Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The stockings were hung....



Good morning, blog friends. I haven't properly thanked you for stopping by in quite some time. I was reading over the stats yesterday, and so many of you come from so far away. I am so grateful that you share a little part of your day with me - it's really humbling! Thank you.

OK, onto the crafty fun! I had so much fun creating this sweet holiday card. It's the first card I made when I received my box; in fact, I spent a little time with Erin Lincoln (total sweetie with SO much creativity!!!) crafting earlier this month, and this was the card that I spent the most time talking about.

It's probably very easy to figure out, but I'll break it down a little just in case. I started out by creating the stockings from the new Stocking Prints die, then inked them up with the coordinating stamp set. (One of my favorites - I used this on my holiday cards last year.) The die completely makes this set come alive!

I used the new set Framed for the background on this. This is one set that will stay on your desktop - it's that useful! No more worrying about achieving this look perfectly with a pen and ruler. (I must drink too much coffee for this technique, because I would always mess up more than I got right! No more worrying about jittery hand for me!) The sentiment is from this set, too, but there are a TON of your existing sentiments that will fit beautifully as well.

The finishing touches were Pure Poppy Baker's Twine and mini clothespins. I had to hang those stockings with care, right? :) These would make adorable cards to give to neighbors (the clothespins make them not-too-friendly for mailing in bulk, but you could always skip those!).

I hope this gives you a little inspiration for fun holiday cards. Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by. Be well.

4 comments:

Ted said...

Jenn, this is an adorable card! I love those mini clothespins. Where would you find things like that? I have to check around some craft places I reckon! :)

Cathy Weber said...

This is so, so cute. I love the mini clothespins and the twine bows. I think this would be such a cute Christmas card. You really do make beautiful cards.

Sue Ann said...

ADORABLE!!! I did not want the whole Stocking thing ..... until ....... NOW !!! Are you kidding me with this card?? Thankfully Framed is out of stock and I have to make a new order when it comes in :)

IamDerby said...

Adorable! I love those baby clothespins, in fact I have a card up today using one.