Sneak Peek – Holiday Stocking die

It’s just around the corner – the Holiday mini! At the moment, my favorite tool in the mini is the Holiday Stocking die.  One of the projects shown at convention looked something like this –

This is two stockings with a Big Shot box #2 (closed with on side cut off) in the middle.  It will hold treats or a small gift!

Stamp Set – Tiny Tags
Ink – Basic Black
Big Shot – Holiday Stocking, Box #2
card stock – Real Red, Very Vanilla, retired DSP
Etc – 5 Petal Flower punch, jingle bells (Holiday Mini!), Square Lattice embossing folder, Tiny Tag punch, floss

Love it – but I want to use the die for more than Christmas!  So I turned it into a witch’s shoe –

This was done the same way – two stockings and a box #2 in the middle – with a Big Shot 3 1/2 circle used to make the toe of her boot.  Die cut the circle and take a “bite” out of it with the 1 3/4 circle punch.

Then attach it to the front of the boot –

I free hand cut the heel so it looks like a shoe and added Word Window punched pieces to the front for laces or straps.  Then I added lots of bling – because this is a stylish witch!

The Box #2 is angled inside for treats!

Big Shot – Holiday Stocking, 3 1/2 circle, Box #2
card stock – Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Etc – Word Window punch, 1 3/4 circle punch, Black satin ribbon, jewels, 1/2 circle punch

I hope you enjoy this sneak peek!  Hugs, Fran

Updated: August 18, 2011 — 1:50 pm


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  1. As usual Fran, more awesome items to CASE! Thanks again for your ideas. Mary

  2. The witches boot is the cutest thing. The toe is just a separate circle attached on the underside of the boot, right? You are just so creative, Fran. I love your email every day and it is the first thing I look for when I turn on my pc. Great stuff!

  3. LOVE the shoe!! You are so clever!!!

  4. OH MY GOODNESS Fran!! What you have done with the Stocking Die!! AMAZING!!!! Thank you so much for Sharing.


  5. Love the project – I used the chunk cut from the 3 1/2″ circle for the boot heel… You’re a genius!!!

  6. So Stinkin CUTE!

  7. What a cute and festive Christmas stocking, and I love your creative Halloween one as well!! These are awesome, Fran!!

  8. Wow, over the top cool and creative, love it!

  9. OMG! I am so glad Leann told us about you! This is just adorable. I am glad you have such beautiful instructions because I will have to CASE this one! Thanks so much for sharing!

  10. Love this idea. Thanks.

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