Susan's Saga

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Christmas Stockings

Stockings at Christmas! I remember having a Christmas stocking from the time i was a little girls. My Aunt made me a specialone that I still have. It comes out to grace my home in December each year. So when I saw the new Stitched Stocking stamp set and punch from Stampin' Up! I wanted to play!

I made this card using non-traditional colours. Whisper White, Pear Pizazz and Tempting Turquoise go together well so I chose them. That's Hemp Cord (also from Stampin' Up!) wrapped around the cnetre piece.

If you don't want to make Christmas cards just yet I have seen some adorable hobby horses made from upside down stockings (give them ears, add an eye and some thread mane, then a cardstock 'stick' and voila!)

Then there are the baby booties I saw made from the striped stocking with a few stripes removed so the top fits on the sock part like a bootie.....

I'll see if I get a chance to make you a sample or two soon.

In the meantime, if you live in Australia and would like to order this set before it is released in the summer mini catalogue, you can! Contact me to place your order :)

Stitched Stocking Stamp Set (7 stamps) wood mount 125798 $53.95
                                                              clear mount     123784 $42.95

Stocking Tag Punch 124095             $33.95




Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Christmas Stamp A Stack

Did you know it was World Cardmaking Day on Saturday? I just happened to have a Christmas Card Stamp A Stack  organised and we girls had some fun in the afternoon, making Christmas cards! This is one of the five we made with the Contempo Christmas and Baroque Motifs stamp sets. I made it all in shades of purple: Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant. The branch has been made from Garden Green. We made the pretty trim with the new Lace Border punch, and decorated  the middle bauble with a sweet little bow made from Whisper White Taffeta ribbon.

What a lovely way to enjoy World Cardmaking Day!