Friday, December 18, 2015

Sweet Baby

Last week, I had an idea to use up some of my scraps of Christmas patterned paper that are too small to use but too big to throw away.  (Know what I mean?!)  So I cut a bunch of them into 1/2 inch stripes (I think one of the scraps I started with was already that width, so it seemed like a good measurement) and combined them together to create this fun background.  Actually, one of my 7-year-olds cut all the strips for this one.  I had grouped my scraps together into coordinating colors and had already created a card front with some red and greens.  When she saw what I had done, she wanted to try the cutting.  She did a great job.  After I had all the strips cut, I cut a panel the size of an A2 card and drew a line down the center to use for alignment.  I sprayed the panel with spray adhesive and then stuck the strips on in a prearranged order.  I trimmed off any strips that were hanging over the edge and then cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die.  It's so pretty, I could hardly bear to cover any of it up. : )

Challenges:
Emerald Creek Dares--celebrations around the world
Little Miss Muffet #127--anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner #50--anything goes
Inky Impressions #279--non-traditional colors
Crafty Creations #304--happy holidays
Crafting by Designs--here come the holidays
Creative Inspirations #340--Merry Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown #274--anything goes
Die Cuttin' Divas #246--Christmas anything goes
Simon Says Monday--just a pinch (just a pinch of patterned papers)
Eureka Stamps #171--non-traditional Christmas colors
Fashionable Stamping #106--make your own background
Hiding in My Craft Room #229--super scraps Saturday
Fussy & Fancy #154--happy holidays
Di's Digis--winter holidays
Hanna And Friends--Christmas in unusual colors
Sweet Stamps--anything goes
Stamping with the Dragon--vintage Christmas
Raisin Boat #39--Christmas & New Years
Sparkles #59--die cuts for Christmas

Supplies:
Stamps: A Day For Daisies "A Sign I Give"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13"; Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A" rectangle  and "Floral Doily Motifs"

27 comments:

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Such a gorgeous card design. Love the details and precious image. Thanks for your entry in our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!

Nancy B said...

Beautiful card! Love how you did the background! Thanks for joining us ar Die Cuttin Divas!

NGCARDS said...

Such a lovely Christmas creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Jo Rice said...

Beautiful Christmas card, perfect for our Challenge, thanks for joining us over at the Fussy and Fancy Challenge...Jo. X

Cynthia said...

This is lovely, Heather. Great way to use up some scraps. Thanks for sharing with Eureka Stamps this week!

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wowww, this is a wonderful Card. Beautiful backround and a super stamp.
Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.
Greetings Carola

Anna-Karin said...

Lovely card! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful manger image!! So sweet and a great reminder of the true meaning of Christmas! Beautiful take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!

Jane Willis said...

Lovely card - great use of the scraps (and great use of a 7 year old, too!) Thanks for sharing at Sparkles Christmas.
Jane

Claire Rhodes-Brandon said...

This is gorgeous, thanks for joining in at CCC, Claire xXx

Heather said...

Hmmm . . . thanks! It was a great use of a 7-year old, wasn't it? :)

Mari said...

Very beautiful card. Thanks for playing with us at Crafting with an Attitude :) xx Mari

Lyn said...

Very Beautiful - great idea to get rid of some of those scraps and a perfect touch to your card! Thanks for joining the challenge at Little Miss Muffet this week.
Lyn

Katelyn said...

Lovely Card! Thanks for joining us at Emerald Creek Dares.
-Katelyn DT member at Emerald Creek

Ann Chuang said...

Such a gorgeous card. Love the paper you used.
Hugs

Creations by Shirl said...

Very lovely! Thanks for sharing in with us over at Brown Sugar Challenge!

Judy McKay said...

Great Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Patti's Creations this month. Hope to see you back here again in 2016. Happy holidays. Judy DT

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful card! Such a sweet image! And your background is just amazing!! So pretty!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

** Line** said...

Thanks for joining us at Hanna& Friends with your wonderful x-mas card!
Have a merry x-mas
hugs Line

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our "Christmas cards, tags, anything Christmas with an Image" Challenge #117!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Janis Lewis said...

Aww, so sweet. Thanks for linking up with us at Die Cuttin’ Divas!
Janis, DT Member
Pause Dream Enjoy
PDE Linky Party , Owner & DT Member

Michelle said...

Great use of scraps! Thanks for joining us at Penny's this week! Hope to see you back again soon :)

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Lovely card, Heather. Thanks so much for joining us at Emerald Creek this month.

Tip Top said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining the challenge at Crimbo Crackers - see you again next time!

Theresa Pace said...

what a good use of scraps. your background is fab. thank you for sharing it with us at FFFC and good luck, Theresa DT xx.
http://craf-ther.blogspot.co.uk/

Helen said...

A great card - love that background

Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

Deanne Saunders said...

Adorable card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our WHERE THE HEART IS challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper