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November 2017 Paper Pumpkin- Three Wise Men Sock

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!




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