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Stampin’ Up! Vintage Skating Boot Gift Card Holder and Christmas ornament

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments the challenge is Anything Goes Christmas Ornaments.  I love the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Stocking and Stocking Accents dies.  Inspired by the many stockings and boots I’ve seen created with these dies I made this vintage gift card holder.  I used the Snow burst textured folder for the top of the boot and heat embossed it with Iridescent embossing powder.  For the boot part I cut two Old Olive card stock stockings and two of the green print Paisley Petals DSP.  To show the green print on the back you need to flip the paper so the print you want to show both sides are showing when stacked.  I then adhered the DSP to the stockings then embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and Big Shot.

The blades are die cut from the Silver shimmery paper using the candy canes from the Stocking Accents die.   You need to cut four, two sets facing one side and the other facing opposite for the back side.  Therefore you need to cut two sets with the glimmer paper up and two sets with the glimmer paper down.  Before I adhered both sides of the boot I sandwiched the blades between the sides of the boot and used Tombow adhesive glue.

I then used some lace trim on the boot and adhered both cuffs to the top of the boot (it would look better if it was SU crochet trim but I ran out) .  For the lacing I made four 3/16″ holes with my Crop-a-dile then used Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon to lace up the boot.  The loop at the top is hemp twine through a  1/8″ hole.  I installed an eyelet for this hole.  I didn’t have any 3/16″ eyelets for the lace holes but it would look even better if I did.

An easy project with so many options for colors.

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Vintage Skater Boot Gift Card holder and Christmas ornament

Size:  7.25”  H x 5.50” W

Stamp sets: Curly Cute

Paper: Card Base:  Old Olive, Very Vanilla; DSP Paisley Petals, Silver glimmer paper

Ink: Old Olive, Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Snow Burst Embossing Folder, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Holiday Stocking Die, Stocking Accents die, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, hemp twine, Basic Pearls, 1/8″ metal eyelet, Crop-a-dile, non-Stampin’ Up! lace trim

9 Responses

  1. Thanks for the directions. I thought this looked too difficult and time- consuming to make, but your directions make me want to give it a try!
    Thanks so much…it is too cute!


  2. Fabulous, Genny! You just made me “need” that die, too. Love how you turned it into a gift card holder, too. It has all of the beautiful shabby-tastic details that are so your signature style. Very pretty! Hugs! 🙂


  3. Adorable Genny! Your little ice skates are a knockout. Love the candycane-blades and your lacing detail. What a fun treasured treat!


  4. Really clever idea to make the ice skate! So pretty, too. Thanks for sharing the how-to.


  5. Very cool! I never thought of doing an ice skate! What a great idea and it’s very pretty!


  6. This is adorable. Love the colors you used.


  7. Just stunning!! I LOVE this Ice Skate!!! Another must have on my wish list!!! Amy L.


  8. So pretty, and I love that it’s a gift card holder too! Very elegant.


  9. I just love this beautiful skate!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #46 with a link back to your blog on 12-11-11. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!

    If you wish to decline please email me by responding to this comment to let me know.

    Thanks and take care
    Tiffany Bauer


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