Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Two Velvet Christmas Stocking Cards

Here are two Christmas cards I made with the fab Sizzix stocking die with matching embossing folder.  I just love using velvet papers with this die, you end up with such a fuzzy stocking!  First up is the card I made for Alan for him to give to his wife Jan.  The card is 7" x 5" and was made with Wild Wasabi CS with a Real Red layer plus a mat of Holly Berry Bouquet paper.  I die cut the stocking from CS and then cut again using the green and cream velvet papers, embossed them and I glued the velvet paper pieces to the CS stocking.  The embellishment I used is from a pair of Christmas earrings.  They're rather large and I decided to re-purpose them as craft embellishments rather than keep them as earrings as I haven't worn them in ages.  So the great thing is that I have another of these embellishments in my stash waiting to be used next year!  I sewed the embellishment on before popping the stocking up with 3d foam tape.  I added photo corners and a flat bow to the ribbon strip and popped on some rhinestones.

Inside I stamped the lovely Stampendous 'Snow Brackets' sentiment and added a strip of the holly paper with part of a punched Lace Ribbon Border peeking out over the edge.  I added another flat bow to the strip on the front of the envelope to finish off.

This next card is much more CAS and contemporary and I chose purple velvet paper for the stocking as the card was made for Michelle from the Card Grotto and I know she loves purple!  The 5 3/4" card base was made from SU! Brushed Silver CS.  I sewed a pale purple felt snowflake onto the stocking and added three tiny jingle bells.  The other snowflakes on the card are also felt and I added rhinestones to the centres.  I faffed about for ages with different ribbons and in the end decided on narrow Eggplant ribbon tied in a knot over a wider strip of white.

I stamped a sentiment and snowflakes inside and added a circle element to the envelope flap.

I also stamped the front of the envelope.  I really like using a frame from the Four Frames set for the recipients name!

I sent a little package to Michelle along with the card and wrapped it in silver tissue paper and added a tag tied onto Eggplant ribbon.  I used the SU! Two Tags die for the tag, stamping snowflakes as a background and then I added the sentiment oval.  This tag folds in half and tucks into a little slot - I added a white panel inside for me to write my message on.

Supplies for Jan's card:
Stamps: Stampendous 'Snow Brackets'
CS: SU! Wild Wasabi, Real Red & Very Vanilla, dark green & cream velvet papers
Patterned paper: SU! Holly Berry Bouquet DSP pack
Ink: SU! Real Red
Tools:  Sizzix Stocking die with matching embossing folder, SU! Photo Corners punch
Embellishments & accessories: red grosgrain ribbon, SU! Basic Rhinestones, earring for embellishment, 3d foam tape

Supplies for Michelle's card & gift:
Stamps: Hero Arts Very Merry Christmas clear set, SU! Patterned Pines, Four Frames & So Many Scallops sets, Rollagraph Snowflakes wheel stamp, PSX Snowflake Medley
CS: SU! Brushed Silver, Elegant Eggplant & Whisper White, purple & white velvet papers
Ink: SU! Elegant Eggplant
Tools: Sizzix Stocking die with matching embossing folder, SU! Two Tags die, SU! plain & scalloped circle punches, SU! plain & scalloped oval punches,  SU! Decorative Label punch
Embellishments & accessories: Hero Arts felt snowflakes, mini metal jingle bells, white grosgrain ribbon, SU! Elegant Eggplant ribbon, SU! Basic Rhinestones, 3d foam tape



Michelle Short said...

I love the red & green one but just adore my purple one, thank you so much Ruth. I love the furry stocking and you got purple jingle bells!!! I just love the felt snowflakes and just it all! LOL. Love how you have decorated the inside and the envelope and the pressie looks too pretty to open! I will open it on Christmas day though! Thank you so much Ruth xx

kelly said...

wow, I need some felt paper!! where did you get it from? I hope I find a stocking that pretty at the end of my bed christmas morning.
Kelly xx

Margaret said...

These are so pretty! I love using materials that beg to be touched and I'm sure your stockings fit that category!