Monday, December 5, 2011

Hambly Studio Stocking Gift Card Holder Tutorial

I so excited today is my first blog posy over at Hambly Studio I Love working with there overlays, papers, rubons, and tape!!

Today I would like to show you how to make a fun gift card holder. I made these so they could hang on my tree and when my family comes over they can go and find theirs off the tree. I really love how the Hambly overlays worked with this project.

First, you need a solid cardstock. I used both kraft and white. You also need a patterned stocking, mitten, ect. I went online and found a stocking coloring page and printed it out. Make sure you print out 2 copies. The second copy is to cut out the toe, heel, and top. And you will need a pencil to trace and scissors to cut. I also used a variety of Hambly products such as: Hambly Overlays Lattice HO837, Houndstooth HO674, Mini Brocade HO844, High Tea HO801, Falling Snowflakes HO759,
Frosty Snowflakes HO541, Grandma's Wallpaper, Houndstooth HO673, Washi Tape #2 DT102, P7901 Alphabet, P7904 Christmas, P7855 Alphabet, Sewing Rub-on R544

Next, I traced the stockings on my cardstock. Make sure to flip the second one since most cardstock has a textured side.

Then I took the toe, heel, and top and place them on the Hambly overlays and cut out my patterns. I cut out 2 of each one for the front and one for the back of the stocking.

Here is what it looks like together. I adhered the Hambly Overlays to the stocking.

Then I put the 2 pieces of stocking together and sewed around the sides. *make sure not to sew the top*

Then once your done sewing you can decorate how ever you like. Here is a picture of the finished stocking and a close up of the details. I chose to use Hambly kraft stickers, Hambly Alpha stickers, Hambly Washi Tape, Hambly Rub-on, and buttons from my stash. Also I used a black sharpie to make my "stitches" around the top, heel, and toe.

Here are 2 more stockings I made. The letters on each of the stockings are the first initial in each of my nephew and nieces names. And then I added their gift card and some candy. Also wanted to mention I just poked a hole in the back and added the twine to hang it.

I hope I have inspired you to make giving cards a little more personal.


  1. these are adorable!!! super cute!!!

  2. These are too cute! Very creative.

  3. Congrats on your first blog post for Hambly! Your stockings are adorable. Love the zig zag stitching!!

  4. This is as cute as can be! Love all versions. I'm a new follower!

  5. this is very creative card put a lot into it..thanks you share it with us.Gift Card envelopes..