By the Chimney with Care

Hello again!  I hope you’re not tired of Christmas cards yet, because I have many more to share!  Today I have one card to share with you, and it’s a card I’m very pleased with.  It turned out almost exactly the way I envisioned, which is always a special thing.  Take a look:

Stockings 1


The inspiration for this card came from the little stocking stamp that I’ve been dying to use for over a year now.   As you can see, I used it twice 🙂  I actually stamped it 4 times, though, twice on red cardstock and twice on green, then I fussy cut and paper-pieced to get the results you see here.  Everything is embossed in gold, which I think is just so elegant.  All three stockings are popped up on foam squares and “hanging” from the mantle/sentiment line.  I used my Martha Stewart Custom Stamp Setting Kit to letter the sentiment, “By the Chimney with Care,” and embossed it in gold.  It didn’t show up quite as clearly as I wished, but it fits nicely with the rest of the card.

I always like to make the inside of my cards match the outside, but I also like a clear space for the card-giver to write a short note or at least sign his/her name, and with dark or boldly patterned paper like this sometimes it can be a challenge.  Here’s what I came up with this time:

Stockings 2


Well, that’s it for me!  I hope you enjoyed today’s “By the Chimney with Care” card – I certainly enjoyed making it.  Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely day!

Stockings 3

4 thoughts on “By the Chimney with Care

  1. Kathy/NorthCarolina says:

    There will be no coal left in these stockings! Such a gorgeous card. I love the paper piecing…and you know I love the embossing. Love!

  2. brosmother says:

    It’s all the little details, like paper-piecing, that make your creations so special and wonderful, Melody. I do love those fancy stockings!

  3. Lainie says:

    Hey that one looks familiar! 😉 I am so so pleased with my set of beautiful cards I ordered from you. She’s good folks…reeeaaal good! 🙂 ❤

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