Friday, October 5, 2012

Pear & Partridge Gift Card Stocking

I taught a beginner Cricut class to a group this morning and followed the session with this very simple project - a stocking gift card holder!

This also introduced them to our My Acrylix stamps with one simple stamp on the tag! And the simple but dynamic addition of ink distressing!

I was able to use bulk products (available to consultants) for this project - except for the ribbon and buttons - which I had plenty of. 

The stocking was cut out at 7 1/2" and I added a Olive Cardstock base underneath the pattern paper. We placed a thin line of Liquid Glass around the outside edges and glued the two layers together, leaving the top cuff part open to slide a gift card into! The tag was cut at 2" and 2 1/4" for the layer piece.

This project was actually inspired by the fabulous Kelly Triggs who made THIS adorable stocking!

As you can see, she has some B&T holly leaves along with a partial zip-strip on the cuff and some of the Green Ribbon collection. Her tag is from the new Artiste cartridge.

Kelly's stocking is actually larger - 8" - but she cut off the top to make the cuff a detachable piece. That's why it might look short and stocky compared to my smaller version. You can still tuck a gift card inside the stocking and the cuff actually seals it closed!

Instead of sealing the edges of the stocking with Liquid Glass, Kelly used her sewing machine! Check out these details that make it look even more realistic!

These make fabulous gifts to mail or hand deliver for Christmas time! Contact me if you would like to schedule a class for you and your friends or if you need help getting started on YOUR Cricut machine!

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