Here is how I created the gift card pocket with for the Holiday Stocking Die.
WARNING – THIS POST IS PHOTO HEAVY!!!
You will need 1 – 6″ x 11″ and 1 – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.
Fold the 6″ x 11″ in half to 5 1/2″ x 6″
( I’ve highlighted the die cut images with white paper so you can see where the die will make the cuts)
You will want to line the folded edge of the the paper up to the top of the stocking die, but leave a little bit of space at the top so that the the die will not cut the top, leaving you with two stockings instead of on folded stocking card.
You will be left with a card that look like this.
Now cut your 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 sheet with the stocking die.
Cut your DSP to 6″ x 6″, and run through the Big Shot with the Stocking Die.
Now before you cut decide how you want your stocking to present. Most I’ve seen, and that I think look best have the toe on the right side. To get that look, you need to place your DSP face down on the die.
Now we are going to cut the single stocking from the 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.
What we need to do here is figure out where to trim the single stocking so it will best fit inside the stocking card, and where to score the stocking so we can make our slot for the gift card.
I took the single stocking and held it up inside the stocking card and drew lines were I thought the best location for these would be. I then transfered those lines to a negative from a older stocking cut out. Now I have a template that I can keep so I can make these up quick and uniform in the future.
I found trimming 1/4″ off the top works.
I also drew a score line 2″ down from the top on the toe side and 1 1/2″ down on the heel side.
I use pencil and draw right on the stocking. This will be the back and will not be seen.
Use your a score tool to crease on the line and fold in half.
Place a gift card or credit card to determine the space required and mark with a pencil.
Your paper should look like this.
Now use your word window punch to make a slit. Only put the folded paper in half way. I made small pencil marks at the mid-point of my punch as a guide.
You word window punch is not large enough for a gift card, so you will need to slide it over and make a second punch.
This is what your paper will look like now.
Now use the 3/4″ circle punch, center inside the word window punch and again only half way into the punch.
You will now look like this while still folded.
And like this when unfolded.
Line up the single stocking inside the stocking card, where it will be placed, and insert the gift card. Find the best location, then while holding onto the card, flip over and use as a guide as to where to apply adhesive.
Use Sticky Strip (red lines) around the where the gift card will be. Use snail around the toe.
Attach to inside. Test Gift Card.
Decorate as you please!!!
Stamps: Christmas Lodge
Paper: Marina Mist; Beau Chateau
Ink: Very Vanilla Craft Ink
Other: Big Shot; Holiday Stocking Die; Victoria Crochet Trim, Marina Mist 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Sticky Strip
Hope you enjoyed!! Have a great weekend!
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Jonia Smith says
Linda just wanted you to know that I made your stocking die gift holder and thought I would share with you. You can see it here and thanks so much for the instructions.