The Shabby Tea Room #92- The Stockings Were Hung by the Chimney with Care

December 11, 2011

Hey there, everyone!  Welcome to my second week of being the December guest designer at The Shabby Tea Room!  TSTR #92- The Stockings Were Hung by the Chimney with Care has a lovely inspiration photo, and the challenge this time around is to create a project inspired by the photo and must include a STOCKING. 

I just LOVED the colors in this photo, and the beautiful bits & baubles on the mantle...and that is what inspired my card.  And of course, it has the lovely stocking....who wouldn't want a houndstooth embossed stocking?  I am loving it!  I created this for some other challenges as well, and those will all be linked at the bottom of the post.  Here is what I created!
"Peace & Joy" supplies:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (vintage cream) 
Paper/Diecut: Melissa Frances (Deck the Halls 6x6 paper pad)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Holiday Photo Finishers set)
Ink: Clearsnap (Stephanie Bernard Dye: chocolate)
Distress Ink/Blending Tool: Tim Holtz (antique linen)
Seam Binding: The Cat's Pajamas
Ruffled Ribbon: May Arts
Flowers: Recollections
Berry Sprig: Michael's brand
Pearls: Kaiser Craft
Glitter: DecoArt
Diecut Machine: Cricut Expression by Provo Craft
Diecut Cartridge: Christmas Cheer by Provo Craft
Embossing Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Embossing Folder: Houndstooth by Provo Craft

Instructions:  Make card from vintage cream cardstock.  Cut green snowflake paper slightly smaller, sand the edges and adhere.  Stamp the sentiment to the bottom of the card.  Cut a block of green paper, distress ink and sand the edges.  Wrap a strip of seam binding around the top, and adhere it to the front.  Add ruffled ribbon along the bottom of the paper block, above the sentiment.  Tie a double bow from matching seam binding, then adhere to the upper right corner, accenting it with a berry sprig & flowers.  Diecut a stocking and its layers at 3.5" using the Cricut Expression & Christmas Cheer cartridge.  Dry emboss the bottom layer with a houndstooth folder, and then distress ink the edges.  Cover the green layers in glitter, layer together and then adhere to the card front.  Accent with pearls to finish.

Be sure to check out the regular designers for The Shabby Tea Room and see what they have created for the week!! 
I hope that you have a great day!! ♥♥♥

Until later,
~Lea L.

Lovely Challenges I Used Today:
-CardPatterns #145- sketch
-Drunken Stampers #80- glittery holiday
-Clearly Inspired #41- Christmas
-Simon Say Stamp challenge- Christmas photo montage inspiration
-Inky Impressions #36- use ribbon
-For Fun challenge- Christmas sparkle
-Creative Belli #132- winter & Christmas
-Crafty Creations #147- Christmas sentiments
-Tuesday Throwdown #77- celebrate the season
-Creative Card Crew- tis the season


  1. This is great thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

  2. Hey Lea! Great card! Thanks for joining us for CIC41 :D

  3. Simply Stunning Lea! Thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

  4. Beautiful card, Lea! Love the sparkle. :-D Thanks for submitting this to Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope you will continue to play here in our challenges.
    NanaConnie TT Dt

  5. Gorgeous Lea!!!!! I love the soft green colors :-) And the stocking is adorable!

  6. Gorgeous card Lea! Love that sweet stocking!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog and The Shabby Tea Room!

    Happy Holidays!


  7. This is such a beautiful card-thanks for playing along with the creative belli challenge

  8. What a beautiful card, Lea! LOVE all your textural trims and kisses of glitter! Yummy!

  9. Oh Leah love all the details & elements you added on your card. So glad you could play along with us at Card Patterns.

  10. Love the color combination to your creation. Thanks for sharing on the Belli Challenge.

  11. Oh, this is so adorable, Lea. I love your attention to detail.

  12. *CLUNK!* Lea! This is exquisite! If it's possible, it's BEYOND exquisite! {LOL!} Bravo! THANKS for sharing your AMAZING talent with Card Patterns! xoxo!

  13. This is soooooo pretty! I love all of the details. Stunning!
    Congrats on your win at Card Patterns!

  14. Lea, your card is just STUNNING! LOVE the stocking and the glitz and the sheet music and your bow and baubles! Just FAB! Merry Christmas!

  15. Lea, this card took my breath away! What a beautiful piece of art..I'd never want to give it away!


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