Oct 25, 2016

Christmas Stockings Filled With Joy!

Good morning friends~  Birgit here with you today!
I've got two Christmas stocking cards ready to send to someone on my Christmas card list this year.

Here's the details:
I started by cutting all my shapes out of white and colored card stock.  I'm totally in love with the Penny Black Christmas Stocking Die!  It has two layers, so you can use them individually or layer them, like I've done on these cards.  

I also cut the Dee's Distinctively Candy Cane Die and the Memory Box Stitched Holly Leaves out of white card stock and colored them in using copics.  I added some details using a white gel pen.  I snipped the Dee's Distinctively Pine Sprigs into smaller sections and played around with designs to fill the stocking with.

This is the adorable little stocking all filled with goodies.  Isn't it sweet??  I also added some Glossy Accents to the berries to make them shine.

Next I cut a Memory Box Open Studio Stitched Rectangle and added some distress ink while it was still in the die, giving the result of a white border around the edge of the die.  I then stamped some soft colored snowflakes in the background. 

For this card, I used a postage stamp to back up the front panel.  Dies R Us has many wonderful postage stamp dies to choose from.  You can find them all right HERE.

This card is laid out using some printed papers.  I also stamped a music print background onto a piece of grey colored card stock to add a bit more detail.  Once I got all the printed papers lined up the way I want them, I cut the whole panel using a stitched rectangle die.  The sentiment is heat embossed in gold onto a stitched banner.

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Blessings~ Birgit


  1. Both wonderful cards Birgit! Super stocking die, full of gorgeous Christmas feel. A great tip too re the lining up of the papers first, then using the stitched rectangle die.....I will certainly be trying that myself! Super inspiration, thank you!

  2. What perfect Christmas cards, Birgit. I love these. I always get so much inspiration from your cards. These dies are now on my shopping list. I love how you put the greenery in the stocking and shared your tip about leaving the paper in the frame when inking. I have to remember to try that. These are my favorite cards for the season!

  3. That is a lovely stocking and I just love the other dies that you added with it to decorate it, terrific idea and it looks wonderful, Love them both!!

  4. Love these! The postage stamp one is my favorite, but both are delightful! That stocking die is fantastic! All the greenery you added looks wonderful! Very Festive!

  5. Love this stocking and all the dies to make a. Beautiful holiday card

  6. lovely cards and a great job with that background! I thought it was colored paper!



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