November 6th, 2017
One of my favorite things about Christmas is Stockings! I sewed some for my three kids when they were little. They are grown now, and married, no babies yet. I hang and fill their stockings every year still, including my in-law “kids” I have more fun filling their stockings than buying their gifts, I think, maybe because we have traditional stocking stuffers and traditions warm my heart. Every year…everyone gets a Terry’s Chocolate Orange, my husband always buys Jelly Bellies for the stockings, I put Swedish fish in his stocking. No one likes the peppermint candy canes, so I get fruit flavored ones. Other candy isn’t as etched in stone the way those ones are.
The warmest fuzziest socks I can find go in the girls stockings, sometimes cute little undergarments. The guys usually get some kind of little tool…mini screwdrivers and such. I used to buy those little remote control helicopters for the “boys” but they’re hard to find now. I did find some little hovercrafts last year, so that will probably be the new tradition. Every year, since our son was little, my husband and son play with their mini helicopters in the house, dive bombing the cats, or our heads. Then they take them outside to play with. Every single year they decide they want to see how high they will fly…And every single year they fly their helicopters out of remote control range and they come crashing to the ground! This is why I buy the cheap ones, lol!
So, of course, I had to have Stampin’ Up!’s Hang Your Stocking stamp set. It is simply adorable, with lots of options for making a myriad of stocking styles. This first card my stamping friends will get to do at my Card Buffet on November 14th.
Here’s some more fun with Hang Your Stocking. The fancy die cut stockings, (the middle far left card), are really beautiful. It’d be fun to make one in every color!
Here’s a quick “How to” on making a rectangle out of one of the Stitched Square framelits.
I hope these cards either inspire you to send someone you love and care about a Christmas Greeting, or to sit down and give yourself a little creating time…so you can later send someone a Christmas greeting.
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Take some time for yourself to create and later you’ll have something special to give to someone you love!