Good Thursday morning.  I want to thank all of you for your comments on how I could complete my stocking and fireplace card.  There were so many wonderful ideas and I tried to incorporate several of them to embellish and enhance the design.  First, I would like to announce that Stephanie Bonin left the 27th comment and is the winner of the Memory Box Ribbon Candy Border and I will also send her my finished fireplace card.  Congratulations, Stephanie.  Please send me your mailing address and I will get your gift right out to you. You can find my email address on the right hand side of my blog home page.

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Stephanie Bonin said…

This is beautiful. For the bottom you could put a tiered stand to hold pillar candles or just put Merry Christmas.

Reply August 17, 2012 at 08:51 AM

Here is a picture of the original card from my August 17th blog post. It was cute but definitely needed some additional elements.

KC Memory Box Eyelet Stocking 2 right

There were many suggestions to add fire, logs, baskets of pinecones, a sleeping dog, a sleeping cat, an embossed brick background, piles of packages, candles and lots of other ideas. Here is what I came up with after reading all of your wonderful and creative suggestions. 

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I decided to add the cat from Anna Wight’s Cat’s Life set but place it on the mantle instead of the floor.  I couldn’t resist putting a little mouse sneaking across the mantle on the opposite side.

KC Memory Box Eyelet Stocking 2 remake center

I really loved the wrought iron screen and fire suggestions.  I used the Memory Box wrought iron fence for the screen and created the grass with layers of My Favorite Things Fresh Cut Grass border. I cut the grass out of a bright mustard cardstock and lightly sponged on orange ink to give the appearance of flames. I crimped all the layers before attaching to the base of the card and attached the screen in front of it. I applied a bright yellow Stickles on the flames to create sparkle for a crackling fire. I hand cut two baskets out of kraft cardstock, sponged with brown and attached on both sides of the fireplace. I filled the baskets with more evergreen sprigs and red flowers. I loved the embossed brick idea and have the embossing folder but I just didn’t want to take the card apart to add it.

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This is a pretty busy card but I love how it turned out. Thank you all again for all of your lovely comments and suggestions.  I love giving away blog candy and this card gave me the perfect opportunity.  I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

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