October 30, 2011

Stocking turned Rocking Horse!

I switched my holiday mode to a baby card today. Even thought I love creating holiday cards, a much needed break from them changes things up a bit.The stamp set used though, is a holiday stocking stamp. Turn it upside down and you have a hobby horse!

I first saw this cute little hobby horse on Jackie Topa's blog and have seen tons of them since. You could also omit the stamped image and just use the Stocking Punch to create your own design. I added a strip of Sticky Strip on the underside and looped my Bakers Twine to form the mane:

I love the look of the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder on one of my background layers. I also used the same look to layer my sentiment on:

I used the Early Espresso Ink and rubbed it with a sponge on my popsicle stick to make it "match". I can see my hubby's head moving from side-to-side right now as I use the word "match", as he says, "Oh no, everything has to match!" I'm a little obsessive with the "matching" thing!

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso
  • DSP: In-Color 2011-2013 Patterns Paper Pack
  • Inks: Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker
  • Tools: Large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Stocking Punch, 3 1/2" Circle Die, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder, Color Spritzer Tool
  • Stamp Sets: Stitched Stockings
  • Accessories: Bakers Twine 
  • Misc: Popsicle Stick, Brads, 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon


  1. Cute baby card. Never thought about using this punch for a horsie on a stick as a baby card!

  2. Debbie, this is just too cute.

  3. So cute! Love the color combination, too. TFS

  4. Debbie - this is adorable! love the color combination and the rocking horse's mane that you created out of baker's twine.

  5. Adorable, Debbie! I love how your popsicle stick "coordinates"! Great job!

  6. Adorable! I've seen this used before but not the twine mane! LOVE it and of course the popsicle stick must 'match'!! Super sweet card!


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