Saturday, November 19, 2011

Gift Card Stocking

This has turned out to be such a quick and easy project - and beautifully highlights the virtues of our Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge! I've been using this at my gatherings this past month and next since it is such a practical project for everyone! And trust me, ANYONE can make this - no previous creative ability required! Close To My Heart and our AP Cricut cartridge do all the creative work - we simply glue the pieces together!

The stocking image is cut at 7" along with the stocking layer pieces and a cardstock or pattern piece for the back. This is the perfect size to tuck a gift card inside, as you can see above! The heel and toe can be quickly edge distressed with an edge distresser or scissors OR you can score them with stripes or squares and sand to reveal the white core of our cardstock to add a little visual interest and texture. (Next time I think I'll run my heel and toe through my Cuttlebug with my Swiss Dots embossing folder!)

The leaves and the holly are also cut from the AP cartridge - holly leaves at 2" and the holly layer (berries) also cut at 2". I scored the leaves with vein lines that expose our white core when lightly sanded and added some of our quick and easy Red Glitz Glitter Gel to the berries for a finishing touch! Also, the cuff is adorable with some Liquid Applique applied and heat set to resemble white fluffy fur!

Here is another version - using the EXACT same pieces, only turned over to feature the other pattern on the back side. Our B&T Duos paper always offer two options - one on each side!

Since this version is a little more "bright & cheery", I added some Prisma Glitter to the Liquid Applique before I heat set it to give it some extra sparkle!

Would you and your friends like to make one of these for free? Host a fun gathering before Christmas and you could also qualify for FREE Hostess rewards - including getting your very own AP Cricut Collection for HALF PRICE (only $49.50 - normally $99)!

Want to just make a bunch on your own? All you need is your very own AP cartridge, papers of your choice, a little ribbon plus a brad, glitz glitter, liquid applique, and prisma glitter (if desired). You can use your sewing machine to sew the the two stocking pieces together OR a thin bead of Liquid Glass around the outside edges to create the pocket in the stocking.

Don't have time to host a party just yet and don't have your very own AP Cartridge just yet? Stay tuned for details about an opportunity that's PERFECT for you!

2 comments:

  1. my lil nephew will love this :)
    only if you have added redish background under the leaves..
    Gifts to pakistan

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  2. @khushifairy - I'd love to see your version when you are finished! Happy Creating!!

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