Design Team Projects

Guest Designer & Build a Stocking Dies

Hey Everyone! My name is Priscilla and I am honored to be the November Guest Designer on the Kat Scrappiness blog. I am a 6th grade teacher by day, and when not grading papers, I’m crafting cards like a crazy lady at night. Hopefully, my teacher colleagues at school love receiving them! LOL!!

Let’s get to the cards! So many awesome products in this new release! I didn’t know where to begin creating. But I quickly settled on Kat Scrappiness’s  adorable new “Build a Stocking” dies, combined with a Christmas sentiment from the new “Merry Critters” stamp set. Creating one card just wasn’t enough . . .  I had to create three . . . and could have made 50 more!

When I first opened the die set, I looked at the pieces quizzically, trying to figure out what was the strange shaped die under the stocking in the picture below. Then it dawned on me it was the front of the stocking, which would allow me to create the toe and the heel in a different colored card stock or pattern. Sweet engineering, I’d say!

For my first card, I created an elegant gold and black stocking. Perhaps showing you the pieces die cut out will help you understand how easy it was to “build” this stocking.

It was so quick to assemble! I simply adhered the black “suede” stocking front to the gold glimmer stocking base, added the black oval opening (later on I changed it to the gold glimmer card stock), and then stacked three gold glimmer Christmas trees to create a dimensional “embellishment” on the front of the stocking. Then I got this crazy idea to add real (not really) fur trim to the top of the stocking!!! So fun!

Next, I dry embossed a white card stock layer with a brick design, mounted that to the same gold glimmer card stock I used on the stocking, and adhered both layers to a white card base. I then stamped “Merry Christmas” from the Kat Scrappiness  “Merry Critters” stamp set on a white banner strip, heat embossed it in black, and foam mounted it on the right side of the card. Finishing touches?  I added a few gold snowflakes from the new Kat Scrappiness“Christmas Cheer” sequin mix and a metal brad to “hang” the stocking “by the chimney with care.”

I loved how stocking card #1 turned out!

I repeated the assembly process for stocking card #2, but switching the color combo to red/black buffalo check and black, with a black die cut snowflake for the stocking front. And you guessed it! “Fur” again for the trim at the top, but this time in black. I dry embossed a background of white pine branches, mounted that on red card stock, and adhered both layers  to a white card base. I sprinkled a few red “ornament” sequins from the same Kat Scrappiness “Christmas Cheer” sequin mix to finish off this card.

Here’s a close up of Card #2.

I was on a Christmas stocking roll by this time, so Card #3 came together quickly. The red/black buffalo check and black papers were replaced by black/white buffalo check and black, the stocking embellishment was now a black heart, and the white ‘fur” returned. The dry embossed background switched to a snowflake pattern with a black card stock layer behind it. I finished the card by adding a black enamel heart on the sentiment strip.

Here’s Card #3.


I love how these three cards came together. Not sure which one is my favorite. Let me know which one you like the best.


The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code “Priscilla10” for 10% off your order at the shop.

I’ll see you later in the month with more cards from the Kat Scrappiness new release.

Happy crafting!


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  • Reply Felicia Fischer

    Priscilla these are ingenious ideas! So cute! I can’t wait to make cards for my whole family 🙂 Like you, I use crafting as my creative outlet and am always looking for new ideas. These are great! Thanks so much for sharing!! Happy card making! 🙂

    11/09/2018 at 12:16 PM
  • Reply Bridget Heroff

    Priscilla makes the most beautiful cards, for every occasion! They are creative, gorgeous, and unique! A treasure for anyone who is lucky enough to receive one! Love all of Priscilla’s get ideas!

    11/09/2018 at 12:28 PM
  • Reply Erin Lopez

    The multimedia in these pieces are fun. I love the textures in these cards. The details of the layers, card stock textures an 3 dimensional embellishments make these cards stand out.

    11/09/2018 at 12:33 PM
  • Reply Linda Jeffrey

    Priscilla, Love the warm and fuzzy design. Adorable, quick, and easy. Loved the stockings.

    11/09/2018 at 12:40 PM
  • Reply Kim

    These are fabulous cards! They make me want to start a holiday craft project. I love all the details. Some lucky people will really enjoy these cards this holiday season!

    11/09/2018 at 12:41 PM
  • Reply Mike McDonald

    These cards are absolutely beautiful. I would love to hand these out to my family and friends for the holidays. The designs feel so timeless and eye catching. I would love to see more designs from this guest! The red and black with the snowflake is my personal favorite.

    11/09/2018 at 12:44 PM
  • Reply Mike

    wow. what great cards.

    11/09/2018 at 12:50 PM
  • Reply Nicole Martin

    Thanks for the variety of choices ! I can’t wait to try a new color combo on my own.

    11/09/2018 at 1:01 PM
  • Reply Mary Carr

    Love the color combinations, and the glittery touch!

    11/09/2018 at 1:11 PM
  • Reply Tiffany Favinger

    Love the fur!!! Such a fun addition. Thanks for sharing, makes me want to go start making Christmas cards for this year.

    11/09/2018 at 1:15 PM
  • Reply Dave Katz

    Very nice and creative! Looks like you’ve been doing this for a while!

    11/09/2018 at 1:18 PM
  • Reply Stacey Hodits

    I don’t know which one I love m ore! Beautiful designs.

    11/09/2018 at 1:27 PM
  • Reply Sarah Felmly

    So cute!

    11/09/2018 at 1:53 PM
  • Reply Penny

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful designs, Priscilla! They are all so creative. My favorite is the red/black buffalo checked. I especially like the white pine boughs in the background. I’m from The Pine Tree State so it reminds me of home. Hope to see more from Priscilla.

    11/09/2018 at 2:34 PM
  • Reply Pam katz

    cards are both classy and creative

    11/09/2018 at 2:47 PM
  • Reply Mary Jo Brownell

    Hard to make a choice on a favorite of these Xmas stocking cards. They’re great and I loved your added touch of the fur trim.

    11/09/2018 at 4:45 PM
  • Reply Susan Belmont

    You can see your creativity in every card you design! I love your color combinations too! You definitely are a very gifted card designer!

    11/09/2018 at 5:53 PM
  • Reply Carey

    The die cut set looked intimidating but it turned out to be really easy. These would be a fun and qick card to make for Christmas!

    11/09/2018 at 6:33 PM
  • Reply Shannon Bittmann

    Love the texture and colors! Especially the red buffalo check.

    11/10/2018 at 2:21 PM
  • Reply Brooke Haase

    Priscilla! These cards are amazing! The attention to details, color and design are breathtaking. You make me want to take my crafting to the next level!

    11/11/2018 at 5:41 PM
  • Reply Heather Ronney

    I love the color variations, what unique take on such a traditional holiday item.

    11/12/2018 at 6:57 AM
  • Reply Susan

    Very cute and original designs and the fur cuff is so adorable! Makes me feel inspired to get started!

    11/12/2018 at 7:37 AM
  • Reply Erin

    Very cute! I love making Christmas cards and this idea is classy and easy to personalize! I would love to see more of your ideas.

    11/12/2018 at 7:24 PM
  • Reply Morgan M

    Great cards!

    11/13/2018 at 8:32 AM
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