Saturday, 3 September 2016

Stocking Tag Holder Card

Hello bloggers!  You saw this die set used on yesterday's blog post with candy canes instead of a gift card.  Today's video shows you how to use it and add a decorative sentiment tag so there are many adaptations that can be made, you do not simply have to use it for a gift card holder!

The winner of this week's Wednesday Card Giveaway is@

Bridget CG!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at to confirm your address and claim your card.

The finished dimensions are 7" x  9" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love it, such an adult version.
Congratulations to Bridget
Tina, hope Micks weigh in went well, if so you will have to send a Thank you card to MaccyD,s, he does love his Macs. I agree you deserve a huge treat, go for it.
Tina T, let's hope they can get Peter sorted soon and that you can get him home.
Elaine, I'm so very glad that they are going to start Andrews treatment, it has been a long worrying wait for you all. Ladies we will always be here to support you , that's what we do here on the blog and it is good to know it helps.
Maria, hope you are feeling better.
Sam have a wonderful holiday.
Tracey, hope you are well.
Hugs to all especially if not well.

Denise Bryant said...

Very fun card!

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a great card ideal for tokens at Christmas

auscrafts said...

love the background on this card ,not seen the video yet so think it's made with a corner die

hollyberry said...

Card that is cute and elegant at the same time in those colours.
Congratulations to Bridget.

Tina T said...

Good morning Sue and crafters all,
Love this card, it would be lovely to receive a card like this with a gift card in the stocking. So versatile , love the paper piecing.
Well I got a phone yesterday morning from Peter saying "come and pick me up" so for a while I have him home, still with the kidney drain in, he actually slept for 8 hours last night. He has to go back in as and when the treatment plan is sorted. Thanks for all the good wishes.
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxx

Tina T said...

Ps : congratulations to Bridget on winning this weeks card xxxx

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue.
You can't show enough inspirational ideas of how to use this die as I said yesterday, it's one I'm looking forward to using many times, not only for children's cards, but for the older children too, they will have their own basket on my table at market, so I won't mind you flooding the blog with ideas lol. Still doing a happy dance over your new collection and really looking forward to seeing your samples.
Have a great holiday Sam in your second home.
Well done to the Wednesday card winner enjoy your personal gift from Sue.
Enjoy your day Due whatever your plans.
Hugs from me xxx

Pam said...

Tina, wonderful that you have Peter home for a while, you will both be more relaxed. I know you will now have a great weekend.
Hugs to you both.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue
Well done Bridget!
Nice card again Sue. Don't mind how many ideas you throw at this one - it's a lovely die set.
Anne M xxx

lilian said...

Hi Sue, great card, very good for the men in the family.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Great idea. Will make a lovely present for the teenager's with a voucher.
Thanks Jan said...

Morning Sue.
A great video and brilliant card Thank you.
Congratulations to Bridget.
Have a great weekend all
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue, love this card and the video is great.
Congratulations to Bridget.
Marion S x

JAO said...

Lovely card Sue. Great video.

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
great card for all ages and suitable for those difficult men too. Always good to have a card for gift cards. I didn't get this die originally but think I will have to. Great video too.
Lovely first weekend of spring here, enjoy your weekend
Congratulations to Bridget
Muriel x

Unknown said...

Wonderful gift card idea! Love the stocking die, really useful. Fab video tutorial. Debra x

TDQ Karen said...

That's lovely, love the striking colours. Congratulations to Bridget xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Stunning card, love it.


Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Fantastic design, a great way of making a fun and versatile card for all ages.
Thank you for the tutorial.
Congratulations to Bridget CG! X

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
I like the way the card can be used as an interesting way to send gift cards, that's quite a useful concept. What a great video too. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Congratulations to Bridget xxx

Tina so pleased Peter is home with you again. Have a lovely weekend xxx
Elaine Andrew must be so relieved his treatment can start xxx
Tina and mick sending hugs xxx
Tracey I hope you are ok. Sending hugs xxx

A Happercrafter6 said...

An interesting card Sue. Good to have an idea for a gift card.

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Cannot wait to watch this video as I'm making gift cards this year for young and old, not sure which of your new dies to get first they all look stunning well done again
Mick after all his good eating has unfortunately lost 3lb in the last 3 weeks so we have to up his suppliments and see what he's like in 3 weeks and if no change he might have to have a peg fitted into his stomach but if it improves he won't have so after she left he ate 4 vienese whirls, 2 tunnocks teacakes, toffee crisp, egg chips, gammon and pineapple and 2 mini rolls and a high calorie milkshake
Hugs to all for all your kind words
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to everyone
Love Tina xxxxx

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card and great video.
Congratulations to Bridget.
B xx

Unknown said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and your design is wonderful
Have a lovely weekend xx

Debs Cards cxx

Unknown said...

Love the card sue great for young and old alike thank you for sharing
Love June Horrocks xxxx
Congrats to the lucky winner

Anne said...

What a super card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Fabulous card :-) Congratulations to Bridget. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue I love this idea for a gift card . Enjoyed the video thanks Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Another Gorgeous card and great idea too love the colours as well, just made a coffee so i can sit and watch video now
Hope everyone is ok and I keep seeing messages to people so i wish them all well
Tina so pleased Peter is home with you again
Elaine Andrew must be so pleased his treatment can begin
Tracey I hope you are ok too
love and hugs to everyone

marg said...

Hello Sue
Congratulations to Bridget.
Thanks for more inspiration Sue!
Love Marg

Unknown said...

Wow wow wow
Beautiful card

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Very different from yesterdays card just as fantastic x its lovely sue x after having a peek at your new dies and the ones I need from your christmas launch I'm wondering if I will have any pennies left for ally pally !
Congratulations bridget x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I enjoyed the video thanks for sharing, the card is gorgeous and this die is so versatile.
Congratulations Bridget!
Hugs x
Heather T

Annie Stamps said...

Gorgeous card Sue. Will have to try making something like this for the Grandkids gift vouchers.

My PC die after faulty/corrupt windows update caused the blue screen of death. I had to reinstall the operating system. Glad it was fixable but it will take some time to install my programs... so no crafting for me until it's done.

Hope everyone has a lovely crafty weekend.

Annie P

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, wow Sue you have done it again, given us a gorgeous creation, using the stocking die, I might have to investigate getting this one.

I had a really lovely lunch yesterday with my friends, laugh a minute, when I got home my hubby said, 'it took you 3 hours to have a lunch - was it a banquet' little does he know what it is like once us crafters get together.

Tina - Gosh Mick will go off bang eating all of that, but I bet he enjoyed it, let's hope that it works and he doesn't have to have the peg fitted, hugs to you both.

Elaine - Let's hope it is soon that Andrew has the tube fitted for the injections to start, good news about the lymph glands, once the treatment starts fingers crossed it will get rid of the little bit of tumour they found.

Tina - So pleased for you both that Peter is home and had such a good nights sleep, nothing like your own bed is there, hope he get the results of the scan soon.

Princess Pixie - got a question for you - does the postman salute you when he delivers the mail including the dreaded gas bills?? - Also when I fall over whilst curtseying I hope your staff are handsome and strong, it will be worth it then (mind you they might have to have a crane on hand to lift me haha).

Maria, hope you are feeling a bit better today.

Lynne - I bet it was so lovely to have your daughters and their families staying with you, tiring but wonderful memories to store.

Sam - hope you have a wonderful holiday

Maureen and Myra, you both make me laugh so much, I pmsl, brightens up my day.

Bejay - hope the kitten is settling in nicely with you.

Congratulations to Bridget, enjoy.

Have a very happy Saturday everyone whatever you are doing.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

shabbycraftcabin said...

Beautiful card, love this dies. Ivy C x

Anonymous said...

Reslly like this colourway, Sue, brings it into grown-up realm, lovely. Thanks for the video.
Blimey, Nanna Tina, no calorie counting going on there! Hope it ups Mick's weight - we would be fat as barrels (more so than usual!) if having 1/10th of that lol. Have followed his diet with a degree of envy. Wot no veggies?!
Tina T - great for you to have Peter home.
Bejay - another one for our furry family, lucky you - name, colour, etc please.
Hugs to all and well done to Bridget on the card win.

'P' in Wales

SueJ said...

This die is really growing on me.
Really lovely gift card.

Congratulations Bridget, enjoy your gorgeous card.
Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card & the versatility you can get from it, it is beautiful for either children or adults which ever colour way you use. Congratulations to Bridget. Yvonne xx

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, Whoohoo, I have won a Sue Wilson creation, I will now have cards from 2 of my favourite designers. Thank you so much. Love todays card, the colours are perfect, and would be great for family cards. I think I know what my next purchase is going to be. Have a great Saturday all. Bx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue,Love the card so different. love Jean Z xxx

Jennifer Smith-Kirk said...

Hi Sue, love the colours you have chosen gray die and video X X X

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue xx hazel

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card that die set is amazing. I am looking forward to watching the video later with a nice cup of tea. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Unknown said...

Good morning Sue love the card it is beautiful and elegant.Thanks for sharing it with us xx

dmj said...

Love these colours; would make lovely cards for the older children!!!!

Doreen x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,

Fabulous card, Love the colours and the design. It's elegant but fun.
Hugs, Rose

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

I'm loving this Stocking die set more and more, it's going to be so useful for so many on my Christmas card list...thanks for the inspiration!

Congratulations to Bridget...


Unknown said...

Great card fot christmas love the colours
Congratulations Bridget
Hugs Sue.xx

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue, what a fabulous card for one of my great grandsons they will love to take that tag out to see what it has behind it. Love the design and choice of colours. hugs Shirleyxxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, this is a lovely card, suitable for a man or older child. Love the colour combo you gave used.

Love Rosemarie X X

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, I quite liked this Stocking Die when I first saw it, but have fallen in love with it the more I see it and think it is a great addition to our Christmas Die arsenal.
Great card and video - as always.

BenteS said...

A great and lovely card!
Thanks for the video, Sue!
And also congrats to this week's lucky winner!

Tressa said...

An interesting card ideal for adding gift tokens as Christmas presents. Tokens are often the easy way out but time taken to make the card would prove that one has really thought about it. What a nice idea.


Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue, I loved it yesterday and I love it today Sue it's gorgeous!!!
Congrats to Bridget!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue At first I wasn't sure about the stocking
die but seeing all the creative ways you have used it I've changed my mind!
Yes June it was lovely having my family here we had a wonderful time.
Sending caring thoughts to all who need them especially Tina & Mick, Tina T & Peter, Elaine & Andrew & Tracey

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue At first I wasn't sure about the stocking
die but seeing all the creative ways you have used it I've changed my mind!
Yes June it was lovely having my family here we had a wonderful time.
Sending caring thoughts to all who need them especially Tina & Mick, Tina T & Peter, Elaine & Andrew & Tracey

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card ,this die has got to go on the top of my list , i have to have it as soon as i can .
Well done to your lucky winner.

Tina T ,those eight hours will do Peter the world of good.

Sharon thank you for your good wishes .

June So pleased you enjoyed your Lunch n Natter .

Big hugs to Pam and all in need of one.
Take Care
Elaine H X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is such a clever little die and great that it can be used in such different ways. Love the colours you have chosen on today's card. Congratulations to Bridget. Sending best wishes,

Suebak said...

Yet another fabulous idea for this die.

Susan x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. I really like the background on this card and when I looked closely I saw that you had used the bright star adornment die. Very clever. It is such a shame that I do tend to overlook this smaller dies when they can do so much.


Ann said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card this is a centre of the Mantlepiece card.

Congratulations to Bridget

HUgs to all

Annx without an "e"

Yorkie girl said...

Good morning Sue and all your crafty crew
Well doesent this look like a fun card
Loving the colours and design a like the tag inside the stocking
Makes a change for me to comment while it is still morning lol
Hugs to all that need one and congratulations to Bridget
Take care
Love Theresa G xx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Stunning card, really eye catching!
Rosemary xx

Laura O said...

another beauty ,Love the stylish colour scheme ,background is stunning ,
A really lovely die ,Laura O

karenlotty said...

Beautiful (so were yesterday's) Off to watch video now

Kate's Cards said...

Very clever. xxx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Love the idea's you give for this die,the video is excellent,
Thank you
Best wishes
Karen M

Lesley said...

Absolutely love this card. So useful for the children in the family. Must get this die. Great video as well.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely fun card, I wasn't sure about this die when it came out but having seen your samples I may have changed my mind.
Thanks for the video.

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a great idea for a Christmas card when adding a gift card. I love it. Thanks for your video. Congratulations to the very lucky card winner.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a brilliant card today and the star adornment looks great when used as a frame. I think today's style would suit young and old alike.

Bridget - Congratulations on being the Wednesday Winner, you will be receiving a beautiful card.
Bejay - a tiny new kitten! More details please :-)


Paula said...

Lovely card, very useful idea too. I love the background, I'd guess it uses the configurations dies, no doubt I will find out if I'm right when I watch the video. :)
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x

Unknown said...

GM Sue. O this is lovely. Will be trying this. Today is our local show. 4 craft classes entered including the card class hence I am later commenting than usual. Will let you know how I fare tomorrow!

Wacki Macky said...

Greta card Sue, so colourful and just right for Christmas,

thank you.

Congrats to the card winner,

Pearl xx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue

I love how you've designed and made this card. It's beautiful and another 'must have' on my list!

Congratulations to Bridget, enjoy!

Have a good weekend

June x

CraftyJo said...

Very cute.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I'm I allowed to say that I like today's card much more than yesterday's? I hope so because I have just said it! I think the little card/ pocket is a great idea! Love today's colours as well .
Tina - Glad Peter had a good nights rest - nothing quite like one's own bed!
Elaine - so pleased Andrews treatment can begin very soon.
Tina - I can put on weight just looking at a Tunnocks Tea Cake!
That reminds me June - Maureen likes Tunnocks Caramel wafers and she is a most generous lady! She cut one up and gave me a quarter once! Having said that - as they are my husband's favourite she sent him a whole packet by post!!!
Princess Pixie - I am honoured to receive a Royal Hug! May I return the favour - not sure of the etiquette in these matters! Hug! ??
If I don't comment tomorrow ladies I'm in The Tower!
Tracy - miss you - hope you are alright! Hugs .
Well, it's raining here but the sky looks brighter now!
Love to all, Myra xx

Myra said...

PS - forgot to say Congratulations to Bridget! Sorry! X

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

This is such a great idea, very useful. I really like the configurations die background and will be copying that idea. Thanks for sharing

Congratulations Bridget CG.

Best wishes

Unknown said...

A fun card, but very elegant as well


Marianne's Craftroom said...


Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Gorgeous card today - quite contemporary just love it.

Leanne said...

Great idea for this lovely card.

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE the colors on this card!!! Very elegant yet whimsical too!! Congratulations to Bridgett!

KarinsArtScrap said...

stunning Sue, the colours make it elegant and gorgeous design.
Gr Karin

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is a fabulous christmas card, i really like the black with
gold and silver.
And wonderful that you can add a gift card or the candy canes from yesterday.
I had to have this die as soon as i saw it along with the greeting die
but not had a play with it yet.
I also love the background with the adornment die as that would look fab with a lot of your dies so i am going to have to get that one.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Such an unique Christmas card and stylish too! Your video for making this card is very helpful. Thank you! I would not have though to place the sticky sheet backing behind the gift card area so the gift card would not stick to the background. Clever you are to replace bits and pieces of the cut away areas back into the design to give dimension to the card design.

Unknown said...

Good afternoon lovely Sue and her crafty crew!

You are going to get really tired of me dribbling all over your fabulous Christmas cards before the season is even upon us Sue but I just can't help myself....just keep me away from any of your samples at Ally Pally:-) I adore this die, it's multifunctional AND gorgeous so what more could a crafter ask for in a festive die. I love how versatile it can be, gift tags, tokens, candy canes the list is endless and the design would suit men, teenagers, younger children or the young at heart. The colour scheme is striking and it's very difficult to choose which I would like most when comparing it to yesterday's little gem. I have earmarked a multitude of Christmas dies to add to my die family, and this fabulous die is on that extensive list.
Apologies for my absence yesterday, it had nothing to do with my unfortunate fall though I am a bit battered and sore, rather, I just had a super busy day. Had an appointment with a lady from the Council who is overseeing my Respite Holiday money, she came to finalise the forms and explain the rules....boy are there loads of complex rules to adhere to! The money pays for accommodation but not travel or food, however if you book an all inclusive holiday abroad say, you can pay for food and flight in the price!??!Confusing or what? I think that I might just do that and visit somewhere warm and sunny, we haven't had much of a summer north of the border and it would be nice to relax on a beach sipping cocktails served to me by a topless waiter with a six pack.......:-)
Speaking of six packs, it's peachy bum season again:-) Strictly is back tonight and I am so excited! No Gleb though which is disappointing but I'm sure I'll cope...eventually:-( A new die launch imminent and Strictly in the space of a couple of days, I am so happy:-)
Bejay, more details about your new little fluff ball, colour, name, gender etc please, I really wish we could post photos on the blog because I would love to see your new addition:-)
Tina, good news that Peter has returned home to his own bed, it makes such a big difference, take carexx
Tina, Wow, Mick must have hollow legs! Anyone else would put on three stone just looking at his daily meal plan. All joking aside, I know how critical it is that he doesn't lose more weight so I hope that you can find a consultant suggested ice cream with melted Mars Bars drizzled over the top, mmmm
Maria, I hope you feel better today honey, sending hugsxxxx
Tracy, I hope everything is okay with you, missing your posts, I do hope you haven't had a pixie dust related accident!
June, glad you enjoyed your lunch date, hugsxxxx
Myra, off with your head!:-)
Yvonne, it seems that our fellow bloggers have taken your self imposed title seriously, hard to imagine I know, given your poor social skills and common manner:-), I'm certainly not expecting Buckingham Palace style surrounding and serving staff...George doesn't count! There will be no curtsying or fawning and don't even think of sending me to the Tower if I get too lippy:-)
Loads of hugs to all my blog besties, Frances, P, Pat ,Pam, Beth, Rebecca, Alison, Deb C, Jan, Theresa, Lorraine, Lynda and lindaxxxx

Crafty hugs


Littlelamb said...

Congratulations to Bridget. Love today's card Sue. Great idea. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Eunice said...

Such a neat idea!! Love the versatility of this die and all the possible uses. Congrats to the Wednesday winner.

sandieann21 said...

Made me smile!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue. Another of your beautiful christmas card ideas. Love the colours on this one, i think this would be a great one for the teens and men in our lives. I made yesterdays stocking card in pinks, silver and white if i say so myself it turned out beautifully. Congrats to Bridget CB on winning Wednesdays beautiful card.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Brilliant card and great video as always, love this die as it's so versatile, gift cards, candy canes or a simple greeting can all go in that pocket and it's suitable for all ages too, will definitely have to get this die! Congratulations Bridget on winning the Wednesday card
Maureen big hugs to you and hope you got the specs repaired xx
Myra I love Tunnocks tea cakes too but only buy them at Christmas, why?
Tracy hope all ok with you, not long till you have you're checkup
Hugs to Nanna Tina, Elaine and Tina T and anyone else who needs one

Best wishes everyone

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card, I really like the colour combination, very chic.
Thanks for sharing,

granny sue said...

Hi Sue.
How cute is that stocking.
SueL x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

Lovely yet practical card today. Enjoyed the video too.

Congratulations to Bridget.

Love Helen xxx

liz spooner said...

Although I am a tree, holly and poinsettia kind of person I do really like this stocking.xx

sued99 said...

Great card. Love the way that it's so different from yesterday's card.

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Lovely card. Thanks for sharing.
Well done Bridget.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This card is so different I love it. I am off on holiday from Monday so everyone going to ally pally have a lovely time I am really envious. Elaine I hope Andrews treatment goes well. Claire I hope the craft show went well. Tina so glad Peter is home there is nothing like your own bed. Tina I hope Mick starts putting on weight soon it must be so frustrating.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! I absolutely love your stocking card today !!! A fab video to !!! I found it really helpful and informative. I really love this die and it is another one on my huge long wish list !!! I love the colour combo you used on yesterday's card but today I love the colour combo you have used on this card to !!! Both cards are beautiful Sue. I love to do the paper piecing technique and your Stocking die is perfect for this. I love the idea of using it to give a gift card or sweets ect. I am so often stuck for Christmas gift ideas for certain people. This is the perfect solution !!! Thank you Sue for sharing your beautiful Christmas card today. Sending you lots of love today Sue from Tres x x x

Congratulations to Bridget for winning one of Sue's gorgeous card creations !!!

Sending lots of love to everyone today from Tres x x x

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & everyone
Love Todays card so usefull especially for the men at Chrismas.
Love Lynda Brock xx

Tracy hope your alright as you haven't
Our best wishes my fruiooîcommented for couple of days sendig some
Hug's xxxx.

Tina & Mick ELAINE & andrew TIna & Peter WheelyBad & Billy sending you all Hug's xx

Brenda said...

Hello Sue,

LOVE the colours you have used on today's card. It's a 'grown up stocking ' Love it.

Thank you for sharing.

Love Brenda xxx

Betty McAlister said...

Lovely fun card Sue. Good for all ages.
Congratulations Bridget on your win. X

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card!!!! Had to buy those dies when I saw the last card you did, so useful for young and old alike. Love the colours.

Jan.moogie said...

This is such a fun die Sue love it and the card. Thanks for sharing, hugs xxxx

ursula said...

I love a card like this, especially at Christmas....a lovely die fit for the occasion...luv Ursula xx