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)