Hi Fj Friends!
I’m excited to be on the blog today to share the super cute stocking page I’ve created for my 2022 December album with the lovely Ivy Stocking Bundle Printables & Cut Files!
The bundle comes with a PDF ready to print onto white cardstock but I decided to use Photoshop to enlarge a few of the individual elements a little, plus I wanted to flip the stocking so it was facing the other direction.
I also created mirror images of the candy cane, tag and gingerbread man so that I could put them back to back. That way when you turn the page in my album you can see the cute elements from the back too. The photo frames were enlarged so that my photo sizes would be 1.25” x 1.75” and the stocking pieces were sized so that it measured approximately 8.25” tall from the top of the loop to the tip of the toe when placed on an angle in the album.
I cut my pieces out by hand using both scissors and a craft knife. Then it was time to start putting everything together!
So that I’d be able to put this into the rings of my 6" x 8" album, I cut a piece of clear acetate, punched some holes and secured it between the front and back stocking pieces on the left edge before stitching around the edge of the stocking with my sewing machine. I also added a chipboard number from the Ivy Kit along with a chipboard star.
I adhered my six photos behind each space on the photo frame strips then adhered the two strips back-to-back to create one piece. (For this project I used photos from a previous year, but I’ll be replacing these with some fun new photos this December). The “gingerbread” tabs were added to the top on both front and back of the strip so it can be seen on both sides of the page.
I adhered my two tag pieces back-to-back, stitched around the edge and added my journaling to one side and a tree die cut to the other side.
Twine was added to the top and then I secured it to the photo strip by punching a small hole at the top corner of the strip and attaching the ends of the twine there. The journaling tag will hang freely from the top of the stocking.
The two gingerbread man pieces and candy cane pieces were adhered back-to-back, then I was able to tuck everything inside the top of the stocking. All I had to do then was slip it into my album!
I really love this fun stocking page and can’t wait to add my new photos inside this December. I hope I’ve inspired you to make your own for your album, or perhaps make one to add to your Christmas décor this festive season!
Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today!