Sunday, November 10, 2013

Christmas Love Xmas Stocking

Hi Jennifer here, I am so happy to participate this week in the Christmas Love Campaign -

Handmade Christmas event!  It was so much fun digging into the generous items the sponsors had sent and making something to give away to one of my loved ones!  I am going to stuff this stocking with a great set of handmade cards! 

I first started with the Canvas Corp canvas stocking and cut apart the seams of the stocking so I could sew directly onto it.  I did not completely cut it apart I left the top in tact as I did not want to totally recreate the stocking. 

I then cut various pieces of May Art ribbons and placed them onto the canvas.  I tacked them with glue into position before I sewed them down.  Each ribbon I sewed along the edges attaching them to the canvas.  Once I was done sewing I re-sewed the stocking back together around the edges so it could be filled up again!  I then used the stocking canvas as a pattern to cut the ribbon back to the edges of the stocking.

I then went into my button stash and found some that matched the colours in the ribbon, I just glued them into place with a craft glue.

I tied a big silver May Art ribbon around the top of the stocking that you hang it from.  I then stamped Susan K Weckessar "Itty Bitty Snowman" onto a kraft tag, I then added a sentiment from Fancy Pants "Merry Little Christmas" line of paper and embellishments.  I layered onto the tag a small TO/FROM tag to the top of it, this was from 7 Gypsies Santa's Journey gift tags.  I pinned the tags to the middle of the silver bow and added a resin snowflake to the pin as well. 

Here is the finished product! A cute little colourful stocking ready to be filled.

I hope you enjoyed today's project. We hope you will come play along during for Hand-Made Christmas Contest

To start off this wonderful year 5th year of the Christmas Love Campaign, we are having a Hand-made Christmas Contest.

What you have to do:

*Follow along during our Hand-made Christmas event from November 2 - November 16, 2013 at Susan K Weckesser Inc blog 
*Like the Christmas Love Campaign Facebook page ---> HERE.

*Make your own Hand-Made gift. (it can be something you designed yourself or if you want try something that the designers have created please go ahead and have fun and do that!)

*Take a picture and post it on our facebook page. Or if you have Instagram post it there and tag it #craftuplove , #christmaslovecampaign & #susankweckesserinc so I see it! You can find me @ [SUSANKWECKESSER] on Instagram, so come follow me and I would LOVE to follow you! So much fun!

*Give your gift to a neighbour or stranger to make them smile! SPREAD THE LOVE!

*Come back to our Hand-Made Christmas post and let us know that you have crafted up some love and you will be entered to win a awesome prize pack from the above sponsors. The prize will include lots of goodies so you can craft up more love! How awesome is that! You have until November 17, 2013 at midnight MST to enter. Have fun!

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Love and Hugs Jennifer


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