Guest Designing with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

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  5. Very cute card, Marcia! I love the felt stocking. Congratulations on being our Guest Designer this week at Merry Monday!

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  6. Congrats on being GD this week! You're so clever to make your own stocking and I love that patterned paper!

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  7. Congratulations, Marcia...and this is another great card! You are scoring with the pattern paper, friend!! and what a darling stocking in felt, just like the real thing!!

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  8. Love the little stocking and it goes perfectly with the pattern paper!

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  9. Congratulations on you GD spot, and you made a lovely, creative card for it. You DP paper is just perfect for this challenge!

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  10. The felt stocking you used is adorable. So glad you joined our team this week!

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  11. Welcome to Merry Monday as one of our Guest designer's this week, lovely to have you here. Love your felt stocking with the sequins and French knots.

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  12. Perfect paper and an adorable felt stocking, Marcia! I'm so glad you could join our design team this week!

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  13. What a sweet little handmade stocking on a great card. I noticed a lot of us mentioned not having stocking stamps and I wonder if this challenge will lead to a run on them.

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  14. That felt stocking is so cute! So glad you're joining us as GD this week at Merry Monday!

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  15. Congratulations on being a Guest Designer this week, Marcia! I remember those Debbie Mumm products and that paper is a perfect background for your sweet felt stocking! A great design!! Hugs, Darnell

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  16. Oh my goodness, your little felt stocking is adorable! Makes up for not having one growing up, right?! Your background paper is cute too! So glad you were our GD this week!!!

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  17. Such a darling card and I love the felt stocking! Thank you for being our Guest Designer this week!

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  18. So lovely to see a stitched stocking on a card. All round gorgeous. So lovely to have you as guest designer this week.

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