What is your favorite Christmas item? I love Christmas Stockings. After making all sorts of fabric stockings in previous years, cardstock became my choice this year. Last year the stocking die appeared in our catalog perfectly sized for a card. But too small for a container or box. When the 2017 Holiday catalog went live on Sept 1st, there was a new stocking die. Small enough for a card but big enough to create a Stocking Box. First off I grabbed some cardstock and die cut out the shaped and lay them on my craft table. Then cut a connector piece of cardstock. After assembling it my first draft was born.
After working thru the design, this rendition looked a wee bit plain. Loved the Year of Cheer DSP, and the Silver Glimmer paper for the trim on the cuff worked for me. But the plain Rich Razzleberry looked – well too plain. So I thought what if I took Black Cardstock and stamped white snowflakes all over it? And the elegance of the Black, White and metallic Stocking Box was born.
Stocking Box – How’d she Do it?
As prep for a Demonstration for my fellow demonstrator in NW Washington, I created this display.Start with the Trim Your Stocking thinlit Die set. From your base cardstock cut 2 of the stocking shape, cut 1 piece 2″ x 9½”, and cut 1 piece 2″ x 4″. Next cut from your Designer Series Paper – 2 heels, 2 toes, 2 cuffs and 2 pieces 3½” x 1½”.
Score the DSP rectangles at 3½” on the long side. Burnish score line and set aside. Next you score the cardstock rectangles. Score both pieces at ¼” and 1¾” on the short side. Then on the long piece turn it 90 degrees and score it at 3½”, 5″, 6″ and 9″.
Trim away the sections from the 9″ score to the end of the card on the outside. Glue the small piece to the long piece matching the edge of the short piece to 9″ score line . this will give you a piece that is 2″ x 13″. Burnish all the score lines remove a narrow notch at each score line. This will allow you to glue tabs down to each stocking piece, matching up the front edge to the 3½” section and working around until the 9″ score line is at the heel and the other end matches to back top of the stocking.
Once you have the base stocking assembled (A strong liquid glue works best- like Tombo mono), add the DSP pieces. The 2 rectangles go last. they are your box closure/cover. To adhere them match the bottom of the cuff with one end and the score line with the top.
To Finish off my boxes , I punched a small hole (¼”) in the center of the top edge of each stocking diecut, threaded the tinsel ribbon thru and tied a box. This keeps the flaps closed and your contents inside even when the box is upside down or thrown.