Stuffed Stocking and Pop up Frosty!
As always - I have lots of photos to share so let's get to it!
First is my Stuffed Stocking creation - called 'stuffed' because you can open the top as well as the toe to hide gifts in! How clever is that?!
Here are views of all 4 sides - I embossed the toes, heels and cover with Square Lattice Embossing folder from SU. The stars and sentiment squares are cut with Nestabilities.
The sentiment stamps are from Waltzingmouse.
As a free gift until Nov 30th - Adela will include in your order the cut file for this pretty holiday wreath. It would look great decorating the stocking but I layered two of them together and adhered them to a circle to make a gift tag. I folded up the leaves on the top layer of wreath to add dimension and added the sentiment circle and yarn tie. The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse.
My color and design choices were inspired by these burlap stockings that I saw in the Home Decorators catalog
And here's my version of the sweet Pop Up Frosty card and coordinating envelope. I decided to go with a white and blue color scheme which really says winter to me! Let's start at the beginning
Here's the outside of the envelope:
Frosty's chin slips into a slit above his scarf to hold the envelope closed.
Here's the card tucked inside - I used one of Adela's snowflakes to decorate the front - a whole set of them will be free with purchase until Nov 30th. The stamps I used are In the Meadow from PTI.
I cut my card in white cardstock - then layered this pretty snowfall patterned paper over the outside and half of the inside - I used the same paper for the envelope. The sentiments are stamped on die cut sentiment strips from MFT - I used Soft Stone card stock so it didn't get lost against the white snowflake.
And here's the wonderful 'pop up' when you open the card! There's a little slot where you can tuck a gift card (like this wonderfully coordinated Starbuck's card!) or you could put a photo there. I used another one of Adela's snow flakes behind the gift card. This sweet little card measures 4.38" x 3.25" a little smaller than a regular A2 card!
Here's a pic with the card removed and you can see the beautiful snowflake better. Since I had white on white here - I used some gray chalk on the edges of the presents and Frosty and a little on the "meadow' in front of Frosty so you could see a little definition! I used black rhinestones for Frosty's eyes.
So there you go - two really fun winter holiday templates!
Now here's the important info from Adela!PRIZES: Two winners:
The first will receive the Stuffed Stocking and Holiday Wreath
The second will receive the Pop Up Frosty and Snowflake Set
HOW TO WIN:
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Two random winners will be announced Nov 18:
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Julia - me!
Stamps: Santa's Coming to Town and Ornate Ornaments - Waltzingmouse
Paper: Brushed Silver and Brushed Gold - Stampin'Up
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: gold half pearls - Michaels, star, rectangle and circle Nestabilities, circle punch - EK Success, Square Lattice Embossing Folder - Stampin'Up, gliitery eyelash yarn - Martha Stewart, glue pen, Silhouette Cameo, Stuffed Stocking and wreath templates - Creations by AR.
Pop Up Frosty:
Stamps: In the Meadow - PTI
Paper: Coredinations white and blue, Soft Stone - PTI, Patterned paper - Me & My Big Ideas (Joanne's)
Ink: Versafine onyx Black
Accessories: Grey Chalk - Peebles Inc, black rhinestones - Kaiser, Dienamics Sentiment Strip dies - MFT, Copic - YR04 (for nose), glue pen, Silhouette Cameo, Pop Up Frosty Template and snowflakes - Creations by AR