Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Stockings Banner

 This is my 2nd post of the day - earlier I posted a video on how to make an embossed acetate pocket card with a window.  You may want to check it out - it's a cool technique.

This is my last project for Tracy, Miss Craft Junkie Too herself.  It was SUCH an honor to be chosen to participate in her blog and share these projects with her and her lovely followers.  I am so blessed and grateful for the opportunity!  When someone who's work you admire so much notices you like that it is an awesome feeling.  Thank you Tracy!!!!  Everyone, be sure and head on over to her blog today to check out the other designers final projects!

 Banners seem to be all the rage these days.  I have the perfect fireplace to hang one, and I thought why not make it look like stockings - the traditional thing to hang from your fireplace this time of year?

So, I found a stocking cut on Christmas Cheer.  It already included a loop as part of the cut that is perfect for slipping something through to hang the stocking.

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I cut out 6 of the stockings (you'll cut out however many you need to spell out your last name - or another word of your choosing) at 9 inches.  Cutting them at this size I was able to get 2 out of a 12 by 12 sheet.  I did do this on my Gypsy, so I'm not sure if it would cut both using the Cricut directly.  I used a DCWV patterned paper on the front, and some old cardstock layered behind for added stability. I actually went through my stash and picked some cardstock I'd gotten in stacks that I didn't really care for. This was a great way to use it up without wasting it or having to try and work with the patterns I didn't care for.

I cut out the matching layers for the white parts of the stocking.  There is a little nail as part of that cut, I used the hide contour feature to avoid cutting this portion.  After they were all cut out I ran them through the Cuttlebug Spots and Dots folder for a fun texture.

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I cut out all the letters to spell out my last name at 2.25 inches using the Storybook cartridge. 

I used some hemp, that I purchased in the Jewelry making section of Wal- Mart, to hang these.  You could use a variety of things like twine, thin ribbon, etc.

This was a pretty simple project.  It took only a short time to assemble it all and would be super easy for you to duplicate with just a couple hours to cut and assemble - so even at this late date you could whip one up for the holidays!


Craft Junkie Too said...

Thank you so much sweet are the BEST EVER! I love your work so much....:)
Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family. I'll be in touch. :)

Jen said...

Love your banner...what a cute idea. Great job and thanks for sharing.

Emily Keaton said...

What an adorable banner!! Those stockings are so sweet.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super fun! I love banners!

Linda Kaiser said...

What a great banner! I love the look! Happy Holidays!


Anonymous said...

Hi Amber! What a creative way to hang stockings! Love the idea!
WIshing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Rose said...

Beautiful banner Amber! It is perfect to hang on a fireplace. Happy Holiday!!

Whimcees said...


Love your banner! Wishing you a wonderful holiday season with your family and that all good things come your way in the new year!

I will be back soon to visit!!! Thank you for all the lovely comments and support! You are a good friend!

P.S. The white circles were the eyeballs. :<)


Barbara Diane

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, my sweetie!!! Two reasons I'm dropping in (other than the fact I've missed you and your wonderful creations): first, I need the photo or words you want on your resin pendant you won on my blog; second, I wanted to wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season!!!

Enjoy the holiday and all its blessings, my friend!

I'll be seeing you!

Monica-FC said...

love the banner. I also recieved my cricut cart. on dec. 11th but i could not say anything until now as we was leaving for my moms. I stayed there for 2 weeks to bake cookies for christmas. thank you so much for the cricut cart. love it.

Marlene said...

Love your banner. Might have to give that a try sometime :)

the cricutologist said...

I love those Stockings! Great job! Thanks for your comment on my cards! I'm your newest follower.

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