Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Hanging The Stockings

Back to Christmas designs in this post I'm afraid...

But I'm sure you will forgive me when you see just how cute this card is....

I have used this sheet many times with almost the same layout just different backing papers and extra decorations and I love it!

The card was made using an A5 card - it was an A4 white which I folded in half, then I covered the bottom half in a dark red patterned paper and the top half in a cream and gold patterned paper.

A length of gold printed merry christmas ribbon was stuck across the seam to hide the join of the 2 papers.

The base layer of the decoupage was stuck to the card not quite centrally using double sided foam tape, then I added the layers of decoupage as I cut them out, shaping first then attaching using small sticky pads.

I have to say the garland is tricky to cut out and it has to be done twice but it looks great and people always make a comment on how it must have taken ages and how it looks WOW!

Although you cannot tell in the photo, I stucky tiny red gems in the garland and stocking borders to act as berries and yellow glitter for the flames on the candles

For the finishing detail I chose a couple of short pieces of star and bead chain which I hung across the top of the card to represent christmas decorations.

I havent added a sentiment but if I do I think it will be placed either along the bottom of the card, across the mantle under the holly garland or between the star and bead chain decoration.

Its from a wonderful site where the very talented designer shares almost all her sheets for free although there is an option to make a donation towards the running of her site should you wish to donate.....

Please check out http://www.3dsheets.tripod.com/index.html and leave Monica a message before leaving....

If you decide to have a go at this card yourself, please share your finished card with me.....I am thinking of adding a Visitors Card Section but would need your support!


  1. A visitors card section sounds good!

  2. Visitors card section does sound good Angie, but I'll need to learn how to upload pictures first!!! Love this card, brings back memories of when my boys were young and hanging up their stockings for Santa arriving! xx