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November 2017 Paper Pumpkin

Hello Stamping Friends,

The year end close out is ongoing and this month’s hostess code is TRSWNNDN!

Before I post all the fun cards from the last events I want to show you my version of November’s Paper Pumpkin.  The kit is an adorable set of 10 little stockings with a black plaid top to match the green plaid cards from October’s Paper Pumpkin.  My creative juices started flowing when I saw a Zum Bar of soap in the grocery store made with frankincense and myrrh.  They had small ones that would fit perfect in the little stockings. I ordered some gold plated coins and a gold looking Reagan dollar to fill the stocking with gifts representing the gifts from the wise men to the Christ child.  I didn’t order this year’s wise men stamp set (Wise Men From Afar #144875)  so I used the Come To Bethlehem stamp set from a few years back.  With Stazon black ink I was able to get a nice image on the stocking.

I used a Swarovski crystal for the star and 6″ of black and white gingham Stampin’ Up! ribbon from days past to create a hanger for the stocking.

I discovered that one side of the “Merry Music Specialty Designer Paper”  #144623  had the music to ‘We Three Kings’ so I substituted a little banner from the designer paper instead of the white one provided in the kit.  I did use the white banner as a template for cutting but cut the banner 2 1/4″ long instead of the 2 7/8″ original.  It needed a little something else so I added the treble clef from the Musical Instruments Framelits Dies #144677. This set is a must have that will be used well beyond Christmas.

The stocking still had room so I googled the lyrics to ‘We Three Kings’ and found a great printable version that I cut down, sponged and then distressed the edges before rolling it up on a skewer like a scroll.  Click to download:

We Three Kings – printable lyrics

The retired stamp set had the greeting:  “O come let us adore Him….”   I pray you all find time to do just that this wonderful Christmas season!

SAL,  Seek And Listen for He is still waiting and wants your love above all other gifts!

Karen

 

 


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