Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Lots of Sneak Peeks & November's Hybrid Project From Amanda!

I have a whole bunch of sneaks for you today. A pyramid of sneaks, if you will. ;) Check 'em out!

I'm not ready JUST YET to reveal where I'll be guesting for the month of December, but below are two sneaks of my first exclusive releases in this mystery guest shop!

A little boyish, a little doodly....ALLLL funky, baybeh. ;)

Next up are a few sneaks of a line of alphas I have coming to The Digichick tomorrow!

Colorful. Painty. Delicious. MmmHmm.

Onward! My hybrid creative team rockstar Amanda has written up a blog post with step by step instructions for making yourself a cute little hybrid stocking using my collab Ho Ho Ho w/Micheline Martin. :)

Stocking Mini-Gift Holder
Laura Banasiak & Micheline Martin: HO HO HO
Stocking Template: by Amanda Pratt (me - download HERE)
Card Stock, thread, ribbon, glue, glitter, scissors & tweezers or paper rolling tool.
Open a "Letter" sized document, drag the template files onto the page.
Fill in template with papers & embellies. This will be the front.
Duplicate the layers & flip horizontally, to make a mirror image for the back. I didn't want the back decorated so, deleted all the ribbons/bows/tags.
Arrange them on the page so that both sides fit without clipping off any edges.
Make 2 small round shapes & fill with paper, these will become paper flowers to embellish the stocking.

Print. Make sure to use borderless printing to ensure no cut off edges (if printer allows).

Cut out pieces.

Starting on an edge of one of the round pieces, cut into a spiral.
Using tweezers, a rolling rool or even just your fingers, roll up the spiral into a tight 'rose', use glue to secure & let dry.
Once dry, dip edges in glue & then into fine glitter.

Match front & back pieces together & sew up the edges, or thread with ribbon or whatever suits your fancy. (I needed to make the most of nap time, so I used the sewing machine), except where you have embellies that overlap the edge.
Once the sewing is complete, flip the stocking over & use a dab of glue where you didn't sew. Let dry & then gently give your stocking a little shape by squeezing the edges together.

Glue the roses onto the front of your stocking, add a ribbon hanger & you're done.

Perfect for trimming the tree or giving as gifts with a gift card or something small tucked inside.

Thanks, Amanda! :)


Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [02 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Miss Renee said...

so cute, love this. thanks for the great instructions :)


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