Children are often tormented by the lyrics of the song 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town'. You know the one with the threats of "better not cry or pout " etc. I wanted this card to show the mythical flying Santa and the mystery of gifts in stockings. The Darice embossing folder and Sizzix stocking die just seemed to go together to me. I found both products in the Xmas aisle at Ben Franklin Crafts. After die cutting the stocking square from DCWV foil, I backed the piece with a snowflake print card stock by Echo Park. This was attached to the sanded embossed blue card stock (the type with a white core). To emphasize my 'be good or else' theme, I stamped the Paper Smooches sentiment 'Santa Is Watching' in silver ink and heat embossed it with silver powder. The stars that were die cut out of the middle stocking were glued on the sides of the words.
Here is another version of this card. It uses a DCWV glitter paper instead of foil and the snowflake print paper was replaced with a piece of dye spattered watercolor paper.
When my son was young I tortured him with the song just as my father did to me. Even worse as a joke, we actually left some black candy coal in his stocking one year. He cried buckets until we brought out the real gifts. We were unknowingly cruel parents even though he was a near perfect child. Our prank backfired on us and to this day we feel guilty....wonder if he remembers the coal in his stocking?