Friday, December 10, 2010
This week's Bellarific Challenge over at Bloggabella is to be a giftabella and make something that you could give a gift in, whether it be a box of some sort or a gift card holder, or well...anything really :D I thought that it was pure genius to have this challenge right before Christmas to get everyone a little more ready for the big day, but the only problem I had was that we only give gift cards to those "I don't want anything-ba humbug-didn't supply Christmas lists-annoying kind of people...most of whom are men. OK, well I had two problems then...I was lacking in masculine Christmas Stamping Bella stamps too (I clearly need to add more stamps to my collection to prevent this in the future) so a sentiment just had to do for this cute stocking gift card holder.
I was surfing the web and looking for inspiration when I stumbled upon this template . I know... you all probably thought that I came up with this on my own but I really just borrowed the idea and the template from sweet Miss Claire Brennan :) Why re-create perfection right? ;)
I used some older Basic Grey Wassail DP and Grey card stock to create the stocking and before I sewed it all together, I embossed it, sponged it and then hand stitched the cross stitching. I then zipped it through my sewing machine to hold it together and added my Merry Holidays tag and some holly embellishments. My in laws are so going to think that I a genius with this fun little stocking :D
Before I go, I just thought that I would remind you all that next week's Bellarific Challenge is a sketch and this will be the last challenge of 2010. We will be back full force in the new year with oodles of challenges to keep your fingers inky :) As always, please email your project to Emily (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Thursday evening for your chance to win some Bella Bucks!
Speaking of bellas, did you all happen to see that Emily did a surprise release of 3 new bellas? Yippee! I was so excited that they just hopped into my shopping cart all by themselves! *grin* If you didn't see, then I just thought that I would spread the word and share my excitement ;)
Gift Card Recipe:
Stamps: Stamping Bella - Merry Holidays
Paper: Grey, Ivory, Basic Grey Wassail DP
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Chocolate, Caramel, Olive
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Designer Label Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Embroidery Thread, Needle, Holly Embellishments, Cuttlebug and Embossing Folders, Sponges, Eyelet, Ribbon, Corner Chomper, Template from Waltzing Mouse Stamps