Stockings, huge part of Christmas, right? I did find some stocking stamps, but they were so tiny, I couldn't think of what to do with them for this week's Merry Monday Challenge #94. Ding...ding...ding...light bulb goes off Monday at a class Marcia and I took at a local scrapbook store making valentine treat holders...I could use my new Silhoutte Cameo that my hubby got me for Christmas (gave him a huge hint...sent him the link...box that is covered with "Scrapbook.com" arrives a week later. I thought it was hilarious, but awful at the same time, since I knew what it was, and couldn't have it for three more weeks!!!). Good thing I was busy trying to get everything done before kids came home for Christmas.
I downloaded the stockings, the "Stockings Hung With Care" saying and the Santa boots from the Silhoutte store. I used cardstock scraps I had in my scrap box for all the cutting. I also used Tim Holtz's "Bricked" embossing folder and colored over the brick with Stampin' Up's Bravo Burgundy" ink. I then used Stampin' Up's "Woodgrain" embossing folder on SU's "Soft Suede" cardstock for the mantle. I used the Martha Stewart "branch" punch for the greens on top of the mantle and I hung the stockings with silver brads.
I had this card floating around in my head since Monday afternoon and finally was able to put it to paper Thursday afternoon. Was very impressed that my idea actually worked on paper. That doesn't happen every time.
Thank you, Merry Mondays, for really making me think outside the box. I don't usually make cards without stamping something, so this is new for me! Thanks for stopping by.