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.