Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sneakin' A Peek from the Holiday Mini - and a Challenge!

I've been working on some cards for a swap I'm in for the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog. This is one of my out-of-the-box cards using the new set, Stitched Stockings. It's a really cute set with five different stocking stamps and two little stocking accessory stamps. I love the set for what it's intended use is (Christmas/Holiday), but for the swap I also wanted to make a different type of card.

At Convention we got to see a demonstration with the set, and it's coordinating Builder Punch (Woohoo for coordinating punches!). And that's how I was inspired to make the stocking into a baby bootie. After I decided to make the baby booties, I found a great Sketch Challenge to help me create the rest of the card!

I found this Sketch at Craft Project Central, and it's their Creating Pretty Cards Challenge for August. It's a nice and clean, easy sketch to use for any 'pretty' card, huh?

And back to the card, here's a close-up of the 'booties.' They're just a stamped stocking cut down a bit! This stocking makes the perfect bootie with the little scalloped edge to it. And speaking of the scalloped edge, I tried to keep the card together by repeating that on the little scallops on top and bottom of the framed piece. I even added the little holes in the scallops!

Of course I needed to add a cute little clothespin (luvin' those little guys!!) with some Baker's Twine. And the saying is from one of my new 'must-have' favorite sets, Petite Pairs!

Thanks for stopping by,



Allison said...

This is too cute! Love this as baby booties - I never would have thought of it.

Elizabeth Price said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Jacque said...

How cute and clever! Love it! Thanks for joining the challenge!

Agustina said...

CUTE! Love the fact that it doesn't have to be a holiday card!

Anonymous said...

The stocking set / punch is SO cute as a baby card! Great job with the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us!!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Awesome sketch and card! Love that you cut down the stockings to make the booties, makes this set so much more versatile! TFS.