Too Cool Demos – Christmas Stocking Showcase

We had a friendly little competition at our Demo meeting on Monday…a Christmas Stocking Decorating Contest with the new Sizzix Holiday Stocking Die from the Holiday Mini Catalog.

There were no real guidelines, so everyone was free to be as creative as they wanted.  Let's take a look at the entries!

Stocking - connie bleaching

Created by Connie Forrester.  I love the non-traditional, wintery Wisteria Wonder and Pool Party colors!  She used the Serene Snowflakes with the bleaching technique on the background, and embossed with the new Snow Burst Impressions Folder.  She used Organza Ribbon, Mini Jingle Bells, Snowflakes Sizzlits, and Rhinestone Jewels for the embellishments.

Stocking - connie fabric   Stocking - connie fabric closeup

Created by Connie Forrester.  Connie's second entry was a real, fabric stocking.  Cute doggie fabric, with ribbon, a star, and a mini strand of Christmas lights make this one adorable! 

Stocking - jodi   Stocking - jodi closeup

Created by Jodi Geers.  This darling card is stamped in En Francais, texture embossed with the Houndstooth Impressions Folder, then accented with a lovely bouquet of 5-Petal Punch flowers.  The flower centers are from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack, and the small yellow flowers are from the Boho Blossoms PunchRhinestone Jewels and Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding, as well as a generous spritzing of Champagne Shimmer Paint are perfect accents.

Stocking - darla deck the halls   Stocking - darla deck the halls closeup

Created by Darla Eigenschink.  She used the Deck The Halls Designer Fabric to cover chipboard die-cuts and add a lovely ruffled trim.  The stocking's cuff is adorned with Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Cherry Cobbler Quilted Ribbon, Designer Buttons, and Linen Thread.  The medallion under the buttons is accordion-folded card stock, scored with the new Simply Scored tool. 

Stocking - darla candy cane  

Stocking - darla candy cane closeup 1    Stocking - darla candy cane closeup 2

Created by Darla Eigenschink.  Darla's second entry used Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric in a wonderful quilted pattern, also adhered to chipboard die-cuts.  The heel, toe, and cuff are embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder.  Lots of details on this one: White Baker's Twine between the fabric squares, Mini Jingle Bells, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, even dots of Crystal Effects on each polka dot for a shiny texture.  She also used more fabric to make a twisted rosette flower. 

Stocking - kari

Created by Kari Heitmann.  This pretty, vintage-looking stocking was made with the Mocha Morning Designer Series paper.  The heel, toe and cuff are textured embossed with the Square Lattice Impressions Folder and accented with snowflake punches.  The Pearl Jewels top off this beauty!

Stocking - pam

Created by Pam Leach.  Pam created two, bright ad cheery stockings featuring the Berry Blossoms Designer Series Paper.  She also added some texture with the Square Lattice Impressions Folder.  I love the Scallop Edge Border layering on the second cuff.  But, what I love most is that her projects show how easy it is to mix & match!  Die-cut one sheet of Designer Series Paper and one coordinating card stock, then mix the pieces for two stockings—quick, easy and efficient!

It's so much fun to make and decorate stockings from the Holiday Stocking Die!  Order all the supplies you need to create your own stocking masterpiece at my Online Store!

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Stocking - jodi I had everyone who attended the meeting vote on the stocking that they liked best, and they couldn't vote on their own.  We nearly had a 3-way tie, but the winner by one vote was…Jodi Geers

Woohoo!  She won a Card Keeper Box, and full stocking bragging rights!  Congratulations, Jodi!

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Too Cool Moment: Yesterday, I closed on my old house.  Many of you may already know what a milestone that was for me.  I've been playing musical houses for the past 3-1/2 years, because I inherited two houses when My Mommy passed away in 2008 (she was in the middle of moving).  I sold her two houses, bought a new one, and now have finally sold my old one (four closings in a little over a year is WAY too many for me!). 

So, now there's no more stuff in multiple places, no more storage units, no more hauling boxes, and no more hauling the lawn mower back and forth to mow!  Everything is in one place and there's only one place to maintain!  I can't tell you what a burden has finally been lifted!  Whew!

Finally, I'm going to focus on getting my new house looking more like a home (including my Too Cool Stamping Studio)!  Looking forward to it!



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