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Monday, September 26, 2016

A Christmas Stockings Thinlits, Hang Your Stocking, Test Tube Holder Tutorial Holiday Gift

Today I am going to share with you a 3-D item I made for Terri's Holiday Extravaganza.  I demoed the "Hang Your Stockings" and "Christmas Stockings Thinlits" bundle.  It was a fun time and it was super fun making things to show! The last Extravaganza I demoed at this past summer, I just had cards.  So I thought some 3-D stuff and other non card items would be fun to show too, along with cards.  

I was thrilled to be able to play with this fun set (bundle).  I LOVE Christmas stockings and mittens.  There's no mittens in this set but that's okay. Maybe next year!!! I probably would have concentrated more on one than the other anyway! 

I found a fun template to make the holder at Split Coast Stampers.  I did struggle with their pattern though.  I thought something was wrong with the measurements at the beginning.  I made my first and second holder out of copier paper to make sure I got everything right before I got out the card stock.  Both times it didn't work.  I found that if I score my card stock at 3/8", 1-5/8", 4-1/4", 5-1/2" I got the pattern to work better.  My issue with it was the top flap.  It just wasn't long enough.  I followed the instructions for scoring twice, taking care to be accurate and both times I couldn't get it to work.  Give it a try on copier paper and see if maybe it was me reading something wrong.  Or just use these score lines.  You will still need to go to Split Coast Stampers (linked above) and follow the scoring for the short side and then back to the long side to add partial score lines.  I only had issues with the first 2 score lines, the rest was fine.

Anyway, back to this fun holder.  I had gotten some test tubes at Oriental Trading a few years ago.  I don't know if they still sell them but you can always look and you can always Google it, someone is selling some.

I used smallest "Layering Circles" Framelits for the hole for the test tube.  I filled my test tube with red and green spiced gum drops.  I thought it was Christmasy.  It's September and all I can find in the stores is Halloween candy.  There's always Starlight Mints but they won't fit in the test tube.  And there's Red Hots and there's always M & M's.  

I cut out the stocking using the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter paper.  I used the red glitter paper for the stocking cuff, heel and toe.  I cut out a Wild Wasabi bow using the "Christmas Stockings" Thinlits dies.  That die package has lots of fun pieces in it.  I wanted to use the Holly and Berries but the berries got lost in the cuff of the stocking so I switched to the bow instead.  I think the center of the bow could use a rhinestone or pearl. I'll be adding one or the other after I post this.  I always notice things after I think I'm done with the project.

For the base of my holder I used Whisper White card stock.  I used the Real Red striped paper from the 12" x 12" Brights paper stack.  I thought it looked festive!!!  The words are from the "Hang Your Stocking" set.  I am playing with the bundle so you get the best of both worlds!!!  I glued the words in place and wrapped a piece of paper around them and then held it down with a rubber band and set it aside to dry.  And that was it. 

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

Peggy S from OH said...

Very Cute! Thanks for Sharing!