Thursday, December 18, 2008

Co-Worker Gift Stockings

These are what I made for the team that I work with!! These ladies are all very special and I wanted to make something special.
I had bought these little stockings last year after Christmas for less than .50 cents!!! BARGIN!! I wanted to put name tags on the stockings. I started out using the large oval in the Wedding Day stamp set. Then, I used Trajan Monogram Ed. to stamp their names. Some of the names were too long to fit into the oval so I had to use a stencil. Next, I added the branch from Take a Bough and added some pine needles. Finished off the tags by adding some small snowflakes and stickles for a bit of bling!!
Next, I made more of Kristina Werner's awesome gift card holders. These are so easy to make!! You can find the template HERE!! And you can find a bunch of different ones I made earlier in the season HERE. I made the base of the holder out of white. I used this Mallard Green Twinkling H2O as "ink" (got the pot really wet and saturated and brushed it onto the stamp with a paint brush) and stamped this holly image onto white cardstock. It looks so cool with the shimmer from the H2Os. But I had a problem!! I didn't have anything that matched this very bright green. So, I decided to paint more white cardstock with the same green Twinkling H2Os to cut out the bottom part of the template. See those cute little holiday brads...I got those last year as a gift from my friend Dawn. I wanted to incorporate them into my holder so I added them in the place that they berries are at. I added some doodling and then some wide burgandy ribbon and they were finished.
Inside these gift card holders, I added a gift card for a store or restuarant that each of my co-workers would appreciate. I also added some other treats in the stockings just for fun!!
I hope they enjoy their gifts.
Supplies: Stamps-Take a Bough, Wedding Day, Trajan Monogram Ed. (Papertrey Ink), Snowflakes, Happiest of Holidays (Stampin' Up!); Ink - Basic Black, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky (Stampin' Up!); Paper (Whisper White); Other - Ribbon (Michael's discount bin), Twinkling H2Os, black marker (Zig), stickles, holiday brad (Dollarama), paint brush.
Thanks for dropping in! Donelda


catt871 said...

CUTE!!! I wish I worked with you!!! LOL

Yanitza Ramos said...

Those stockings are stinking cute ;) The cards look great too. You did a terrific job! Thanks for sharing!

Diana said...

I just want to said what Chris said, I want to work with you, lol!!

I'm sure they are going to love them!