hese cute Christmas stocking pillow boxes are easy to make with the Trim your stocking Thinlet set. I'll be featuring a design using the Year of Cheer DSP, but you will see there are hundreds of ways you can decorate them, just using your imagination!
Start by cutting out all the pieces you will need using the Trim your Stocking Thinlet dies. Here I used Whisper white for the back pocket and for the sentiment. For the Stocking front I used the silver and gold snowflake paper from the Year of Cheer Specialty paper. The top is Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, The Mistletoe trim is from a Green Glimmer paper, and a metallic red for the berries.
Trim the front of your stocking with the pieces that you cut out in Glimmer or different color paper. This can be just the top, or you can add toe and heal pieces, snowflakes, bells, holly, or mistletoe or other embellishments.
Create a Sentiment for the front. I decided to stamp Clear Versamark Ink & emboss with gold embossing powder.
Embossing is easy! Here's how you do it! Burnish your paper with the Embossing Buddy, This prepares a clean surface that you can more easily stamp on. Now stamp the outline from the Labels to Love set, and the "Seasons Greeting's" from Cheers to the Year set.
Quickly Dust your Stamped image with the Embossing Powder, and dust off the excess. I like to use a plastic container for this to keep the mess to a minimum and it easily lets you funnel the leftover powder back into its container.
Now use a Heat Tool to emboss the stamped image. Hold the paper carefully so you don't burn your fingers as the heat tool is very hot. Watch as the powder darkens and melts, then remove the heat and let it cool.
Once it has cooled, you can cut it out using the Everyday Label Punch. Turn the punch upside down and line up your image carefully before you punch.
Here's how to attach the back to create the pillow box. Use 1/8" Tear and Tape adhesive on the left and right sides. Use the score marks for placement.
Now fold along the score marks Using a bone folder for crisp edges.
Make sure to carefully fold the top and bottom curves along the score lines
Carefully line up the other side and pinch together. It should now be slightly curved.
Place a small strip of tear tape on the tag at the bottom of the back, gently fold it in creating the bottom of the box. Use your bone folder to reach in and press it down firmly.
Now your stocking is ready to finish decorating!
I like to have a bit of depth to my projects, so I add Stampin' Dementionals to the label and holly so it stands out a bit.
Lastly, I added the holly leaves and berrys and then some rhinestones for a bit of bling and it's done!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
Here are some variations.