Thursday, October 31, 2019

Stocking Gift Card Holder 2 Ways | Honey Bee Stamps

Hello friends!  I’m over on the Honey Bee Stamps blog today and I’m using the so cute Stocking Gift Card Holder.  I’ve made two of these, one a little more rustic and another a little more elegant. 

For this rustic one, I used Thermo Web’s flocking sheet in Winter Latte for the stocking topper, toe, and heel.  I was super happy to find that you can stamp directly onto the flocked piece.  This sentiment is from the Santa Express set.  I used my MISTI and some black dye ink and stamped it twice. 

I used the Holiday Traditions 6x6 paper pad for both of these.  You will need to cut two of the stockings for each one.  For the second cut, be sure to cut it on the opposite side of the paper—in other words, put the die on the back side of the patterned paper for the second one.  This way you'll have the same pattern showing on the front and back.  Fold in the tabs and adhere the two pieces together for the stocking.  Be sure to put your line of glue just along the side and bottom edges so the insert will fit in.


For the wreath on this stocking, I used the Joy Noel Wreath Honey Cuts. I cut the wreath twice from Neenah Desert Storm card stock.  I used a Detail Blender Brush to add some Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to the edges. I intertwined them and added a couple drops of glue to hold them together.  I die cut the leaves, berries, and bow from red card stock.  I used a ball stylus from the Heartfelt Creations Flower Shaping Essentials Kit to shape them.  I used Ranger Distress Collage Medium Matte to adhere everything in place.  The Honey Bee Die Release Tool is very handy here too!

One of my favorite things to do with die cuts like this is to put a thin glaze over them.  It helps to hold the shape and also makes them pop!  I like to use JudiKins Diamond Glaze for this.  I pour out a tiny bit and add a few drops of water to thin it.  I use a paint brush to apply a thin coat and let it dry.


For a little extra embellishment, I added stitched lines with a white gel pen and more leaves and berries on the heel and toe.

Next up is the "elegant" stocking.  The main part of the stocking is die cut from a sheet of paper from the Holiday Traditions paper pack.  For the other pieces, I used a specialty paper from Tonic Studios called Snowdrop Meadows.  I was quite pleased to see that even after die cutting, the texture and dimension remained!

For this wreath I used some Tim Holtz Kraft-Stock Gold Metallic paper.  Before I die cut the bow, leaves and berries from the specialty paper, I adhered a small piece to some Neenah 80# card stock.  This specialty paper doesn't have a lot of heft to it so by backing it, I was able to do some shaping of the elements.

For this sentiment, also in the Santa Express set, I stamped it with Versamark and heat embossed it with WOW! Metallic Gold Rich embossing powder.  I trimmed it down with my paper trimmer.  I used one of the little edge dies from the Banner Builder Honey Cuts to add the stitching on the end.

I think it's amazing how this patterned paper looks like REAL glitter paper!  I've used so much of the Holiday Traditions paper pad, I'm going to need to order more soon!

Here is a photo showing the inserts slid out a bit.  These inserts are the perfect size to hold a gift card.  Of course, you can just stamp or handwrite a sentiment instead!

So....are you team rustic, or team elegant?  LOL!  I'm definitely both!  Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful crafty time until we meet again!  Carol :)

Honey Bee Stamps Stocking Gift Card Holder
Honey Bee Stamps Joy Noel Wreath Honey Cuts
Honey Bee Stamps Santa Express
Honey Bee Stamps Banner Builder Honey Cuts
Honey Bee Stamps Holiday Traditions 6x6 paper pad
Honey Bee Stamps Die Release Tool
Honey Bee Stamps Detail Blender Brush Set
Tonic Specialty Paper Snowdrop Meadow
Tim Holtz Kraft-Stock Metallic Gold
Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium Matte
Therm O Web White Latte Flock Transfer Sheets
WOW! Metallic Gold Rich embossing powder
JudiKins Diamond Glaze
Versamark ink
Heartfelt Creations Flower Shaping Essentials Kit


  1. Very nice work thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Beautiful! I'm team both! Rustic, gorgeous, texture-y -- splendid! Love all the special papers and shine you added!


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